Thrifty Car Rental


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Thousands of vehicles to choose from worldwide

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On most cars up to 72 hours prior to pickup

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Since its merge with Hertz in 2012, Thrifty has become one of Canada’s top car rental agencies, living up to its name by providing quality rental options at competitive prices. Whether you’re traveling to see loved ones, exploring the beautiful scenery, or just in town for business, Thrifty has a vehicle that is sure to make your trip easy and breezy.

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Thrifty’s car fleet has something for everyone

As a world leader in car hire, Thrifty offers a vast range of vehicles from over 30 different categories. Here are the most popular fleets for travelers and tourists:

  • Economy Rental - Ideal for travelers who travel light, this collection includes sleek, dependable, and affordable cars that will respect your budget. Each has space for up to four passengers and up to 3 pieces of luggage.
  • Luxury Rental - Live a little with our leather interiors, wooden accents, Beats Audio and Apple Car Play. These are just some of the features included in Thrifty’s Luxury collection. Now it’s more affordable than ever to experience luxury living.
  • SUV Rental - Room for you and your 5 favorite friends (with all their luggage) to hit the road in comfort and with the latest in-car technology like hands-free audio and Bluetooth, so you can cruise along to great music throughout your trip.
  • Minivan Rental - Safe, comfortable, and roomy, these minivans are also the ultimate convenient vehicle. They rival SUVs in power, but are more fuel efficient and have flexible or removable seating to adjust for boxes, suitcases, or pet carry cages.

Drive your Thrifty car rental and have a glimpse of the suburbs in Hamilton, Ontario.

Thrifty branches across Canada

Thrifty provides car rental services to all the Canadian provinces and major airports including those below.

  • Calgary Airport - 2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z8, Canada
  • Ontario Airport- 3450 E Airport Dr, Ontario, CA 91761, United States
  • Montreal - Downtown - 1080 Stanley St, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4K4, Canada
  • Toronto - Eaton Centre - 140 Carlton St UNIT D, Toronto, ON M5A 3W7, Canada
  • Charlottetown Airport - 250 Maple Hills Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1C 1N2, Canada

Thrifty Car Rentals Canada: Frequently asked questions

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Is Thrifty and Hertz the same company?

Hertz acquired Thrifty in 2012, but Thrifty still operates under its own name. This means it benefits from Hertz’s vast car range, and world-class customer service policies.

Is Thrifty or Budget better?

Thrifty and Budget are both known for their budget-focused rental options and quality customer service. Prices will vary with location and availability.

Is enterprise the same as Thrifty?

Thrifty and enterprise are two different car rental companies, but each can provide you with budget-friendly car options.

Is Thrifty or Hertz better?

Because Hertz acquired Thrifty in 2012, you’ll find the same range of vehicles and quality service with both.

What kind of cars does thrifty rent?

Thrifty has a massive selection of makes and models, ranging from compact cars to luxury vehicles equipped with all the extra features; anything to fit your needs.

How can I get the best deals from Thrifty Car Rental in Vancouver Island?

You can get the best deals from Thrifty Car Rental in Vancouver Island by using GoSee to search effortlessly through their top deals ahead of time.

Where are the Thrifty Car Rental pick-up locations in Vancouver Island?

There is only one Thrifty Car Rental pick-up location in Vancouver Island — at the Victoria International Airport (YYJ).

Has the Thrifty rental car policy in Vancouver changed because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

At the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, Thrifty Rentals implemented a strict cleaning policy to ensure the safety of their customers. Every car in the fleet is sanitized and ready for you to rent.

How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty in Vancouver?

Depending on the availability, you can find cars from any of the Thrifty locations including Vancouver, ranging from $80 (CAD) and up. For a more accurate rental estimate, use our GoSee search widget, select the pick up location/drop off location, the inclusive dates or rental period, and set other filters according including restricting to show only vehicles suited to your travel needs. Note that Thrifty global locations offer different deals according to many factors. Available one way rentals (example, pick up at Montreal and you want to drop off Toronto) are also affected by a different set of factors, like the pick up date - drop off date and locations.

Important to know: rates for some locations may be subject to the local weather at the time of booking or pick up at the rental booth; for example, you have to bring your own snow chains to avoid a Winterization fee. Feel free to contact our team if you believe you need extra assistance on this.