Book National car rentals in Nanaimo

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National car rental prices in Nanaimo

EconomyC$ 69/day
CompactC$ 69/day
IntermediateC$ 73/day
Full-sizeC$ 77/day
Compact SUVC$ 77/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 84/day
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" with low mileage"(in 349 reviews)
"Easy off"(in 174 reviews)
", with great efficiency."(in 185 reviews)


"No despite confirmation."(in 276 reviews)
" had terrible smell."(in 269 reviews)
"the I reserved wasn't available."(in 269 reviews)

Reviews for National in Nanaimo

Overall Rating7.3 GoodBased on 18 reviews
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Booked and was charged an extra fee because they had to bring a car over from there in town branch to the airport and it was booked for me coming in from another country so it seemed like a tlike it was there issue that I ended up having to pay for. Totally unreasonable and will not use them again when I fly next month to naniamo.Reviewed 6 Aug. 2022
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Very smooth car rental and shuttle to/from ferry in Nanaimo.Reviewed 10 May 2022
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I really liked the friendly staff, they gave me a comfortable car en they were helpful. When I returned the car the man who's helping me offered to bring me to the terminal which was very nice and friendly, especially given that I had a very heavy suitcase with me.Reviewed 17 Feb. 2022
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Elantra..Car was in amazing condition..loved itReviewed 11 Nov. 2021
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efficient helpful staff.......nothing could have been all round positive experience.Reviewed 15 Oct. 2021
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perfect!Reviewed 29 Jul. 2021
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Cons:The Kia really is a horrible car to driveReviewed 24 Sep. 2020
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Pros:Staff was friendly and professionalCons:NAReviewed 21 Apr. 2019
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Pros:Great mileage Friendly staff who were very helpfulCons:We onlly had 1200 km and Vancouver Island is a big island which we did not realize. We were unable to get more km without paying what would have been an exorbitant amount of money so had to take it back and get another contract. In spite of paying much more for the car why are you penalized if you take it back at a different location?Reviewed 28 Aug. 2018
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Pros:They drove me back to where I needed to be, so I didn't have to call a cab.Cons:In Canada they charge you .35 cents a kil. after you drive 100 K.. That really adds up when driving from Victoria to Nanaimo! You have to read your contract VERY carefully. Our C$78.00 rental turned out to be almost C$200.00.! Also, when I returned the car I had forgotten to fill it up w/ fuel. The counter guy didn't want to let me fill it up myself and I had to demand that he did! Very poor service. They really rip you off. I will never rent another car from National again!Reviewed 30 May 2018
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Rental restrictions not listed and no accountabilityCons:I reserved a compact car weeks in advance and when I arrived I was told National does rent to N drivers. Neither the website nor confirmation email indicated this, which is pretty important restriction. The lady said it's corporate policy and there's nothing she can do. Where is the accountability? Had to reserve last minute with another company 20min away at double the price.Reviewed 5 Sep. 2017
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Pros:service & tining eas goodCons:Extra charge on kilometers ... allowed 100 and went 117 ... extra $6.00Reviewed 30 Jul. 2017
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Where can I find National car rentals in Nanaimo?

1602 Northfield Rd, National car rentals


1602 Northfield Rd


Monday07:15 - 18:00
Tuesday07:15 - 18:00
Wednesday07:15 - 18:00
Thursday07:15 - 18:00
Friday07:15 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00


+1 250 758 3509

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Most popular location

1602 Northfield Rd

Most popular location

1602 Northfield Rd

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 89/day

Good deal

C$ 84/day

Top tips for renting a car from National in Nanaimo

  • When you choose National car rentals in Nanaimo, you are in for a quality rental experience. Choosing National has advantages, like access to a broad range of vehicles at competitive rates. Moreover, you enjoy the convenience of perusing the agency’s rental catalogue from the comfort of your home when you reserve your affordable rental via the KAYAK website. Make your search easier by limiting your search to vehicles within your budget and desired type using the filter option.
  • You can find what you’re looking for when you book National car rentals in Nanaimo. National’s rental fleet is comprehensive and includes different rental classes and types for every renter. If you’re seeking thrilling rides, there are sporty convertibles to choose from. Several fuel-efficient economy rentals are also available if you aim to minimize your spending. A stylish ride is attainable to help you stand out on the road.
  • Book National car rentals in Nanaimo from one of the two rental locations in the city. Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is the most convenient if you’re flying into the city. National at YCD also allows after-hours returns, so you can use this service to your advantage when you have a late-departure flight to catch. Are you already downtown and unable to access the airport rental? Head to the nearest National office along Northfield Road and grab your rental.
  • Nanaimo is the central hub of Vancouver Island and one of the biggest cities on the island. It has an extensive transport system, making navigation simple, whether moving within the city or to nearby cities. The major thoroughfare that will help you navigate the city is the Nanaimo Parkway. Doumont, Biggs, and Jingle Pot roads connect you to important parts of the city. Highway 1 provides you with access to Victoria from the city. On the other hand, Highway 19 provides direct access to all Vancouver Island northbound points like Port Hardy, Courtenay, Campbell River, Parksville, and Comox.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from National in Nanaimo for C$ 84 or less.
  • Book your rental car from National in Nanaimo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact rental cars from National in Nanaimo are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average.

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