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Thrifty, John F Kennedy Airport Car Rental

Thrifty 800+ ratings, 6 reviews

New York, New York, United States

8.1 / 10 Very Good

Best Price Car Rentals at JFK Airport(JFK)

Last updated on: February 5, 2023

Thrifty - John F Kennedy Airport Information, Car Rental Instructions & Policies

Store Location



8772830898 / (877) 283-0898

Pickup from Branch or Car Park & After Hours Pickup

The Thrifty - John F Kennedy Airport car rental location is located out of the airport

Please follow the sign of the "Car Rental" and find the train to take, then you will proceed to the branch.

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

Follow the sign that says "Rental Car Return".

Opening Hours

Days of WeekSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Opening hours
06:00 -22:00
06:00 -22:00
06:00 -22:00
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06:00 -22:00
06:00 -22:00
06:00 -22:00


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


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

Driver Age Requirements

18 - 99 years old

Young Driver Fee applies at 18 - 24 years old with charge of USD 35 - 52 per day approximately.

Driver's License Requirements

The main driver and any additional drivers will need to provide a physical 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 Driving 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 Driving License + Official embassy translation in English

Please note that your English translation should be authorized by the embassy.

For local renters, you need to bring:

Full 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


Depending on which countries to bring the rental cars to, policies differ:
Canada, Mexico
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Travel Restrictions\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" Please note, for inbound renters renting in the USA or Canada, proof of return flight tickets are required in order to rent all vehicles. In most cases, vehicles can be driven in any state in the continental United States. The vehicles are not permitted to be taken on ferries or to island locations without prior authorization from Thrifty. Travel is also not permitted via rail. Driving to Canada In most cases, vehicles may be driven across the Canadian border, cross-border fee may apply, please check with the counter. It is recommended to have PERS coverage when using vehicles in cross-border rentals for the US and Canada. Certain cities have an agent message of CHECK 4 DRIVING TO CANADA that displays as a reminder to ask if the customer plans on driving into Canada, check the city directory for any restrictions. The renter must have a valid driver\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s license and rental record to cross the border into Canada. Canadian law does require that everyone entering the country have a passport, so everyone in the vehicle must have the proper identification. Check the renting city for any exceptions and note on the reservation that the car will be taken into Canada by adding the Field Remark: C/F2DRIVING INTO CANADA. Vehicles can be dropped one-way between the U.S. and Canada if so allowed on the reservation.

Cross Islands

To be updated


To be updated

Fuel Policy (what does it mean)

Full to Full

Free Tank

Distances to Airports | Railway Stations | Hotels | Other Landmarks


0.1 mi from JFK Airport

10.7 mi from La Guardia Airport

12.4 mi from East 34th Street Airport

Railway Stations

12.9 mi from Grand Central Station

16.7 mi from George Washington Bridge Bus Station

17.1 mi from Dyckman Street Subway Station


7 mi from Allegria Hotel

12 mi from Lower East Side 3 Bedroom

12 mi from One Bedroom Apartment - East 9th Street

Other Landmarks

12.2 mi from Brooklyn Bridge

13.1 mi from Ground Zero

13.2 mi from New York Public Library

Map view of Thrifty Store Location
coordinates: 40.639722 -73.778888

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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: 8.1 / 10 Very Good

  • Vehicle condition: 8.6
  • Vehicle cleanliness: 7.6
  • Spaciousness: 9.3
  • Counter staff: 6.3
  • Pick-up location: 8.3
  • Drop-off location: 8.3
  • Pick-up time: 30-60 mins
  • Drop-off time: 0-10 mins
  • okin

    New York

    9 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    ジープのグランドチェロキー か同等の車ということで予約しましたが、当日、グランドチェロキー ではなくToyota 4 Runnerでした。アメリカだったので、アメ車のグラチェロが良かったのですが、かなわず。しかしながら、4 Runnerはよく走ってくれて、故障の兆候は皆無でした。ただし、タイヤのコンデションはよくなく、もっど貸出時に慎重にチェックしておくべきだと思いました。ただ、走破はできました。途中、ネジを踏んでパンクしましたが、ロードサービスに電話して、結局タイヤ屋で修理してもらいましたが、至って迅速で無償でした。貸出時に、4Runnerよりも新しい車はないのかときいたところ、何台か提案してくれたりと、非常に親切でした。
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  • M.Perry

    New York

    7.7 /10 Good

    Reviewed: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Counter staff were very grumpy and unhelpful. There was the option of an ez-pass for tolls that was not explained at all which was also very unhelpful. They really appeared to nor care less. Car staff on the other hand were very happy and helpful.
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  • M.EL BAZ

    New York

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Seule note négative : l’attente trop longue pour retirer le véhicule. Véhicule impeccable au delà de mes attentes
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  • J.Murphy

    New York

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Appropriate vehicle, met our requirements. Excellent service
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  • V.Perez

    New York

    9 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    Charged a lot more than what was quoted. And charged for things that were included in the price
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  • I.Lazarevski

    New York

    3.7 /10 Poor

    Reviewed: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    We have never in all our life dealt with more unfriendly and rude counter staff. We did our best to be pleasant customers in dealing with what was extremely bad customer service. Prison Guards are more friendly with inmates than this company is with thier customers. The car was so dirty as well. I have a stain on my clothing just from dirt in the drink bottle holder. Car also stunk. They also charge an exceedingly high price on tolls compared with other companies. So watch out if you think you are getting a good price on the car... they sting you with toll administration fees. On return we once again were met with very rude staff. And waited an extremely long time, having to then rush to our flight. I don't think this company cares to have customers. We never complained about all the above as we realized they didn't care how customers felt.
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