National and Enterprise Rental Cars

Big Ten travel managers have negotiated special rates for travelers with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The contract may also provide coupons for class upgrade (economy to intermediate/midsize) or $15 off weekly rentals.

Do NOT take insurance if renting a car for business use in the United States as this is already included in the rental cost. Please review the policies and resources on the Purdue Risk Management website for questions about renting a vehicle, including insurance.

Business Travel

University Employees

Employees who are 18 years or older may reserve a vehicle with National or Enterprise for business travel through Concur. The contract code will automatically be applied. The discount code is also listed on the employee discount code webpage (Purdue log in credentials are required). 

Insurance is automatically included as part of the rental cost. Drivers should not select additional insurance during the reservation process.

Information for undergraduate and graduate students is provided below. 

Students

Undergraduate and graduate student drivers should contact Purdue Transportation Services to make a rental car reservation for business use. Students must be 18 years or older to reserve most vehicles. Drivers need to work with their business office to ensure proper requests and approvals are in place. Student organizations need to follow their specific approval process.

Review the Use of Vehicles for University Business webpage for more information.

Others

Car rental eligibility for additional groups is included on the Car Rental FAQ webpage.

Personal Travel

Faculty/Staff

Faculty/staff can reserve a vehicle with Enterprise/National for personal travel by entering the appropriate code listed on the employee discount code webpage (Purdue log in credentials are required).

Big Ten discounted rates will apply when the code is used on the provider website. It is not valid through a third-party reservation system. Drivers must be 21 years or older and are responsible for either providing or purchasing rental car insurance.

Students

Students who are 21 years or older may reserve a rental car for personal use through Enterprise/National using code 08BIG10. 

This code will apply a 5% discount when used on the provider website. It is not valid through a third-party reservation system. Drivers are responsible for either providing or purchasing rental car insurance.

Others

Car rental eligibility for additional groups is included on the Car Rental FAQ webpage.

Helpful Hints

  • Always check vehicle before driving it off the rental lot

  • Write down any dents or scratches and take it to the attendant

    • Look for any damage to the vehicle, missing hubcaps, etc., and be sure the agent notes this in writing on all copies of the rental agreement

  • Enroll free in National Car Rental's Emerald Club to avoid standing at the car rental counter by clicking on "Instant Enrollment"

  • See Frequently Asked Questions for rental cars for additional information