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Thrifty car rental prices at Philadelphia Airport

Full-size SUV$65/day
Premium SUV$85/day
Compact SUV$54/day
Intermediate SUV$54/day
Supplier choice$54/day
Standard station wagon$56/day
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Overall Rating5.0 FairBased on 122 reviews
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Recent reviews

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HORRIBLE. . I landed in Philadelphia only to find they had closed at 11pm, and I was stranded. . My flight was set to get in at 10:30 and was a little late. I had 1) pre-paid for the car and 2) Checked in earlier that day (via an email from thrifty to speed up the time to get my car.) I had no other option other than to get a hotel room (got to bed at 1pm) and return the next morning. When I arrived at thrifty and told them what had happened there was NO apology. The response was that it is listed on their web site and I should have known, The woman then asked if I had booked through a third party and explained that they do not always post that information. Quite a lame excuse. These days, most people book through a third party and it is up to Thrifty to be sure any third party they use has all their information. I will never use them again. It was bad enough that I was stranded, but the lack of any remorse, apology and customer care was very unprofessional.Reviewed Mar 3 2024
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Drop off was SUPER easy! Pickup was a bit of a hassle, but it wasn’t too bad! :)Reviewed Oct 2 2023
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Pickup at PHL was dreadful. Two hour wait, 2 employees with 50 people in line. Never again.Reviewed Oct 2 2023
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You get what you pay for. It’s the cheapest option I found, in more ways than one.Reviewed Jul 6 2021
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The wait to hopefully get a car was 2 hrs even when u had a reservation. Then they overcharged me. The car was fine and it was clean but the initially experience was terrible.Reviewed Jun 24 2021
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Pros:Drop off was great: worker was helpful.Cons:Wait time when picking up was outrageously long.Reviewed May 23 2021
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Cons:1. The check in /pick-up was very slow even though we had a reservation. 2. The dollar amount of the taxes in PHL was ridiculously high. Shouldn't this be included in our priceline price so we'll know how much we are paying?Reviewed May 19 2021
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Pros:Drop off was easyCons:Got a car with blown speakers and smelling like smoke.Reviewed May 18 2021
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Pros:Nothing to like about waiting in line for 1 1/2 hrs to pick up car then finding the drop off point is closed with no signage on where to go. Almost missed the flight!!Cons:Obviously a better pick up and drop off experience for the $600 spent!Reviewed May 18 2021
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Pros:NothingCons:The car broke down after one hour of driving, leaving me stuck at the highway. The Lyft ride never arrived and I spent about 7 hours wasted because of a mechanical issue of the car.Reviewed May 2 2021
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Cons:More poeple at counter waited 3 hoursReviewed May 1 2021
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Cons:They don't open until 6am, so if you have a really early flight when dropping off, you drop off at Hertz. Glad I thought to ask knowing I had a very early drop off time. Counter folks were helpful and professional. Good experience.Reviewed Apr 5 2021
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Thrifty car rentals near Philadelphia Airport


1 Arrivals Road


Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00


+1 877 283 0898

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Philadelphia Airport

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is home to its fair share of car rental agencies. If you'll be landing at the airport for a trip soon, you should do your research on your options in advance. It'll show you why you should book Thrifty car rentals at Philadelphia Airport (PHL). The Thrifty counter is conveniently located at 1 Arrivals Road, and it's open from 7 am through 10 pm each day. This should make it as easy as possible for you to pick up a rental car from Thrifty quickly upon your arrival at Philadelphia International Airport.
  • When you decide to book Thrifty car rentals at Philadelphia Airport, you will have the opportunity to request the type of vehicle that you would like to drive when you're visiting the area. While Thrifty can't guarantee that it will have a specific make and model in stock at the airport, the company offers everything from compact cars and passenger vans to compact SUVs and luxury cars. You should ask for the kind of rental car that'll work best for your trip. Those traveling solo should go with a fuel-friendly compact car, while those traveling with groups should put in a request for an SUV.
  • Once you make your way out of Philadelphia International Airport in a Thrifty rental car, you may find that driving in the area can be confusing at times. To keep yourself on the right track, you should look into requesting a GPS navigation system from Thrifty. It's an add-on that will be available for a small fee. You can also consider asking for other add-ons, such as car seats and satellite radios, to be added to your Thrifty rental car reservation.
  • Like many other car rental agencies, Thrifty won't force you to sign up for any additional car insurance packages when you rent a car. The company will, however, offer you the chance to sign up for these packages if you would like to be provided with the peace of mind they'll bring. Some of the extra car insurance options that Thrifty can deliver will include a Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), and Personal Effects Coverage (PEC).
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Philadelphia Airport for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car at Philadelphia Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty at Philadelphia Airport are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Philadelphia Airport

  • Can more than one person drive a Thrifty car rental from Philadelphia International Airport?

    When you book Thrifty car rentals at Philadelphia Airport, you'll technically be the only one allowed to drive it. But you will have the option to add other drivers to your Thrifty rental car reservation if you choose to do it. As long as these drivers meet the minimum age requirements established by Thrifty and have driver's licenses, you should be able to have them added to your reservation for an additional fee.

  • Am I going to have to pay a cancellation fee if I decide to cancel a Thrifty car rental at Philadelphia Airport?

    Anyone who chooses to prepay for a Thrifty rental car from Philadelphia Airport will often be subjected to a cancellation fee if they need to cancel a reservation. This will be a processing fee that has been put in place by Thrifty. You can get around having to foot the bill for this cancellation fee by choosing not to prepay for Thrifty car rentals at Philadelphia Airport.

  • Is there a Thrifty customer loyalty program that I can join?

    Prior to reserving a car from Thrifty for the first time, you should explore the idea of signing up for the company's customer loyalty program. This program will allow you to earn Blue Chip Rewards Points every time you rent a car from Thrifty. You can convert these points to rewards like discounted rental car accessories or free car rentals from Thrifty in the future.

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Philadelphia Airport costs $69 per day.

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

    Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Philadelphia Airport.

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

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

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