Car rental at Anchorage Airport

Car rental at Anchorage Airport

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Anchorage, AK, United States - Anchorage
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Anchorage, AK, United States - Anchorage
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Fri 26/8
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Anchorage Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (140 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Jun 2022
Quick, easy, great quality
10.0 Excellent8 Aug 2021
Easy check-in and return
5.9 Okay5 Aug 2021
Staff was very friendly. Had to change to a larger vehicle to hold luggage for 6. Cost of renting minivan for 13 days increased to $3600. This seems very excessive!
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2021
It was a flawless experience
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2020
EverythingNothing
9.6 Excellent27 Mar 2020
The service agents were exceptionally helpful and friendly.It doesn’t get any better than the service that they provided.
6.0 Good14 Aug 2019
The line was very easy for picking up the car, and there were no issues with the service.The car was old (with over 42000 miles) and had rips in the seats. I expect a newer quality car from a national car rental company.
8.0 Excellent5 Jul 2019
Pick up was great, but drop off was a mess. I got charged more than what I was quoted at pick up.
10.0 Excellent5 Mar 2019
Car is pretty awesome. Staff is super friendly.
6.8 Good5 Nov 2018
Pick up was chaosEveryone tried hard and they got me into a car eventually.Took almost 45 minutes to rent. They didn’t have the car type I had booked. Seemed short staffed. Lines were ridiculous.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (136 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Alamo
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2 Jun 2022
Good service. Keep it up.
5.9 Okay18 Sep 2021
Pick up counter service was terrible!!!!! One person on the desk took 1 1/2 hrs. to get car and I was 5th person in line with another 10-15 people in line behind me!!! Car was good all other services where acceptable.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2021
The car was in great condition, and the pickup and drop off were very smooth. I would definitely rent from them again.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2021
We got a free upgrade. Pick up and drop off was very convenient.
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2021
Easy
6.0 Good1 Mar 2021
Staff was really friendly. Car handled well in winter weather. Easy pick up and drop off.My rental felt overpriced — $175 for 26 hours and only used $5 worth of gas. Staff didn’t explain cost or meaning of other add ons, felt a little pushy. But I also recognize that that is their job!
10.0 Excellent27 Oct 2020
Friendly staff, seamless experience from pick up to drop off.Nothing comes to mind.
9.2 Excellent6 Oct 2020
When first got there couldn’t find the suv parked in wrong spot
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2020
great staff
7.2 Good5 Oct 2020
Easy drop offMore pricing options
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (608 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Avis
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2022
Honestly, everything was fine. The car got great mileage and was just big enough for two of us and all of our gear. We were so greatful that we were even able to get a car!! It is tough in Alaska.
2.0 Mediocre31 Jul 2022
Denied us a large car as we had 2 reserved. Said all suburbans came back broken. After a 3 hour wait, we saw others getting suburbans. They were unorganized!
4.0 Okay23 Jul 2022
I arrived to learn that no more sedans were available. I had to pay for an upgrade to get a car that evening...paying for an upgrade on top of an outrageous price. $900 for 4 days. Highway robbery.
10.0 Excellent23 Jul 2022
Car rental prices in Anchorage are crazy expensive but Kayak/Priceline helped to save $500 for a one week rental. Even with the lower price it was still more than 3X what it should be.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2022
Expensive for a car rental but reasonable compared to other companies
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2022
I arrived tired, only to be told I couldn't rent a car because I didn't have my insurance policy with me. Not even the documents on my phone were good enough. So I went over to Thrifty. They had cars, no muss, no fuss, and I ended up paying half of what AVIS was quoting to be hassled. Done with Avis. No more. Buh bye.
6.0 Good3 Jun 2022
430.00 for less then 2 days!!!?? Rediculous!
10.0 Excellent27 Apr 2022
My rental with Avis was quite good. Although I was a little nervous getting the mystery car, it turned out to be a Toyota Corolla that ran well and got over 33 miles per gallon.
