Pisa Airport is also commonly known as Galileo Galilei Airport, or even Pisa-San Giusto Airport, due to its location in the district of San Giusto. It is only 2 km from the city center of Pisa, and a major gateway to this region of Tuscany, Italy. Many passengers arriving at Pisa Airport like to rent a car to explore the area, and there are many car hire companies available. Thrifty offers a wide range of quality vehicles, interesting rental options and affordable rates. Their rental counters can be found in the Car Rental Terminal at the airport, which is reached by a shuttle bus that departs from outside the Arrivals area of the airport.
Thrifty, at Pisa Airport, is open every day of the week, between the hours of 08:00 and 22:30. Customers can hire a vehicle directly from the rental counters at Pisa Airport, or in advance, from Thrifty’s website at www.thrifty.com. It is often recommended to make an advanced reservation to ensure that your ideal selection is available. An advanced booking is also often required in order to hire extra equipment, such as car seats for babies and children, or a satellite navigation system.
The vehicles offered by Thrifty are divided into various car categories, and customers will select one of these categories when hiring a vehicle rather than a car by its specific make and model. The car categories available at Pisa Airport are displayed on Thrifty’s website, along with pictures of example vehicles in each category. Their website also offers plenty of information about the rental procedures and policies to be followed when renting from Thrifty. The Economy category is often a popular choice amongst many renters, as these vehicles are affordable, fuel efficient, and practical for city driving. The Lancia Ypsilon is an example vehicle in this category, as well as the Fiat Punto. These vehicles generally seat up to four people, but since they are smaller vehicles, they may be more ideally suited to single drivers, or small families who don’t have much luggage. A larger vehicle with more luggage storage space may be needed for longer road trips. Compact vehicles offered by Thrifty are of a similar size to those in the Economy class, but usually seat up to five people. An example of a Compact vehicle is the Fiat Stilo.
Larger vehicles can be hired from the categories of Mid-Size, Standard and Full-Size. The Daewoo Nubira is available as a Mid-Size vehicle, the Alfa Romeo 147 is an example of a Standard sized vehicle, while the Full-Size category offers vehicles such as the Alfa Romeo 156. These are excellent cars for average sized families, or even the business renter. They have more space for luggage, usually storing up to two or three large luggage items. If you need even more space for luggage, an estate vehicle is a good choice. Thrifty offers estate vehicles such as the Fiat Stilo Wagon in the Mid-Size category as well.
Customers who are fond of renting from Thrifty can become members of their Blue Chip Program. This is a free program to join, and offers customers many additional benefits when renting a car from Thrifty. For example, Blue Chip Members receive VIP treatment at the special Blue Chip Members Only line, enjoy faster reservations, rentals and returns, and many other special discounts. Members can even earn free rental days with Thrifty’s Blue Chip Rewards Program. Every time you rent for 16 days, you will receive one free rental day from Thrifty.
Another interesting service offered by Thrifty is their Wild Car Program. If you select ‘Wild Car’ as your choice of car category, you will get a Mid-Size or larger rental vehicle, but only pay for rates which are lower than for a usual Mid-Size vehicle. You don’t know what vehicle you will be driving, but you are guaranteed to get excellent value for money. Your vehicle will be chosen by the pick-up location when you arrive to collect your car. The vehicle you will receive will have at least five seatbelts and enough room for two large luggage pieces or more. This option can also be selected when booking online, simply choose the ‘Specialty’ car class in step one of the rental reservation process, or the ‘Specialty/Wild’ car class in step two of the rental process.
Corporate clients arriving at Pisa Airport may also find Thrifty’s Multi-Month Rental Program to be useful. This program allows you to save on lengthy rentals, as you can use your corporate account at Thrifty to get great rates and benefits. If you don’t have a corporate account, the enrollment details are on Thrifty’s website. The Multi-Month Rental Program allows for rentals of up to eleven months, and there is no need to return your vehicle before the agreed rental period is completed. Reservations are easy to make for lengthy rentals with a special 800#, and charges will automatically be billed each month to your credit card or Thrifty billing account.
Similar to most car hire companies, the primary renter at Thrifty, Pisa Airport, is required to be at least 21 years of age. A valid drivers license is required by all drivers listed on the rental contract, and foreign drivers may need an International Driving Permit as well. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, and may also not be permitted to rent certain vehicle categories. A major credit card in the name of the primary renter is required for payment of the rental.
Thrifty, at their Pisa Airport rental location, will be happy to assist you with any further enquiries or information needed.
Pisa/G Galilei Airport, Italy (PSA)
G. Galilei Airport
Pisa, Italy I-50121
Telephone Number: 39 050 45490