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Thrifty San Diego Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 6 ratings


"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 )


"The address for Thrifty car rental was not updated to reflect the new address on web site. Would definitely use again. Thanks for the great price and service."

(Reviewed on January 27, 2015 )


"Excellent trip from start to finish."

(Reviewed on November 20, 2014 )


"I have recommended to multiple people over the last 2 weeks. Awesome experience!"

(Reviewed on May 25, 2014 )


"I was amazed how easy it was and I received an excellent value. Reserving via website was far easier than using the rental car companies' website."

(Reviewed on February 17, 2014 )


"I Thank you for being available to serve the need of customers with choice of cars, best prices and availability with timely service. Thank You!"

(Reviewed on February 09, 2014 )

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Thrifty Car Rentals in San Diego : All you need to know

If you want to see everything San Diego has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Thrifty. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own vehicle enables you to go to the locations you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to California even more enjoyable with a Thrifty car rental. takes care of all the speed bumps

With over 1 million putting down roots in San Diego, there should be plenty to do and see in this vibrant city. Guests come to have fun exploring San Diego's ton of entertainment options. However, you may have your eye on exploring the growing art scene. No matter what you pick to do first, you'll want to see as much of San Diego as possible while on your vacation. Once you grab the keys to your Thrifty car rental, you'll be on your way to discovering more of this culturally diverse city. works with some of the most dependable car rental dealers, like Thrifty, to not only get you the car you need for your next trip, but also the best rate. Thrifty is known for their success in supplying customers with the best autos on the road. We can help you and your visit get off without a hitch.

Frequently asked questions

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

We strive to get you the best price, no matter when you reserve your car. However, getting your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

What do I need have with me when I get my rental car in San Diego?

You'll need to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

What's San Diego's minimum age to rent a car?

Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in San Diego is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Thrifty's policy to find out what the total cost is for you.

What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to San Diego?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in San Diego. For bigger cities, like San Diego, you may find exploring and parking easier in a compact car. Commute times in San Diego average 27 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV provides a more comfortable ride. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their San Diego vacation can choose a higher-end model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?

In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent. Many major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to San Diego. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout.

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

Thrifty does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to San Diego. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car.

What is the fuel policy on my Thrifty car rental?

At, we encourage a full to full policy. You should receive your vehicle 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 find a gas station before you bring your car back to Thrifty.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

San Diego is a big city, so there is going to be a lot to do. You may not want to concern yourself about your miles if you are planning to see what else California has to offer. Those wanting to add even more entertainment to their San Diego vacation can head to one of the two theme parks in the region. Embrace your inner child, or take the family to Belmont Park or SeaWorld San Diego.

Can I get a one-way rental from Thrifty?

Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at a different location. However, there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

Book today for great rates

With so much to do and see in San Diego, having access to a vehicle can come in handy. When you are ready to see more of California, you can leave wherever you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or wait for the bus.

Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty San Diego car rental and take off to all the items on your itinerary. Reserve with and drive the open road in San Diego, California.