Thrifty Richmond Vancouver International Airport
Where is the Thrifty Car Rental Desk at Richmond Vancouver International?
What time is Thrifty open at Richmond Vancouver International?
The Thrifty Rental Desk at Richmond Vancouver International is located at:
3800 GRANT MCCONACHIE WAY, LOWER LEVEL P, RICHMOND, BC (BC), CANADA, V6X 2C7
Tel: (604) 606-1655
Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.
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Thrifty Richmond Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver Airport is a large establishment found on the west coast of Canada, and is the country’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. It is only a few kilometres from the city centre, on Sea Island, and is located in the area of Richmond, British Columbia. It has been allocated the official IATA code of YVR. Passengers of the airport have access to a number of ground transport options, including trains, but some prefer to simply rent a car, and travel in a more private fashion. The car hire companies available include Thrifty Vancouver Airport, and Thrifty is an excellent choice of car rental company for leisure or business travel. They offer competitive car rental rates and a wide variety of hire cars.
The Vancouver Airport car hire companies are located in the parking garage of the airport, just a little way from the main terminal buildings. These buildings are referred to as the Domestic Terminal and as the International Terminal. There is also a more remote terminal building that handles flights from a few regional airline carriers, known as the South Terminal. Thrifty is open seven days a week, throughout most hours of the day and evening, and are therefore available to meet passengers on the majority of airport arrival flights. Passengers have the choice to hire a car directly from Thrifty at the airport, over the rental counters, or in advance, from a website which supports Vancouver Airport car rental reservations. An advanced booking is recommended for this location, as car hire can be in high demand, and to ensure that you receive the car that is ideal for your holiday or business trip.
Early bookings are also recommended for any additional items of equipment that you require along with your rented car. Thrifty hires child seats for babies, toddlers and older children up to the age of seven, and satellite navigation systems to all drivers who are unfamiliar with Vancouver’s roads. Passengers can specify the age of their child so that they receive a safety seat of the correct size. Although a GPS is not required for safety, it can be extremely useful for navigation. The units are of a high quality, and provide accurate directions on colour touch screens. They many also offer a choice of languages, and come pre-programmed with thousands of points of interest. Thrifty hand controls for disabled drivers is another device possibly available from Vancouver Airport. Hand controls are free of charge, whereas all other items will cost a few extra CAD.
The Vancouver Airport car rental companies have an excellent choice of vehicles available, and Thrifty especially has a nice selection. For passengers who require smaller vehicles, the Toyota Yaris or similar can be hired from the Economy category and the Toyota Matrix is an example of a car from the Compact category. Midsize vehicles include the Toyota Corolla, and the Volkswagen Passat Sedan is a Standard-sized vehicle. Larger sedans are found in the Fullsize category, and Thrifty’s SUVs can be quite popular choices as well. The Toyota Rav 4 is a Midsize SUV and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a Standard SUV. For seven passengers, Thrifty customers can hire the Dodge Grand Caravan from the Minivan category. Vehicles from Vancouver Airport also include convertibles such as the Chrysler Sebring, and Premium and Luxury vehicles such as the Chrysler 300.
Passengers arriving at Vancouver Airport, but not returning to the airport location, can arrange a Thrifty one way hire, which allows the rented vehicle to be returned to another location. This option may require an advanced reservation, and customers will need to confirm to where the vehicle may be driven from Vancouver Airport. One way hires, however, can generally be taken to all parts of Canada, and may even be driven to cities in the United States if a cross-border rental is arranged. Thrifty can provide more information regarding the price of such rentals.
To rent a car from Vancouver Airport, the primary renter should be at least 21 years of age, and will need to show a valid drivers license upon collection of the vehicle. The license may need to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit, and should show a safe driving record. The primary renter will also need to make payments at the beginning of the rental period by one of the major credit cards that are accepted at this rental location. A debit card can be used for payments which are due at the end of the rental period. Although persons younger than the age of 25 can hire a vehicle, additional costs will be applicable for young drivers insurance. This insurance is mandatory, but other types of insurance should be arranged by the customer.
Thrifty offers some interesting choices when it comes to hiring a vehicle, for example, customers can benefit from lower rental rates when selecting the ‘Wild Car’ program, and business renters who need a car for a longer period of time can arrange a Thrifty Multi-Month Rental, where the vehicle can be hired for up to eleven months. A corporate account with Thrifty will be required for multi-month rentals. The Wild Car Program allows customers to hire a Midsize or larger vehicle at lower than Midsize rental rates. They will not know which car they will be driving, but it will be good value for money, with room for at least five passengers and two or more items of luggage. Thrifty’s Blue Chip membership is ideal for anyone who favours Thrifty’s services, and has benefits such as priority counter service, faster reservations, rentals and returns and free rental days.
Thrifty Vancouver Airport can provide all further details required regarding their car hire services.
Vancouver Intl Airport (YVR)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Telephone Number: 604 606 1655