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Thrifty car rental prices at Sacramento Intl Airport

Full-size SUV$60/day
Premium SUV$102/day
Intermediate SUV$35/day
Supplier choice$40/day
Compact SUV$46/day
Standard station wagon$47/day
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Overall Rating5.7 FairBased on 87 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Cons:Waited in line for an hour to get to the counter due to a lack of counter personnel. Hertz customers were getting their rentals with only a reasonable wait. Counter person sent us to the wrong space for our car. Found it using the remoteReviewed May 25 2021
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Pros:Staff was extremely friendly, however it was a hertz employee because you guys only had one representative. I felt bad because the line was long and a lot of ppl were upset at her but clearly it was not her fault.Cons:Have more employees! An hour plus wait is unacceptable specially when some ppl have children.Reviewed May 12 2021
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Pros:Nothing.Cons:CommunicationReviewed Apr 26 2021
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Cons:I asked for a AWD cal and was told I was given a AWD car and instead they gave me a 2 wheel drive car.Reviewed Mar 22 2021
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Pros:Drop off was easy.Cons:The gentlemen I picked the car up from did not explain the insurance. Basically I paid for insurance that I did not need. Very frustrated!!Reviewed Feb 23 2021
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Cons:Charged a different amount than I was shown on here by a significant amount. When I went to pickup the car I had to wait in line for 20+ minutes despite there being 2 people ahead of me.Reviewed Jan 24 2021
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Pros:staff was courteousCons:I had to wait about 30 minutes to be assigned a car. I did not receive a receipt from Thrifty for the overall charges. I was told I would receive an email receipt but I haven't and I would like oneReviewed Dec 21 2020
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Pros:The drop off was fast.Cons:I had to wait an hour to pick up the car. The coolant was low in the car so I had to fill it up myself. When I called the roadside assistance number, I had to wait an hour to connect with a rep.Reviewed Nov 18 2020
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Pros:Smooth checkoutReviewed Nov 17 2020
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Cons:This was the WORST customer experience I have ever experienced. It all started with not being able to get a direct answer about needing an SUV. I called 4 times and NEVER got a straight answer on pricing. My initial cost was 70 and I ended up paying 320 with the “upgrade cost” when I got there. I felt like I was being schemed on every call and when we showed up. Adding extra costs and then going in the back and “talking to a manager” and lowering it 20 bucks. It was ridiculous. Everyone at the counter was complaining for some reason or other. I honesty was disgusted with how they do businesses.Reviewed Nov 16 2020
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Cons:The pickup took a very long time. It seemed like the pickup counter was understaffed, and they were in no hurry to work through the line of customers that was backing upReviewed Nov 11 2020
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Cons:I brought the car back 4 hours early. I thought I would get some sort of adjustment on the price. I was told if only happens if you bring it back 24 hours or earlier back. That sucks. Not sure if I will use you again.Reviewed Sep 20 2020
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Thrifty car rentals near Sacramento Intl Airport


6327 Aviation Drive


Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59


+1 877 283 0898

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Sacramento Intl Airport

  • If you book Thrifty car rentals at Sacramento International Airport, you will have the flexibility to explore the city and its hidden gems. During your stay in the city, visit fantastic places such as the California State Capitol, Old Sacramento State Historical Park, California State Fair, Tower Bridge and American Rivers. If you prefer road trips with your Thrifty car rental, drive to Lodi Wine Country, 36 miles from Sacramento. It is well known for its variety of wines and restaurants. Additionally, if you are a nature lover, you can drive to the Sonoma Valley, 80 miles away and visit the Sonoma State Historical Park.
  • If you book Thrifty car rentals at Sacramento international airport, you will have a wide range of vehicle options, including compact, minivan, economy, mid-size, luxury, SUV, full-size and exotic vehicles. Depending on your financial state and requirements, you will get a vehicle that suits your needs. For example, an economy or compact car will be cheaper if you are travelling on a budget and need to save on some cash.
  • Before returning your Thrifty rental car to Sacramento International Airport, you should fill up the gas and ensure it is in the same condition as when you found it ready for repairs. This way, you won't have to pay a fine for returning the car in a different condition as to how you found it. After you prepare, proceed to the pick-up and follow the "Rental Car Return" signs to finish the procedure. You can then pick up the rental car shuttle to the airport terminal.
  • If you book Thrifty car rentals at Sacramento International Airport after your return period ends, ensure you return your vehicle off-peak hours. Rush hour occurs between 7 am – 9 am and between 4:30 pm – 7 pm. The airport roads, especially Interstate 5 as you drive towards Airport Boulevard, usually get busy during these times since many people are heading to and from work. So ensure you return your car rental during off-peak hours to avoid missing your flight and create time for the return process and check-in.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Sacramento Intl Airport for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car at Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl Airport are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Sacramento Intl Airport

  • How do I get to Thrifty car rental at Sacramento International Airport?

    On arrival at Sacramento international airport, you will easily find the Thrifty car rental location. Thrifty has its rental desk situated at the airport terminal. After you collect your luggage from the baggage claim area, follow the rent-a-car signs, and you will find the Thrifty car rental desk. If you arrive late at night, you should be confident since the Thrifty desk operates throughout the day and night.

  • What documents do I need to rent Thrifty car rentals in Sacramento Intl SMF Airport?

    To rent Sacramento International Airport car rentals, you must provide several documents at the Thrifty car rental desk. These documents include a valid driver's license and should have not less than one year of experience, a credit card with an amount limit of the paying rental and deposit and should contain the name as that on your license and a printed document of the voucher sent to your email after booking Thrifty car rentals. You should also present a passport or ID card that matches the same name as the driving license. Additionally, if you have an additional driver, they should present the documents to the Thrifty car rental desk.

  • What other services do Thrifty car rentals at Sacramento International Airport offer?

    If you rent a car at Sacramento International Airport from Thrifty, you can take advantage of available additional services. These services include a GPS to help you move around the city, a booster seat, an infant child seat, a ski rack, a child toddler seat and a snow chain set. Thrifty offers these services at an extra fee.

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

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Sacramento Intl Airport costs $56 per day.

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

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Sacramento Intl Airport.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport?

    6327 Aviation Drive is the closest Thrifty rental location to Sacramento Intl Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 877 283 0898.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Sacramento Intl Airport (SMF)?