Thornton car hire

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Thornton car hire information

Pick-up locationThornton
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Hire locations3
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Thornton

  • You can considerably enhance your experience using Thornton car rentals when visiting the city, which allow you to conveniently sightsee and accomplish your business. If you enjoy water activities, you can go about 2.3 miles to Water World for some fun waves and entertainment. Car rentals in Thornton enable you to access more attractions within and outside the town, like the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge in nearby Golden is approximately 14.5 miles from central Thornton and permits you to relax and appreciate nature and wildlife, making it ideal when journeying with friends.
  • The main airport servicing Thornton is Denver International Airport, situated around 27.5 miles from the town center. You can pick up your rented vehicle within the airport grounds at the rental car center. This center houses Alamo, Fox, Enterprise, Sixt, National, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, and Thrifty. You can ride the airport shuttle at Level 5 on Island 4 at the Jeppesen Terminal to the center. If you arrive on the west side of the airport, the shuttle comes to doors 504-512. On the east side of the terminal, find the shuttle outside doors 505-513.
  • The city houses major routes, including Colorado Boulevard and I-25, which make it easy for you to travel from one place to another. However, you can choose to add navigation equipment to your vehicle to prevent unexpected delays from getting lost. As many people in Thornton prefer to walk or cycle, you’ll want to keep an eye out while driving.
  • Traffic in Thornton can mostly be found along the main roads, such as Interstate 25. Start your day early to avoid jams because they typically begin at about 7:30am in the morning. In the evening, congestion starts at approximately 4pm. If you stay in Thornton during the winter, maintain extreme caution and slow your driving speed since the snowfall causes the roads to be quite slippery. For this reason, traffic also gets heavier during the cold season, so utilize a flexible schedule whenever possible.
  • Book your car hire in Thornton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Thornton are around -198% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Thornton

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Thornton?

    The quality roads integrated into the city make it convenient to utilize all car types, enabling you to rent your desired vehicle when touring Thornton. Depending on your itinerary, an SUV is an ideal choice for comfortable and lengthy rides to sites in neighboring cities.

  • What’s the speed limit in Thornton?

    You can drive up to around 65mph on surfaced four-lane highways that are part of the expressways and interstate systems. The limit is approximately 55mph on routes not included in the interstate system or that do not have four-lane expressways. The speed limit is about 40mph when riding along open mountain highways. However, you must slow down to about 20mph when you come across blind curves or narrow and winding mountain highways. If you drive in residential districts, you must keep your speed around roughly 30mph. This restriction drops to around 25mph in business districts.

  • Where are the best places to park in Thornton?

    The Thornton Park & Ride on 8700 Grant Street does not have a height restriction. It provides free parking for one day and charges around $2 for an additional day, with a maximum stay of two days. You can utilize the free parking spaces offered by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus services, such as the Eastlake & 124th Avenue station, if your itinerary includes tours on public transportation.

  • What is the best car hire company in Thornton?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Thornton is Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7,4, 63 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Thornton?

    The average price of fuel in Thornton is R66,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R803 and R1 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Thornton?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Thornton.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Thornton?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Thornton?

    A Mini car hire in Thornton costs R4 599 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Thornton?

    An Economy car hire in Thornton costs R1 033 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Thornton?

    An Intermediate car hire in Thornton costs R2 242 per day, on average.

Thornton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.0

4 locations in Thornton

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Locations in Thornton

10350 Grant St

+1 303 214 0057

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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201 W 70th Ave

+1 303 289 4645

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2390 W 104th Ave

+1 303 466 7666

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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7236 Federal Blvd

