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Book Thrifty hire cars in Calgary

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Reviews for Thrifty in Calgary

Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
", easy pick up."(in 959 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall rating8.1 Very GoodBased on 55 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Overall
8.1
Pick-up/Drop-off
8.2
Value for money
7.7

Recent reviews

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4.0
Full size SUV is not a ford edge similar to high lander. Car was not clean when picked up and we had to identify multiple scratches and dents not included on the form so with no attendant outside we had to walk back inside to the rental counter to add them to the form before leaving (extra 20 min process)Reviewed 26 May 2024
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10.0
The pick up and drop off process was perfect. The fellas at the Calgary drip off centre at the airport were an A+!Reviewed 30 Apr 2024
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2.0
Cons:I rented a car through kayak only to be told by the vendor on arrival that they were sold out and the online merchant who sold the deal to me neglected to give them any contact so that they could let me know. This was discovered after my ride left leaving me stranded on an unfamiliar road in an unfamiliar city in the cold at 5 PM when essentially everything was shutting down and derailing my plans completely. It looks like you over sold and now are pawning me off on the third party (carrentals.com) for resolution “in a few days.” The reservation was paid in advance for a rental that KAYAK was claiming to guarantee and failed to deliver. On your own website you write “we work hard as the world’s leading travel search engine to get our users the information they need so they can plan trips the way they want, confidently.” In big bold letters no less! What a crock, this was my first experience booking through you and I’ll be sure to tell everyone I know about my experience with KAYAK. Finally I request again you either secure a car so I may complete my delayed travel or refund what I paid. Thank you.Reviewed 25 Feb 2021
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10.0
Pros:Carlos was amazing. So helpful and professional. Thank you!!Reviewed 24 Aug 2020
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9.2
Pros:Great staff, the lot is very tight even hard to turn around when dropping off. Other than that awesome.Cons:Not sure they would need to increase the lot size.Reviewed 15 Nov 2019
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5.6
Pros:Staff readily available. Car ready to go.Cons:Bait and switch not appreciated. Printed quote we had from Thrifty.com was not honored and went up by $60 at pick up. All manner of fast-talking reasons were cited, all of which had already been accounted for when we got the quote online. Branch or quote software needs examination.Reviewed 1 Aug 2019
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8.4
Pros:Staff were nice. Upgrade was fantastic.Cons:Locations downtown were inconvenient to get to in the big cities but it was more expensive to get from the airport.Reviewed 21 Jun 2019
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9.2
Pros:Calgary staff was very helpful.Cons:a) I was “upgraded” from a Corolla type size to a Grand Caravan mini van. I had been hoping for a smaller car rather than the larger minivan. b) I was surprised that the dropoff location closed at 5 PM. Although there was a key dropoff box one does not really know if everything is okReviewed 7 Jun 2019
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8.0
Pros:EASY PICK UP...I DISPUTED A CHARGE AND THERE WAS NO ARGUMENT. CLEARED UP NICELYCons:THE HERTZ SIGN ONLY...THE THRIFTYS AND DOLLAR SIGNS WERE VERY SMALL...THEY NEED TO BE BIGGERReviewed 28 May 2019
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8.4
Pros:Easy drop off. Helpful staff in Calgary downtown location.Reviewed 26 May 2019
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6.0
Cons:The location is downtown, on a busy 1 way street. It's difficult to access. Instructions for vehicle drop off could have been given.Reviewed 3 Mar 2019
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2.0
Pros:Booked a car on Tuesday night to pick up Thursday morning. When we got there they had no car available and said we would get a call within 3 hours once the car came in. It is now Saturday and I have yet to receive a phone call.Reviewed 3 Mar 2019
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Calgary?

Address

4101 Macleod Trail Se

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 403 539 0206

Address

2000 Airport Road Ne

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 403 221 1806

Address

927-6 Ave Sw

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 403 262 4400

Address

114 5th Avenue Southeast

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Good to know

Most popular location

2000 Airport Road Ne

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Calgary

  • If you want to book Thrifty car hire in Calgary, you can choose from an extensive range of top brands with modern models. The attractive offers are accompanied by the top customer service that you will receive by the Thrifty customer service representatives when arranging your rental agreement. You will be provided with kind, professional, and expert support throughout the rental period, offering any assistance you may require regarding your vehicle and any additional options you may have available to add to your reservation.
  • When you arrange Thrifty car hire in Calgary, you can select many different additional extras to enhance your booking and make your car hire experience more comfortable. For a small daily fee, you can add insurance for windscreen and tyre protection, as well as roadside assistance should you have any trouble out on the road. Furthermore, if you’re travelling as a family, child booster seats are available, and you can also add an extra driver to the agreement so you can share driving responsibilities. You can also connect to Wi-Fi using the Thrifty Connect device, which is also a GPS device.
  • When you arrange your vehicle through KAYAK as you book Thrifty car hire in Calgary, you’ll find that paying at the time of making your reservation will likely get you the best price with some top rates at all three Calgary branches. Furthermore, if you want to add an additional driver, and they are an AAA member, you can add this service free of charge as well as a child booster seat. Whilst Prepaid Fuel discounts are also available for AAA members.
  • When hiring a Thrifty vehicle in Calgary, by making your booking through KAYAK you can find some fantastic deals that include additional services that normally may incur an extra cost. There are plenty of deals that depending on the vehicle type, you can find inclusions such as theft and liability protection as well as accident damage waiver, fair-fuel policy and an unlimited mileage insurance agreement. On some deals you can also get a free cancellation, while deep cleaning and after-hours services are also included.
  • Compact car hire from Thrifty in Calgary are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Calgary

  • Where are the best pick-up locations for Thrifty car hire in Calgary?

    As you book Thrifty car hire in Calgary, you’ll have the option of choosing between three locations, the main and most popular option is at Calgary International Airport. Here you have the largest range of vehicles and deals also tend to be cheaper, so if you’re arriving by plane, it’s a no-brainer. Other locations include the central location of 5th Avenue Southeast close to Chinatown and another in the southern district of Parkhill, both locations are easy to get to with rates just slightly higher than at the airport.

  • What documents do I need to hire a vehicle from Thrifty in Calgary?

    For UK citizens looking to arrange vehicle hire with Thrifty, you will need a few documents to finalise your agreement. They include a full and valid driving licence, a passport and a major credit card that matches the name on your identification cards. You will also need to be at least 20 years old to rent a vehicle with Thrifty, as well as having insurance.

  • What are the top vehicles to rent from Thrifty in Calgary?

    If you book Thrifty car hire in Calgary, you’ll be pleased to find a great range of modern cars on offer. You can grab good deals on compact cars, saloons as well as SUVs, people carriers and vans. All vehicles are modern models from top brands, and you’ll find with navigating the roads of Calgary as well as the outskirts of the city and beyond in the mountains, is much easier in an SUV. If you’re looking for the best rates as you’re on a budget, then stick to a compact car as they normally come with the cheapest deals.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Thrifty in Calgary?

    Compact (Toyota C-HR or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Calgary.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Calgary?

    Thrifty has 4 hire locations in Calgary. Take a look at our Thrifty hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car hire location at the airport: Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Yes