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Thrifty in San Francisco

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Thu 19 Jul 2018
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Sun 22 Jul 2018
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Why use Thrifty?

  • Dropping a car off with Thrifty in San Francisco is quick and easy
  • People are impressed by how clean the Thrifty cars are in San Francisco
  • We work hard to find you the best prices - book with us and get the best price on a Thrifty rental in San Francisco, guaranteed.

Ratings for Thrifty in San Francisco


  • 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 San Francisco

Opening hours

  • San Francisco - O`Farrell Street
    Day Time
    Monday 7am - 6pm
    Tuesday 7am - 6pm
    Wednesday 7am - 6pm
    Thursday 7am - 6pm
    Friday 7am - 6pm
    Saturday 7am - 6pm
    Sunday 7am - 6pm
  • San Francisco Airport
    Day Time
    Monday 24hr
    Tuesday 24hr
    Wednesday 24hr
    Thursday 24hr
    Friday 24hr
    Saturday 24hr
    Sunday 24hr

Thrifty counters near San Francisco

Reviews of Thrifty in San Francisco

Real customer reviews

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

Anonymous San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 18 June 2018
Ease of hire Location congested as many car rentals at same location. Car dirty.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 13 June 2018
easy access to counter, friendly service. long line
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 09 June 2018
We liked the car brand and roomeiness The car was not clean and sticky.
Anonymous San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 31 May 2018
The car was last year's model with low mileage and good fuel consumption
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 30 May 2018
We were pleased with the car we hired. GPS Audio would not work correctly until day 2 of hire. This may have been due to battery in GPS being low. GPS needed to work correctly as we did not know roads around San Francisco. We ended up on wrong roads several times.
Anonymous San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 29 May 2018
Thrifty staff were attentive and friendly at both pick up and drop off. AT drop off when I complained about the ineffectiveness of the GPS we hired, the attendant understood our frustration and immediately offered a small discount. This empathic approach helped placate our disappointment and left us with a really positive experience on Thrifty. The GPS was dodgy. The connection point on device didn’t enable consistent power supply. This was really frustrating because at times we were without GSP navigation.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 29 May 2018
Great customer service. Not enough staff working.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 27 May 2018
Drop car time very fast
Gary San Francisco Airport 23 May 2018
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 04 May 2018
A smoker had used the car. It had a sickening odour inside. We had to put scented dryer sheets in it to mask the smell.
nelson San Francisco Airport 30 April 2018
Matthew San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 25 April 2018
Everything worked. No unexpected costs. Nothing
Massimiliano San Francisco Airport 25 April 2018
Clean car, excellent mileage, good price/quality None
Anonymous San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 24 April 2018
Pretty easy to get the car. All worked as expected. I paid for an upgrade as I had more luggage than originally expected. Windscreen could have been cleaner - a fact I discovered when driving into the sun.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 22 April 2018
GPS with free wifi
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 14 April 2018
The wait for the shuttle bus to LAX was long (20-25 mins)
Ravindra San Francisco Airport 27 March 2018
We really thank you for making car rental easy and best rates
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 10 March 2018
Would prefer car model selected at booking
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 15 February 2018
Everything goes smoothly. The rate is very good and I like it the most.
stephen San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 06 January 2018
generally very easy - the fact that your insurance covers cdw etc they were aware of so there was no pushing for add on insurances even though we had booked, when we turned up there was no car ready so it took time to clean one that had just come in
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 18 December 2017
Fast service Didn’t have Bluetooth. Electric seats
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 12 December 2017
Value for money
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 06 December 2017
Staff is very helpful. Nothing.
Anonymous San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 16 November 2017
So so easy
William San Francisco Airport 09 November 2017
Reliable vehicle Previous damage to underside of vehicle
JOSE San Francisco Airport 08 November 2017
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 24 October 2017
The car and the service Nothing, everything was good
Karl San Francisco Airport 23 October 2017
Easiest rental we have ever experienced. Great staff. Quick, efficient and friendly. Superb service.
Jerry San Francisco Airport 21 October 2017
Car pulled slightly to the right at cruise speeds.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 14 October 2017
Was given a wrong car due to wrong stall # but discovered it immediately so no harm done.
VIJAY San Francisco Airport 02 October 2017
Ease of the whole rental process and organisation of pick-up and drop off. No problems with the car at all during our amazing road trip down the West Coast and across to the Grand Canyon and Sequoia National Park. Will definitely use Thrifty again.
Anthony San Francisco Airport 30 September 2017
Worked as expected. All in pricing Nil
Xiantao San Francisco Airport 30 September 2017
Cost, car, service. Not easy to find front desk, not easy to drop the car off.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 30 September 2017
Car & services were really good
Paul San Francisco Airport 29 September 2017
I thought I was pressured into paying for extra insurance but in the event I had a minor bump while reversing that was dealt with in under 10 mins on return and no questions asked. all very prompt and good service. return signs to area rather last minute at airport. It was only at last minute on turning in that I had 2 seconds to read the sign for our return area.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 27 September 2017
the car was OK additional costs
Anonymous San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 20 September 2017
The Thrifty staff at San Francisco were excellent.
John San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 17 September 2017
excellent service overall and very easy. even as a foreign customer. awesome value the "upgrade" wasn't really as described - but still it was fine.
David San Francisco Airport 13 September 2017
Nice car, easy pickup. Nothing.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 12 September 2017
Everthing is okej
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 11 September 2017
Long wait at the desk to collect the car. Many people were receiving the hard sell for extras. Charge for full to empty return was larger than expected.
Herman San Francisco Airport 11 September 2017
Got a smaller car, than ordered.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 06 September 2017
Good service friendly staff,took five get car Excillent
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 06 September 2017
No parcel shelf in car so we didn't like to leave bags in car unattended. No personal check out of car to assess previous damages.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 30 August 2017
the fact that it was similar in size and actually had the space that I was expecting there was not a proper boot/luggage compartment cover in the car, which made it difficult to put items in there and not be visible when the car was parked up. The engine seemed under powered for the size of the car
Peter San Francisco Airport 27 August 2017
Vehicle was comfortable,reliable and spacious enough for us. Air conditioning very effective. No rear window wiper - not good when covering long distances. Had to use key to physically unlock boot if you weren't in the vehicle. The GPS device we rented was not very reliable. The guy at the counter was not very pleasant but down at the car pick up they were very helpful and on returning the vehicle the young woman could not have been nicer.
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 25 August 2017
Very new car; good price;
Mark San Francisco Airport 22 August 2017
Sfo was awesome Lax was a joke to drop off
Anonymous San Francisco Airport 21 August 2017
Fast Service Car did not handle well on freeways - balance of tyres?
Alan San Francisco - O`Farrell Street 21 August 2017
Location was ideal. The staff were very busy and tried to be helpful, but have too much to do to really provide excellent customer service. The car I picked up was damaged and I was concerned that I might be charged if I had not pointed this out. The staff reassured me that it would be fine. The attendant on return was brusque, but the check in guy was fine.
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