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Book Thrifty hire cars in Chicago

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Thrifty car hire prices in Chicago

Ford Fiesta car
Ford Fiesta
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
RM 335/day
Mazda CX-30 car
Mazda CX-30
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
RM 338/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
RM 575/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
RM 591/day
Ford Bronco car
Ford Bronco
or similar SUV
2
2
4-5
RM 338/day
Nissan Pathfinder car
Nissan Pathfinder
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
RM 913/day
Honda Odyssey car
Honda Odyssey
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
RM 595/day
Jeep Compass car
Jeep Compass
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
RM 338/day
Hyundai Veloster car
Hyundai Veloster
or similar LUXURY
4
2
2-3
RM 571/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Thrifty in Chicago

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 rating5.3 FairBased on 134 reviews
Cleanliness
6.4
Comfort
6.2
Overall
5.2
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.0
Value for money
5.4

Recent reviews

Traveller rating
7
2
1
1
0
0
29
4.0
Tires were super worn but I'd have to wait a day for another car so I had to take it.Reviewed 5 Jul 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
Absolutely terrible and if you want to know more call me.Reviewed 3 Jun 2024
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2.0
I went to the location they didn’t have my information or any cars available. I spent $30 to go pick the car up and received nothing. HORRIBLE SERVICE!Reviewed 27 Feb 2024
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1.9
Thrifty and Priceline’s had extremely disappointing service with an over 2 hour wait to pick up the car and no flexibility to exchangeReviewed 7 Jul 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Cons:Had to wait at the car rental counter, the line was long.Reviewed 25 May 2021
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2.0
Pros:Nothing, customer service representatives were rude and completely unhelpful. Stand in line for over 30 minutes only to learn there are no cars available for pick-up.Cons:Do not accept reservations, if you do not have cars available to pick-up.Reviewed 20 May 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:nothingCons:I waited on line for a half hour. when I got to the front, the guy told me they had no cars, and I would have to wait 1-2 hours. Another customer told me they were waiting 3 hours. I went to Budget and got a car right away.Reviewed 16 May 2021
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2.0
Pros:There were no cars. Waited 20 mon in a line 50 people long. When asked agent where line ended they didnt tell us there were no carsCons:Honesty.Reviewed 7 May 2021
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4.0
Cons:Cutomer service to extend rental for 2 more days due to family emergency. I ended up renting something bigger for half the price. In addition, I got charged for unlimited tolls but there are no tolls btwn Ohare and ChicagoReviewed 1 May 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:I had a terrible experience with this company. There was nothing good about it. I complained both to Thrifty and their parent company, Hertz, and did not get a satisfactory reply to either complaint.Cons:I was travelling unexpectedly due to a family emergency and needed a rental car to get home as soon as possible. When I reserved the car, I was quoted a reasonable, fair market price. When I got to the airport and actually rented the car, the amount was about triple that amount due to extras like liability insurance, extra driver, I-Pass charges. It was late at night, I had been travelling all day and needed to get home to deal with the emergency and not thinking clearly, I accepted all the charges. After I got home and had time to review the charges, I realized that I didn't need any of the extras: my own insurance policy covered the liability, and I could have paid the I-Pass fees on-line after the fact. The credit card used to pay the rental was my mother's, who was with me, so they counted me as an extra driver, even though my mother, (who is 86), does not drive. When I called to explain the circumstances, and ask for a partial refund, they said the charges could only be changed at the site of rental, back at the airport 4 hours away. I tried to speak to an attendant when I returned the car and that was impossible. There was no one to be found. I complained to both Thrifty and Hertz to no avail. They are not sympathetic to their clients' circumstances and seem to care a less about your customer experience. I consider that Thrifty engaged in fraudulent, unscrupulous behavior. I will not use any of the Hertz companies again and I urge you not to do the same. I would ask Kayak to remove them from their website.Reviewed 21 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:YesCons:Cost changed in second week when I purchased it.Reviewed 17 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Nothing. When we arrived at 21:30 hrs to pick up car, the attendant was not there. We we were informed s/he had left at 21:00 hrs. I had informed the rental that I would arrive approximately at 22:00 hrs. There were also others waiting for same reason. We were all redirected to Hertz which was the only agency still open.Cons:See above.Reviewed 4 Apr 2021
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Chicago?

