NATIONAL Car Rental at Athens Airport

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NATIONAL Car Rental at Athens Airport
NATIONAL Car Rental at Athens Airport

Rated 7.7 out of 10

73 / 100
Avg. Wait
13 mins
Quality of Vehicle
68 / 100
Desk Service
78 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
83 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
82 / 100

In Terminal

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NATIONAL Car Rental Services at Athens Airport

Athens International (ATH) is found approximately 20 km from the city of Athens, and is considered as the thirtieth busiest airport in Europe. The airport’s second name of Eleftherios Venizelos honours a Prime Minister of Greece, who also played an important role in aviation for the country. The airport, ATH, was built to replace the older Athens Ellinikon International Airport, which is now closed. Although several bus services can be used from the airport, the Athens International Airport car hire companies are popular. National is one of the car rental companies available, who offer a wide range of quality vehicles from this location.

The main terminal building at Athens Airport is used for most passenger facilities, such as check-in and baggage claim, but it has satellite terminals as well that are linked to the main building by walkways. There is the original underground tunnel, as well as the newer above-ground walkway to the mid-field satellite that is now used for only Schengen flights. The airport is a hub for several airlines, including Olympic Air and Cyprus Airways, and handles approximately 24 million passengers per annum. Further improvements that are planned for the airport will increase its capacity to fifty million per annum. The car rental counters of National are within easy walking distance of the baggage claim hall, as they are found on the arrival level of the main terminal. They are also open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

The Athens International Airport car rental companies, including National, all provide vehicles of a high quality which are arranged into various car groups. They are therefore not hired by specific make and model, but rather by group. Each category contains similar sized vehicles, and those that will come with the same price tag as well. For example, Mini cars are all similar to the Kia Picanto 1.0, and all have room for four passengers and a couple of items of luggage. They also have anti-lock brakes, a manual transmission and air conditioning. Mini cars are ideal for any traveler who would like to drive an inexpensive rental car. Vehicles in the Economy and Compact categories are popular as well, such as the Opel Corsa 1.2, Suzuki Splash 1.3 and Ford Focus 1.4.

If a larger family-sized car is required, the Intermediate category may be best, or even a car from the Premium category, such as the BMW 320i 2.0. These cars have room for five passengers, and come with power steering, air bags, air conditioning and many other nice features. Luxury cars from National are similar to the Mercedes E200 2.0, Compact Jeeps could include the Suzuki Jimny Convertible 1.3 and a Midsize SUV available is the Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0. If a larger group of passengers will be travelling, the Opel Vivaro 2.0 with room for nine could be a good option.

National has been providing car hire services for over fifty years, and is considered as one of the world’s leading car rental companies. They have mainly focused their attention on the frequent airport business traveler, providing services that help to expedite the rental process, such as Emerald Club. Members of this club have access to various useful services, and may even enjoy rentals at discounted prices. National was the first to introduce a comprehensive frequent-renter program, and also helped to pioneer the corporate-account business.

The company of National Athens International Airport can provide various items of equipment with their vehicles, such as satellite navigation systems and child seats, and National hand controls for disabled drivers may even be available that assist persons with a lower limb disability. From Athens Airport, hand controls are free of charge, but will require an advanced reservation, while all other items of equipment will cost a few Euro per day of hire, or per rental contract.

Vehicles may also be arranged as National one way hires and are then allowed to be returned to a location other than Athens Airport. One way hires may only be available for certain vehicle categories, and could incur additional charges. Always return your vehicle to the location selected within good time, and in a reasonably good and clean condition. Ensure that a check has been made before you leave the airport at the start of the rental to note any existing damages on he vehicle, so that you are not held liable for any that you did not cause. Vehicles may need to be returned with a full tank of fuel, or as empty as possible, depending if fuel was purchased upfront or not. National may also be willing to re-fuel the vehicle on your behalf if you don’t have time to stop and fill it yourself.

Primary renters and all additional drivers hiring a vehicle from National at Athens International Airport will need a valid drivers license and a major credit card. They will also need to be over the age of 21 for certain categories and over the age of 25 for others. Older renters (over 25) will not pay young driver surcharges. Contact National if any further information is required.

Athens International Airport (AGHT01)
Eleftherios Venizelos
1111 GR

Telephone Numbers: +30 210 35 33323 or +30 210 35 33325

Where is the NATIONAL Rental Desk at Athens Airport?

Map of NATIONAL rental desk at Athens Airport

What are NATIONAL Opening Hours at Athens Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 00:00 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 23:59
Thursday 00:00 23:59
Friday 00:00 23:59
Saturday 00:00 23:59
Sunday 00:00 23:59

The NATIONAL Rental Desk at Athens Airport is located at:

National Emea Franchise


Tel: 2160024343

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from National at Athens Airport?

The rental cars available from National at Athens Airport are:

What manual/stick-shift car rentals does National offer at Athens Airport?

National offer the following manual/stick-shift cars:

What diesel car rentals does National offer at Athens Airport?

What is the fuel policy when renting a car from NATIONAL at Athens Airport?

Code Description
FULLFULL Fuel: Pick up and return full.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from NATIONAL at Athens Airport?

Item Daily Price
Child toddler seat
2.14 EUR
5.14 EUR
Infant child seat
2.14 EUR
Snow chain set
2.14 EUR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from National at Athens Airport

National has 18 different types of vehicles from 26 manufacturers available to hire at Athens Airport.