Auto Europa Car Rental at Reagan National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located in the American state of Virginia, approximately 3 miles from the central area of Washington, D.C, the nation’s capital city and the location of the White House, which has been the home of the majority of US Presidents. This airport is also named after one of the former presidents, Ronald W. Reagan, and is recognised by its code of DCA. A great way to travel the city and to visit all its wonderful attractions is by rented car, from one of the airport car hire companies such as Auto Europa Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The car rental companies at this location offer a wide range of high quality vehicles for reasonable rates.

The DCA airport is found just across the Potomac River from downtown Washington, and in Arlington County. It is quite a large airport, handling around 18 million passengers per annum, and works in conjunction with the Washington Dulles International Airport to provide air transportation services to the residents of the city, and to all in the surrounding areas as well. There is also another airport not too far away, known as the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Passengers arriving at Reagan National Airport will enter Terminal A, Terminal B or Terminal C, depending on the airline company with which they are flying. From each terminal, however, a shuttle will need to be taken to the car hire companies, as they are located in Parking Garage A, on the first floor of the building. The shuttles are frequently available from outside of the baggage claim areas, and are free of charge.

Once passengers have arrived at the rental counters they will be required to show a valid drivers license and a major credit card, which is used for a hold of the estimated rental charges that will be due at the end of the rental period. Renters who are over the age of 25 may use a debit card (with the MasterCard or Visa logo) for this purpose as well, however, additional funds could be held against the account which will not be available for use. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport car hire companies will accept US issued and Canadian-endorsed driving licenses, but may require an International Driving Permit from a foreign renter. Additional documents may be necessary to support a local license from a foreign country as well.

Although younger renters are permitted (persons aged between 21 and 25), higher rental rates may be charged for young drivers insurance. This extra amount could be approximately $30.00 per day of car hire, and per underage driver registered on the rental contract. Keep in mind as well that younger renters are not always permitted to choose all car categories. Often larger SUVs and luxury vehicles are unavailable. Specialty cars such as convertibles may not be hired either. Regardless, there are still always plenty of other car categories available which provide high quality vehicles suitable for all driving occasions.

Some of the most popular cars hired from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport car rental companies are often those from the Economy, Compact, Midsize and Fullsize categories, and are similar to the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, Dodge Avenger and Chevy Impala. The Ford Fusion in the Standard category is commonly hired as well, and is a vehicle of a good size with adequate room for luggage. Always choose a car that will not be too small for your passengers and luggage items, especially for longer trips, as a cramped journey could be most uncomfortable. Auto Europa one way hires could be available for these vehicles, and this service allows the renter to return their vehicle to a location other than the Reagan Washington National Airport. One way hires are therefore convenient for certain travel itineraries.

Further vehicles for hire from Auto Europa include the Mercury Grand Marquis in the Premium category, the Ford Edge in the SUV category, the Dodge Grand Caravan in the Mini Class and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is another SUV that is popular for hire. The larger cars generally come with higher rental rates, but are often preferred by travellers as they offer more features for safety and comfort. From Auto Europa as well, customers can hire car seats for babies, toddlers or young children, and satellite navigation systems to ensure that they don’t get lost in the city of Washington. The GPS units available are of a high quality and often come with many pre-programmed points of interest. They are recommended for anyone who is unfamiliar with the area of Washington, D.C.

Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers are possible to arrange as well, and are available for persons with a lower limb disability. It is a device that operates the brake and accelerator pedals of an automatic vehicle, and is free of charge from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Hand controls will, however, need to be reserved in advance, as they are fitted before the customer’s arrival, and are not available on all makes of vehicles hired. All passengers arriving at this airport should also try to hire their vehicle in advance. An online car rental reservation is best, and often provides the lowest rental rates for the vehicle.

Contact Auto Europa at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for all further car hire details required.

From North America only:

Tel +1 207 842 2000

Fax +1 207 842-2222

1-888-223-5555 toll-free

Alternatively – view international phone list on Auto Europa’s website, at

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