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Book Thrifty hire cars in Los Angeles

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Thrifty car hire prices in Los Angeles

EconomyR640/day
CompactR647/day
IntermediateR653/day
Full-sizeR662/day
People carrierR1 165/day
Full-size SUVR859/day
PremiumR762/day
LuxuryR1 086/day
ConvertibleR1 044/day
Pick-up truckR734/day
Compact SUVR672/day
Standard SUVR778/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Thrifty in Los Angeles

Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
", easy pick up."(in 959 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall rating5.7 FairBased on 293 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Overall
5.6
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.4
Value for money
6.0

Recent reviews

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3.9
3 1/2 hours in line to pick up car. Everything else was good. They are simply short staffed.Reviewed Jul 6 2021
review fromkayak
5.9
Despite having a reservation and pick up time for the vehicle, there were a staggering 40+ customers ahead of me also waiting for their vehicles. I had the last and only vehicle in my category. The person at the desk was great but the nearly an hour waiting to be served was unacceptable- especially at the highly inflated rates.Reviewed Jun 24 2021
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2.0
Cons:N/AReviewed May 31 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Waited in line 3 hours before I was able to get my car, then was given a car with no keys and it took another hour to get a replacementCons:Just about everythingReviewed May 23 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Cons:They didn’t explain the charges and “upgraded” me to a car that cost double what I reserved with hidden charges. When I asked if any other less expensive vehicles were available the agent just said no. I was too tired and hungry to look somewhere else.Reviewed May 16 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:Pick up was a nightmare. Super long line to pick up. 1.5 hours. Check in staff kept going on breaks. Very unorganized and took way too long. Drop off was a breeze.Cons:Quicker pick ups. Stop harassing to get insurance.Reviewed May 15 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:Shuttle bus takes forever, pickup takes forever, you lose hours just waiting for these clowns. then they don't have enough cars or the right type of cars and don't know what to do. Worthless.Reviewed May 10 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Cons:The gas tank was only 3/4 full when we picked up the car. When I complained about it at pick up I was accused of being “picky” — right after being informed that I’d be charged nine dollars a gallon for gas if it wasn’t returned full. Wack.Reviewed May 8 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Car itself was good, fine ride. Drop off at Palm Springs airport was very simple and hassle free.Cons:Pick up line at Los Angeles airport (LAX) was very long. Took about an hour to pick up the car, and for a while was outside in the hot sun; so was not a pleasant wait.Reviewed May 6 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:2.5 hour wait to get inside rental building. Another 45 minutes inside. Security guard said it has been like this for weeks. 12 windows to service available and 4 windows open. The thrifty “manager” spent her time talking to Hertz employees who were not busy and evidently not allowed to help. Full size car was “unavailable” was asked to take economy with no discount. After being pressed by me they were able to find full size. There were several available. They were trying to save and up-sell economy renters. Car was filthy, cigarette stench was rough. Sand and what looked liked cookie crumbs between the seats and on the floor. Went back inside to exchange for one without the cigarette and was told I would have to wait in the three hour line again. Took my garbage car out the exit and directly back into the return area and was able to get a competent manager that took care of it. She was “amazed but not shocked” but the condition of the car. An extremely friendly hertz manager got a new full size car from thrifty and sent me on my way.Reviewed May 5 2021
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:The gentleman (owner?) came to pick me up very quickly, was very friendly and helpful.Cons:The car wasnt the greatest. The usb port worked but pulled out from the car frame when i tried to unplug my phone charger. I heard strange noises at one point every few minutes and eventually figured out it had something to do with the stereo being on. While the stereo was playing i would hear a sound like something going up or down just periodically for the first couple of hours of driving but the sound eventually stopped and i did not hear it again. Otherwise i think the car was fine. It was very clean.Reviewed May 3 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:The price was good.Cons:Pick up and drop off were confusing. I don't think I got the car I asked for; however, I didn't want to go through the line again to complain.Reviewed May 2 2021
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Los Angeles?

Address

9000 Airport Boulevard

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 310 258 3000

Address

1177 South Beverly Drive

Hours

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 310 553 5128

Address

361 North La Brea Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 323 965 9691

Address

800 North Alameda Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 213 625 1034

Address

6728 Reseda Boulevard

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 818 705 0495

Address

7355 Canoga Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 818 274 0183

Good to know

Most popular location

9000 Airport Boulevard

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Los Angeles

  • When you book Thrifty hire cars in Los Angeles, you'll be giving yourself the flexibility to go where you want to when you want to, without having to rely on public transport. Although Los Angeles has a good public transport system, you'll find that getting from place to place can sometimes be complicated and include a few changeovers. With so many things to see and do in Los Angeles, why waste time? Head to Warner Bos Studios, Disneyland Park, Universal Studios and the Aquarium of the Pacific without delays.
  • Book Thrifty hire cars in Los Angeles and have access to 8 locations conveniently located in all areas of the city. If you are closer to north Los Angeles and hoping to glimpse a Hollywood star, you'll find Thrifty on 2627 N Hollywood Way, Burbank is a great choice. When visiting Pasadena, try Thrifty at 3518 E Colorado Blvd. Thrifty in downtown LA at 361 N La Brea Ave is a great central location to explore the city centre. The 1426 Santa Monica Blvd Thrifty will have you en route for your coastal adventure in no time and both Thrifty branches at 9462 Firestone Blvd and on 14219 S Western Ave give you access to LA south.
  • If you are flying into LA, you'll most likely arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. Book Thrifty hire cars in Los Angeles directly from the airport branch for ultimate convenience. You'll find the airport branch is located just off-site of the airport at 9000 Airport Boulevard. Thrifty will send a complimentary shuttle to pick you up from the airport terminal. Shuttles collect passengers from under the "Rental Car Shuttle" purple signs, which are outside every terminal. It's important to make sure the branch has your flight information when you make the booking so that they can collect you at the correct time, and keep an eye on any flight delays.
  • Keep in mind that when you book Thrifty hire cars in Los Angeles, and are looking to return your hire car after hours, you'll be better off picking up a car hire at the airport branch. The city-based branches are generally open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. They operate from 9:00 to 12:00 am on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays, public holidays and bank holidays. The airport branch offers an easy 24-hour key return.
  • Book your car hire from Thrifty in Los Angeles at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Intermediate car hire from Thrifty in Los Angeles are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Los Angeles

  • What are the different car hire benefits or amenities offered by Thrifty in Los Angeles?

    One of the most fun benefits of when you book Thrifty hire cars in Los Angeles is the option to make a wild card booking. This program allows you to book an entry-grade vehicle, and then when you get to the branch to collect you'll be allocated a free upgrade to a higher vehicle category at no extra cost. This exciting upgrade is applicable to all Los Angeles Thrifty branches.

  • Where are the best places to park Thrifty cars in Los Angeles?

    The first thing to know about parking your Thrifty hire car in Los Angeles is that overnight on-street parking is free. Metered hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. When you see green painted curbs, know that between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, you’re able to park your car for 15-30 minutes for free. Anytime outside of these hours on green curbs is also free. Try to avoid parking in zones that are painted yellow. These are typically loading zones, which do hold a fine for cars parked without goods permits.

  • Why would I need Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards in Los Angeles?

    Thrifty in Los Angeles recognises Blue Chip Rewards members at all their Los Angeles branches, which is great news for drivers who want to use its benefits, like skipping the queues. When you load your Blue Chip details, you'll never have to go to the counter again, your car will be prepared before you arrive, so you can head straight to the collections parking lot. 

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

    Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Los Angeles.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Los Angeles?

    Thrifty has 6 hire locations in Los Angeles. 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: Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Yes