Book Thrifty hire cars in Salt Lake City

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Thrifty car hire prices in Salt Lake City

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Reviews for Thrifty in Salt Lake City


" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
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"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall rating6.3 OkayBased on 79 reviews
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Recent reviews

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It took a while to get the car, but the car was really clean. It was exactly what we needed and everything was great.Reviewed 15 Mar 2024
review fromkayak
Airport pickup took an HOUR. Every other rental company had minimal to no lines but the thrifty/dollar rental desk had a super long, slow line. We were late to our event because of it. If I were doing again I would pay a little more to rent from another company at the Salt Lake airport. Once we actually got the car everything was fine.Reviewed 3 Oct 2023
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Cons:Great, simple, fast, service ion a very nice new car.Reviewed 26 May 2021
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Pros:The pickup at Salt Lake City airport had 1 attendant for 30 people, then the manager on duty arrived and helped. The attendants did the best they could with the crowd they had to manage.Cons:We had potential safety issues with our car when 4 and a half hours away from a rental office. We repeatedly were disconnected from service agents on the phone, and NO FOLLOWUP when this happened. Had to spend several hours on hold with NO resolution and, I repeat, NO FOLLOWUP. The safety issue turned out to be OK, but Thrifty was not interested in the least to help us ensure our safety was assured and our vacation plans not totally upended.Reviewed 5 May 2021
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Cons:I was in line for over 1 hour to pick up the car in SLC.....unsatisfactory! Everyone in line had reservations, so not sure how "manning the booth" during this period was not better predicted. If I hadn't prepaid, I would have moved over to another vendor. Agents did their best to keep things moving and were courteous. I appreciate the gesture of an upgrade, but didn't really need it.Reviewed 27 Apr 2021
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Pros:The pick-up process was awful and very poorly managed, but the car was clean and the drop-off was convenient.Cons:I waited in line for over an hour and a half to pick up my car, causing me to miss an activity on the first day of my trip. There was one person servicing a line of 30+ people until a second person (the manager) finally showed up to help once the line looked like it was close to 50 people. She was unapologetic for the wait and cited the fact that they are the cheapest as the justification for being severely understaffed to manage the number of reservations for that day/time. The counter itself looked like it was meant to accommodate at least 6 agents. After the long wait, when I finally got to the counter, they didn't have the type of car (mid-class) I had reserved for myself. While their prices are competitive I'm not sure I would book with them again in this location.Reviewed 27 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
Pros:Understaffed. Not helpful. Slow. This company undercut all the other competitors and had 30 people standing in the line for a car with only one person processing customers. the rest of the rental car lines had no people. We waited over 2 hours in line for our car and was late for our event. Will never go with Thrifty ever again.Cons:DO NOT USE THRIFTY.Reviewed 13 Apr 2021
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Pros:Fast drop offCons:False marketing of premium SUV. Nicer SUVs were in a class below. $300+ Extra fees charged at the airport. Bait and switch.Reviewed 12 Apr 2021
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Pros:NothingCons:The ability to cancelReviewed 1 Apr 2021
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Pros:The pick up at the SLC airport was horrible as I had to wait in line for over an hour to pick up the car. There was only 1 staff member for Thrifty and on 1 staff member for Dollar which made the entire process VERY slow. On the other hand the drop off at LAX was VERY easy/excellent, and a service representative came right over and checked me and the car out.Cons:There could have been more service representatives at the rental counter to make it so that so many people did not have to wait over an hour to pick up their car. Everyone was complaining regarding the lack of service representatives at the rental counter.Reviewed 26 Mar 2021
review fromkayak
Pros:Staff helpful.Reviewed 24 Mar 2021
review fromkayak
Cons:Rip off. Returned the car 5 days early and they charged me $3,600 extra. Supposedly in the contract. So they have the car to rent out earlier to rent to others (at the same location) and charge me more. Ridiculous. Also the SLC rep misrepresented the lDW. Never using thrifty againReviewed 20 Mar 2021
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Salt Lake City?


776 North Terminal Drive


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


+1 877 283 0898

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776 North Terminal Drive

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Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Salt Lake City

  • Thrifty car rentals in Salt Lake City offer various vehicles that you can rent so that you can enjoy your time in this gorgeous city to the fullest. If you are by yourself or part of a couple when you visit Salt Lake City, you might prefer to opt for a sedan. However, if you are traveling with friends, colleagues, or relatives, you might want to choose a larger vehicle, such as an SUV. You might also prefer an SUV if you are going to take advantage of some of the many outdoor recreational opportunities Salt Lake City offers. If you want to travel in style, you can opt for a premium sedan.
  • Since travel plans can change unexpectedly and instantly, and since nobody likes to pay for something that they aren't going to use, it makes sense to make a Thrifty car rental reservation in Salt Lake City that features the option of free cancellation. When you book through KAYAK, you can choose from a number of Alamo deals in Salt Lake City that allow you to cancel either 48 hours in advance or right up to pick-up time. The option of free cancellation can give you peace of mind as you put together your Salt Lake City travel plans.
  • When you choose Thrifty car rentals in Salt Lake City, you are in good hands. Customers often praise Thrifty agencies in Salt Lake City in their reviews, noting clean and comfortable vehicles, friendly and helpful staff, and easy pick-up and drop-off. Overall, customers feel they get good value for their money at Thrifty.
  • Once you make your reservation for your Thrifty rental car in Salt Lake City, make sure you contact the pick-up branch if you need a child safety seat. If you are traveling with small children, you will need to let the agency know beforehand what size child safety seat you need so that they can have it available for you. Also, Thrifty has a number of accessories available for purchase in case you forgot to pack them, such as wall chargers, USB cords, headphones, and car chargers.
  • Full-size car hire from Thrifty in Salt Lake City are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Salt Lake City

  • Where can I pick up Thrifty car rentals in Salt Lake City?

    The only Thrifty location in Salt Lake City is located in the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). When you deplane and go to baggage claim, you can take one of two bridges from the arrivals area to the Gateway Center, which houses the SLC rental car facility. In this facility, next to the parking garage, you will find a Thrifty car rental counter.

  • What speed limits will I encounter while driving my Thrifty rental car in Salt Lake City?

    If you're visiting someone in the more residential areas of Salt Lake City, you'll be driving on roads with a speed limit of 25 mph. 25 mph is also the speed limit in the most built-up, urban sections of the city. Divided highways in and around Salt Lake City have a speed limit of 65 mph, as do urban interstates. Limited access roads and interstates in more rural areas have a speed limit of 75 mph.

  • Can I choose the specific make and model of rental car I want from Thrifty car rentals in Salt Lake City?

    When you book your reservation for a Thrifty rental car in Salt Lake City through KAYAK, you can choose the specific make and model of the rental car that you want from among the cars on the list in the car category that you choose. If, when you arrive at the pickup location in Salt Lake City, the agency does not have the precise car you chose on your reservation, Thrifty staff members will try their hardest to supply you with a similar car to the one that you chose.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Thrifty in Salt Lake City?

    Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Salt Lake City.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Salt Lake City?

    Thrifty has 1 hire location in Salt Lake City. 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: Salt Lake City airport (SLC)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Salt Lake City airport (SLC)?