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Thrifty Car Rental is one of the biggest names in the car rental business. Thrifty is a US company through and through, and was founded in the US over 60 years ago, in 1958. Since then, the company has grown to be instantly recognizable to people in many countries. With roughly 500 stores in North America alone, and roughly 600 more spread across as many as 77 different countries, Thrifty is a thoroughly established and trustworthy brand. Its parent company is Hertz, a highly respected car rental brand in its own right. Search for a Thrifty rental car on Orbitz for special deals, the widest range of cars, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your rental car will be waiting the moment your trip starts.

Renting a car from Thrifty: FAQs

Want to know more about car rentals with Thrifty? Read on for some answers to the most common questions we get asked.

How old do you have to be to rent a car with Thrifty?

In some countries and states the minimum car rental age is lower or higher, but the standard minimum is 21. If you’re 24 or under, you’ll usually pay a surcharge and may not be able to rent trucks, luxury cars, or certain other vehicles.

In the US, no one is too old to rent a car, but in other locations there may be an upper age limit, or at least a surcharge for older drivers.

Which cars can you rent from Thrifty?

In addition to economy models, Thrift has a good range of convertibles, luxury cars, mini vans, vans, trucks, and SUVs.

The particular models available might be different in different states and countries, but the Chevrolet Spark is a good example of the kind of economy car you can expect. Meanwhile, luxury rentals might include the likes of the Chrysler 300, and the Ford Mustang might be a typical convertible.

What documents do I need to rent from Thrifty?

Your driver’s license is, obviously, key. You will usually be expected to pay with a credit card, although debit card payments may be available in some branches, provided you can show some additional documentation – check ahead to find out what is needed.

Renting a Thrifty car abroad? You’ll be asked for your passport. In certain places, an international driving permit is needed, so again, it’s worth finding out about this in advance.

Contact information

If you haven’t found the answers you were looking for, please feel free to get in touch with us through the Orbitz customer service portal. Our customer support team will give you the information you need about Thrifty car rentals.

Would you rather go straight to Thrifty? No problem – just check out the Customer Care section on the official Thrifty US site.

If you’re in the US, Thrifty’s customer service team can be called on 1-800-334-1705.

Questions specifically relating to reservations can be submitted using this contact form.

Another option for queries about rental car reservations is to call 1-800-847-4389 from inside the US.