Book Thrifty hire cars in Palm Springs

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Thrifty car hire prices in Palm Springs

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Reviews for Thrifty in Palm Springs


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Overall rating7.4 GoodBased on 27 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Entirely dissatisfied. We were placed in a car not equivalent to what was originally rented and the car we were given was unacceptable.Reviewed 13 Apr 2024
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Everything was greatReviewed 17 Sep 2023
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A large amount of unreasonable and undeclared surcharges. Would never rent again with Thrifty.Reviewed 16 Mar 2023
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Pros:The staff was ok but your policy lies.Cons:Keep it real when it says a rule in the policy they should stick to itReviewed 5 Oct 2020
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Pros:Nothing. Your information was inaccurate. Was not able to take the car promised to me for not having a major credit care. Then was charged 10 dollars for penalty fee. Incredibly disappointed in customer service and buisness practices. I will never use your services again.Cons:Not charging me 10 dollars on a promise of a vehicle you couldnt provide me with.Reviewed 14 Mar 2020
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Pros:Why is the price that you pay always more than what is quoted when you book? Seriously why.... Its just so annoying.Cons:The price that I was quoted was what I paid. That would be normal...Reviewed 23 Dec 2019
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Pros:Friendly staff but my reservation was screwed and my rate was changed for no reasonCons:Should have gotten the reservation correctReviewed 2 Dec 2019
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Cons:Everything was good. I have no complaints.Reviewed 27 Nov 2019
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Cons:Car was inexpensive and in good shape. Drop off was easy. Had to wait s whole for an agent to come to the desk for pick up. Would rent againReviewed 26 Jun 2019
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Pros:Nothing.Cons:Credit checks. Why on earth do you need to do a credit check? I have thousands of $ in my bank but because my credit isn’t good enough for you I was turned away. Literally standing there with verifiable funds and turned away after I made the booking and flew across the country. I needed a car. FailReviewed 2 Feb 2019
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Quick and Excellent ServicePros:The customer service rep went out of her way to assist me with my rental.Reviewed 28 Oct 2018
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Pros:Great customer service, nice car, competitive pricing.Cons:The long wait at the Palm Springs airport.Reviewed 16 Oct 2018
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Palm Springs?


3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way


Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00


+1 877 283 0898

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Most popular location

3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way

Most popular car type


Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Palm Springs

  • Looking for a convenient and affordable means of moving around the city during your time in Palm Springs? Book Thrifty car rentals in Palm Springs and enjoy benefits the company provides. For instance, Thrifty has affordable rates on rental cars enabling you to grab a stylish rental without breaking the bank. Enroll inthe Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards for free and enjoy benefits like skipping the counter, allowing you to drive out of the airport in your rental within minutes of your arrival.
  • Consider booking your Thrifty car rental at Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) when you arrive. The Thrifty car rental counter is located along 3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way and is open from 8 am to 8 pm daily. The counter is within the terminal, a few steps away from the baggage claim area. Also a short walk away is the rental pick up lot.
  • Thrifty allows every renter to drive away satisfied by providing a wide fleet of vehicles for selection. Whether you’re visiting Palm Springs alone, with family, or with colleagues, there is a fitting vehicle for all your needs. Settle for a standard SUV if you’re with your family or a passenger van rental if you’re on a business trip with colleagues. Solo travellers who wish to soak up the warm California sunshine while on the road or seek an adrenaline rush can opt for a sporty convertible. Renters operating on a tight budget can settle for an economy rental.
  • Renters will fortunately not have to pay tolls to use any roads in Palm Springs since all roads are toll-free. However, expect toll roads when driving throughout the rest of California if you intend on exploring farther destinations within the state. Although there are no tolls in Palm Springs, you will still have to deal with congestion during the rush hours between 7 to 9 am and 3:30 pm to 6 pm. The major chokepoint during the rush hour is I-10, so avoid it during commute times.
  • Standard car hire from Thrifty in Palm Springs are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Palm Springs

  • Where is the best pick up location for Thrifty car rentals in Palm Springs?

    Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is the best pick up location for Thrifty car rentals. This is because the airport is the main entrance to the city, making it a convenient location to book Thrifty car rentals in Palm Springs. Both domestic and international travellers can easily access the airport. Thrifty also offers courtesy shuttle transfer services to off-site pick up locations from PSP airport.

  • What are the different car rental benefits offered by Thrifty in Palm Springs?

    The most iconic beneficial feature of Thrifty is the Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards. Blue Chip members enjoy up to 15% discount off the base rate of rentals, priority counter service, skipping the counter entirely and after-hours drop off at no extra fee.  Moreover, Thrifty offers competitive rates for the selection, allowing renters to stick within their budget and still walk out of the rental location satisfied with their rental. Also, the agency offers free shuttle services from PSP airport to their off-airport pickup location.

  • Where are the best places to park in Palm Springs?

    It is quite easy to find parking in Palm Springs, both within downtown and outside downtown. The Palm Springs Convention Center has almost 800 parking spaces and offers free parking for the first two hours. Visitors of the Palm Springs Cultural Center will also enjoy free parking for up to two hours. Parking is also free at the Downtown Project Parking Garage, with a parking limit of four hours. Palm Springs International Airport also provides parking, which can be free for the first two hours, depending on the lot.

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

    Standard (Hyundai Sonata or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Palm Springs.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Palm Springs?

    Thrifty has 1 hire location in Palm Springs. 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: Palm Springs airport (PSP)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Palm Springs airport (PSP)?