Book Thrifty hire cars in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, United States
Dec 16 — Dec 23
Same drop-off
San Francisco, CA, United States
Fri 16/12
Fri 23/12
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Thrifty car hire prices in San Francisco

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


"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)

Reviews for Thrifty in San Francisco

Overall rating7.0 GoodBased on 515 reviews
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Goo was a bad deal, but highly recommended by there agent.Reviewed Nov 2 2022
review fromkayak
The car was clean and good. I think that 2 things ahould be noticed: 1.,I ordered the car to 11:00, when I came to pick up the car at 13:00, the let me wait more than 20 minutes till the car was ready. 2. I was explaoned that I can return the car without a fuel tabk full, and that I'll pay 6.13$ for a galon only for what i used, and that i need to give a deposit of more than 100$, and that what I did. When i returned the car, i was charged for the whole amount, and when i talked with thrifty thet explained that if i dont return the tunk full, i pay all the amount, that wasnt what I was explained.Reviewed Oct 17 2022
review fromkayak
I went to pick up the car and they told me they didn't have a car available and that there was a 3-4 hours waitlist... That was really annoying because I had an out-of-town appointment I had to go to and had to cancel it.Reviewed Oct 17 2022
review fromkayak
On arrival at SFO we had to queue for 90 minutes to actually get to speak to someone about picking up our pre-booked car, once we got to give our details we were then told we would have to wait 1hour to get the car! As it happens it was only 20 minutes. They were clearly under staffed and the staff that were there were under great pressure.Reviewed Sep 17 2022
review fromcheapflights
absolutely catastrophic! I NEVER had the car. The company told me that they would not have a car available until 4 hours and that they would call me. I never had a call. I had lost my preservations for my activities that day. It's a shame. To avoid absolutely! And I will not fail to write it everywhere on the net.Reviewed Sep 17 2022
review fromkayak
Everything went well after standing in line for an hour.Reviewed Sep 5 2022
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Car was not ready I have to wait 3 hoursReviewed Sep 4 2022
review fromkayak
Whilst drop off was efficient and simple, pick up took over an hour as counter staff tried to upsell every customer. I was only 3rd in line so I pity those that were 20 places behind me. I did not appreciate the tone of the service agent who was trying to convince me to pre-pay petrol, toll passes (which I did not need despite him telling me I did), insure, car upgrades and extra drivers. It set a poor tone for the experienceReviewed Aug 31 2022
review fromkayak
The car was excellent, no complaints, the staff were friendly and the process was really quite straight forward so perhaps I’m being a bit harsh. But the queue to pick the car up took 2.5hours, which was just ridiculous. The guidance before arriving made it clear we needed to be there at a specific time, so the onus was on us, yet when we did, it took so long to be seen and there clearly wasn’t enough staff on the desks. The main fella organising was really pleasant and had to deal with a number of irate customers who had expected it to take a reasonable amount or time. We saw him again later and he was still doing a great job. In whole, it’s a great service, but they need to sort out staffing.Reviewed Aug 22 2022
review fromkayak
2 hour wait in line for pickup. Really terrible pickup experienceReviewed Aug 7 2022
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It took several hours to pick up the car. Terrible pick up experience.Reviewed Aug 4 2022
review fromkayak
The pick up process was horrible. Even with a reservation I waited for 3 hours in a line of 50+ people after a long travel day to get my car. We weren’t informed as to why there was such a wait. Counter staff were not friendly or apologetic about the wait. I will not be renting directly from the SFO airport again. The car itself was great and drop off was exponentially more pleasant and quick.Reviewed Aug 3 2022
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in San Francisco?

364 O'farrell Street, Thrifty car hires


364 O'farrell Street


Sunday07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday07:00 - 15:00
Monday07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday07:00 - 15:00
Friday07:00 - 15:00
Saturday07:00 - 15:00
Thursday07:00 - 15:00


+1 415 771 5332


780 Mcdonnell Rd


Sunday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00


+1 877 283 0898

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780 Mcdonnell Rd

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Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in San Francisco

  • Intermediate car hire from Thrifty in San Francisco are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average.

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