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Thrifty in Lyon

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Ratings for Thrifty in Lyon


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the Thrifty rental desk or representative


Thrifty locations in Lyon

Opening hours

  • Lyon Airport
    Day Time
    Monday 6am - 12am
    Tuesday 6am - 12am
    Wednesday 6am - 12am
    Thursday 6am - 12am
    Friday 6am - 12am
    Saturday 7am - 11pm
    Sunday 8am - 12am
  • Lyon Downtown
    Day Time
    Monday 24hr
    Tuesday 24hr
    Wednesday 24hr
    Thursday 24hr
    Friday 24hr
    Saturday 24hr
    Sunday 24hr
  • Lyon Downtown - Jean Jaures
    Day Time
    Monday 8am - 6pm
    Tuesday 8am - 6pm
    Wednesday 8am - 6pm
    Thursday 8am - 6pm
    Friday 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm
    Saturday 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm
    Sunday closed
  • Lyon Train Station - Part Dieu
    Day Time
    Monday 8am - 9pm
    Tuesday 8am - 9pm
    Wednesday 8am - 9pm
    Thursday 8am - 9pm
    Friday 8am - 9pm
    Saturday 9am - 5pm
    Sunday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 7pm
  • Lyon Train Station - Perrache
    Day Time
    Monday 8am - 6pm
    Tuesday 8am - 6pm
    Wednesday 8am - 6pm
    Thursday 8am - 6pm
    Friday 8am - 6pm
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed

Thrifty counters near Lyon

Reviews of Thrifty in Lyon

Real customer reviews

Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if Thrifty is the right company for you.