Address

5150 W 55th Street

Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

10255 West Zemke Road

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

Lc Pending Close Dec 1st

Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

401 North State Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00

Phone

+1 312 372 7600

Address

181 West Washington Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 312 726 1476

Good to know

Most popular location

10255 West Zemke Road

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Chicago

  • One thing that is important to consider when you book Thrifty car rentals in Chicago is what type of vehicle you will enjoy for your trip to this city. A compact car is an excellent choice for solo travelers or couples looking for an economical and easy-to-maneuver vehicle for city driving and parking in Chicago's busy downtown area. Chicago's proximity to outdoor activities and the Great Lakes makes renting an SUV a great choice if you plan to explore the surrounding natural areas or need extra cargo space for equipment or luggage.
  • The Thrifty Car Rental loyalty rewards program, known as “Thrifty Blue Chip,” is a great benefit when you book Thrifty car rentals in Chicago. Members can enjoy expedited service at the rental counter, reducing the time spent picking up and returning rental vehicles. Blue Chip members may have access to express return lanes, making it quicker and more convenient to return rental vehicles. Members earn points for each qualifying rental, and these points can be redeemed for free rental days.
  • Something you should keep in mind when you pre-pay for your Thrifty car rental in Chicago is the company's cancellation policies. There may be a cancellation fee if you decide to cancel the reservation. The fee amount can vary depending on the rental details and location. Generally, the cancellation fee is lower if you cancel more than 24 hours before your scheduled pickup time. If you cancel within 24 hours of the pickup time, an additional fee may apply.
  • If you are planning to book Thrifty car rentals in Chicago during the winter, double-check and make sure they will provide a vehicle equipped with suitable tires for winter driving. In case of heavy snow, it's wise to have snow chains or snow socks in the car. Ask if Thrifty can provide or allow you to bring these accessories. Winter in Chicago can be extremely cold, so having heated seats and a heated steering wheel can provide added comfort during your drives.
  • Book your car hire from Thrifty in Chicago at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Intermediate car hire from Thrifty in Chicago are around -11% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Chicago

  • Where can I go to pick up a Thrifty car rental in Chicago?

    Many travelers making their way to the Chicago area will do so by taking airline flights to the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Fortunately for these renters, Thrifty offers a convenient location onsite that will quickly get you on your way on your trip to Chicago in one of their rental cars. If you are already in the downtown Chicago area and do not want to make the long trip back to the airport to pick up a rental car, you should make your way to the location at 401 North State St.

  • What are some of the benefits of utilizing Thrifty car rental in Chicago?

    Thrifty staff in Chicago are familiar with the area and can provide helpful information and recommendations for your trip. Thrifty offers flexible rental terms that suit any trip length well. Thrifty provides extras like GPS navigation devices, child car seats, and various fuel service options to enhance your rental experience. Thrifty car rentals in Chicago is known for its customer service, and can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have during your rental.

  • What are some tips for parking a rental car in Chicago?

    On-street parking is available throughout downtown Chicago, but rates and availability vary. Expect to pay around $4 to $7 per hour for metered parking spaces. Note that some areas have different hourly rates and parking meters are often enforced until late in the evening. Chicago has numerous parking garages and lots in the downtown area. Rates can range widely, from around $12 to $30 or more for daily parking. Be sure to check for early bird specials or discounts for off-peak hours.

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

    Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Chicago.

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

    Thrifty has 5 hire locations in Chicago. 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: O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty have a car hire location at the airport: Midway airport (MDW)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Midway airport (MDW)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty have a car hire location at the airport: Greater Rockford airport (RFD)?

    No (according to our data)

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Greater Rockford airport (RFD)?

    No (according to our data)