Book Thrifty hire cars in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, United States
1 Feb — 8 Feb
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San Francisco, CA, United States
Tue 1/2
Tue 8/2
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Thrifty car hire prices in San Francisco

£45/dayPeople carrier
£26/dayCompact SUV
£29/dayIntermediate SUV
£32/dayStandard SUV


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Reviews for Thrifty in San Francisco

Overall rating7.4 GoodBased on 803 reviews
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Pros:Car was clean, up to date a din excellent condition.Cons:Pickup at SFO was a bit chaotic and there was a longer then expected wait for the rental.Reviewed 17 Sep 2018
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Cons:I do not recommend. At 3AM it turned out that our car is gone. We got another price 3 times higher than the car ordered. We were forced to take a car from them because we were with 5 children.Reviewed 1 May 2018
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Misleading pitch on insurance policyCons:When checked in we were given a quote on insurance. When I checked the chit from our check in, we were to be billed an extra $350. By then, we were on our way to our destination. I called to change the policy, but they claimed they weren't equipped to do it over the phone. They also couldn't do it in person at another rental agency closer to where we were. Only at the agency where we picked up the car. I'm not sure if the representatives receive a commission on upselling insurance, but their representative was misleading. Weak customer service and will rent through another agency in the future.Reviewed 25 Oct 2017
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Would recommendPros:Fair price. Received exactly what I expected.Cons:Line to pick up car took over an hour. After flying all day, waiting an hour to pick up a rental was frustrating.Reviewed 12 Jul 2018
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No carsCons:No cars available even after reservation made and confirmed. Had to cancel road trip for college tour at Stanford for my brother.Reviewed 24 Sep 2018
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Pros:Pick-up staff were surprisingly easy and not demanding about add-on and insurance options. Drop-off was a breeze. Car was great for an extended road trip. Hired a Nissan Altima which was a super car for the long trip and moderately tough terrain.Reviewed 16 Sep 2018
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Pros:Great price, nice car, easy pick upCons:Toll tag is $12/day to use not including the cost of the toll. Nice convenience feature but didn't use due to the excessive cost.Reviewed 13 Nov 2016
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I won't hire from Thrifty againPros:Car was comfortable and economicalCons:- Pick up was a nightmare. Took far too long - Tried to up-sell and then scare tactics for insurance etc - I bought insurance online through Kayak, however received an email 2 days before the car rental finished to say it hadn't gone through - Thrifty add on way more charges than other rental car companies - Disappointing experience all roundReviewed 4 Jun 2018
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Pros:Clean, comfortable car for a good priceCons:Waited over an hour and a half after a very long flight to pick up our car. We have a 2 year old and this is completely unacceptable. If I could have gone to another company at that time I would have. Will most likely never use Thrifty again. The price isn't that good for such a long wait.Reviewed 1 Nov 2015
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Pros:Staff was very friendlyCons:Shorter lines to get carReviewed 3 Feb 2019
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Had to wait in line too long.Pros:Fuel efficient.Cons:The long wait in line to pick up the car. Very inefficient and long check in process. The lines were long and the service was slow. Also didn't care for how hard they pushed to try and get us to upgrade and pay for additional services we didn't need.Reviewed 16 Oct 2017
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Sleazy Feeling about the whole car rental business.Pros:I liked that I did have a car to drive. Although not the make, model nor price expected.Cons:I didn’t like the fact that it was a bait and switch. You mentioned Prius autos available to rent on the website. That’s what I went for. Yet, when I got there the clerk behind the desk told me they had never had Prius’s. And the price quoted online was very different from what I ended up paying. When renting a car it always feels like I’m dealing with a sleazy operation. Never a fun experience. Always a surprise in mostly unpleasant ways.Reviewed 4 Nov 2018
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in San Francisco?

364 O'farrell Street, Thrifty car hires


364 O'farrell Street


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


+1 415 771 5332


780 Mcdonnell Rd


Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00


+1 877 283 0898

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  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Thrifty in San Francisco for £26 or less
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