There is no better way to see everything Austin has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride enables you to go to the places you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to Texas more enjoyable with a Thrifty car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Austin is home to over half a million people, which means this city is big enough for a little adventure. Travelers come to enjoy Austin's local attractions and a college-town feel. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to see as much of Austin as you can during your vacation. You'll be able to explore of this city once you get the keys to your Thrifty rental car.
CarRentals.com works with the finest rental car dealers, like Thrifty, because they are known for their successful track record in providing customers with the best cars. We can help you and your visit get off to a great start.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get an Austin Thrifty rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your car. However, reserving well ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What should I bring with me when I get my rental car in Austin?
Be sure to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Austin's minimum age to rent a car?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Austin is 21. Take time to read through Thrifty's policy, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars especially.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Austin?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Austin. Economy or compact automobiles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a sedan or SUV is going to have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little luxury on their Austin vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Thrifty. Many of the major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Austin. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Thrifty require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Thrifty requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Austin. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my Thrifty car rental?
We suggest a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you bring your car back to Thrifty. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Austin has over half a million people, so there should be plenty to do. Unlimited miles allow you to see what else Texas has to offer without being concerned about your limits. If you need to add a little excitement to your Austin trip, you can also drive to Kiddie Acres and spend a day riding the park's attractions.
Does Thrifty offer one-way rentals in Austin?
Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at another location. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Austin, having your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Texas, you can go when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or wait for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Austin rent-a-car and visit all the must-do activities at your own pace. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Austin, Texas.