Thrifty

Customer ratings worldwide

8 / 10
  • Overall value for money of your rental car 7.6
  • Ease of finding rental desk or representative 8.1
  • Efficiency of the car rental agents 7.9
  • Time spent picking up the car 7.4
  • Time spent dropping off the car 8.4
  • Car cleanliness 8.4
  • Overall condition of the car 8.2

Also known by its full name, Thrifty Rent a Car, this company is part of the Hertz Corporation, which also owns Dollar Car Rental. Thrifty was established in 1958 and nowadays operates in 1,060 destinations across the planet. Its headquarters are in Estero, Florida (as is Hertz’s headquarters). Thrifty, as its name suggests, focuses on serving the budget leisure travel segment of the market. 

Thrifty started as an independent private company and went public in 1987. It would later be acquired by Chrysler (who would also acquire Thrifty) before they were together spun off into an independent company again. Hertz would buy the company in 2012. In 2020, during the pandemic, Thrifty’s parent company Hertz filed for bankruptcy. It would emerge from bankruptcy in 2021 as the travel market rebounded.

Thrifty, as a well-recognized brand, is unsurprisingly highly rated by our customers. The company won our Excellent Car Rental Service Award in 43 different locations in 2024. In its home market of the US, it won for Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Washington and Kahului Airport in Hawaii. The company also won the award in locations in Australia, Canada, Greece, Jordan, Morocco, Norway, Spain, and the UAE.

Arizona
Good 7.3 / 28 reviews
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Phoenix

Good 7.3 / 28 reviews
Phoenix Sky Harbor Int.Airport (PHX) Good 7.3 / 28 reviews
Australia
Very good 8.5 / 1039 reviews
Most popular locations:

Adelaide

Exceptional 9 / 73 reviews
Adelaide Airport (ADL) Exceptional 9 / 62 reviews

Ballina

Very good 8.6 / 11 reviews
Ballina Airport (BNK) Very good 8.6 / 11 reviews

Brisbane

Very good 8.4 / 68 reviews
Brisbane Airport (BNE) Very good 8.4 / 56 reviews

Cairns

Very good 8.4 / 215 reviews
Cairns Airport (CNS) Very good 8.3 / 192 reviews

Canberra

Very good 8.6 / 33 reviews
Canberra Airport (CBR) Very good 8.7 / 27 reviews

Darwin

Very good 8.8 / 35 reviews
Darwin Airport (DRW) Very good 8.9 / 34 reviews

Gold Coast

Very good 8.2 / 43 reviews
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) Very good 8.2 / 41 reviews

Hobart

Very good 8.4 / 81 reviews
Hobart Airport (HBA) Very good 8.3 / 69 reviews

Launceston

Very good 8.8 / 41 reviews
Launceston Airport (LST) Very good 8.9 / 33 reviews

Melbourne

Very good 8.4 / 116 reviews
Downtown Very good 8.6 / 14 reviews
Melbourne Airport (MEL) Very good 8.4 / 49 reviews

Newcastle

Very good 8.2 / 9 reviews
Newcastle Airport (NTL) Very good 8.3 / 5 reviews

Perth

Very good 8.4 / 95 reviews
Perth Airport (PER) Very good 8.4 / 47 reviews

Sydney

Very good 8.4 / 113 reviews
Sydney Airport (SYD) Very good 8.7 / 51 reviews
Austria
Good 7.5 / 48 reviews
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Vienna

Good 7.3 / 30 reviews
Vienna Airport (VIE) Good 7.3 / 28 reviews
Azerbaijan
Satisfactory 6.5 / 42 reviews
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Baku

Satisfactory 6.5 / 42 reviews
Baku Airport (GYD) Satisfactory 6.4 / 34 reviews
Balearic Islands
Exceptional 9 / 527 reviews
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Ibiza

Very good 8.7 / 139 reviews
Ibiza Airport (IBZ) Very good 8.7 / 139 reviews

Mallorca

Exceptional 9.1 / 254 reviews
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) Exceptional 9.2 / 243 reviews

Menorca

Exceptional 9.1 / 134 reviews
Menorca Airport (MAH) Exceptional 9.1 / 134 reviews
Belgium
Very good 8.5 / 116 reviews
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Brussels

Very good 8.3 / 50 reviews
Brussels Airport (BRU) Very good 8.3 / 44 reviews
California
Good 7 / 148 reviews
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Los Angeles

Satisfactory 6.9 / 66 reviews
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Satisfactory 6.9 / 66 reviews

