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Recently Booked Thrifty Car Rentals from $ 23.33/day

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 23.33 /day

($ 303.24 total)

Economy

(Toyota Yaris or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 4-5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.35 /day

($ 233.46 total)

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.37 /day

($ 233.65 total)


Economy

(Toyota Yaris or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 4-5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.46 /day

($ 164.25 total)

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.46 /day

($ 164.25 total)

Economy

(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

economy
  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 23.50 /day

($ 93.98 total)


Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

Thrifty Rental Car Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 430 ratings

Thrifty

"Amazing service!!!"

(Reviewed on October 11, 2015 )

Thrifty

"Best Car rental service ever!"

(Reviewed on October 11, 2015 )


Thrifty

"All-around this was a good experience!!"

(Reviewed on October 07, 2015 )

Thrifty

"I have no complaints, I will use CarRentals.com and Thrifty again!"

(Reviewed on October 01, 2015 )


Thrifty

"Nicole at the San Diego Airport Thrifty office was wonderful. She should be commended for her professional yet friendly demeanor."

(Reviewed on September 25, 2015 )

Thrifty

"We did the "wild card" option and you never know what you are going to get with that. Usually, it's an OK car. This time, while there were many on the lot unrented it was bio us they gave us the bottom of the line car. No ..." Read more

(Reviewed on September 24, 2015 )


Thrifty

"thanks"

(Reviewed on September 23, 2015 )

Thrifty

"Everything was exactly what I ordered. Thanks CarRentals.com!"

(Reviewed on September 22, 2015 )


Thrifty

"outstanding experience at San jose. good job thrifty and CarRentals.com"

(Reviewed on September 22, 2015 )

Thrifty

"Very pleased -your company definitely had the best competitive rates that I compared on Priceline - Expedia- Hotwire - etc.. You keep this up you will never go out of business . Thanks for keeping a car rental affordable !"

(Reviewed on September 22, 2015 )


Thrifty

"Emmanuel is the best agent I've ever delt with!"

(Reviewed on September 21, 2015 )

Thrifty

"the 1st car I chose was tagged for service but still on the lot - I had to turn around and choose a different car - this was the only delay or issue I had. Drop off at about 5:15am was excellent - very fast and shuttle wa..." Read more

(Reviewed on September 20, 2015 )


Thrifty

"The woman who checked me I. Was one of the best!"

(Reviewed on September 17, 2015 )

Thrifty

"Great service at Eagle VAil"

(Reviewed on September 17, 2015 )


Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Thrifty Car Rentals in City: What you need to know

With plenty of neighborhoods in San Diego, like City, worth exploring, you'll wish for your own automobile to check out everything there is to do in this city. Public transportation, while cheap, may not drop you off exactly where you need to go. Ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, can be convenient, but you'd be surprised by how many cities they don't serve. Plus, the cost of going from here to there can really add up.

If you want convenience for a fantastic price, then you're in the right place. Thrifty is one of the many great car rental businesses we work with to not only get you the auto you want for your business trip, but also the best rate. Thrifty is well-known for their success in supplying visitors with the best cars on the road.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car

How do I get the best deals on a City Thrifty rental car?

We always strives to get you the best deal. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
  • Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve in advance

A bit of knowledge can go a long way to lower your rate.

What documents do I need when I get my car rental in City?

You'll need to bring your credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What is the minimum age to rent a car?

Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car is 21. Take time to check Thrifty's policies, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals especially.

Is there a particular vehicle I should rent for my trip to City?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit City. If you are having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great viewsBMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar
Full SizeIf you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy rideInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy or Compact CarFor those on a strict travel budgetFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the U.S. of A?

When cruising through City or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Thrifty requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with Thrifty. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check Thrifty's policy before you decide.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?

Thrifty, like several other rental companies, requires a deposit when you make your reservation. The sum can vary greatly based on the size of the car. Also, be sure you have enough on your credit card to pay a deposit.

Do I have to fill up the tank before I take my car back to Thrifty?

We advise a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the vehicle to Thrifty. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in City?

Most suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you need to ensure it's part of the package. It's important to consider how much driving you will be doing in and around City. You don't want to be hit with any surprise overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make certain you read the company's policy. You may need unlimited miles if you're thinking of some road trips to see everything that is in San Diego.

Reserve Your Ride Today!

With so much to do and see in San Diego, having access to an auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of the U.S.A., you can go wherever you want, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.

Heading out of town soon? Book your Thrifty City car rental and take off to all the must-see sights. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in San Diego, California.