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Passenger van
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"The and helpful"(in 959 reviews)
"My inside and out."(in 2376 reviews)
"I guess the was decent"(in 581 reviews)


" wasn't clean."(in 2245 reviews)
"Off-airport location Line to was a bit slow."(in 2245 reviews)
"The folks working there are not helpful, slow, and don't understand ."(in 203 reviews)


Recent reviews

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Easy drop offPros:Quick and easy drop offCons:There is no Thrifry drop off, if I didn't know to take to Dollar I would still be wandering the airport.Reviewed Jul 27 2017
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Thrifty and Kayak -- Bad combinationCons:I made two Thrifty Car reservations using Kayak. When I tried to pick up the first car Thrifty said the reservation was cancelled. Sure enough, I checked the Kayak paperwork and the reservation cancelled automatically two hours before the scheduled pick up time. I checked the next reservation 3 days in the future and found that it too automatically cancelled 2 hours before the scheduled pick up. I called both Kayak and Thrifty and neither could change it. Absolutely useless.Reviewed Jun 6 2017
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They made it so easy and were so very friendly!!Pros:The location was close to the airport, the shuttle was clean and easy to find, and the employees were so kind and very efficient!Reviewed May 17 2017
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The highlight of this experience was surrendering the vehicle.Pros:It was exhilarating being reprimanded by the check in desk for declining their own insurance, even though I had already purchased insurance via Kayak.Cons:The rented Ford Fiesta may have once been a viable vehicle, but the transmission barely cycled--leaving me stranded more than once in the middle of intersections. What a piece of junk.Reviewed May 7 2017
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Worse than the DMVCons:A single person running the counter when checking in. Zero ability to answer questions. The car treated me like a teenager with having speed limited to 80, volume limited to 9, seat belts that would shut off the radio if they weren't plugged in. There wasn't a drive to pick us up from the location to go back to the airport. Overall, the situation was a disaster.Reviewed May 2 2017
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The Handling of the CarCons:The handling of the car that I was given was terrible. It was very sensitive, which made it tough to drive especially when on the highway. In addition, the lady at the counter said the upgrade was $12 and when I got the receipt, it as $20.Reviewed May 2 2017
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Great car, great rate, sketchy location and unhelpful employeesPros:The car was brand spankin' new, for an unfathomably low price. Drove well, great gas mileage. If you pay by credit card, don't get the insurance! Your credit card company most likely has car rental insurance built in (obviously, you should double check first). Don't let them try to push insurance on you.Cons:The location is pretty awful and not on the Airport grounds. The folks working there are not helpful, slow, and don't understand customer service.Reviewed May 1 2017
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Not what I purchasedCons:I purchased a specialty car that was shown as a smaller suv on Kyak. When I got to Thrifty I was given a compact car. They asked if I wanted to upgrade to what I got online- for double the price. WILL NOT go through Kayak/Thrifty again!Reviewed Apr 24 2017
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Pros:The staff was very friendly and helpful.Reviewed Apr 10 2017
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Cons:Pick up in Charlotte, no cruise controlReviewed Apr 2 2017
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Great car and value, counter could use more assistPros:The service was perfect and the assistants extremely friendly. My car was clean inside and out. The price was fair.Cons:The location seemed understaffed so, pick-up processing was slow.Reviewed Mar 27 2017
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Never again!Pros:The car we did finally receive was very clean, only 1400 miles on it.Cons:After reserving a 5 passenger specialty car, we were given a Toyota Yaris! Try and get 5 passengers and 2 bags in that! After calling the manager we were "upgraded" to a Impreza. Then when I looked at my receipt we were overcharged for each day. The clerk did not care and refused to correct it, "whatever it rings up is what it is"!. When asking for the manager again, we were ignored totally. Finally the shuttle driver took care of us ( we had to take a shuttle back to the airport to get everything corrected, then shuttle back again to get the car.) Took almost two hours of our vacation to pick up our rental car. UNACCEPTABLE SERVICE! The clerk was incompetent and the manager available by phone only, not of much help. Called the 1-800 national #, got hung up on, then they told us to take the car and they would adjust the price after, but it was too late, we were on the way back to the airport. Do not run a business like this with a "new" clerk who has no clue what he is doing.Reviewed Mar 14 2017
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Thrifty car rentals near Charlotte Douglas Airport