San Francisco

Good 7 / 42 reviews
San Francisco Airport (SFO) Good 7 / 42 reviews

San Jose

Good 7.1 / 5 reviews
San Jose Airport (SJC) Good 7.1 / 5 reviews
Canary Islands
Very good 8.3 / 960 reviews
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Fuerteventura

Very good 8.1 / 94 reviews
Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) Very good 8.1 / 83 reviews

Gran Canaria

Very good 8.2 / 107 reviews
Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) Very good 8.2 / 88 reviews
Las Palmas Downtown Very good 8.3 / 19 reviews

Lanzarote

Good 7.8 / 89 reviews
Lanzarote Airport (ACE) Good 7.8 / 89 reviews

La Palma

Very good 8.2 / 62 reviews
La Palma Airport (SPC) Very good 8.2 / 62 reviews

Tenerife

Very good 8.5 / 608 reviews
Costa Adeje Downtown Very good 8.3 / 18 reviews
Tenerife Airport North (TFN) Very good 8.4 / 273 reviews
Tenerife Airport South (TFS) Very good 8.6 / 316 reviews
Colorado
Good 7.2 / 40 reviews
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Denver

Good 7.2 / 40 reviews
Denver Airport (DEN) Good 7.2 / 40 reviews
Connecticut
Good 7.7 / 8 reviews
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Windsor Locks

Good 7.7 / 8 reviews
Costa Rica
Good 7.7 / 34 reviews
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San Jose

Good 7.8 / 27 reviews
Cyprus
Very good 8.4 / 127 reviews
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Larnaca

Very good 8.2 / 52 reviews
Larnaca Airport (LCA) Very good 8.2 / 50 reviews

Paphos

Very good 8.5 / 70 reviews
Paphos Airport (PFO) Very good 8.5 / 61 reviews
Florida
Good 7.7 / 333 reviews
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Fort Lauderdale

Good 7.2 / 28 reviews

Fort Myers

Very good 8.1 / 13 reviews

Miami

Good 7.4 / 52 reviews
Miami International Airport (MIA) Good 7.4 / 52 reviews

Orlando

Good 7.6 / 136 reviews
Orlando Int. Airport (MCO) Good 7.6 / 136 reviews

Tampa

Very good 8.2 / 71 reviews
Tampa Airport (TPA) Very good 8.2 / 71 reviews
France
Very good 8.2 / 211 reviews
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Ferney-Voltaire

Very good 8.1 / 1 reviews
Geneva Airport French sector (GVA) Very good 8.1 / 1 reviews

Limoges

Very good 8.8 / 16 reviews
Limoges Bellegarde Airport (LIG) Very good 8.8 / 16 reviews

Nice

Very good 8.7 / 15 reviews
Nice Airport (NCE) Very good 8.7 / 14 reviews
Georgia
Poor 5.6 / 44 reviews
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Atlanta

Poor 5.6 / 44 reviews
Germany
Very good 8 / 71 reviews
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Frankfurt

Very good 8 / 9 reviews
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Very good 8 / 8 reviews

Munich

Very good 8.1 / 13 reviews
Munich Airport (MUC) Very good 8.1 / 12 reviews
Hawaii
Good 7.5 / 119 reviews
Most popular locations:

Honolulu

Good 7.4 / 26 reviews
Honolulu Airport (HNL) Good 7.4 / 25 reviews

Kahului

Very good 8.1 / 41 reviews
Kahului Airport (OGG) Very good 8.1 / 41 reviews

Kailua-Kona

Good 7.3 / 21 reviews
Kona International Airport (KOA) Good 7.3 / 21 reviews

Lihue

Good 7.1 / 25 reviews
Lihue Airport (LIH) Good 7.1 / 25 reviews
Illinois
Satisfactory 6.5 / 35 reviews
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Chicago

Satisfactory 6.5 / 35 reviews
Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) Satisfactory 6.5 / 35 reviews
Ireland
Very good 8.4 / 105 reviews
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Dublin

Very good 8.2 / 67 reviews
Dublin Airport (DUB) Very good 8.2 / 66 reviews

Knock

Very good 8.6 / 8 reviews
Knock Airport (NOC) Very good 8.6 / 8 reviews

Shannon

Exceptional 9.1 / 18 reviews
Shannon Airport (SNN) Exceptional 9.1 / 18 reviews
Israel
Good 7.4 / 69 reviews
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Tel Aviv

