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Book Thrifty car rentals in Calgary

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Thrifty car rental prices in Calgary

EconomyC$ 53/day
CompactC$ 53/day
IntermediateC$ 52/day
StandardC$ 52/day
Full-sizeC$ 54/day
MinivanC$ 67/day
PremiumC$ 57/day
Pick-up truckC$ 52/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 58/day
Standard SUVC$ 69/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Thrifty in Calgary

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 Rating8.1 Very goodBased on 55 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Overall
8.1
Pick-up/Drop-off
8.2
Value for money
7.7

Recent reviews

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4.0
Full size SUV is not a ford edge similar to high lander. Car was not clean when picked up and we had to identify multiple scratches and dents not included on the form so with no attendant outside we had to walk back inside to the rental counter to add them to the form before leaving (extra 20 min process)Reviewed 26 May 2024
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10.0
The pick up and drop off process was perfect. The fellas at the Calgary drip off centre at the airport were an A+!Reviewed 30 Apr. 2024
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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 25 Feb. 2021
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10.0
Pros:Carlos was amazing. So helpful and professional. Thank you!!Reviewed 24 Aug. 2020
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9.2
Pros:Great staff, the lot is very tight even hard to turn around when dropping off. Other than that awesome.Cons:Not sure they would need to increase the lot size.Reviewed 15 Nov. 2019
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5.6
Pros:Staff readily available. Car ready to go.Cons:Bait and switch not appreciated. Printed quote we had from Thrifty.com was not honored and went up by $60 at pick up. All manner of fast-talking reasons were cited, all of which had already been accounted for when we got the quote online. Branch or quote software needs examination.Reviewed 1 Aug. 2019
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8.4
Pros:Staff were nice. Upgrade was fantastic.Cons:Locations downtown were inconvenient to get to in the big cities but it was more expensive to get from the airport.Reviewed 21 Jun. 2019
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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 7 Jun. 2019
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:EASY PICK UP...I DISPUTED A CHARGE AND THERE WAS NO ARGUMENT. CLEARED UP NICELYCons:THE HERTZ SIGN ONLY...THE THRIFTYS AND DOLLAR SIGNS WERE VERY SMALL...THEY NEED TO BE BIGGERReviewed 28 May 2019
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8.4
Pros:Easy drop off. Helpful staff in Calgary downtown location.Reviewed 26 May 2019
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6.0
Cons:The location is downtown, on a busy 1 way street. It's difficult to access. Instructions for vehicle drop off could have been given.Reviewed 3 Mar. 2019
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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 3 Mar. 2019
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Calgary?

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 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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

Average price

C$ 84/day

Good deal

C$ 49/day

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Calgary

  • One reason that so many travellers choose to book Thrifty car rentals in Calgary is because of the huge selection of different types of vehicles available for rent. This means that large groups can rent an SUV or minivan and get their entire group to destinations in style and comfort. It also means travellers looking to save money can rent an economy or a compact model that offers safe and reliable transportation at an affordable price.
  • Something to keep in mind when you book Thrifty car rentals in Calgary is that driving during the wintertime can be somewhat challenging because of snow and ice on the roads. What many travellers often don't realize is that car rental companies such as Thrifty cannot rent you tire chains. This means that a good alternative when renting a car here is to choose a four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • One thing that drivers learn to love after they book Thrifty car rentals in Calgary is how easy it is to drive in the city because of the large number of highways available. Highway 1 is one of the largest highways in Canada and it cuts right through the center of Calgary, from east to west Highway 2 offers easy north-to-south access through the city. When you combine these two major highways with Highway 201, which acts as a beltway around the outskirts of the city, drivers soon realize how easy it is to get to a variety of spots in Calgary without having to spend much time on surface streets.
  • One of the nice features of booking a car rental with Thrifty many travellers don't know about is that this company offers you the ability to do a one-way rental. This means that travellers can make their way to Calgary and then go on road trips throughout Alberta and return their car in cities like Edmonton or Red Deer. While there can be an additional fee for doing a one-way rental, this is more than made up for by the convenience of being able to drop your car at any location that is convenient for you.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty in Calgary for C$ 49 or less.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Thrifty in Calgary are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Calgary

  • What are the best pick-up locations for Thrifty car rentals in Calgary?

    Most travellers that arrive in Calgary on plane flights often choose to pick up their Thrifty car rental at the large location at the Calgary International Airport (YYC). If you are already in Calgary and then you decide you want to rent a car, there's no need to head back to the airport because Thrifty offers a couple of great locations right in the center of Calgary on 5th Ave. Southeast and Macleod Trail Southeast offer excellent convenience for travellers in downtown Calgary.

  • What are some of the benefits of booking a Thrifty car rental in Calgary?

    Most car renters who utilize Thrifty car rental will tell you that one of the perks of using this company is its loyalty rewards program called Blue Chip Rewards. Not only does this program allow drivers to earn points for discounts on future rentals, but it includes great benefits like priority counter service or being able to skip the rental car counter altogether when picking up a vehicle plus, there are added benefits like quick reservations and the ability to add a driver for free.

  • What are some of the best places to park my Thrifty car rental in Calgary?

    Parking your car when you are in suburban areas of Calgary is not going to be a problem because there will be ample free street parking available. As you make your way into the center of the city, parking options can become scarcer and most of these options will involve a fee for parking. One of the nice things about the city of Calgary is that it offers a number of parking lots and garages that all have a centralized location and allow drivers to park for several hours without having to worry about feeding a parking meter while they are in downtown Calgary. 

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty in Calgary costs C$ 84 per day.

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

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

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

    Thrifty has 4 rental locations in Calgary. 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: Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Yes