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National Car Rental

338 Lucas Dr, Detroit, MI 48242
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
(877) 365-6591Directions★ Review
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Added on 09/08/2015

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Regular Hours
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

General Info

National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. National Car Rental provides a large selection of quality vehicles for your business or leisure car rental needs from midsize and full-size car models, to convertibles, SUVs, and minivans as well as specialty cars, trucks, and van rental. National provides exceptional variety and service to every car reservation and offers nationwide car rental exclusives, daily, weekly, weekend and one-way rental car specials as well as our Last Minute travel discounts. Reserving a rental car, luxury car rental, or van rental for your next business trip or vacation travel couldn't be any more convenient. Our simple, secure, and easy online car reservation process makes car rental quick and easy for worldwide car reservation and car rental rate.
Go National. Go Like A Pro.

Payment Methods



The Emerald Club ® from National is a complimentary frequent renter program providing a fast and frictionless rental process. Members can bypass the counter and choose any car from the Emerald Club Aisle


  • Airport Pick Up
  • Car Rental
  • Economy Car Rental
  • Luxury Car Rental
  • Rent a Car
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  • by  on 02/12/2016

    Start to finish, everything was smooth. Absolutely no issues. Emerald Club is the way to go! Detroit has great staff! So friendly, even in 10 degree weather!

  • by  on 02/08/2016

    National Car Rental is the 'cream of the crop' of car rental agencies. I've been traveling for work since 11/2010. I've used Avis, Thrifty and Enterprise. I'm more than satisfied with National. I'm always surprised by their friendliness. When I returned my car to DTW last Thursday the kindest gentleman checked me in and suggested that I can sit in the car and wait for the shuttle because it was so cold and windy. That's the difference - their kind details. At BWI, the kindest driver would offer their hand to help you on the bus. Yesterday when I picked up the new car at DTW, the kindest lady driver gathered up my bags and helped me. It's like they learned manners when manners and courtesy was 'in'.

  • by  on 01/26/2016

    This being my very 1st Emerald Club rental, I was instructed to pick any vehicle under this enormous carport and drive it to the checkout gate. I picked a vehicle and proceeded to the check out gate. She took my ID, checked me in and sent me on my way. I then went to check my Credit Card activity in relation to the rental and saw an authorization for $1000+ when my estimated charges was only $193.46. Concerned and curious about the authorization I contacted National customer service and was told "Don't worry about the authorization. They're just high for this area. As long as there are no damages and the fuel level is adequate, you will not be charged any more than $193.46." So I proceeded on my weekend getaway and once it was over I returned the vehicle on-time with adequate fuel. I gave them a couple days to process my return before I went to confirm the charges. $731 was applied to my card and now I can't even get a callback regarding the matter. Not a good 1st experience!

  • by  on 01/26/2016

    Car was ready, warmed up, and full of fuel. Check-in was smooth and efficient. There was a bus waiting at the airport to take me to the off-airport rental location and one waiting when I returned the car. Rental return was a smooth as checkout. Used Priceline name-your-price to reserve this car.

  • by  on 01/19/2016

    I am a Presidents Club level at Hertz and they will never see me again. After weeks of dealing with the worst Hertz location in the world (Detroit Metro airport) i made the jump to National. They gave me Emerald Executive status and I was treated like a king. Got off the bus and was greeted by an attendant (something Hertz never does) and immediately shown to a Jeep Grand Cherokee. YOU really do have your choice of any car in the aisle and there was an assortment to choose from. Minivans, pickups, SUV. You name it and they were there. Getting out of the gate was simple. At Hertz they would have one gate open and cars backed up 10 deep. Here there were three gates open and it only took one minute to get me processed and on my way. Head and shoulders above Hertz. Do yourself a favor and rent from National. I used to dread the rental car experience. Not so any more.

  • by  on 01/12/2016

    I left Hertz for National. My first experience with the Emerald Club was a good one. Able to get the car immediately, and the attendant was able to get me a booster seat for my grandson in short order. The gal at the exit gate was less than enthusiastic, but it was close to midnight... and being energetic and friendly may be a bit too much to ask. After all... it is Detroit Metro.

  • by  on 12/30/2015

    Manager (Kim) was extremely helpful in correcting issues with one-way rental from Detroit. Was extremely pleasant, professional and courteous. Made my trip and holiday experience fantastic.

  • by  on 12/23/2015

    National has a convenient system for renting cars, especially for Emerald Club members. It is very easy to get on the road and back to the airport, even easier than parking your own car at the airport lots.

  • by  on 12/15/2015

    One of the best car rental companies. As an Emerald Club member, one has a choice of cars to pick from. No windows, no lines. They even put some water upfront. Highly recommended.

  • by  on 12/11/2015

    Overall experience was good. Vehicle I had reserved was not available and I had to take a different one. Charged the same price so it was OK. Very disappointed by the lack of selection of larger SUV vehicles that I had reserved.

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