10.0 Excellent17 Apr 2022
I liked the customer service, was a very good experience
2.0 Mediocre15 Mar 2022
When I arrived I was informed I couldn’t rent the car with a debit card even though I had a return ticket after we called the day before and was told it wouldn’t be a problem. Very unprofessional attitude about it also
Rated no. 4
Budget
8.2 Excellent (342 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Budget
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2022
Searched for 6 months and found this to be the best price in Anchorage. Reserved a sedan, but was upgraded to VW Tiguan at no extra charge. No difficulties with pickup or return. Not a Budget issue, but ANC should have more luggage carts available.
4.0 Okay8 Jul 2022
Car was great I had to buy windex and clean inside and windows
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2022
Budget pulled a bait and switch. I reserved a car in January 2022 for our June 2022 vacation. I received a confirmation. I was able to obtain a very good rate because I reserved it ahead of time. However when I called two days before our trip to reconfirm my reservation I was told that the reservation had been canceled. They claim that I canceled it, which I never did . Further there was no cancellation email ever received by me. When I asked to speak to a supervisor they transferred me to three or four different employees who either transferred me to someone else or hung up on me. When I finally was able to speak to someone they said they couldn’t help me, the reservation had been canceled and there’s nothing they can do. BUT, they said that they had the same car available that I had originally reserved and would be happy to rent it to me for THREE TIMES the original quoted price. Budget is a scam! I will never rent from them again. I would never recommend them to anyone.
4.0 Okay29 Jun 2022
When we arrived at Anchorage to pick up rental we were told our rental was cancelled by corporate because the rate we got was too cheap. Our rental was supposed to be $227 when we booked in January. They said they would give us a deal for $50 a day plus tax bringing our total just over $600. We asked to talk to manager who finally gave us the rate we booked to in his words “just get us out of there”. We watched the do the same to other renters behind us. The ones we saw just went with it. Shows lack of integrity on budgets part for the switch and bait. Whether it was corporate or the manager at anchorage airport budget show some integrity and honor the rates which you put out. Only time I’ve ever rented a car that someone has tried to taken advantage of me.
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2022
I liked the service and ease of booking so quickly.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun 2022
Budget cancelled without informing us. When we called, they didn't have any cars and said there was nothing they could do.
2.0 Mediocre22 Jun 2022
When we checked in budget indicated our reservation had been cancelled on Feb 1. Had to get another vehicle for double the money and wasted an hour getting one due to demand at airport. Called Priceline as well. Their customer service is horrible. Will never use kayak or Priceline again
2.0 Mediocre13 Jun 2022
The company cancelled our reservation without notifying us. The budget at the airport was amazing in helping us get a new reservation but BUDGET corporation was awful. I know what company I will NEVER use again because of their disregard for customers and in ability to communicate. We received a confirmation of our reservation literally the day we were arriving and upon arrival the local budget told us our reservation had been cancelled in February but we had never been notified and we arrived in JUNE!!!
10.0 Excellent19 May 2022
Nothing
8.0 Excellent24 Mar 2022
Great value, but the van was not very clean and was almost empty. Luckily I noticed and they quickly filled it up for me. It also had a chip in the windshield which had not been noted until I saw it upon initial inspection. But the people were very nice and prompt about taking care of these things.
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.2 Good (151 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre16 Jul 2022
It was a complete disaster and the manager refused to chat with me.
8.0 Excellent12 Apr 2022
I arrived Saturday around noon and there was only one person in line in front of me. I had a very friendly person at the counter. He did tell me they do not accept the 3rd party insurance I had purchased through Allianz but they took the name of my regular car insurance to use instead. This was fine for me but could be a problem for someone who doesn’t have car insurance back home. When I went to get my car instead of being a small Chevy spark hatchback I had reserved it was a ginormous SUV. I went back to the desk and they weren’t able to give me a small economy but they gave me a brand new 2022 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. I was in Alaska for the weekend but had rented a compact since it was what I could afford. It was great to have the RAV4. Upon return check out took about 1 minute and was easy. Overall, I had a decent experience and lucked out on the economy cars being overbooked :)
4.0 Okay26 Mar 2022
The gentleman who helped us was great but the hassle with insurance turned into a big fiasco because my insurance didn’t show the exact word “comprehensive liability” which took an extra hour. Might book with another company next go around.