Anonymous Lyon Airport 17 March 2019
Counter staff The wait to be served at the pick up counter. Would have preferred the car I booked.
Anonymous Lyon Train Station - Part Dieu 02 October 2018
Great service and car. Nothing
Anonymous Lyon Airport 01 October 2018
Simple, quick, clear Lack of gps in the car
Anonymous Lyon Airport 08 September 2018
Staff were v helpful - particularly when I was short on time dropping the car off. They were very clear when we picked it up too.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 06 September 2018
Staff where helpful and was very easy to get the car and return it. Very happy Just found it a little hard to find the rental location but wasn’t a big issue
Anonymous Lyon Airport 03 September 2018
Very economical car Good staff
Anonymous Lyon Airport 24 August 2018
I got a c max when I expected an s max.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 12 August 2018
Good car for price, speed of drop off with no attempt to rip us off! Rediculous time taken to collect
Anonymous Lyon Airport 08 August 2018
Efficiency dropping back car Slight smell of smoke in the car
Anonymous Lyon Airport 01 August 2018
I am always used to having something unexpected and negative happen when renting a car. This journey was refreshingly straight forward, so easy! Would definitely use Thrifty again.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 30 July 2018
Due to delays arrived with only minutes to spare as the staff were about to close. 15 minutes later and I was in the car ready to go. Nothing
Anonymous Lyon Airport 25 May 2018
Thrifty/Hertz staff were very helpful and made the collection and return an easy task.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 21 May 2018
Helpful swift acting staff Nothing not to like
George Lyon Airport 19 April 2018
Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing!
David Lyon Airport 02 April 2018
Ease of drop off Signage to bus confused everybody. Big queue to collect car.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 19 February 2018
There was no option to have snow chains
Anonymous Lyon Airport 28 October 2017
Easy booking, collection and drop off. Car was not in good condition cosmetically and was not very clean inside.
William Lyon Airport 13 October 2017
Courteous staff.Swift booking in and return. Car condition sheet was incorrect and had to return to have it updated to reflect true marks and scrapes (14 in number)condition of car. Aerial was missing and back seat wa badly stained. Later discovered all back seats liquid stained as was drivers inner door and large chip to windscreen. That said no issue made on return when examined by staff
Anonymous Lyon Airport 12 September 2017
Reception was nice The car was not clean
Anonymous Lyon Airport 10 September 2017
Quick booking and agreeable deposit Was wondering that it was no need to sign anything by giving back the car
Samuel Lyon Airport 13 August 2017
the staff a new car which was comfortable to drive English spoken. As we have used Hertz and now Thrifty for the last 12years when we holiday in France it would be very gratifying to receive a DISCOUNT next year for our LOYALITY.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 06 August 2017
Friendly counter staff
Mark Lyon Train Station - Part Dieu 24 July 2017
We were very happy that you had an amazing person working for your company called Elsa in Lyon, the car we ordered was not the one offered, but she fold us that one like that would be back in around two hours so so we had lunch and waited she had it cleaned and we were away very happy.please thank Elsa again. Mark & Wendy
Anonymous Lyon Downtown - Jean Jaures 08 July 2017
Location of hire place, easy to find and access Perfect size car for my purpose When I collected I was told to take as is, sign papers and then if I should find anything wrong report it Later - didn't seem right but they wouldn't discuss further neither would they lookover the car with me or show me where things are.... like how the SatNav worked! Wasn't clean when I collected but overall it wasn't too bad
David Lyon Airport 25 May 2017
On the way back, my wife had hurt her knee, the staff were very kind and helped us to the airport bus.
BERNARD Lyon Airport 28 April 2017
I had dropped my French Visa in the office, but didn't realize it until a day later. Thrifty/Hertz had found it, annotated my rental record, so all of the staff would know to return it when I returned the car. Excellent customer service!!! Nothing
Anonymous Lyon Airport 20 April 2017
help full staff very efficent dident know thrifty was handled by hertz. it would have been easyer to find
Anonymous Lyon Airport 09 April 2017
There was more damage on the car than marked on the form but the staff didn't mind noting the extra damage.
Andrew Lyon Airport 11 March 2017
Fast in, fast out You know where it says Model XXX (or similar). I always get "or similar".
Anonymous Lyon Airport 09 March 2017
staff and signs very good said was at terminal but had to take bus to hire site
John Lyon Airport 06 March 2017
Really easy - no hassle. No pushy up-selling, just a gentle request about upgraded insurance etc. Very nice car!
Andy Lyon Airport 20 February 2017
Cost of add-ons is excessive. Don't forget to keep a copy of your fuel receipt, they will want to see it when you drop-off.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 07 December 2016
nice car for its category
Andrew Lyon Airport 19 October 2016
Speedy service car was not as clean as expected. No explanation of controls.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 16 October 2016
charges for sat nav. costing more than rental of car !!
Michael Lyon Airport 17 September 2016
The hertz staff who looked after me and the car hire was extremely efficiently dealt with The return cabin was not staffed, but the hertz staff looked after us
Anonymous Lyon Airport 07 September 2016
Great service at the desk. Very clean/new car - smooth drive and economical. no issues at all :)
KEITH Lyon Train Station - Part Dieu 26 July 2016
Efficiency of car hire company We arrived 1 hour early but unfortunately were not able to have the car early which was disappointing. Sweets were provided as an apology - but we would rather have been able to get going on our journey.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 03 May 2016
Very economical car The body was in bad condition and the man that looked after me did not show anything about car even though it was a different model to the one i booked.
Anonymous Lyon Train Station - Part Dieu 25 March 2016
It was so good. And a counter staff was so kind and tried to explain nicely everthing for me. I also thank to her.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 19 February 2016
Quick and efficient service from the staff. Even changing the automatic that was booked by mistake for a manual without any issues. Easy to exit the parking area, no number to enter. Drop off was marked to spot easily and service was very helpful.
Greg Lyon Airport 05 December 2015
Great service great car Nothing
Anonymous Lyon Airport 12 October 2015
Speed of pickup/drop off Bus to location
Roger Lyon Airport 21 September 2015
Thrifty rep. was very helpful. Took us to the car, noted marks not currently noted on the car condition sheet and transfered the in-car screen to English for us. On return rep checked over car very quickly and issued receipt. None
Anonymous Lyon Airport 13 September 2015
Good upgrade Unfamiliar with car but it all worked well
Anonymous Lyon Airport 20 August 2015
Service Insurance excess of 1500 euros for tyres after paying 'full protection' is cynical. Tyres suffer damage duw to roads and thurd party's.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 06 August 2015
Great service
Anonymous Lyon Train Station - Part Dieu 28 July 2015
The staff were extremely helpful when I had to get the keys back when I realised I had forgotten the travel documents in the car.
Jessica Lyon Airport 25 July 2015
That it was a new car. That it was diesel, and that it was such a thrifty car :) Small Windows, which makes it harder to drive backwards. The car was washed but the water had dried up so fast that there where spots everywhere, even on the windows which affected the visibility a little. I would dry the car with a cloth if it was my company. I didn't get an explanation about the key, so I didn't know you could also put in the slot, until the end where I saw the personnel doing it! But it also worked when not in the slot.
Anonymous Lyon Airport 10 July 2015
All round a very good experience.
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