Book Thrifty hire cars in Calgary

Calgary, AB, Canada
Sep 25 — Oct 2
Calgary, AB, Canada
Sat 25/9
Noon
Sat 2/10
Noon
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Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
"So amazing from Brad"(in 242 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
""Nothing, noe.""(in 2242 reviews)

Reviews for Thrifty in Calgary

Overall rating6.7 GoodBased on 71 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Comfort
7.2
Overall
6.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.3
Value for money
6.4

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:Everything experienced was great. From pickup and drop-off. Frank was made my experience seamless as he has in the past on previous rentals.Cons:Nothing at all!Reviewed Jan 3 2021
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10.0
Pros:Carlos was amazing. So helpful and professional. Thank you!!Reviewed Aug 24 2020
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2.0
Cons:I rented a car through kayak only to be told by the vendor on arrival that they were sold out and the online merchant who sold the deal to me neglected to give them any contact so that they could let me know. This was discovered after my ride left leaving me stranded on an unfamiliar road in an unfamiliar city in the cold at 5 PM when essentially everything was shutting down and derailing my plans completely. It looks like you over sold and now are pawning me off on the third party (carrentals.com) for resolution “in a few days.” The reservation was paid in advance for a rental that KAYAK was claiming to guarantee and failed to deliver. On your own website you write “we work hard as the world’s leading travel search engine to get our users the information they need so they can plan trips the way they want, confidently.” In big bold letters no less! What a crock, this was my first experience booking through you and I’ll be sure to tell everyone I know about my experience with KAYAK. Finally I request again you either secure a car so I may complete my delayed travel or refund what I paid. Thank you.Reviewed Feb 25 2021
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4.8
No help from airport rental deskPros:Vehicle was good for our needs, but was not clean.Cons:Upon arrival at the airport rental desk we were told our rental cars were at two different locations in Calgary. We asked how we were supposed to get there and we're told "I don't know" (and apparently didn't care). Ended up renting two shuttles to move a total of eight people and luggage to the different locations where, in all honesty, staff was much better at customer service. Paid extra money for drop off at the airport rather than going through the hassle of getting transportation to the airport from the original pick up location. Be sure your pick up location is where you want it to be! Two mini vans were rented and were adequate.Reviewed Sep 16 2017
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10.0
Excellent customer service at an excellent price!Pros:All of the employees at both pick up and drop off were incredibly friendly and helpful. We got a great car at an even better price. I would definitely recommend Thrifty car to anyone and would book with them again!Reviewed May 5 2018
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10.0
Liked car I got.Pros:Heated seats and steer wheel for me and my passenger, fast defrost, always started, scraper worked well, good on gas. Roomy trunk, peppy get up and go. Car was comfortable and a joy to drive.Cons:Car trunk a bit too small for one go Christmas shopping. Not sure if it had winter tiresReviewed Dec 27 2017
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8.0
Pros:Car was clean and new. Helpful staff when we encountered a couple of issues.Cons:we encountered a terrible snow storm during our vacation and could have used different tires or all wheel drive. The people at the car rental office didn't mention or suggest any of this. Unfortunate as they are used to this kind of weather - would have been nice had they informed usReviewed Oct 5 2018
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9.2
Pros:Calgary staff was very helpful.Cons:a) I was “upgraded” from a Corolla type size to a Grand Caravan mini van. I had been hoping for a smaller car rather than the larger minivan. b) I was surprised that the dropoff location closed at 5 PM. Although there was a key dropoff box one does not really know if everything is okReviewed Jun 7 2019
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7.2
Pros:everything went smoothCons:Back of car was not as clean as expected.Reviewed Jun 18 2019
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5.2
Charges for everythibgPros:Quick. Clean.Cons:They tried selling me insurance AGAIN even after I told them I had the online one that is offered when booking through Kayak. They told me only SUVs have snow tires, how is that true in a place like Calgary? They upcharged me for the car upgrade AND for snow tires. Why both? Then they charged me for roadside assistance, again, I already had insurance. Overall I way overpaid for the car even though on Kayak I had only rented for about $80. Won’t be using them again. Definitely don’t recommend.Reviewed Nov 28 2018
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2.0
Pros:Booked a car on Tuesday night to pick up Thursday morning. When we got there they had no car available and said we would get a call within 3 hours once the car came in. It is now Saturday and I have yet to receive a phone call.Reviewed Mar 3 2019
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3.2
Cons:The pickup location was not at the airport so I had to take a 30 minute cab to downtown Calgary to pickup the car. Given that 90% of travelers are picking their cars up at the airport when they land from a flight, there should be a message alerting customers that the car they are about to book is not located at the airport. The fact that the car was not at the airport ended up costing me an additional $100 so any savings I had before were out the window. Not happy at all about this experience.Reviewed Sep 7 2016
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Calgary?

4101 Macleod Trail Se, Thrifty car hires

Address

4101 Macleod Trail Se

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 403 539 0206

Address

2000 Airport Road Ne

Hours

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

Phone

+1 403 221 1806

Address

927-6 Ave Sw

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 403 262 4400

Address

114 5th Avenue Southeast

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Good to know

Most popular location

2000 Airport Road Ne

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Calgary

  • Intermediate car hires from Thrifty in Calgary are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Calgary

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Calgary.

  • Thrifty has 4 car hire locations in Calgary. Take a look at our Thrifty hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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