Good 7.4 / 58 reviews
Tel Aviv Airport (TLV) Good 7.4 / 55 reviews
Italy
Good 7.8 / 167 reviews
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Bari

Very good 8 / 39 reviews
Bari Airport (BRI) Very good 8 / 39 reviews

Bergamo

Good 7.9 / 6 reviews
Bergamo Airport (BGY) Good 7.9 / 6 reviews

Bologna

Good 7.7 / 9 reviews
Bologna Airport (BLQ) Good 7.7 / 9 reviews

Brindisi

Very good 8.2 / 14 reviews
Brindisi Airport (BDS) Very good 8.2 / 14 reviews

Florence

Good 7.4 / 11 reviews
Florence Airport (FLR) Good 7.4 / 7 reviews

Milan

Good 7.2 / 19 reviews
Milan Airport Malpensa (MXP) Good 7.1 / 15 reviews

Naples

Good 7.8 / 7 reviews
Naples Airport (NAP) Good 7.9 / 6 reviews

Pisa

Good 7.7 / 9 reviews
Pisa Airport (PSA) Good 7.7 / 9 reviews

Rome

Good 7.9 / 9 reviews
Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) Good 7.9 / 8 reviews
Jordan
Good 7.9 / 487 reviews
Most popular locations:

Amman

Good 7.9 / 415 reviews
Amman Abdali Boulevard Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
Amman Queen Alia Airport (AMM) Good 7.9 / 369 reviews
Amman Rotana Hotel Good 7.6 / 12 reviews

Aqaba

Very good 8.2 / 72 reviews
Aqaba Airport (AQJ) Very good 8.2 / 64 reviews
Downtown Good 7.9 / 8 reviews
Louisiana
Good 7.2 / 19 reviews
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New Orleans

Good 7.1 / 16 reviews
Maryland
Good 7.2 / 8 reviews
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Baltimore

Good 7.2 / 8 reviews
Massachusetts
Good 7.9 / 35 reviews
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Boston

Good 7.9 / 35 reviews
Logan International Airport (BOS) Good 7.9 / 35 reviews
Mexico
Poor 4.9 / 481 reviews
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Cancun

Poor 4.9 / 229 reviews
Cancun Airport (CUN) Poor 4.8 / 219 reviews

Guadalajara

Poor 4.3 / 12 reviews
Guadalajara Int. Airport (GDL) Poor 4.3 / 12 reviews

Mexico City

Poor 4.4 / 16 reviews

Puerto Vallarta

Poor 4.8 / 16 reviews
Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) Poor 4.8 / 16 reviews
Morocco
Very good 8.2 / 961 reviews
Most popular locations:

Agadir

Very good 8.5 / 81 reviews
Agadir Airport (AGA) Very good 8.5 / 78 reviews

Casablanca

Very good 8 / 185 reviews
Casablanca Airport Mohammed V (CMN) Very good 8 / 180 reviews

Fes

Very good 8.3 / 159 reviews
Fes Airport (FEZ) Very good 8.3 / 153 reviews

Marrakesh

Very good 8 / 196 reviews
Downtown Very good 8 / 8 reviews
Marrakesh Airport (RAK) Very good 8 / 188 reviews

Tangier

Very good 8.1 / 107 reviews
Downtown Good 7.8 / 7 reviews
Tangier Airport (TNG) Very good 8.1 / 100 reviews
Namibia
Good 7.8 / 54 reviews
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Windhoek

Good 7.8 / 54 reviews
Windhoek Airport (WDH) Good 7.8 / 49 reviews
Nevada
Good 7.4 / 45 reviews
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Las Vegas

Good 7.4 / 43 reviews
Las Vegas Airport (LAS) Good 7.4 / 43 reviews
New Jersey
Satisfactory 6.3 / 23 reviews
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Newark

Satisfactory 6.3 / 23 reviews
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Satisfactory 6.3 / 23 reviews
New Mexico
Good 7.7 / 8 reviews
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Albuquerque

Good 7.7 / 8 reviews
New Zealand
Very good 8.8 / 143 reviews
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Christchurch

Very good 8.7 / 30 reviews
Christchurch Airport (CHC) Very good 8.7 / 30 reviews

Queenstown

Very good 8.9 / 54 reviews
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) Very good 8.9 / 54 reviews
Norway
Very good 8.2 / 70 reviews
Most popular locations:

Bergen

Very good 8.4 / 16 reviews
Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO) Very good 8.4 / 16 reviews

