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Book Thrifty hire cars in Ontario

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Thrifty car hire prices in Ontario

Economy car
Economy
M
Compact car
Compact
M
Intermediate car
Intermediate
M
Standard car
Standard
M
Full-size car
Full-size
M
Luxury car
Luxury
M
People carrier car
People carrier
M
Passenger van car
Passenger van
M
Commercial car
Commercial
M
Pick-up truck car
Pick-up truck
M

Reviews for Thrifty in Ontario

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 rating6.4 OkayBased on 34 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Comfort
7.1
Overall
6.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.7
Value for money
6.3

Recent reviews

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6.0
Thought I was getting a Celica, got there and was told I would get a Kia Soul, not a comfortable car, so they upgraded me for more money of course to a Nissan Rogue, nicer car of course but cost more.Reviewed 6 Mar 2024
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2.0
The clerk that assisted my brother and I wasn’t very friendly. There was a long line that morning and he appeared disgruntled during our transaction. I selected the manager’s choice when I made the reservation which he mentioned at the counter. I explained I needed a small vehicle if available for local driving. He handed the contract over which specified the estimated charges, including deposit, and the vehicle model and space number. The vehicle was in good condition. There were no other problems until I returned the car where no one was available to check in the vehicle and I was told to just leave the keys and I’d be emailed a receipt. So I left. The problem was when I got the emailed receipt. I was charged a higher amount that the original contracted stated plus an additional hour. I immediately called customer service which is where it got worse. The rep stated I was charged a different rate because I left with a different car. I explained I never had a different car, I selected managers’s choice and I was given a mid-size vehicle, per the clerk. He insisted that was the reason which I politely negated. I specified the rates and total amount on my contract because he still seemed confused. I also asked why I was charged an additional hour if I dropped the car off on time. He proceeded to review everything until he concluded a mistake was made and that I’d be getting a refund for the difference. I asked for email confirmation and he said he couldn’t provide that, that I’d have to review my receipt online in 24-48 hours to see the change. The entire process felt like I was an inconvenience rather than trying to resolve the inconvenience of a mistake made on Thrifty’s behalf. I don’t trust anything was handled properly and that I’ll have to call back to correct it. My brother and I decided never to rent from Thrifty again.Reviewed 3 Oct 2023
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6.0
Pros:Drop off horrible. Not clear as to where. Internet told me 1 address, sign closed go to 2nd address, was wrong, finally 3rd location was rightReviewed 29 Dec 2020
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10.0
Pros:Pick up was hassle free, drop off as well! Car was super clean. Cost of rental and operation stayed with our budget.Reviewed 6 Oct 2020
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9.6
Pros:Yes thank you for thatCons:To have the car double check as when we picked up the car, it was low tire pressure and we had to put air in it before we reached home from the rental place.Reviewed 3 Aug 2020
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6.4
Pros:The vehicle was great.Cons:Grace period to make a change cause sometimes we make mistakes at making the reservation and miss to enter the correct time. I tried calling as soon as I got my email confirmation that I made a mistake on the pick up time, I was screwed.Reviewed 2 Jun 2020
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2.0
Pros:Attempted to cancel for full refund due to coronavirus and you/expedia/thrifty wouldn't let me. Shame on you.Reviewed 16 Mar 2020
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2.0
Cons:communication. My flight was delayed one hour meaning it landed at 11:20pm. I was concerned that thrifty would be closed by then so I called to confirm that same day. The person who answered said that the counter would be open 30 minutes after the flight lands no matter how late. I arrived at the counter 20 minutes after landing (20 minutes after the arriving at the gate) and sure enough they were closed meaning I had to rent elsewhere. Very poor experience.Reviewed 18 Feb 2020
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10.0
Pros:The lady who helped me at front desk was friendly and helpful.Reviewed 28 Dec 2019
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10.0
Pros:The staff at the Hertz counter were very friendly and helpful.Cons:With an 11:00 PM pick up time scheduled It would have been nice to know that the Thrifty office closes at 11:30 PM, but that the Hertz office could help us. Our flight was delayed and we didn’t get to the rental car pick up location until after midnight. The person answering the toll free number didn’t refer us to the Hertz counter but gave us a number to call which was a dead end. Thankfully we went to the Hertz counter for help and they took great care of us.Reviewed 16 Dec 2019
review fromkayak
3.2
Pros:Horrible first experience with thrifty. The staff was in a rush and they weren’t being professional.Cons:They didn’t tell me the exact drop off time so I ended up paying a lot more than I had to.Reviewed 4 Nov 2019
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10.0
Pros:good carReviewed 31 Jul 2019
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Ontario?

