There is no better way to see everything Calgary has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can go wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Canada even better with a Thrifty car rental.
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With all there is to do in and around the Calgary area, you'll be wanting to take in more than just the block your hotel is on during your trip. Whether you are dying to try that well-reviewed cafe across town or try some of the local favorites, you'll want your own set of wheels to explore as much as possible while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Calgary, if you wish to get the most from your trip Canada, having access to your own set of wheels is key.
CarRentals.com works with the best car rental dealers in the world, like Thrifty, because they are known for their track record in supplying customers with the best cars on the road. We can help your trip get off without a hitch.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Calgary Thrifty rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the best rates, whether you book. However, reserving your car well ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my rental car in Calgary?
You'll need to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Calgary?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Calgary is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Thrifty's policy to find out if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Calgary?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Calgary. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and good for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Calgary vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Canada?
In Canada you do need to have insurance before you rent from Thrifty. Many major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Calgary. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with 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 car for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Thrifty?
We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Thrifty. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Calgary?
Calgary definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Calgary.
Does Thrifty offer one-way rentals in Calgary?
Thrifty typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Calgary, having access to an auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Canada, you can leave when you like, without trying to hail a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Calgary rental car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book with CarRentals.com and speed along the streets in Calgary, Canada.