5330 Wilkinson Blvd


Monday06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday06:00 - 20:00
Thursday06:00 - 20:00
Friday06:00 - 20:00
Saturday06:00 - 20:00
Sunday06:00 - 20:00


+1 877 283 0898

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Charlotte Douglas Airport

  • Renting a car comes with tons of advantages compared to using public transport. One of the most admired advantages of rental cars is the convenience one gets when moving from one point to another. For instance, you can book Thrifty car rentals at Charlotte Douglas Airport to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, about 8.1 mi (13 km) from the airport, to learn about the history of the sport. A Thrifty rental car will get you to the specialty museum in approximately 15 minutes, while public transit will get you there in about 1 hour. Therefore, you will arrive at your destination quickly using a rental car and get there according to your schedule.
  • Book Thrifty car rentals at Charlotte Douglas Airport to enjoy a wide range of car selections that meet your commuting needs as well as budget. Thrifty has invested in having different types of rental vehicles, all stocked within their parking yard in airport parking. When you arrive at this airport, you can choose from mini cars, economy cars, compact vehicles, intermediate vehicles, standard sedans, minivans, full-size sedans, pickup trucks, passenger vans, luxury cars, and SUVs. The car rental agency has a vehicle that will match your budget and take you to the destination you intend to visit effectively.
  • When you book Thrifty car rentals at Charlotte Douglas Airport, you’ll get to enjoy the flexible car return procedures at the airport. Those looking to make car rental returns can follow the signs from the airport entrance to the Thrifty parking yard. You will meet a Thrifty agent that will conduct a vehicle inspection. Once the inspection is done, you will issue the key back at the car rental counter to end the vehicle rental agreement. This is the simple procedure involved with Thrifty car rental returns at Charlotte Douglas Airport.
  • Charlotte Douglas Airport is busiest daily from about 5 pm to 6 pm. During this period, the airport has an influx of passengers arriving and leaving. This increases the demand for vehicle rental services at the airport. The increased demand causes long queues at the Thrifty office, resulting in challenges to clients looking to drop off or pick up their rental cars. Additionally, holidays such as Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, and New Year’s Day also attract a lot of people to the airport. Therefore, you can consider reserving your rental car in advance to skip the hassle of delayed pick-ups at the airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Charlotte Douglas Airport for $72 or less

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Charlotte Douglas Airport

  • What do I need to rent a Thrifty car at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    One must meet several requirements to rent a car from Thrifty. First, you must be above the age of 20 and in possession of a valid driver’s license. Secondly, you must have a valid mode of payment, preferably a known credit or debit card having enough funds. Finally, you need to have insurance coverage.

  • Where is Thrifty located at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    Thrifty is located at 5330 Wilkinson Blvd in the airport’s Rental Car Facility. The office is situated in Hourly Deck’s Level 2 lobby opposite the airport terminal. Thrifty offices can easily be accessed by passengers arriving at the airport on walking. More so, the Charlotte Douglas Airport car rental pick-up and drop-off spots are located in the same building, making it convenient for their clients.

  • What accessories can a Thrifty rental car have at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    Thrifty offers several accessories alongside their rental cars at an additional cost. These include a GPS navigation system, car charger, phone holders, satellite phone internet, and children’s safety seats. These items can be hired at the car rental office, and their availability is not always guaranteed. 

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Charlotte Douglas Airport costs $58 per day.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    5330 Wilkinson Blvd is the closest Thrifty rental location to Charlotte Douglas Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 877 283 0898.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT)?

    No (According to our data)