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Thrifty, San Diego International Airport Car Rental

Thrifty 400+ ratings, 3 reviews

San Diego, California, United States

7.0 / 10 Good

Best Price Car Rentals at San Diego Airport(SAN)

Last updated on: July 3, 2020

Thrifty - San Diego International Airport Information, Car Rental Instructions & Policies

Store Location

3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY

Telephone

8772830898

Pickup from Branch or Car Park & After Hours Pickup

The Thrifty - San Diego International Airport car rental location is located out of the airport

You can arrive of Thrifty - San Diego International Airport car rental by free shuttle bus.

The store is located in the airport, please go to the rental car shuttle bus parking area and wait for the free shuttle bus after collectiong your luggages. Please take the shuttle to reach the store and complete the pick up formalities. It will be a five-minute drive.

Return to the Store, Car Park or Key Box & After Hours Return

Pick-ups and drop-offs for rental car companies serving San Diego International Airport occur at the Consolidated Rental Car Center. Free dedicated shuttle busses run continually to ferry customers between the airport terminals and the Rental Car Center.

Opening Hours

Days of WeekSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Opening hours
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59

Deposit

Deposits are depending on which car type your rental car falls into, and can be paid with credit cards(pre-authorization)
Representative Car ModelsDeposit Amount(approx.)Business Days Required for Refund

Applicable to all car types,incl. Compact,Suv,Economy,Mini and others.

Pack up ^
100% of the rental car rate plus USD 20030-60

Accepted Cards

Credit cards issued by the following companies qualify a car rental from this store: UnionPay, Visa, Master, DinersClub, JCB, Discover, AMEX

UnionPay Visa Master DinersClub JCB Discover AMEX

E-voucher

Yes. E-voucher is accepted. Show the digital voucher on your mobile instead of a print-out is good enough.

Driver age requirements

20 - 99 years old

Young Driver Fee applies at 20 - 24 years old with charge of USD 29 per day approximately.

Driver's License Requirements

The main driver and any additional drivers will need to provide a full driving license in their name with no major endorsements. The license should be held for at least 1-2 year(s).

For foreign renters, you need to bring:

Domestic License + International Driving Permit

Please note that the IDP(International Driving Permit) is only a translation and you must bring your original driver’s license with you.

Domestic License + Official embassy translation in English

Please note your English tasnslation should be authorized by the embassy.

Driving License of the Peoples's Republic of China + Translation of International Driver License

Translation of International Driver License

For local renters, you need to bring:

Driving License issued in United States

This option applies to customers with local driving license, please show your local license at pick-up.

Additional Extras

Extras Prices
Extras Prices
Toddler car seat rental
Toddler car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-100 lbs /18-45kg (approx. 4 - 11 years)
USD 13.99/day
capped at USD 91
Additional driver fee
Additional driver fee
Note that all drivers must provide their valid documentation.
USD 13/day
GPS rental
GPS rental
Provided by the local stores. Usually, interface and voice are of the local language.
USD 16.99/day
capped at USD 195.86
Infant car seat rental
Infant car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing under 20 lbs /9kg (birth to approx. 1-12 months)
USD 13.99/day
capped at USD 91
Child car seat rental
Child car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 20-40 lbs /9-18kg (approx. 1 - 3 years)‌
USD 13.99/day
capped at USD 91
Child booster seat rental
Child booster seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-80 lbs /18-36 kg
USD 13.99/day
capped at USD 91
Tire chains rental
Tire chains rental
Prices and inventory depend on local stores.
USD 18/day

Cross Border

Free of Charge:

Taking rental cars to following countries is allowed and free of charge:
Canada
due to Canadian law, everyone in the vehicle must have a passport. Due to the epidemic, the US-Canada border is temporarily closed. Cross-border is unavailable for the time being. Please refer to the latest border policy, thank you.

Cross Islands

To be updated

Excess

To be updated

Fuel Policy (what does it mean)

Full to Full

Free Tank

Distances to Airports | Railway Stations | Hotels | Other Landmarks

Airports

0.8 mi from San Diego Airport

3 mi from North Island Naval Air Station-Halsey Field Airport

5.8 mi from Montgomery Field Airport

Railway Stations

1.5 mi from Amtrak

Hotels

0.7 mi from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Airpo

0.7 mi from Motel 6 San Diego Airport/Harbor

1 mi from Marina Inn And Suites-Airport-Gaslamp-Zoo

Other Landmarks

1.9 mi from Downtown San Diego

5.4 mi from Mission San Diego De Alcala

17.7 mi from Tijuana Airport - Cross Border Xpress Terminal

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Map view of Thrifty Store Location
coordinates: 32.736232 -117.180625

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Besides credit cards and debit cards, now you can pay for online car rentals with cryptocurrency in 2020. Bitcoin(BTC), ethereum(ETH), and bitcoin cash(BCH) are accepted. Wonder how long does a bitcoin transaction takes and how to pay with bitcoin? Read our FAQs.
Guest Reviews

Total points: 7.0 / 10 Good

  • Vehicle condition: 7.3
  • Vehicle cleanliness: 5.3
  • Spaciousness: 8.0
  • Counter staff: 4.6
  • Pick-up location: 8.0
  • Drop-off location: 8.6
  • Pick-up time: 10-30 mins
  • Drop-off time: 0-10 mins
  • C.BERNAL GONZALEZ

    San Diego

    5.7 /10 Average

    Reviewed: Monday, July 6, 2020

    Initial quote by TRIP = $66.46 Secondary quote by Thrifty = ~$135 Secondary quote by Thrifty = $89.52 Even I was not satisfied with the additional charges, I accepted the fee for the urgency of the trip I had scheduled. What is the procedure in this case?
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  • Anonymous

    San Diego

    7.7 /10 Good

    Reviewed: Monday, July 6, 2020

    great staff
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  • Anonymous

    San Diego

    7.7 /10 Good

    Reviewed: Monday, July 6, 2020

    Avoid them! Way to pushy trying to get you to purchase add-on's and she even tried to get me to take a bigger car. There was only me, so why on earth she thought I'd need a bigger one was beyond me.
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