Book Thrifty car rentals in San Jose

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Thrifty car rental prices in San Jose

CompactC$ 56/day
IntermediateC$ 58/day
StandardC$ 63/day
Full-sizeC$ 67/day
CoupeC$ 54/day
Supplier choiceC$ 60/day
Compact SUVC$ 68/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 71/day
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Reviews for Thrifty in San Jose


" 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)
Overall Rating7.3 GoodBased on 56 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

Traveler rating
The worst rental car experience ever! I travel to San Jose once a month and rely heavily on the car rental service industry for transportation. I made reservations, arrived for my pick-up and then nightmare began! They required a $500 deposit for the sedan with a $174.94 rental fee for the day. Last month Alamo's security deposit was $200 and have the rental price. I return the vehicle after my trip, board my flight and return home here to Los Angeles. I then see an unauthorized transaction for $100 that very night, and another $100 the following evening. Trying to reach Thrifty is a nightmare in itself since its system is automated and they DID NOT even return my detailed email of the issue. I had to call my bank and file a claim on the two extra charges and cancel my debit card!!! This entire experience with "thrifty" has been the worst. WILL NOT BE DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM AGAIN.Reviewed 28 Mar. 2024
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Pros:Pick up has been painful. Drop off was cumbersome. Still awaiting my final receipts.Reviewed 4 Nov. 2020
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Pros:Straightforward process. Car feels cleanCons:The hood of the car open but there was no indication of it on the car. Found out when it started moving on the freeway. This put my life in danger. Staff should have made sure that the hood was close and the car should have warned the driver that the hood is open.Reviewed 3 Oct. 2020
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Pros:The staff were very friendly at pick up and drop off and the car was clean. It had a few scratches, but nothing too bad. Fuel economy was better than expected.Cons:The price was significantly better than other companies for the same type of car and it would have rated a higher score on value for money if it were not for the fact that the car needed some TLC. The engine sounded rough under load (like it was knocking), it needed oil (which I added) and the convertible top had trouble locking properly when it was lowered. I noticed later that the key had a sticker on it that said "check engine", but it seems that was not done.Reviewed 29 Sep. 2020
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Pros:Staff was very helpful and friendly at SJCCons:Car wasn't in spot marked on envelope. Had to look around for a few minutes to find it.Reviewed 16 Aug. 2020
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Pros:All aspects of this rental were wonderful. Typical pushy sales on upselling when you go to pickup, but that's expected and you can "nope" your way through it.Reviewed 19 Jul. 2020
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Pros:YesReviewed 16 Jul. 2020
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Cons:Customer serviceReviewed 17 May 2020
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Pros:Drop-off was a breeze. The car was well-equipped and not as bare-bone as lower-priced rentals usually are.Cons:Long line for the pick-upReviewed 18 Feb. 2020
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Pros:The lady who was working around 12/23 9:30pm on the 7th floor on thrifty was very unfriendly. Seems like she was annoyed to every customer and can’t find any professionalism on her attitude.Cons:She could have smiled and tried to help the customer with proper attitude.Reviewed 25 Dec. 2019
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Cons:Please stop using air freshenerReviewed 15 Dec. 2019
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Cons:Took 15 min at counterReviewed 5 Dec. 2019
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in San Jose?


1659 Airport Blvd


Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59


+1 408 999 6561

Good to know

Most popular location

1659 Airport Blvd

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 69/day

Good deal

C$ 63/day

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in San Jose

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty in San Jose for C$ 63 or less.
  • Book your rental car from Thrifty in San Jose at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Thrifty in San Jose are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in San Jose

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty in San Jose costs C$ 69 per day.

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

    Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in San Jose.

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

    Thrifty has 1 rental location in San Jose. 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 Jose airport (SJC)?


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