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Book Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco

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Thrifty car rental prices in San Francisco

EconomyC$ 42/day
CompactC$ 41/day
IntermediateC$ 50/day
StandardC$ 50/day
Full-sizeC$ 60/day
PremiumC$ 68/day
LuxuryC$ 71/day
Standard SUVC$ 54/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 61/day
Supplier choiceC$ 62/day
Compact SUVC$ 64/day
Standard station wagonC$ 69/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Thrifty in San Francisco

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 342 reviews
Cleanliness
7.1
Comfort
6.8
Overall
5.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.8
Value for money
5.8

Recent reviews

Traveler rating
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2.0
There were no cars available for 4 hours. A res made within 48 hrs was not honored at all!Reviewed 25 Mar. 2024
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4.0
Already did survey with thifty.Reviewed 11 Mar. 2024
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6.0
Nice counter agent. Difficult to get to counter at SFO. Car dirty. Car return challenging.Reviewed 18 Feb. 2024
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2.0
They messed up my contract at pick up. They couldn't fix it over the phone and I had to drive all the way back to the airport to solve . Very frustratingReviewed 13 Jan. 2024
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10.0
Clean car, friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off.Reviewed 9 Jan. 2024
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2.0
Land in SFO at 10PM -- flight was 30 minutes early at 9:30 - go to Thrifty Rental counter. There are 18 people in front of me in line and ONE person working the counter - taking 15 minutes minimum with each person. Everyone in line is worried - seems to "know" the counter closes at 11PM - what will happen then? A second counter person comes out and everyone breathes a little easier, then the first counter person goes away - leave ONE counter person!!!! I waited 45 minutes and now there were 15 people in front of me (I have photos!) I called the number I was given to call for questions and imagine! They closed at 10PM - please call back tomorrow. At a few minutes before 11PM with still 13 or 14 people in line ahead of me - I went to the Alamo counter and rented a car and was driving out of the parking lot at 11:05. Worst experience ever. Never again and I caution everyone trying to get a Thrifty car late at night in SFO...Reviewed 8 Nov. 2023
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4.0
Bad serviceReviewed 30 Oct. 2023
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2.0
2 hour wait for pick upReviewed 9 Oct. 2023
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2.0
One hour wait. Ev car hard to find charging station that workedReviewed 4 Oct. 2023
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4.0
Arrived on time (9:20 pm). Stood in line with 36 other customers (three people were working the counter) for over thirty minutes. When I got to the counter, I was told that my car wouldn't be ready for almost two hours . . . but for an additional $160 dollars (per day) they could give me another car. I had no option but to wait. Fortunately, it was only 45 minutes before they sent me down to get a Hertz car (still billed through Thrifty). All was fine except I ended up with a 7-passenger Ford Expedition when I wanted a sub-compact. The Ford got 18 mpg (so my gas cost was higher) and was a monster to navigate through San Francisco traffic.Reviewed 4 Oct. 2023
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10.0
Terrible neighborhood. Great car at a reasonable price and fantastic counter staff.Reviewed 22 Sep. 2023
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1.9
Customer service was awful.Reviewed 7 Jul. 2021
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco?

Address

364 O'farrell Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 415 771 5332

Address

780 Mcdonnell Rd

Hours

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

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

364 O'farrell Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 415 771 5332

Address

364 O'farrell Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 415 771 5332

Address

840 Ellis Street

Hours

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

Phone

+1 415 923 1119

Address

500 Beach St #121

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 415 674 8330

Good to know

Most popular location

780 Mcdonnell Rd

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 74/day

Good deal

C$ 59/day

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in San Francisco

  • Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco have got you covered for all your car rental needs. If you are in the city to enjoy the sites, you can opt to rent a convertible. Imagine driving across the Golden Gate Bridge with the top down. If you are traveling around with the whole family, a minivan or an SUV might be just the ticket. If you are trying to keep things more economical, you can opt for an economy or a compact car, small vehicles that will also make navigating San Francisco traffic easier.
  • Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco care about the carbon footprint they leave and offer sustainable rental options. When you choose to rent from Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco, you can opt for fully electric vehicles, including a number of compact models and even a fully electric SUV. So, whether you will be navigating tough San Francisco traffic on a business trip or packing the whole family into an SUV, you can do it sustainably, keeping the environment in mind as you visit the city.
  • When you choose to rent your vehicle from Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco, you can find a number of reservation options that offer free cancellation. If your plans are still a little iffy, choose a car reservation that offers free cancellation where you don't pay anything unless you arrive to pick up your vehicle. Since many but not all Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco that you can book through KAYAK offer free cancellation, make sure you choose your reservation carefully.
  • When you are driving your rental vehicle around San Francisco, it is very likely that you will encounter or want to use a toll road across a bridge or an express toll lane on the congested freeways. The best way to pay tolls in Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco is to opt for the Thrifty PlatePass program. For a daily fee, this program pays your toll for you, and you don't have to worry about getting any hefty fines. For speedier travel time with peace of mind, consider the PlatePass program for your Thrifty car rental in San Francisco.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty in San Francisco for C$ 59 or less.
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty in San Francisco are around 65% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in San Francisco

  • Where can I pick up a Thrifty car rental in San Francisco?

    The most popular Thrifty pick-up location in San Francisco is at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), but you can also find a Thrifty San Francisco agency in the north of the city just off I-80 at 364 O'Farrell Street. This car rental agency is convenient to The Presidio as well as the Sunset District in San Francisco, and it is also close to the bridge that takes you across the bay to Oakland and the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Can I choose the car I want from Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco?

    When you make your reservation through KAYAK for a Thrifty rental vehicle in San Francisco, you will choose the car that you would like to rent. However, it is possible that when you arrive at the rental agency, the exact model that you want is not available. In this case, Thrifty does its best to provide you with the brand of car that you want and the type of car that you want. Known for its friendly and helpful staff, Thrifty car rentals in San Francisco will do the utmost to meet your car rental needs.

  • Where can I park my Thrifty car rental in San Francisco?

    Throughout San Francisco, you can find metered parking on the city streets. At these meters, you can pay by coin, cash, credit card, or by app. Depending on where you park your Thrifty rental, you may have to pay anywhere from $2 to $6 an hour. Most parking meters in San Francisco don't allow you to park in a certain space for more than two hours at a time. While some parking meters are not enforced on weekends, parking garages as well as meters at Fisherman's Wharf are enforced every day. 

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty in San Francisco costs C$ 74 per day.

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

    Compact (Ford Focus Sedan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in San Francisco.

  • How many car rental locations does Thrifty have in San Francisco?

    Thrifty has 6 rental locations in San Francisco. 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: San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Francisco airport (SFO)?

    Yes