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Thornton, CO
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Pick-up locationThornton
Rental locations3

Cheap car rentals in Thornton

$100/dayEconomy
$100/dayCompact
$100/dayIntermediate
$102/dayStandard
$102/dayFull-size
$143/dayMinivan
$158/dayFull-size SUV
$116/dayPremium
$146/dayPickup truck
$212/dayPremium SUV
$32/dayCommercial
$119/dayIntermediate SUV
$122/dayStandard SUV
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Thornton car rental reviews and directory

From $35/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
Most popular
7.4 Good (194 reviews)
4 locations in Thornton
Enterprise
Locations in Thornton
10350 Grant St+1 303 214 0057
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2390 W 104th Ave+1 303 466 7666
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7236 Federal Blvd+1 303 428 9999
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7420 Washington St+1 303 289 4645
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Booked the car through Kayak, the Enterprise location didn’t actually have a car available (the website shouldn’t allow me to book through them). The enterprise did try to call immediately after I booked and left a voicemail telling me they didn’t actually have vehicles for the next morning, but I didn’t receive the voicemail. I spent $40 on an Uber to their location, only to be told by their agent they they didn’t have cars, and that they did call to tell me that the night prior. When asked why they didn’t try calling again in the morning, to perhaps save me a trip, they basically had no response. The customer service at the location was non-existent, there was no attempt to rectify or apologize for the inconvenience, the woman “helping” me never made eye contact with me, and repeatedly just kept saying, “we did call and leave you a message.” It was clear they had no interest or concept of customer service, so I had them cancel the reservation, I then booked direct through National Car Rental at the airport for the next day and had a great experience. I won’t book through Kayak again, had this been a business trip it could have caused serious issues. When I reserve a vehicle I need to be able to trust that it’s an actual reservation.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2021
Pros: The staff was rude and extremely unhelpful. We were promised a premium truck which was then revoked. Upon arrival the truck was available but only in 2 wheel drive. Being we were in Colorado I wanted a 4 wheel drive car. Upon arrival the associate said they had a 4 wheel minivan available so I opted for that. It turns out the van was only 2 wheel drive and the associate lied to us. It snowed that night and we barely made it to our rental condo. We also missed a day of skiing because of the weather and our inability to drive. We called enterprise to see if they could provide a 4 wheel car. We never received a call back.Cons: Everything. After this experience I will never use kayak or enterprise again.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Car was good quality. Rental process and drop off was easy.
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and servicial
2.0 MediocreDec 1 2020
Cons: Sneaky reservation away fro the airport - not what I wanted
9.2 ExcellentNov 3 2020
Pros: Very helpfull & personableCons: It would be nice if on the weekends there was someone at the shop.
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Pros: Staff was prompt, extremely efficient, and pleasant.Cons: Be sure to check the location! My enterprise rental ended up being 30 minutes from the airport, not available by shuttle. Took a $35 Uber ride to get there…
5.2 OkaySep 20 2020
Cons: I’m very angry because I was charged $250 for smoking in a vehicle I did not smoke in. It smelled like marijuana because I bought at a dispensary but I went for a walk and smoked what I had didn’t even smoke in the car but as soon as I get on the shuttle all the sudden there’s “ash” on the carpet on passenger side?!? It’s impossible because I wasn’t nearby the car when I smoked so I was charged $250 for a vehicle because it smelled like marijuana I might as well have smoked in the car. There’s a difference between smoking marijuana vs a car that was just smoked in and there were no hints of anything smoked in the car other than a strong odor of marijuana from picking up at a dispensary .
10.0 ExcellentSep 7 2020
Cons: I had my return date confused, called and left a message, it was totally a mix up, sorry
8.0 ExcellentSep 3 2020
Cons: They didnt have the car we rented, so we were forced to take a Sarah Palin mini van....
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From $37/dayRated #2
Budget
5.9 Okay (41 reviews)
2 locations in Thornton
Budget
Locations in Thornton
1408 West 104th Avenue+1 303 255 3000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
200 W 48th Avenue+1 720 409 4150
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
  • 5.6
  • 5.2
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Pros: GreatCons: Great
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy, the rest was horrible.Cons: Apparently there’s two different Budget rentals in Denver, which we had no idea. We just hopped on the budget rental shuttle. When we got there we were informed we were at wrong location and we would have to Uber to right location but they would be closed when we got there. We ended up having to pay an extra $300 to get a car. Very frustrating when you don’t know the area.
4.0 OkayJun 7 2021
Cons: The rental van had a traction alert lit on the dash. The windshield wipers were falling apart. Small toys left from other rentals. The drop of was so poorly ran that upon arrival no one was in attendance. Apparently there was only one person working. Then we had to walk back out to gather the mileage off the van in order for the rental to be checked in on an unlimited mileage rental because she didn’t have time to check in properly. I will look for a different rental company in the future.
