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Thrifty car rental prices at San Diego Airport

EconomyC$ 42/day
CompactC$ 43/day
IntermediateC$ 44/day
Full-sizeC$ 68/day
Full-size SUVC$ 92/day
ConvertibleC$ 114/day
Pick-up truckC$ 109/day
Premium SUVC$ 135/day
Supplier choiceC$ 41/day
Compact SUVC$ 69/day
Standard SUVC$ 75/day
Standard station wagonC$ 91/day
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Overall Rating6.8 OkayBased on 144 reviews
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Recent reviews

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No complaints.Reviewed 4 Sep. 2023
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Waited in line 2 hours at pick up and didn't get the car I reserved.Reviewed 29 Aug. 2023
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Terrible Rental desk closed upon arrival Had to rebook with another vendor Did not use this serviceReviewed 27 Aug. 2023
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They overcharged me, need to call customer support to fixReviewed 1 Jul. 2023
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It took me 41 minutes waiting in line to get a car. It should be better staffed given the pint of reservations that day.Reviewed 25 Feb. 2023
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We reserved a Mustang convertible ( or similar ) but were told that none were available. We could upgrade to a premium convertible, which we agreed to, but were then told that because we didn’t have a paper copy of our car insurance policy, we couldn’t rent it. We were then told that a convertible WAS available, so we lugged our luggage to the space only to find it empty. No one was in the car area (it was now 11:45 pm). We lugged our luggage back to the office and the manager couldn’t be located, but we were told that there was a BMW convertible available. Back we went, loaded our luggage into the car, but the roof was not working. An employee tried to assist us, but was unable to get it to work…after consulting the owners manual and multiple attempts. We were then given the choice of a sedan. We left the airport rental facility at 12:30 am, exhausted and disappointed! Doesn’t matter to Thrifty what type of vehicle you “reserve” and pre-pay for!! NEVER AGAIN!!! Done with Thrifty!!!Reviewed 12 Feb. 2023
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2 hour wait to pick up. This is the second time this has happened, went next door to Sixt and was on my way in about 8 minutes as I didn’t have the time to wait in a ridiculously long line. LOTS of unhappy people.Reviewed 11 Jan. 2023
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San Diego combines all the large rental agencies in one line creating a 2 hr wait. It was unbelievable so we went with Payless to avoid the wait.Reviewed 11 Jan. 2023
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Would have liked to have had an on-site receipt - I don't trust that e-mail receipts will go to the correct addressReviewed 3 Jan. 2023
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The car was in good condition and the car return was super quick. The shuttle to airport after dropping the vehicle was prompt. Perhaps the price I paid was a little high probably because the vehicle return was in a different location.Reviewed 2 Jan. 2023
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They did not honor the reservation. Had to rent from another company.Reviewed 28 Dec. 2022
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Good quick serviceReviewed 15 Dec. 2022
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Thrifty car rentals near San Diego Airport

3355 Admiral Boland Way, Thrifty car rentals


3355 Admiral Boland Way


Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00


+1 877 283 0898


1120 West Laurel Street


Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00


+1 619 557 8499

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at San Diego Airport

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at San Diego Airport for C$ 49 or less
  • Book your rental car at San Diego Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Thrifty at San Diego Airport are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at San Diego Airport

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty at San Diego Airport?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at San Diego Airport costs C$ 60 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty at San Diego Airport?

    Compact (Jeep Compass or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at San Diego Airport.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at San Diego Airport?

    3355 Admiral Boland Way is the closest Thrifty rental location to San Diego Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 877 283 0898.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Diego Airport (SAN)?