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

Thrifty Rent a Car 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 went into administration. It would emerge from administration 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. Some locations include all three major airports in the Balearic Islands — Ibiza Airport, Minorca Airport, and Palma de Mallorca Airport — and major airports in the Canary IslandsLa Palma Airport, Lanzarote Airport, and Tenerife Los Rodeos Airport.

The company also won the award in locations in AustraliaCanadaGreeceJordanMorocco, Norway, and the UAE.

Canary Islands
Very good 8.4 / 967 reviews
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Tenerife

Very good 8.5 / 615 reviews
Tenerife Airport South (TFS) Very good 8.6 / 316 reviews
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