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Pros:Staff was great.Cons:The car was kind of a beater. Not in great shape.Reviewed May 3 2021
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Pros:The car was nice, the dropoff was easy.Cons:Had to wait two hours for an available car at pickup, with no place to sit at pickup point. Explanation for this was that a gold member had demanded a car, and they always receive priority. There were 20 people waiting with us. One man said he had been there three hours. Also, felt ripped off on the gas-tank charge. We were given the option to either fill the tank or be charged an extra $43 at drop off. We filled the tank, only to find out that thrifty charges you $36 regardless. So, we spent $20 to fill the tank for a savings of $7 on the total bill. Slimy.Reviewed Apr 13 2021
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Pros:Car ran fine was as representedCons:Drop off was a NIGHTMARE. Flew in to Houston Hobby, arrived about 4:45pm local time. Waited for a shuttle for 20+ min. Saw other car rental companies shuttles but not thrifty. Finally called. They said the location was CLOSED for the day! They close at 4pm on a Saturday!!! Had to uber twice and go back the next day to pick up the car. Very frustrating. As a suggestion maybe send the hours of the location and if there is an after hours drop/pick up available at time of booking???Reviewed Apr 12 2021
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Pros:We don't know. The staff was unreachable as the office closed at 4:00pm.Cons:Renting from a car rental company that doesn't close at 4:00pm on a Saturday afternoon.Reviewed Mar 18 2021
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Pros:My ENTIRE experience with Thrifty car rental was terrible. I had a reservation for my pickup time set for 1:00 pm and I didn’t receive my vehicle until 3:41 pm. My vehicle was NOT the vehicle that I reserved and my experience was a total disaster. The rental company was overwhelmed and they didn’t care about the customers at all. There was NO communication whatsoever regarding why there was a (2) two hour delay in receiving your vehicle. There was NO compensation or empathy at all.Cons:EVERYTHING....Reviewed Mar 10 2021
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Pros:All terrible.Cons:When renting from Thrifty, you will be shuttled over to Hertz. Its was one line for all customers. Waited over an hour for a car. Waited 20 minutes to exit the gate. Poor customer service.Reviewed Feb 28 2021
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Cons:After paying a rather high price on kayak for the car, I was charged double the price I paid at the counter. I have insurance myself thus have never purchased the insurance and this rep insisted I HAD to purchase the coverage. Paying over 400$ for small car was ridiculous.Reviewed Nov 24 2020
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Pros:There was nothing about the experience that was good. I was double charged and NO one could help me! I spoke with four different employees that told me I was overcharged but there wasn't anything that they could do about it.Cons:Customer ServiceReviewed Nov 9 2020
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Pros:The ladies at the desk were kind and helpful. Excellent experience with them.Reviewed Oct 31 2020
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Cons:Very slow process for pick up and drop off. Especially when I was in a hurry to get to the airportReviewed Oct 19 2020
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Pros:So soCons:Two hour wait on car... no explanation... never againReviewed Sep 29 2020
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Cons:Would have helped if we were provided with rental car. When we got to thrifty to pickup our reservation, it was closed down, the sign outside said to go across the street to hertz for pickup. We went across to Hertz and they said they don’t have any car available. What’s the point of having reservations. It would have been helpful if they had informed us earlier so we wouldn’t have to cancel our trip. When I called to get the refund they are refusing. Very disappointed. I don’t think I’ll ever use kayak or any third party for reservation ever again.Reviewed Sep 8 2020
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Thrifty car rentals near Houston Hobby Airport


8620 Panair Road


Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00


+1 713 947 9125

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport

  • Renting a car from Thrifty car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) is the right move if you’d like to tour Houston extensively. This is because, with a rental car, you’ll be able to move quickly from one attraction to another without experiencing the time-consuming stopovers and transfers that characterize bus travel in Houston. If you’re a fan of art, you can drive to attractions such as The Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Menil Collection, and The Rothko Chapel. On the other hand, if you are more of an outdoors person, you can drive to destinations such as Memorial Park, Market Square Park, McGovern Centennial Gardens, and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.
  • At Thrifty car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport, you’ll be able to easily rent the car of your choice, provided you meet the required age, have the needed documents, and have a clean driving record. The rental process is relatively straightforward. First, you should reserve the car class you want to drive. Upon arrival at the airport, head to the agency’s location and pick up your rental agreement. Then, with the assistance of one of the agency’s staff, pick a car that falls in the car class you reserved. To pick up the car, you will board a shuttle from Curb Zone 1 to the airport’s car rental lots pickup.
  • Other than renting a car, at Thrifty car rentals at Hobby Airport, there are several additional pieces of equipment you can rent as well. If you plan on traveling with your child, you can rent a suitable booster or child toddler seat. On the other hand, if you’re new to Houston, you can rent a GPS to aid you in your movement.
  • Like renting a car from Houston Hobby Airport Thrifty car rentals, returning a vehicle to this agency is quite easy. On your return date, you should look for the road signs leading to the car rental lot upon approaching the airport. You will find parking spots reserved for Thrifty at this car rental lot. Park your car in one of these spots, pick up your belongings, and head to the pickup area outside the facility. Here, you will find a shuttle that will transport you to the airport’s terminal. Once at the airport’s terminal, head to Thrifty’s counter, check in, and drop off your keys.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car at Houston Hobby Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport

  • What documentation is required to rent a car from Thrifty car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport?

    To rent a car from Houston Hobby’s Thrifty car rentals, you must be at least 21 years. You should note that if you’re below 25 years, you will have to part with an underage driver’s fee. If you meet the required age, you will need a national ID, a valid driver’s license, a credit card, and proof of return travel ticket that coincides with the rental.

  • What type of car should I rent from Thrifty car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport?

    At Thrifty car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport, you can rent an economy rental, an intermediate rental, a sedan, an SUV, or a pickup truck. Your rental car should be spacious enough to accommodate you, your passengers, and your luggage. If you intend to travel alone, renting an economy rental would be wise. On the other hand, renting an SUV would be the right move if you want to travel with four other individuals.

  • Where is Thrifty car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport located?

    Thrifty car rentals’ desk at Houston Hobby Airport is located on the lower level of the airport’s mid-size terminal, a short distance from the Baggage Claim area. This desk is typically open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. However, on Saturdays, it closes at 4:00 pm.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport costs $53 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport?

    Standard (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Houston Hobby Airport.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport?

    8620 Panair Road is the closest Thrifty rental location to Houston Hobby Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 713 947 9125.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Houston Hobby Airport (HOU)?