Book Thrifty hire cars in Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States
4 Nov — 11 Nov
Same drop-off
Chicago, IL, United States
Thu 4/11
Noon
Thu 11/11
Noon
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Thrifty car hire prices in Chicago

$194/dayEconomy
$169/dayCompact
$169/dayIntermediate
$199/dayStandard
$199/dayFull-size
$336/dayPeople mover
$742/dayFull-size SUV
$201/dayIntermediate SUV
$306/dayStandard estate car
$636/dayCompact SUV
$689/dayStandard SUV

Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
"So amazing from Brad"(in 242 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
""Nothing, noe.""(in 2242 reviews)

Reviews for Thrifty in Chicago

Overall rating6.7 GoodBased on 343 reviews
Cleanliness
7.1
Comfort
7.0
Overall
6.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.3
Value for money
6.7

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:Needed to change my drop off Customer service agent was very helpfulCons:More clear signage when I dropped off. I went inside which after waiting a half hour to be waited on bc they were very busy I found out I didn’t need t be inside I could’ve gotten help with someone outside Diane was extremely helpful and apologetic She was aware of everyone waiting and told customers in line they would be helped soon which is nice in this day and age that she acknowledged the customers waitingReviewed 3 Sep. 2020
review fromcheapflights
6.0
Cons:Pick up at ORD was very slow and they asked me to wait in the seating area as no cars I have reserved were available. I let staff know I wasn’t picky. After waiting for over half hour I realized I had been forgotten. I returned to the line and was treated quite rudely by a staff member. I noticed he was similarly very rude to another customer and family. It was extremely off putting. Traveling in a Pandemic I’d stressful and only due to emergency. Being treated disrespectfully when the agency itself was at fault was very unfortunate. The car itself was fine and served me well. The service left quite a lot to be desired.Reviewed 21 Jan. 2021
review fromkayak
8.8
Pros:The lady working the counter was friendly and great at what she does, it went quick, and she reminded me about the Chicago tolls, I was very glad to have bought a toll pass.Cons:Signs in the garage, I had to roam around a bit to find the spot. Spot numbers on the floor are kind of worn off.Reviewed 25 Jun. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Never know. HaD to cancel due to covid 19 banCons:no freaking covid 19Reviewed 25 Aug. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:EverythingReviewed 17 Sep. 2020
review fromkayak
2.8
scammersPros:the person working the counter at pickup was nice. the sripoff setup at midway airport is efficient.Cons:they tried to charge me an additional $160 at pickup when I showed up 20 minutes early, then they couldn't figure out why the price was so much higher than the rate I has confirmed online. eventually I waited an extra hour so I could get the original rate. no idea why they didn't tell me that I would be charged so much extra for an early pickup. they just printed the bill and tried to get me to sign it. THEN, they tried to scam me out of nearly $400 when I needed the car an extra two days due to a blizzard canceling my flight. I was trying to return the car on time to an alternate location but they refused to give me a quote on the updated cost. eventually I realized if I return the car 20 minutes before the time they told me, it would reduce the new rate by more than $300. (keeping it to daily rate instead of weekly.) why the customer service rep didn't simply suggest this is beyond me. they obviously are hoping people won't have the energy to argue the exorbitant additional prices they sneak in.Reviewed 20 Mar. 2017
review fromkayak
6.4
Pros:The car rental was cheaper here than from some other places. After all the add-ons they through at me not as cheap, but it was fine. The car was fine. The employees were fine. Other than a few notable exceptions, the car was exactly what I expected.Cons:The A/C didn't work in the shuttle bus from the airport. The car was either not cleaned, or the person who cleaned it left their shammy cloth in the back window. The car also had pre-existing damage which I marked on the paper. Nobody instructed me to do this or to even check the car for damage, but I'm glad that I did as the person looking at the car when I returned it definitely noticed the damage. I had the insurance anyway, but did not want to deal with that headache so was glad that I noted it before driving the car off the property.Reviewed 7 Jun. 2018
review fromkayak
5.6
Pros:Unfortunately I fell down a flight of stairs and was unable to drive except for the first couple of days of my 2 week rental. Due to the terms of the agreement I was unable to return the car early or designate another driver (unless we both returned to the place of the rental....with me driving.) The car was great but I won't try this again.....too inflexible. The empoyees at pick up and return were very efficient and friendly and helpful. I had to drive the car back for the return which was unbelievably painful.Cons:The price and restrictions.Reviewed 11 Mar. 2016
review fromkayak
2.0
Lack of initial information! Poor customer servicePros:I did not like anything about my experience.Cons:Because your company did not initially inform me that Chicago residents could not rent from the company it ruined my entire trip. I traveled almost an hour and a half from the north side of Chicago to Midway Airport thinking that I had a car reserved. I even called TWO TIMES to confirm. I even asked the agents on the phone if there was anything that I needed to know and had also given them my address. There should be an alert in your system if one of the car companies does not rent to people who aren't flying in or out of the airport. I ended up having to take a Greyhound bus the next day to Detroit which took me 7 hours and caused me to miss the birth of my first niece. I am NO HAPPY about my experience what so ever.Reviewed 7 Mar. 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:NothingCons:The car was not ready at the reservation time and was delayed by several hours. Desk staff were not helpful.Reviewed 22 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Nothing. They had zero vehicles available when I checked in despite my reservation. Was told they "might" have a car for me in 2-3 hours. Unacceptable. I then had to rent as a walk-up customer at one of the other agencies, which of course cost significantly more.Cons:Have cars available if people reserve them!!!Reviewed 23 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Cons:Checking in at the rental desk was not great, even with a reservation - the staff was fairly uninterested in being there. The car was not particularly clean and had several dings and scratches that I needed to record so that they weren’t pinned on me. I hated the car (GMC Terrain) and found it’s technology and features dated. Drop off process was easy. Overall a mediocre experience.Reviewed 6 Jan. 2021
review fromkayak

Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Chicago?

5150 W 55th Street, Thrifty car hires

Address

5150 W 55th Street

Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

10255 West Zemke Road

Hours

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

Lc Pending Close Dec 1st

Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Address

401 North State Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00

Phone

+1 312 372 7600

Address

181 West Washington Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 312 726 1476

Good to know

Most popular location

10255 West Zemke Road

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$80/day

Good deal

$56/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Chicago

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Thrifty in Chicago for $56 or less
  • Book your car hire from Chicago in Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires from Thrifty in Chicago are around -4% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Chicago