4.0 Okay29 Dec 2021
Agent kept trying to upsell which was irritating. Studded tires in a winter location should be mandatory and not cost extra. Gave me a car with no windshield wiper fluid! So unsafe with the weather/road conditions. Had to buy some and put it in. When I returned the car, the agent seemed to not care at all. No apology or anything.
6.0 Good12 Nov 2021
I reserved a mid-sized SUV for $399, but when I arrived they didn’t have anything that size. Instead of upgrading me for the same price they told me that I had reserved a vehicle without AWD and that to rent that vehicle it would be $579. I think this is poor practice and that I was taken advantage of.
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct 2021
I reserved a full size truck. When I arrived at the counter all they had to offer me was a small truck or a minivan and told me they send all their trucks south for the winter. Then why was I allowed to reserve one?? I paid for insurance too on this rental but since thrifty false advertises I went next door to Avis. P.s. I paid for insurance on the thrifty rental through your site. I was charged for it even though I never rented that vehicle.
3.9 Mediocre10 Oct 2021
Pickup wasn’t easy. Probably more due to Anchorage set up than Thrifty. Drop off tried to charge me $60-something for 1/8 of a tank. I just filled up the tank at the gas station 25 feet away. Thankfully I had printed a receipt. How many people do they do this to? Will not rent from Thrifty again for this reason.
10.0 Excellent11 Sep 2021
Great vehicle for the price!!
3.9 Mediocre26 Aug 2021
The location left me on hold for over 1.5 hours and I finally gave up. The car was very dirty inside. The windshield wipers were so worn out it was easier to see through the windshield without using them. The good news is that the check out and check in were quick and easy at ANC airport.
10.0 Excellent23 Aug 2021
Cost of rental was super high but we were in Alaska and there was a shortage of vehicles so we were glad to at least get a rental. Our vehicle was new and clean and awesome. And pickup/drop off was very convenient. So great experience overall
Rated no. 6
National
9 Excellent (60 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
National
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
7.9 Good20 Jul 2021
Everything great except that the type of vehicle we reserved (full size car) was not available when we arrived so a different vehicle (a small SUV) was substituted.
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2021
Easy pick up and Drop Off. Great service.Everything was perfect,
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2021
Easy to rent. Good customer serviceNothing
7.6 Good11 Oct 2020
Having the ability to choose a specific make and model on line.
7.6 Good20 Sep 2020
Staff was understanding and helpful. We had some issues with the car in the first 4 days and came by ANC with it on 9/10. None serious enough to exchange the car, but we did receive a fair adjustment on our final invoice...Car could've been cleaner,,,
8.0 Excellent28 Jul 2018
Alaska in JulyCustomer service was great for checkout and returns.Kinda pricey. I guess that's the way the pricing goes when the demand is there. Maybe a smaller vehicle rental next time to save $$
4.0 Okay4 Jul 2018
Was supposed to have Nisson or full size car, gave me nisson juke, big joke, I’m 6ft 3 inches, l paid for full size car !!!
7.2 Good29 Jun 2018
severely understaffed and inefficient equaled a long wait to pick up a vehicle.
