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Rental Car

Rental Cars

The preferred rental car suppliers for Penn faculty, staff and students traveling on University business are Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental.

See Enterprise/National's commitment to sustainability HERE.

Insurance coverage with Enterprise/National:

  • Important: Only Enterprise and National include Damage Waiver (also known as LDW or CDW) and Supplemental Liability Coverage (SLP) as part of our Penn negotiated rates for (domestic) business related rentals.
  • Decline insurance coverage on domestic rentals with the Enterprise/National.
  • Always purchase rental insurance on international rentals.

Best Practice:

  • For identification purposes, carry your University ID card, driver's license, and the credit card you will use for the car rental payment.
  • Requirement before renting: successful completion of the applicable courses via Workday Learning. Recertification of Driver Safety Courses is required every three years.:
    1. Car Drivers - Fundamentals of Driver Safety
    2. Van Drivers - Driver Safety for Van Drivers

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Personal Use By the Penn Community and Penn Visitors:

The Penn community and Penn visitors are welcome to use our negotiated rates with Enterprise National for personal use. Please identify the rental as personal. Note: Insurance will not be included in the cost of a personal use rental.


Penn's Preferred Car Rental Supplier

  • National and Enterprise Rental Car Logo


    Primary preferred supplier offering excellent car rental rates to meet both university related travel needs and personal use.



Enterprise and National are Penn's primary suppliers for car rentals in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australia. Cars available at most airports and at many off-site locations, including one adjacent to the Penn campus.

  • To Reserve a Car with Enterprise or National: Click HERE
  • To sign up for the frequency programs of Enterprise Plus or the Emerald Club: Click HERE
  • To update your profile with either Enterprise Plus or the Emerald Club: Click HERE