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Book Thrifty hire cars in Edmonton

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Thrifty car hire prices in Edmonton

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Reviews for Thrifty in Edmonton

Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
", easy pick up."(in 959 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall rating7.0 GoodBased on 52 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Comfort
7.6
Overall
7.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.5
Value for money
7.0

Recent reviews

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2.0
Unfortunately thrifty charged us for the extra insurance even though our booking we did online had already charged us for this. When I discovered this they would not give me any money back so I paid far too much for this car rental.Reviewed 21 Oct 2023
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10.0
Pros:Very friendly staff.Cons:Signage in the garage could have been more clear.Reviewed 6 Feb 2020
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:Only offered pickup trucks, credit card insurance doesn't coverReviewed 20 Aug 2019
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9.6
Pros:Great customer service , quick and painlessReviewed 1 Apr 2019
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10.0
Pros:Super friendly staff at airport. Great vehicle. Low rate.Reviewed 4 Mar 2019
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10.0
Pros:Staff were great. Thecar was clean and handled very well.Cons:The tank wasn’t full-full when I picked it up.Reviewed 27 Feb 2019
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10.0
Pros:Everything worked and the rental price was right.Cons:Surcharge for 2nd driver - $13 per day extra... never seen this before.Reviewed 11 Jan 2019
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10.0
Pros:size was good for 8Cons:sometimes storage tight with back seats up but great if back seats down and only five peopleReviewed 7 Jan 2019
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6.8
Pros:The rental agency was easy to find and convenient to the airport. The vehicle was nice and clean and well-maintained. The staff outside in the lot were punctual and helpful.Cons:There was quite a wait to begin our process.The return of the rental car was very time consuming more so than at any other city we have ever rented a vehicle in.Reviewed 27 Nov 2018
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3.2
Pros:Not much at all I liked about this experienceCons:It was a car rental in Edmonton Alberta. they gave us a BC plate car. it was also during a snow storm in November, no winter tires, windshield washers didn't work, gadgets on the screen kept flashing up. worst car rental experience I have ever had.Reviewed 20 Nov 2018
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5.2
Cons:Drop off process lasted 30+ mins Way too slowReviewed 14 Nov 2018
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4.8
keep your original confirmation email and price given!Pros:Car was fine. Heater worked fast and well. Comfortable and easy to drive.Cons:There was a discrepancy between kayak price of $84C and their invoice of $96C returned two hours early. Asian fellow at Hertz/Thrifty desk was rude and didn’t know what he was doing and put me through finding photos of the kayak info and the old email and confirmation etc and then he ended up passing item off to a female agent who got it all fixed and charged me the original Kayak price agreed on. Anxiety over missing the allowed time to get our luggage put through... the whole thing was not my fault but ended up looking like I was the one doing something wrong!!!Reviewed 6 Nov 2018
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Edmonton?

Address

1000 Airport Road

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

17610 102nd Ave Nw

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 780 989 4888

Address

8624 53rd Ave Nw

Hours

Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00

Phone

+1 780 431 8555

Good to know

Most popular location

1000 Airport Road

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Edmonton

  • One reason so many travellers choose to book Thrifty car rentals in Edmonton is because of the wide variety of vehicles available. This means travellers looking to save a little bit of money can choose an economy or compact model that will get them from place to place safely and conveniently without costing too much money. It also means travellers can get larger vehicles, such as premium vehicles and SUVs for big groups, or even a specialty vehicle, such as a pickup truck from the Thrifty locations in Edmonton.
  • A good reason to book Thrifty car rentals in Edmonton is for those travellers who want to explore some of the great locations in Alberta. Thrifty does offer one-way rentals at some locations. So, for example, passengers that fly to the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and then want to go on a road trip in Alberta can easily return the car to cities such as Calgary or Red Deer once their road trip is complete.
  • One thing drivers will soon notice after they book Thrifty car rentals in Edmonton is that it is quite easy to get around the city because of the extensive highway network. Highway 216 acts as a beltway around the city that makes it easy to not only access several parts of the city quickly but also intersects with major highways such as Highway 2, which travels north or south, and Highway 16, which travels east to west, meaning it is quite easy to get to destinations outside of Edmonton.
  • Something to keep in mind before you book Thrifty car rentals in Edmonton is that during the wintertime, driving in Edmonton can be challenging because of snow and ice. While you can generally put tire chains on your rental car, Thrifty rental car locations do not rent tire chains. If you are heading for some outdoor wintertime fun, most Thrifty car locations will rent ski racks. During this time of the year, it is always a great idea to try to rent a vehicle that offers four-wheel drive for your safety and comfort.
  • Compact car hire from Thrifty in Edmonton are around -10% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Edmonton

  • What is the best place to pick up a car rental in Edmonton?

    While many travellers that plan on flying to Edmonton will pick up their Thrifty car rental at the large rental location at the Edmonton International Airport, this is not the only option the travellers have in the city. For those travellers that are already in Edmonton that decide they would like to rent a car, there is a suitable location in the southern part of the city on 53rd Ave. NW, as well as one in the western part of the city on 102nd Ave. NW that offers excellent convenience to travellers that would prefer not to travel back to the airport to rent a car.

  • What are some of the amenities and benefits offered by Thrifty car rental in Edmonton?

    One thing all drivers who plan to book thrifty car rentals in Edmonton should know about is this company's Blue Chip Rewards loyalty program. This is a program that allows you to earn points on every one of your rentals and then apply those points for discounts on future rentals. It also offers benefits such as priority counter service or even the ability to skip the customer service counter altogether at certain locations, quicker reservations, and the ability to add an additional driver for free.

  • What are some of the best places to park your Thrifty car rental in Edmonton?

    Like a lot of major cities, drivers will find plenty of free on-street parking in the suburbs or outlying areas of Edmonton. As you make your way into the center of the city, you will start to find far more paid parking options. The city of Edmonton has three very large parking facilities called the Canada Place Parkade, the Library Parkade, and the City Hall Parkade, which all offer multiple floors of parking and allow travellers to pay using a credit card. 

  • What is the most popular car hire from Thrifty in Edmonton?

    Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Edmonton.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Edmonton?

    Thrifty has 3 hire locations in Edmonton. Take a look at our Thrifty hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car hire location at the airport: Edmonton airport (YEG)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Edmonton airport (YEG)?

    Yes