Rental Cars

Penn State Fleet

When leaving from University Park, the first choice for rental cars should be Penn State Fleet.  Fleet benefits include:

  • Evening and weekend vehicle pickup
  • No-charge on-site parking and Campus Shuttle service to Fleet
  • E-ZPass transponders
  • Direct billed rental rates and toll charges

National and Enterprise Contract

The Big Ten has contracted with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car for domestic and international car and commercial truck rentals.   Penn State employees are also eligible for no-fee membership in National’s Emerald Club. Travelers are encouraged to book car rentals at Travel OnLion or directly with National and Enterprise Car Rental.

Please note that only eligible renters may access the National and Enterprise Car Rental site to make reservations. 

Eligible renters for business use are defined as:

  • Any University employee or student on official business
  • Consultants and contractors renting on behalf of the instiution

Eligible renters for non-business use are defined as:

  • Any University employee for personal use only
  • Student organizations or clubs
  • Intramural sports organizations or clubs

Non-business use rates do not include physical damage or 3rd party liability

Eligilbe renters may be required to provide evidence of eligibility at the time of rental.


The program is extended to students age 18 and older for business rentals only. Students must present a letter of authorization signed by the renter's supervisor, on University letterhead, which states the purpose of the rental and specifically indicates the vehicle will be used for an University business.  Students age 18-20 are restricted to rentals of economy, compact, midsize/intermediate, standard, full size, minivan, and intermediate/midsize/standard SUV vehicle classes. 

Consultants and contractors will be extended all rates and conditions of the contract as long as the rental is reimbursed in whole or in part by the University. The traveler will be required to carry a letter from the University identifying him/her as eligible.

For questions related to eligibility, please contact [email protected]