+1 303 428 9999

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Booked the car through Kayak, the Enterprise location didn’t actually have a car available (the website shouldn’t allow me to book through them). The enterprise did try to call immediately after I booked and left a voicemail telling me they didn’t actually have vehicles for the next morning, but I didn’t receive the voicemail. I spent $40 on an Uber to their location, only to be told by their agent they they didn’t have cars, and that they did call to tell me that the night prior. When asked why they didn’t try calling again in the morning, to perhaps save me a trip, they basically had no response. The customer service at the location was non-existent, there was no attempt to rectify or apologize for the inconvenience, the woman “helping” me never made eye contact with me, and repeatedly just kept saying, “we did call and leave you a message.” It was clear they had no interest or concept of customer service, so I had them cancel the reservation, I then booked direct through National Car Rental at the airport for the next day and had a great experience. I won’t book through Kayak again, had this been a business trip it could have caused serious issues. When I reserve a vehicle I need to be able to trust that it’s an actual reservation.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was rude and extremely unhelpful. We were promised a premium truck which was then revoked. Upon arrival the truck was available but only in 2 wheel drive. Being we were in Colorado I wanted a 4 wheel drive car. Upon arrival the associate said they had a 4 wheel minivan available so I opted for that. It turns out the van was only 2 wheel drive and the associate lied to us. It snowed that night and we barely made it to our rental condo. We also missed a day of skiing because of the weather and our inability to drive. We called enterprise to see if they could provide a 4 wheel car. We never received a call back.

Cons:

Everything. After this experience I will never use kayak or enterprise again.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful. Car was good quality. Rental process and drop off was easy.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and servicial

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Sneaky reservation away fro the airport - not what I wanted

9,2 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpfull & personable

Cons:

It would be nice if on the weekends there was someone at the shop.

1 out of 40

Hertz

4,8

Mediocre

32 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

4.5

2 locations in Thornton

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Locations in Thornton

6470 W 120th Avenue Unit D6

+1 303 465 0081

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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7796 Washington St

+1 303 451 6584

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Terrible customer service

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Hertz online hours are wrong, so we went to pick up our reserved car and they were closed. We went back the next morning (30 minutes early because their morning hours are wrong too) and they didn't have a car for us. I'm not sure why they let us reserve a car they didn't have but they basically told us tough luck and didn't try to accommodate us at all. Awful experience and horrible service all around.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Over charged.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

location cancelled our reservation

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off easy

Cons:

First Hertz refused to help us when we were arriving 10 min late

8,4 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Doug was so nice and helpful. A real professional and genuine good guy.

Cons:

It would have been nice if there were actually cars available.

1 out of 7

Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in Thornton

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Locations in Thornton

1408 West 104th Avenue

+1 303 255 3000

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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4849 Bannock Street

+1 720 409 4150

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car was not clean inside there was food crumbs all over. Also car ordered was not available at pickup.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The person at the rental agency very tactlessly said they didn’t have any cars for the price I reserved the car for. He said they only have SUVs and that it would cost me $50 more. I was in a bind so I took it, but I felt swindled.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The entire process.

7,2 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car being there as scheduled.

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very helpful.

Cons:

Overall very good experience.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, staff was amazing!

Cons:

the car had a change oil warning sign on for the whole trip. Tires were unevenly inflated; we had to deal with it on the road. Customer service was good, but Budget should take better care of its cars.

1 out of 13

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Thornton

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Locations in Thornton

1408 West 104th Avenue

+1 303 920 2485

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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4849 Bannock Street

+1 720 305 4346

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke even though there’s a sign posted stating no smoking allowed in the cars.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They did not have our car!! Will never use this company again. The staff kept on saying it’s not our problem!!

5,2 Fair

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I sat and waited for a car they couldn’t find for over an hour before they finally gave me a different model, it was damaged and then had to be switched to another car. As I was driving out I saw that they finally brought up the car I was supposed to have originally but I was done dealing with that by then.

4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I got a free upgrade.

Cons:

I was charged for the fuel service option even though I filled up the tank right before drop off.

7,6 Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very kind.

Cons:

It was the first time I had tried to pick up a car early, and this may be an industrywide policy, but instead of charging an hourly amount for the extra hour and a half, they were going to calculate the new rate as if I were just renting today, which would have been $200 more. I suppose in the interest of time, the car was given to us dirty. On the fence about that.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

clean roomy

1 out of 7

307 travellers who hired a car in Thornton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,8

Car hire locations in or near Thornton

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Most popular car type

Mini

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