Address

3450 Airport Drive

Hours

Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Good to know

Most popular location

3450 Airport Drive

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Ontario

  • Travellers who want to book with Thrifty car rentals in Ontario can find an impressive fleet of car models. If you are travelling on a budget, you can hire one of the company’s economy models. When travelling with many passengers, you can go for an SUV or a minivan to accommodate more travellers. In addition, Thrifty offers accessibility for disabled customers with extra features. Plus, renters can choose the perfect car to suit their styles, like luxury vehicles or economy sedans.
  • One of the main advantages of booking Thrifty car rentals in Ontario is that the company has several locations throughout the city. Renters can hire rentals from the Airport Drive location in Ontario, which is incredibly convenient as you can be on your way as soon as you arrive in Ontario. The airport offers faster pickup services. Provided you have the right documentation, pickup can be faster. In addition, if you book Thrifty car rentals in Ontario through KAYAK, you save on time needed to pick up the vehicle because it will be waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Upon picking up a rental car after you book with Thrifty car rentals in Ontario, you will discover that navigating the area is mostly easy. However, it has a fair share of challenges. Driving can be challenging during rush hour, which often peaks between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. and again between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. This can cause delays in your travels. If you wish to avoid traffic, we recommend driving during off-peak hours. However, if you must drive during these hours, avoid the traffic hotspots like routes 401, 7, 11, and 66. Also, driving can be challenging during winter due to slippery roads, so take your time, observe caution, and obey all traffic signs.
  • One of the main benefits of booking Thrifty car rentals in Ontario is the freedom it offers you to find your own adventure. You can visit the city's top sites hassle-free without observing predetermined schedules or dealing with commuting inconveniences. With a rental car, you will enjoy door-to-door transportation to the city's major attractions, which include CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, and Niagara Falls. You can drive to these locations when you want, stopping as you like to take in sites, grab meals, and more.
  • Compact car hire from Thrifty in Ontario are around -69% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Ontario

  • What are the best pickup locations for Thrifty car rentals in Ontario?

    The best pickup location to get your car after booking with Thrifty car rentals in Ontario would be 3450 Airport Drive. The site is ideal for travellers arriving at the airport. It is situated on airport premises, allowing you to explore the city as soon as you arrive. It’s open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for your convenience. In addition, after-hours drop-off services make for convenient returns. Renters in the city can easily access the Airport Drive location.

  • What are the benefits of renting from Thrifty in Ontario?

    Thrifty provides several benefits for renters in Ontario. Thrifty has a membership program for travellers who often use rental services regularly. The more you rent Thrifty vehicles, the higher your rewards and the more your bonus points can help to earn you free vehicle upgrades. Moreover, you can get shuttle services from your location to Thrifty — just make arrangements ahead of time. Thrifty features an additional driver policy that lets your domestic partner drive the vehicle at no extra cost.

  • What are the best parking options for Thrifty car rentals in Ontario?

    Ontario provides on-street and off-street parking options in the city. Street parking is free in the evenings between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., as well as on Sundays and holidays. The best parking option for you depends on the vehicle's size and the parking spots' availability. If you have rented an economy or compact car, it may be easier for you to find street parking. However, if your car has a larger body, you can utilize the city’s parking garages, which may give you more space. Public parking garages include Niagara Municipal Parking Lot 15, Canada Wide Parking, Europro Parking, and Service Ontario Public Parking.

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

    Compact (Mazda CX-30 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Ontario.

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

    Thrifty has 1 hire location in Ontario. 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: Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Yes