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Overall Rating7.0 GoodBased on 8 reviews
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Cons:According to my reservation it included unlimited miles. Upon arrival I was told I had a 150 mile limit and roughly $0.50 per mile. Wasted my time and didn’t get to my destination.Reviewed Aug 20 2019
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Pros:Everything went great!Cons:Keep-up the good workReviewed Jun 30 2019
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Cons:Long wait to get car/keys. Overcharged and charged for services not used or agreed to.Reviewed Sep 4 2018
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Cons:Slightly higher charge than agreed due to taxwsReviewed Jul 30 2018
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Pros:The lady was very accommodating when we had an issue with the first car we had ( low tire pressure) was very easy to work with !Reviewed Jul 26 2018
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Line too longCons:I canceled my Thrifty reservation (made 6 months prior) as I was staring at a line of 6 people ahead of me, in a mostly empty airport. The man working the counter at the Melbourne International Airport appeared to be extremely slow, and the line didn't move in the 10 minutes I stood there. I decided to quickly access, and found a car at an adjacent agency that had no line. They actually upgraded me from a Ford Focus to an Infinity Q-50. Long story short, the line took way too long. After getting off a plane with a toddler, I'm not waiting 20 minutes or more to pick up a reserved car. C'mon.Reviewed Jul 23 2018
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Cons:I was 90 minutes late to pick up and they gave my car to someone else. They never tried to contact me to see if I was still coming. So I was forced to go counter to counter trying to find another company with a car I could rent. So it cost me more money in the long run.Reviewed Jul 11 2018
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Pros:Great customer service during check in /outCons:The first car was a Nissan Altima, it had over 27,000 miles on it. The car was filthy and been wrecked on the back passenger side. The windows were filthy and the dash was coming apart. I have never in my life rented a car that had over 12,000 miles on it, it almost felt like they gave us the bottom of the barrel car because we got a good deal online. We took the car back on the second day and was given a Chevy Impala that had 18,000 miles on it, the cars they had all seemed to be worn out and to be the cheapest model car you could buy. After looking around the rental car lot at the airport Thrifty / Dollar seemed to have the worst looking cars. We are looking to book another car the last weekend of July and will not use Thrifty.Reviewed Jul 10 2018
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Bogus chargesCons::bcgroup Details I am writing to refute the cleaning charge of $75.00 on the following rental car contract #Y28022584. I spoke with the local agent and she says management stated that the car smelled of smoke. Neither my husband or I have every smoked. This is ludicrous! We hardly drove the car. No one was there when we returned the car Saturday April 28th and no one was at the counter. If we thought the car smelled like smoke when we picked it up we would of asked for a different car. This is a complete fraudulent charge. I insist a credit of $75 is issued as soon as possible. Kayak is asking me to comment about my car rental experience and I am going to make them aware of this fraudulent activity! I also going to make Hotwire and Thrifty Customer Service aware.Reviewed Apr 30 2018
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Not vehicle I reservedCons:Reserved an altima,they had none so I was charged more for a vanReviewed Apr 19 2018
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Horrible Customer ServicePros:Absolutely nothing!Cons:Absolutely no hello or smile Upon arrival. I asked if the rental agent could go over terms and conditions as she advised they were different from the web site. She refused and also advised that she will not except the coverage I prepaid for. She advised if I didn’t take the coverage she was offering I could not rent the vehicle. Do not rent from Thrifty/ Dollar at MLB airport. This is a franchisee location and they do not have even a mediocre representation of Thrifty/ Dollar.Reviewed Mar 26 2018
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Pros:No issues. GreatCons:N/AReviewed Jan 29 2018
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Thrifty car rentals near Melbourne Airport


One Air Terminal Parkway


Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30


+1 321 727 8484

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Melbourne Airport

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Melbourne Airport for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car at Melbourne Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty at Melbourne Airport are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Melbourne Airport

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Melbourne Airport costs $60 per day.

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

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Melbourne Airport.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Melbourne Airport?

    One Air Terminal Parkway is the closest Thrifty rental location to Melbourne Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 321 727 8484.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Melbourne Airport (MLB)?