2.0 MediocreMar 23 2021
Cons: The person at the rental agency very tactlessly said they didn’t have any cars for the price I reserved the car for. He said they only have SUVs and that it would cost me $50 more. I was in a bind so I took it, but I felt swindled.
2.0 MediocreAug 29 2020
Cons: The entire process.
7.2 GoodAug 24 2020
Cons: The car being there as scheduled.
9.6 ExcellentJul 21 2020
Pros: Staff very helpful.Cons: Overall very good experience.
8.0 ExcellentJul 1 2020
Pros: Yes, staff was amazing!Cons: the car had a change oil warning sign on for the whole trip. Tires were unevenly inflated; we had to deal with it on the road. Customer service was good, but Budget should take better care of its cars.
4.0 OkayJun 15 2020
Cons: Shuttle to and from airport was EXTREMELY slow. Going back to the airport the bus went through the “customer” line which took 25 minutes. There was a bunch of people including myself that almost missed our flights. The bus needs to get to the airport quicker as well as pick up from the airport quicker. When we first arrived we saw the Hertz and other rental car companies shuttles pass THREE times before ours even showed up. Our car was also very dirty upon pickup, not great to see.
10.0 ExcellentDec 24 2019
Cons: The checkout staff was excellent and friendly! Car was clean. A great rental. Thank you!
From $40/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.5 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Thornton
Hertz
Locations in Thornton
6470 W 120th Avenue Unit D6+1 303 465 0081
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
7796 Washington St+1 303 451 6584
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
Pros: nothingCons: location cancelled our reservation
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
Pros: drop off easyCons: First Hertz refused to help us when we were arriving 10 min late
8.4 ExcellentOct 7 2020
Pros: Doug was so nice and helpful. A real professional and genuine good guy.Cons: It would have been nice if there were actually cars available.
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2020
Pros: Rental process was quick and easy. Clean car and no issues!Cons: N/A
10.0 ExcellentOct 15 2017
Great price - quick servicePros: Short wait once we arrived. Very knowledgeable salesperson. Car was in great condition. Rental conditions were clear.Cons: Some attempts at upselling through optional insurance coverage.
8.0 ExcellentSep 21 2017
Car good - Hertz rep, not so much.Pros: Car was ready and clean when we arrived about 10 minutes early.Cons: The clerk was a bit of a jerk.
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2017
Pros: Pickup and drop off was fast and easy. The Hyundai Sonata was clean and drove nice - actually got 42 MPG coming back through the mountains.
8.0 ExcellentJul 23 2017
Cons: Only one person was there to check us in and she was on th phone for 15 min before we got her attention . SKnox
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2017
Hail in DenverCons: Denver was bombarded by a hail storm! Wasn't informed that my rental was cancelled until the morning I was suppose to pick up! Although there always seems to be plenty of vehicles at the airport, which are parked under cover. Not sure who these extra vehicles went to, but I wasn't one! Filed a despite to get my permit-paid money back!
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2017
Agent cancelled my rental car on me less than 24 hours before tripCons: I booked my rental car ~1.5 months in advance of my trip (my husband and I were planning on driving down to visit my family in Texas). A Hertz agent called less than 24 hours in advance of my trip to inform me that there was no car available for me to rent and I "had better make other travel arrangements". I skimmed the internet and could not find another car rental for less than at least double the cost of the rental that was being cancelled on me. The agent offered no suggestions/help/compensation/anything at all, and even hung up the phone on me. I had to cancel the trip as a result, and will not be renting from Hertz in the future.
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From $33/dayRated #4
Avis
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Thornton
Avis
Locations in Thornton
1408 West 104th Avenue+1 303 920 2485
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
200 West 48th Avenue+1 720 305 4346
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2020
Pros: Quick easy pick up and drop off.Cons: The car smelled like smoke even though there’s a sign posted stating no smoking allowed in the cars.
2.0 MediocreJul 20 2020
Pros: They did not have our car!! Will never use this company again. The staff kept on saying it’s not our problem!!
5.2 OkayJul 15 2020
Cons: I sat and waited for a car they couldn’t find for over an hour before they finally gave me a different model, it was damaged and then had to be switched to another car. As I was driving out I saw that they finally brought up the car I was supposed to have originally but I was done dealing with that by then.
4.0 OkayJul 28 2019
Pros: I got a free upgrade.Cons: I was charged for the fuel service option even though I filled up the tank right before drop off.
7.6 GoodAug 4 2018
Ups and downsPros: Staff was very kind.Cons: It was the first time I had tried to pick up a car early, and this may be an industrywide policy, but instead of charging an hourly amount for the extra hour and a half, they were going to calculate the new rate as if I were just renting today, which would have been $200 more. I suppose in the interest of time, the car was given to us dirty. On the fence about that.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2018
SMOOTH RIDEPros: clean roomy
269 travelers who rented a car in Thornton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Thornton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in Thornton