Oslo

Very good 8.5 / 22 reviews
Oslo Airport (OSL) Very good 8.5 / 22 reviews

Tromso

Very good 8 / 32 reviews
Tromso Airport (TOS) Very good 8 / 32 reviews
Ohio
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
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Columbus

Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
Oregon
Very good 8 / 9 reviews
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Portland

Very good 8 / 9 reviews
Portland Airport (PDX) Very good 8 / 9 reviews
Portugal
Very good 8.4 / 122 reviews
Most popular locations:

Faro

Very good 8.5 / 28 reviews
Faro Airport (FAO) Very good 8.5 / 28 reviews

Lisbon

Very good 8.4 / 20 reviews
Lisbon Airport (LIS) Very good 8.4 / 18 reviews

Madeira

Very good 8.3 / 22 reviews
Madeira Airport (Funchal) (FNC) Very good 8.3 / 22 reviews

Porto

Very good 8.6 / 35 reviews
Porto Airport (OPO) Very good 8.7 / 32 reviews
Sardinia
Good 7.7 / 13 reviews
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Olbia

Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
Olbia Airport (OLB) Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
Seychelles
Very good 8.6 / 214 reviews
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Victoria

Very good 8.6 / 210 reviews
Seychelles Airport (SEZ) Very good 8.6 / 210 reviews
Sicily
Good 7.8 / 22 reviews
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Catania

Good 7.5 / 11 reviews
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) Good 7.5 / 11 reviews

Palermo

Very good 8.3 / 8 reviews
Palermo Airport (PMO) Very good 8.3 / 8 reviews
South Africa
Very good 8.1 / 515 reviews
Most popular locations:

Cape Town

Very good 8.3 / 236 reviews
Cape Town Airport (CPT) Very good 8.3 / 219 reviews

Durban

Very good 8.2 / 46 reviews
King Shaka International Airport (DUR) Very good 8.2 / 45 reviews

East London

Very good 8.1 / 23 reviews
East London Airport (ELS) Very good 8.1 / 23 reviews

George

Very good 8.1 / 9 reviews
George Airport (GRJ) Very good 8.1 / 9 reviews

Johannesburg

Good 7.8 / 153 reviews
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport (HLA) Very good 8 / 7 reviews
Spain
Good 7.6 / 220 reviews
Most popular locations:

Alicante

Good 7.6 / 26 reviews
Alicante Airport (ALC) Good 7.6 / 26 reviews

Almeria

Good 7.9 / 13 reviews
Almeria Airport (LEI) Good 7.9 / 13 reviews

Barcelona

Good 7.4 / 45 reviews
Barcelona Airport (BCN) Good 7.5 / 29 reviews
Barcelona Train Station Good 7.1 / 15 reviews

Bilbao

Good 7.7 / 7 reviews
Bilbao Airport (BIO) Good 7.7 / 7 reviews

Girona

Very good 8.3 / 21 reviews
Girona Airport (GRO) Very good 8.3 / 20 reviews

Malaga

Good 7.2 / 27 reviews
Malaga Airport (AGP) Good 7.2 / 27 reviews

Santander

Good 7.4 / 5 reviews
Santander Airport (SDR) Good 7.4 / 5 reviews

Santiago de Compostela

Good 7.6 / 14 reviews
Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) Good 7.7 / 13 reviews

Seville

Good 7.7 / 14 reviews
Seville Airport (SVQ) Good 7.7 / 13 reviews
Texas
Good 7 / 67 reviews
Most popular locations:

Austin

Good 7.4 / 11 reviews

Dallas

Satisfactory 6.7 / 22 reviews
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Satisfactory 6.5 / 18 reviews

Houston

Good 7 / 26 reviews
United Arab Emirates
Very good 8.1 / 662 reviews
Most popular locations:

Abu Dhabi

Good 7.6 / 145 reviews
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) Good 7.5 / 114 reviews

Dubai

Very good 8.2 / 469 reviews
Dubai Deira City Centre Good 7.5 / 25 reviews
Dubai Int. Airport (DXB) Very good 8.4 / 352 reviews

Sharjah

Very good 8.3 / 35 reviews
Sharjah Airport (SHJ) Very good 8.4 / 31 reviews
Utah
Good 7.9 / 24 reviews
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Salt Lake City

Good 7.9 / 24 reviews
Washington
Very good 8.5 / 32 reviews
Most popular locations:

Seattle

Very good 8.5 / 32 reviews
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Very good 8.5 / 32 reviews
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