Thrifty One Way Car Rental

If you’re looking for a rental car for a one-way trip, look no further. Thrifty offers one-way rentals at our locations across the U.S. If your next adventure, road trip, or vacation is only taking you from point A to point B, check out our large selection of cars, minivans, SUVs and trucks to get you on your one-way trip.

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How to Book a One Way Car Rental

Ready to reserve your one way rental? It’s as easy as making a regular reservation, however we recommend reserving your car in advance. Follow these steps to make sure your one way car rental is ready for your next adventure.

  1. Fill out the reservation form, including the location and dates of your trip.
  2. Check the “Return to different location” field.
  3. Choose to Pay Now or Pay Later, enter your contact details, and reserve your car.


One Way Road Trip Ideas

There are lots of reasons why you might need a one way car rental – unplanned changes in travel plans, flight changes, moving, and even cross country road trips.

If you’re considering rental cars cross country, here are some fun road trip ideas.

  • Drive the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco
  • Drive from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas and visit Zion National Park along the way
  • Visit every state in New England from Connecticut to Maine
  • Road trip along the coast from Oregon to Washington
  • Visit iconic spots along Route 66

For more travel ideas and road trip inspiration, visit the Thrifty blog.



Thrifty One Way Rentals FAQs

What is a one way car rental?

A one way rental is one where you return your rental car at a different rental location than where you picked it up.

Is there a fee for one way car rentals?

There is a fee for one way rentals, called a “drop off fee” (also known as a drop charge). It is a one-time drop off charge or mileage charge that is applied in addition to the rental rate.

Can I return my Thrifty rental car to a different location?

Yes, you can return your Thrifty rental car to a different location and city. One way rentals within the U.S. and within Canada vary by location and vehicle availability. For a full list of Thrifty locations, search here.

Does Thrifty offer one way SUV rentals and one way van rentals?

When renting a one way rental car with Thrifty, customers have access to our fleet's wide selection of cars, SUVs, minivans, and trucks. Exact vehicle availability varies based on rental day and location.





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*One-way rentals within the U.S. and within Canada vary by Thrifty location and vehicle availability. A one-way drop fee will apply.


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