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Thornton

  • You can considerably enhance your experience using Thornton car rentals when visiting the city, which allow you to conveniently sightsee and accomplish your business. If you enjoy water activities, you can go about 2.3 miles to Water World for some fun waves and entertainment. Car rentals in Thornton enable you to access more attractions within and outside the town, like the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge in nearby Golden is approximately 14.5 miles from central Thornton and permits you to relax and appreciate nature and wildlife, making it ideal when journeying with friends.
  • The main airport servicing Thornton is Denver International Airport, situated around 27.5 miles from the town center. You can pick up your rented vehicle within the airport grounds at the rental car center. This center houses Alamo, Fox, Enterprise, Sixt, National, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, and Thrifty. You can ride the airport shuttle at Level 5 on Island 4 at the Jeppesen Terminal to the center. If you arrive on the west side of the airport, the shuttle comes to doors 504-512. On the east side of the terminal, find the shuttle outside doors 505-513.
  • The city houses major routes, including Colorado Boulevard and I-25, which make it easy for you to travel from one place to another. However, you can choose to add navigation equipment to your vehicle to prevent unexpected delays from getting lost. As many people in Thornton prefer to walk or cycle, you’ll want to keep an eye out while driving.
  • Traffic in Thornton can mostly be found along the main roads, such as Interstate 25. Start your day early to avoid jams because they typically begin at about 7:30am in the morning. In the evening, congestion starts at approximately 4pm. If you stay in Thornton during the winter, maintain extreme caution and slow your driving speed since the snowfall causes the roads to be quite slippery. For this reason, traffic also gets heavier during the cold season, so utilize a flexible schedule whenever possible.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Thornton for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Thornton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Thornton are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Thornton

  • Some car rental companies in Thornton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Hertz and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Thornton costs $56 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($102/day) and Hertz ($122/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 10350 Grant St 80229-2007 (1 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Thornton is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Thornton.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Denver Intl airport include Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Advantage, Payless, Budget, Dollar and Avis.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Denver Intl airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Advantage, Airport Van, Budget, Dollar, and Avis.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Thornton costs $62 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Thornton costs $62 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Thornton costs $59 per day, on average.

  • In Thornton, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 7796 Washington St (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Thornton costs $391 per week ($56 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Thornton costs $1,674 per month ($56 per day).

  • The quality roads integrated into the city make it convenient to utilize all car types, enabling you to rent your desired vehicle when touring Thornton. Depending on your itinerary, an SUV is an ideal choice for comfortable and lengthy rides to sites in neighboring cities.

  • You can drive up to around 65mph on surfaced four-lane highways that are part of the expressways and interstate systems. The limit is approximately 55mph on routes not included in the interstate system or that do not have four-lane expressways. The speed limit is about 40mph when riding along open mountain highways. However, you must slow down to about 20mph when you come across blind curves or narrow and winding mountain highways. If you drive in residential districts, you must keep your speed around roughly 30mph. This restriction drops to around 25mph in business districts.

  • The standard gas price in Thornton is about $2.50 per gallon. The Sam's Club on Grant Street and Shell on Washington Street both offer particularly affordable prices. The gas services neighboring the Denver International Airport, such as Phillips 66 or Conoco, allow you to refill your Thornton rental car before the drop-off site. However, gas prices are higher near the airport in comparison to prices within central Thornton.

  • The Thornton Park & Ride on 8700 Grant Street does not have a height restriction. It provides free parking for one day and charges around $2 for an additional day, with a maximum stay of two days. You can utilize the free parking spaces offered by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus services, such as the Eastlake & 124th Avenue station, if your itinerary includes tours on public transportation.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).