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Book Thrifty car rentals in Boston

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Thrifty car rental prices in Boston

EconomyC$ 60/day
CompactC$ 62/day
IntermediateC$ 58/day
StandardC$ 65/day
Full-sizeC$ 68/day
Supplier choiceC$ 61/day
CoupeC$ 78/day
Compact SUVC$ 81/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 86/day
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Reviews for Thrifty in Boston

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 Rating5.9 FairBased on 178 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Comfort
6.6
Overall
5.7
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.7
Value for money
5.8

Recent reviews

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6.0
Customer service was great! The only problems were the price doubling form the first quote, and now a $78 toll charge. I did go through some tolls, but certainly not $78 worth. Ended up being WAY more expensive than I planned.Reviewed 16 Jun. 2024
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2.0
I’ve rented many many times and this was worst experience ever. 1:40 mins waiting in line to get y vehicle. Only car rental place with a line. People were gettin out of line and going to other agencies it was so badReviewed 3 Jun. 2024
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8.0
Better signage when returning rental, it gets difficult to read when trying to drive and read with others trying to return and figure out what road and ramp to take to return garageReviewed 19 Mar. 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
Our pickup experience was horrible!! At first, the man I spoke with was very nice and picking up the car was easy. I installed the car seat (ridiculous they charge for these, they are legally required for safety) and went to pick up my husband and son at our hotel. When we tried to get my son in the seat, we realized the straps would not tighten properly on the seat. The drivers seat was also too high to the ceiling for my torso height causing my view of the road to be blocked by the rear view mirror. We returned to the rental counter to get a new car seat and swap vehicles. It was 10:05 am or so at this point. We did not get on the road until 11:30AM due to so much back and forth trying to do a simple car seat and vehicle swap. We were repeatedly told to go to the wrong area for assistance, and had to drive through the Boston airport property each time to get there only to be told nobody could help us. It was extremely frustrating and delayed our trip by hours. Our poor toddler was stuck in his car seat for way more time than necessary as a result. Horrible experience.Reviewed 15 Nov. 2023
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2.0
I canceled the trip due to a death in the family and was not given a refundReviewed 14 Nov. 2023
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2.0
We rented a compact SUV to be picked up on Friday at 7PM. We arrived to the rental car center to find no lines at all other vendors and a line of what had to be 100 people waiting for cars at Thrifty. There was one poor employee that looked like he was going to cry. The line was long because they had no cars. We received no notification that there were no cars. We were driving at least two hours north to New Hampshire so we made a whole new reservation with Avis. I have been told I can submit that reservation to make up for the difference in price for the purchase at Thrifty. How is this ok when they were significantly overbooked and had no product?! Will never book this way again.Reviewed 13 Nov. 2023
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4.0
The line to pick up the car was 90 minutes.Reviewed 31 Oct. 2023
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2.0
The line was 1.5 hours long so I bailed and got an Uber. Very terrible customer service.Reviewed 14 Oct. 2023
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8.0
Car scheduled to rent was not available upon arrival. Given another car at much higher weekly rate.Reviewed 12 Oct. 2023
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8.0
Good experience. I had a minor problem (of my own making) and a gentleman named Oral at the dropoff customer service booth was outstanding and went the extra mile!! Hopefully this gets to his personnel file rating - he is a great face for Thrifty!!Reviewed 9 Oct. 2023
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2.0
Pros:Nothing. They booked a cer for over 20 people in my flight and when we got to the pickup area there were no cars available.Cons:Know what is in inventory so you dont over sell and leave people stranded for hours at an airport.Reviewed 1 Jun. 2021
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4.0
Cons:The pickup experience was miserable. Line took over an hour and then another 30 minutes for them to get the car.Reviewed 1 Jun. 2021
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Boston?

Address

100 Tomahawk Drive

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Thursday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Sunday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

3 Columbus Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30

Phone

+1 617 457 8157

Good to know

Most popular location

100 Tomahawk Drive

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 94/day

Good deal

C$ 61/day

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Boston

  • Given the city's historic streets and busy neighborhoods, compact cars offer greater maneuverability and easier parking compared to alternative options for those choosing to rent a Thrifty car rental in Boston. In the midst of Boston's often congested traffic, a compact car provides a smoother and more agile driving experience. This size of vehicle is particularly well-suited for exploring popular tourist destinations like Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail, and Beacon Hill.
  • Bustling streets and heavy traffic are a staple of Boston life, especially during peak commute hours in the early weekday mornings and evenings. The city's historic layout, with narrow roads and complex intersections, often contributes to congestion. The numerous colleges and universities in the area can likewise contribute to increased traffic, especially during the academic year. Traveling outside rush hours whenever possible is key to minimizing unnecessary time spent behind the wheel. Visitors should also note that pedestrian foot traffic tends to be heavy year-round and at all hours, so it’s extra important for drivers in the area to be patient and attentive. It is also important to keep in mind that Boston has a number of one-way roads. Be sure to remain vigilant about signage in the area.
  • Boston offers a range of parking choices for visitors, though availability and pricing can vary depending on the area and time of day. Metered parking is available on city streets, with posted rates and time limits. There are also numerous parking garages and lots conveniently situated in popular neighborhoods that provide both hourly and daily parking options, such as the Boston Common Garage. If you are driving a Thrifty car rental and are unfamiliar with the area, be sure to pay close attention to the signs marking street parking and parking garages to avoid tickets and towing.
  • Those looking to rent Thrifty car rentals in Boston should consider enrolling in their rewards program, known as Blue Chip Rewards. It's a free program that allows members to earn points for every qualifying rental, which can then be redeemed for free rental days or other valuable travel rewards. As a Blue Chip member, you also get to enjoy expedited service at participating locations, allowing you to bypass the regular rental counter and get on the road faster.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty in Boston for C$ 61 or less.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Thrifty in Boston are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Boston

  • What is the best location to pick up my vehicle when I book Thrifty car rentals in Boston?

    The most convenient location to pick up a Thrifty rental when arriving at Logan International Airport (BOS) is the dedicated rental car center situated on the airport grounds. This central facility houses various rental agencies, including Thrifty, providing a seamless and efficient process for travelers. From the airport terminals, you can easily access the rental car center via complimentary shuttle buses, which run at regular intervals.

  • Are pets allowed in vehicles when I book Thrifty car rentals in Boston?

    Thrifty welcomes pets in their vehicles, though they stress that vehicles must be returned without damage and in the same condition in which they were rented. Excessive pet hair or odors will result in extra cleaning charges. We recommend using appropriate crating equipment to keep your pets secured, as well as seat covers and blankets to prevent unnecessary messes.

  • What is the minimum age required when I book Thrifty car rentals in Boston?

    In Boston, drivers looking to rent a car must be at least 21 years old. However, it's important to note that drivers under 25 might be required to pay a young driver's fee. In addition, drivers must be in possession of a valid driver’s license, standard auto insurance, and a credit card in their name. International drivers may need to present their passport and an international driver’s permit as well.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty in Boston?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty in Boston costs C$ 94 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty in Boston?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in Boston.

  • How many car rental locations does Thrifty have in Boston?

    Thrifty has 2 rental locations in Boston. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car rental location at the airport: Logan Intl airport (BOS)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Logan Intl airport (BOS)?

    Yes