THRIFTY Car Rental at Athens Airport

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THRIFTY Car Rental at Athens Airport
THRIFTY Car Rental at Athens Airport

Rated 8.6 out of 10

85 / 100
Avg. Wait
23 mins
Quality of Vehicle
89 / 100
Desk Service
86 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
87 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
86 / 100

In Terminal

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THRIFTY Car Rental Services at Athens Airport

Athens Airport (ATH) is one of the larger airports found in Europe, and serves the famous and ancient city of Athens which is very popular for its numerous historical attractions. The airport is approximately 20 km from the central area of Athens, to the east of the city, and can be reached via several forms of ground transport, or by private motor vehicle. Travelling from the airport is easy as well, since that buses and taxis are available at all hours. Alternatively, arriving passengers can rent a car from one of the Athens Airport car hire companies, such as Thrifty, a company well known in many locations of the world to provide competitive car rental rates.

The car rental counters at Athens Airport are found within the arrivals area of the main terminal building. This terminal holds the majority of the airport’s facilities, but there are also satellite buildings that are connected to the main terminal by walkways (both underground and above-ground). The airport’s facilities are all well organized and within walking distance. They are also well signposted, but if a passenger needs help to locate a service there are information booths available. When a passenger is ready to leave the airport they can proceed to the car rental counters of Thrifty in order to collect their pre-arranged vehicle, or to organise a car rental contract. Although vehicles are available directly over the rental counters, an advanced online car rental reservation is recommended.

Thrifty’s hours of operation at this airport location are from Monday to Sunday between 08:00 and 21:00. However, sometimes after hour pickups and returns are possible at an extra charge. Thrifty has provided quality car hire services around the world for many years, and is well know for their excellent service. Their vehicles are clean and in good condition, and most are only of the latest models with low mileage. Vehicles of later models are less likely to have any mechanical breakdowns. Thrifty is also an excellent choice for business or leisure car renters, as they have a wide selection of vehicle categories, as well as a variety of services, for example, their Multi-Month Rental Program is ideal for any business traveler who requires a vehicle for a lengthier time period. This service allows vehicles to be hired for up to eleven months, without the need to return it before the rental contract has expired. The costs for a longer rental are conveniently charged to the customer’s credit card or Thrifty billing account each month.

Thrifty Athens International Airport may offer a frequent renter program as well, allowing customers who are fond of their services to enjoy discounts and various other benefits that help to save time and money. Thrifty’s Blue Chip program can be joined by any customer, and is free of charge. Blue Chip members enjoy shorter lines at the counter, faster reservations, rentals and returns and can even earn free rental days with the Blue Chip Rewards program. For every sixteen days of paid car rental, customers will receive one free day of car hire.

Vehicles from Thrifty are arranged into various car groups, such as Mini, Economy and Compact, and in each category the vehicles are similar in size and characteristics. The Hyundai Atos is a car in the Mini category, the Fiat Panda is an example of an Economy vehicle and the Fiat Grande Punto and Hyundai Accent are found in the Compact category. These cars are all very affordable and easy to drive. Most of the vehicles have a manual transmission, but an automatic may also be possible to arrange. Thrifty’s hand control equipment is available with certain automatic vehicles, and is a device that is used by persons with a lower limb disability, as it operates the brake and accelerator pedals. From the rental location of Athens International Airport, hand controls are fee of charge.

Other items of equipment are available from Thrifty. Child seats come in various sizes, and are therefore suitable for infants, toddlers and children up to the age of seven, and a satellite navigation system is extremely useful for navigating an unfamiliar road network. These items have extra charges that are not included in the rental quote. Thrifty one way hire services may also be allowed from Athens Airport. One way hires may be returned to an alternative rental location, either in the city of Athens or in another city of Greece. Cross-border rentals, however, may not be permitted.

Larger vehicles available from the Athens International Airport car rental companies are similar to the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Avensis, Ford Mondeo, Suzuki Jimny, Toyota Rav4 and Fiat Scudo. There are also luxury convertibles available such as the Opel Astra Cabrio if something a little more stylish is required. If a customer does not purchase fuel upfront the rented vehicle will need to be returned with a full tank of fuel, but if fuel was purchased, the vehicle can be brought back as empty as possible, as no refunds are given for unused fuel. Always find out which type of fuel is best for your vehicle and any emergency numbers to contact in the case of an accident or breakdown.

Thrifty at Athens International Airport is willing to offer further assistance.

Athens Airport, Greece (ATH)
21, Dimarchou Christou Bekast

Telephone Number: +30 211 103 0650

Where is the THRIFTY Rental Desk at Athens Airport?

Map of THRIFTY rental desk at Athens Airport

What are THRIFTY Opening Hours at Athens Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 08:00 20:59
Tuesday 08:00 20:59
Wednesday 08:00 20:59
Thursday 08:00 20:59
Friday 08:00 20:59
Saturday 08:00 20:59
Sunday 08:00 20:59

The THRIFTY Rental Desk at Athens Airport is located at:

Thrifty Gr Direct

Athens International Airport El Venizelos, Airport Desk At Arrivals Hall, Athens, 19004

Tel: +30 211 1030650, +30 211 1030651, +30 211 1030652, +30 211 1030653, +30 211 1030654

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from Thrifty at Athens Airport?

The rental cars available from Thrifty at Athens Airport are:

Nearby THRIFTY Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Thrifty at Athens - Peania

7 Km Peania-markopoulo, Athens, 19400
+ 3 other companies...

8.26 KM


Thrifty at Athens - Agia Paraskevi

414 Mesogion Avenue, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, 15343
+ 2 other companies...

14.26 KM


Thrifty at Athens - Sofias Avenue

71, Vas.sofías Avenue, Opposite Hilton Hotel, Athens, 11521

17.67 KM


Thrifty at Athens - Argyroupolis

Vouliagmenis & Meg.alexandrou (argyroupolis) , Athens, 16452
+ 3 other companies...

18.30 KM


Thrifty at Athens - Downtown

L Syggrou 16, Athens, Paiania, 19002
+ 10 other companies...

18.58 KM


Thrifty at Athens - Kifisia

33 Viltanioti Street, Kato Kifissia, Athens, 14563
+ 2 other companies...

18.92 KM


Thrifty at Athens - Syngrou Avenue

49 Sygrou Avenue Aprx 2km From Athens Constitut.sqr, Aprx 1km From Athens Constitution Sqr, Athens, 11742
+ 8 other companies...

19.00 KM


Thrifty at Athens - Piraeus - Port

67 Akti Miaouli & Ag. Nikolaou Str., Athens/piraeus, 18537
+ 7 other companies...

26.76 KM

How much does it cost to add an additional driver to a rental car with THRIFTY at Athens Airport?
Category Models Daily Price
5 seat minivan BMW X1... 5.00 EUR
Compact Renault Captur, Seat Arona, Seat Leon, Suzuki Vitara... 5.00 EUR
Economy Hyundai i20, Seat Ibiza... 5.00 EUR
Intermediate Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Kia X-Ceed... 5.00 EUR
Mini Kia Picanto, Seat Mii... 5.00 EUR
Minivan Opel Vivaro... 5.00 EUR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.

What is the fuel policy when renting a car from THRIFTY at Athens Airport?

Code Description
FULLFULL Fuel: Pick up and return full.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from THRIFTY at Athens Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
7.00 EUR
Child toddler seat
7.00 EUR
8.00 EUR
Snow chain set
3.00 EUR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from Thrifty at Athens Airport

Thrifty has 16 different types of vehicles from 26 manufacturers available to hire at Athens Airport.