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Thrifty car hire prices in Philadelphia

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Reviews for Thrifty in Philadelphia


" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
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"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
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" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall rating4.9 MediocreBased on 120 reviews
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Recent reviews

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HORRIBLE. . I landed in Philadelphia only to find they had closed at 11pm, and I was stranded. . My flight was set to get in at 10:30 and was a little late. I had 1) pre-paid for the car and 2) Checked in earlier that day (via an email from thrifty to speed up the time to get my car.) I had no other option other than to get a hotel room (got to bed at 1pm) and return the next morning. When I arrived at thrifty and told them what had happened there was NO apology. The response was that it is listed on their web site and I should have known, The woman then asked if I had booked through a third party and explained that they do not always post that information. Quite a lame excuse. These days, most people book through a third party and it is up to Thrifty to be sure any third party they use has all their information. I will never use them again. It was bad enough that I was stranded, but the lack of any remorse, apology and customer care was very unprofessional.Reviewed 3 Mar 2024
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Drop off was SUPER easy! Pickup was a bit of a hassle, but it wasn’t too bad! :)Reviewed 2 Oct 2023
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Pickup at PHL was dreadful. Two hour wait, 2 employees with 50 people in line. Never again.Reviewed 2 Oct 2023
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You get what you pay for. It’s the cheapest option I found, in more ways than one.Reviewed 6 Jul 2021
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The wait to hopefully get a car was 2 hrs even when u had a reservation. Then they overcharged me. The car was fine and it was clean but the initially experience was terrible.Reviewed 24 Jun 2021
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Pros:Drop off was great: worker was helpful.Cons:Wait time when picking up was outrageously long.Reviewed 23 May 2021
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Cons:1. The check in /pick-up was very slow even though we had a reservation. 2. The dollar amount of the taxes in PHL was ridiculously high. Shouldn't this be included in our priceline price so we'll know how much we are paying?Reviewed 19 May 2021
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Pros:Drop off was easyCons:Got a car with blown speakers and smelling like smoke.Reviewed 18 May 2021
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Pros:Nothing to like about waiting in line for 1 1/2 hrs to pick up car then finding the drop off point is closed with no signage on where to go. Almost missed the flight!!Cons:Obviously a better pick up and drop off experience for the $600 spent!Reviewed 18 May 2021
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Pros:NothingCons:The car broke down after one hour of driving, leaving me stuck at the highway. The Lyft ride never arrived and I spent about 7 hours wasted because of a mechanical issue of the car.Reviewed 2 May 2021
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Cons:More poeple at counter waited 3 hoursReviewed 1 May 2021
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Cons:They don't open until 6am, so if you have a really early flight when dropping off, you drop off at Hertz. Glad I thought to ask knowing I had a very early drop off time. Counter folks were helpful and professional. Good experience.Reviewed 5 Apr 2021
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Philadelphia?


1 Arrivals Road


Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00


+1 877 283 0898


2951 Market Street


Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00


+1 215 492 2958

Good to know

Most popular location

1 Arrivals Road

Most popular car type


Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Philadelphia

  • If you want to pick up your rental car from a Thrifty agency that is centrally located, you might want to book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia from the agency located at 2951 Market Street. Located in the same neighborhood as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the University of Pennsylvania, this agency is situated near a number of major roads going through Philadelphia. This Thrifty car rental is open on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, and closed on Sundays.
  • Located adjacent to the Riverwalk on the shores of the Christina River, the Thrifty agency at 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Wilmington, Delaware is another Thrifty agency in the vicinity of Philadelphia. This agency is located just off I-95, which runs north and south virtually the length of the eastern seaboard. This Thrifty car rental is open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to noon, and closed on Sundays.
  • Thrifty is dedicated to making renting a car as conveniently as possible for its customers. Therefore, when you book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia, you can sometimes pick up your rental vehicle at a different location from the one where you drop it off. Whether this is possible depends on the car you want to rent, the day you want to rent it, and the length of time you want to rent it for. If the Philadelphia Thrifty car rental agency has what you need, then you could pick up your car in Philadelphia and drop it off in, for example, New York or even across the country in Los Angeles. These arrangements must be made at the time that you book your rental.
  • If your own personal car insurance does not cover you in a rental car or the rental car itself, you might want to spend a little extra money to invest in car insurance that Thrifty offers when you book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia. Thrifty offers Personal Effects Coverage (PEC), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), and a Loss Damage Waiver (LDW). Buy little peace of mind to make your stay in Philadelphia that much nicer.
  • Economy car hire from Thrifty in Philadelphia are around -40% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Philadelphia

  • When I book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia, which agency will I find that is open the longest on a given day?

    If you need a wide range of availability for when you can pick up and return your car when you book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia, you'll probably want to use the agency at the Philadelphia International Airport at 1 Arrivals Road in southern Philadelphia. This agency is open every day from 7 am to 10 pm. When you land at the Philadelphia Airport, exit baggage claim and go to Zone 2, where you can get a free shuttle to the Thrifty rental car location. Thrifty is located in the same building as Dollar, so you can catch a shuttle to either Thrifty or Dollar, and you will end up at Thrifty either way.

  • Does Thrifty have a rewards program that I can join when I book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia?

    Yes. You can sign up for the Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards program for free when you book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia. As a member of the Blue Chip program, you'll receive offers of exclusive deals and you'll be able to speed up the process every time you rent a car with Thrifty. Because your information will be stored with Thrifty, the process of renting a car will be expedited.

  • What kind of vehicles are in the fleet when I book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia?

    When you book Thrifty car rentals in Philadelphia, you'll be able to choose from sedans ranging from economy through full-size. You will also have the choice of renting a minivan or a standard station wagon. Thrifty in Philadelphia also has a wide range of SUVs, including compact, standard, full size, and a premium SUV. 

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

    Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Philadelphia.

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

    Thrifty has 2 hire locations in Philadelphia. 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: Philadelphia airport (PHL)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Philadelphia airport (PHL)?