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Thrifty car rental prices at Memphis Airport

Full-size SUV$58/day
Compact SUV$44/day
Standard station wagon$48/day
Supplier choice$51/day
Intermediate SUV$55/day
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Overall Rating4.0 MediocreBased on 54 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

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They were closed when we got there, received no car and had to rent elsewhereReviewed Apr 2 2024
review fromkayak
Pros:No staff was not friendly, Thirfty didn't have any cars/trucks available. Told us we could be put on a waiting list and sit and wait for someone to maybe return a vehicle. This is unacceptable for you to allow a reservation for a specific time and there be no cars available. There were a lot of customers up there waiting. We cancelled the reservation and went with another company.Cons:Everything could have been better. I will never attempt to rent from them again. Horrible customer service. Horrible way of doing business. I will recommend them to anyone everReviewed May 25 2021
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Pros:I made the reservation for the vehicle 2 months prior to the pick up date. When we arrived in Memphis Airport we were told there were no vehicles available. The Thrifty agent said they were cleaning vehicles when they came in and it would be approx 2-3 hours before a vehicle was available!! We waited almost 3 hours for a car!!!!! The Thrifty agent was completely matter of fact and didn't even apologize for the inconvenience. I will NEVER rent from this company again!Cons:The entire experience!!!!!Reviewed May 5 2021
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Pros:the staff was friendly and accomodatingCons:it was a 3 hour wait for a car. actually, they couldn't give us an actual time on how long it would be until our car was ready. the only good thing was that the lady working the counter allowed us to cancel our reservation without any questions asked (good on you, whoever you are!!). we went to another company and they told us that they do this ALL THE TIMEReviewed Apr 25 2021
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Pros:staff helpful as they could be this is the second time renting a car from thrifty in memphis both times average wait 1.5 hours to pickup. Overbooked, cars not cleaned and readyReviewed Mar 29 2021
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Pros:Drop off was ok. The pickup attendant was rude.Cons:Better customer service at pickupReviewed Feb 16 2021
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Cons:How about been open! They aren’t open past 2 on Saturday. Unacceptable to rent not knowing these hours.Reviewed Jan 20 2021
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Cons:I reserved a 4 runner or suv and received a minivanReviewed Oct 19 2020
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Pros:Car drove nice. It was comfortable. Good gas mileage. Held our two large pieces of luggage.Cons:When we attempted to pickup our reserved car at the Memphis airport at 3pm, they had no cars. I was told to return the next morning at 6am to ensure a car.I returned the next morning at 6:15am for a car. It took 45 minutes. The car was inundated with cigarette smoke. The cars are suppose to be non-smoking cars. I could not get another car. I drove in the smokey car for 7 days. Worst experience. I'll never rent from Thrifty again. The company didn't even refund me a day's rental. Unbelievable!Reviewed Oct 18 2020
review fromkayak
Pros:NOTHING.Cons:They had NO cars. I had reserved one a week earlier. Not just no Premium cars, NO CARS! Stranded at airport in Memphis.Reviewed Oct 17 2020
review fromkayak
Pros:Despite having a reservation they had no cars. After waiting on the ground in the parking garage for an hour, gave up and rented at 2x the price from Avis. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.Cons:When you make a reservation, it is so that you will have a car. Thrifty just burned me and every other traveler I talk to.Reviewed Oct 12 2020
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Pros:We booked a car and showed up at the kiosk at MEM but they had to cars to rent us.Cons:Having a vehicle to rent us.Reviewed Oct 4 2020
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Thrifty car rentals near Memphis Airport


2491 Winchester Road


Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00


+1 877 283 0898

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Memphis Airport

  • Book Thrifty car rentals at Memphis Airport and enjoy more convenient and flexible movement to various destinations in Memphis. Shelby Farms Park and Memphis Zoo are some of the popular attraction sites you can visit with your rented car from the airport. Most visitors landing at Memphis Airport uses MATA Bus 64 to connect to Downtown Memphis. However, the bus only operates from Monday to Friday, between 6:00 am to 10:30 pm approximately. Memphis car rentals are a more reliable option because you can utilize them regardless of the day you arrive at the airport.
  • If you’re preparing to book Thrifty car rentals at Memphis Airport, you need to remember the working hours and the available renting options to avoid any inconveniences. Thrifty Car Rental’s desk at the airport is open from 6 am to 8 pm every day. You can only pick up your car at any time within these working hours. To avoid the long queues, consider reserving your car online through KAYAK before arriving at the airport.
  • When returning your Thrifty car, you need to remember the flexibility and requirements within the return policy. Thrifty car rentals at Memphis Airport allow drivers to return their cars to a different location. However, drivers intending to return their cars to a different location must communicate in advance, indicating the reasons why they may not be able to return them to Memphis Airport. In addition to this, you should also remember that Thrifty only processes returned cars within its business hours, between 6 am and 8 pm. Drivers bear the liability of any damages happening on a car returned outside this period before it is processed.
  • You will experience considerable difficulties if you are to book Thrifty car rentals at Memphis Airport on a public holiday such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day or on the weekend. During this period, the airport records a significant increase in the number of people arriving or leaving Memphis. This large number of people also reflects at the various desks of Memphis car rentals. Therefore, you are likely to spend longer than usual before getting the keys to your car.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Memphis Airport for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car at Memphis Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars from Thrifty at Memphis Airport are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Memphis Airport

  • How can I access Thrifty’s car rental counter at Memphis Airport?

    Thrifty is one of the Memphis car rentals with a counter inside the airport. The counter is specifically located at 2491 Winchester Rd SUITE 100. From the baggage claim area, you can follow the signposts to the Ground Transportation Center. Upon arriving at the Ground Transportation Center, you will also see the signage of Thrift-Rent-A-Car directing you to the counter.

  • What special services does Thrifty at Memphis offer to its customers?

    If you book Thrifty car rentals at Memphis Airport, you have an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of specialist services depending on your needs. For instance, if you are a pet lover, Thrifty allows its customers to drive with their pets. However, it is a requirement for them to return the car undamaged and clean, failure to which Thrifty charges a cleaning fee. If you are coming with your kids, you can request a child seat, booster seat, or infant seat, subject to the age of your kids. However, the company charges a daily fee for these kids’ amenities.

  • What documents do you require to rent a Thrifty car at Memphis Airport?

    You require two main documents if you are coming to book Thrifty car rentals at Memphis Airport. The first one is a valid driver’s license, which has to remain valid for the entire rental period. It is a requirement that the license should have a clear photo of the renter. The second document required is a major credit or debit card, which should appear in the name of the renter.

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Memphis Airport costs $67 per day.

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

    Standard (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Memphis Airport.

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

    2491 Winchester Road is the closest Thrifty rental location to Memphis Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 877 283 0898.

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