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Rental Car

Rental Cars

Preferred car Rental vendors for Penn faculty, staff and students traveling on University business are Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Avis and Budget.

IMPORTANT: All four include insurance (LDW/CDW) as part of our negotiated rates for business related rentals.

Insurance coverage:

  • Decline insurance coverage on domestic rentals with the four preferred vendors listed
  • 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 Fundamental's of Driver Safety course available on Knowledge Link (must take every 3 years).  Sign on to Knowledge Link, using your PennKey and password. Search for "driver safety" and two course names will appear (Fundamentals of Driver Safety, and Driver Safety Training 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 these four vendors for personal use.  Please identify the rental as personal. Insurance will not be included in the cost of a personal use rental.


Penn's Preferred Car Rental Vendors

  • National and Enterprise Rental Car Logo


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



Enterprise and National are Penn's primary providers 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.  (Corporate Account: XZ17037)

Penn also has discounted rates with Avis and Budget - insurance included.  Use Concur to book with these providers.