8.0 Excellent16 Jun 2018
Best deal for meDecent price for 1 week rental in AnchorageCheck-in process took 45 minutes. Needed more than the one person at the counter
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2017
Anchorage TrickWe rent often since we no longer live in Anchorage but still work here. This has been one of the best rentals we’ve had. Great staff and the truck was very clean, no odd smells or stains.Wasn’t thrilled with the extra charge for me to be able to drive.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
7.8 Good (33 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Hertz
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2021
This is another example of the miscommunication that goes on here with the Kayak website!!!!!! I RENTED MY CAR THROUGH ENTERPRISE!!!!! YOU ARE ASKING ME TO GIVE A REVIEW FOR HERTZ CAR RENTAL!!!!!! REALLY
1.9 Horrible14 Jul 2021
The agent that we worked with at the desk was friendly and did upsell us from a Chevy Spark to an VW Atlas SUV and did let us know that there would be a $60 price difference per day. We accepted that and accepted his initial final charge. He did NOT tell us the check out process with the car upon leaving the airport and no one was working at the booth for check out when we were leaving and we already were running late because the process took longer than it should have. The tank was only half full when we got the car and the car did not have America USB chargers for our phones (only micro USB). Again, had we known this, we would have not taken that car but again...there was no one working the booth and we had to be to our next appointment. Upon returning the car, the woman checking us is was not friendly or accommodating. Then, when we asked her for a copy of the checkout report after she told us "everything looks good, you are free to go" she let us know that someone would email us a copy along with a receipt. Well, we have not received a check in report or an itemized receipt and we were charged way more than we were had initially been told. We were already being price gouged for a three day car rental and now we have additional charges that we were not expecting. The whole process added stress to our trip and now is causing a massive headache after the fact.
8.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
Returned our car over 12 hours ago and have not received a receipt yet.
6.0 Good19 Jun 2021
Staff was friendlyExplaining type of car as Suppliers choice
8.0 Excellent8 Apr 2021
Quick pick up. Easy dropCheaper for time of year
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Cost was too high. I didn't get the car I wanted because of the reservation mix-up on Kayak. My card was charged over $800.00 for an estimated cost of just over $400.00.Are you kidding me? How could it have been worse?
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2021
The person helping me was lovely and the process quick and easy. I love the ease of renting in Anchorage.The prices are so high. I’m not sure Anchorage is different than any other cities in that regard but the cost of rental cars is ridiculous.
10.0 Excellent6 Oct 2020
They made everything fast and easy
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2020
Quick service and friendly staffEverything was perfect
5.6 Okay27 Sep 2020
I paid for an suv in advance and the gave me a car. I was not happy. When I pay for an suv I expect to get an suv.
Rated no. 8
Dollar
7.1 Good (69 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Dollar
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2022
Everything was as promised.
6.0 Good4 Apr 2022
Clean the car before renting it, stuff in cup holders from and back, soda can in trunk, food prints on front seat, foot marks on dash are several places, inside of driving window film so bad had a hard time seeing out of it. Very disappointed when my riders said there are half full cups back here. Front seat rider asked for a wet rag to wipe down the seat and dash area.
10.0 Excellent23 Feb 2022
Proper snow tires would have been better to have as we drove to Valdez and back. The tires were not adequate for Alaska winter driving.
10.0 Excellent16 Sep 2021
Fast service at pickup and drop off!!!
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb 2021
Dropping the car off the person checking the car in was very polite.When checking the car out the guy at the desk was extremely rude. He also said that the insurance you purchase through Kayak does not cover the car. I had to call and add insurance through my personal company before I could leave. I would also recommend putting winter tires on the vehicle when it’s being rented in Alaska during the winter.
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2020
Easy out and return
9.6 Excellent17 Oct 2020
Front staff and the person who helped me do the inspection was greatThe front windshield wipers were shot. Need to be replaced. It was almost dangerous to drive when it was raining
8.0 Excellent29 Sep 2020
Check in staff/agent was not able to locate my rental reservation with my given name, then when asked why he could not find my reservation, stated it was a “common glitch” , then when I asked about the $500 deductible the agent (male) stated that if I did not like the $500 deductible that I could go to another car rental.Rental agent - young male Asian with ear ring needs to be taught better courtesy
8.8 Excellent14 Jul 2020
Staff was overwhelmed for pick-up. Drop-off was before business hours, so it was merely dropping a key in the lick box.Was told there were only mid-size SUVs available, but I ended up with a Chevy Spark.
4.4 Okay2 Sep 2019
Bait and switch. Charged 350 more than quoted.Honor your pricing.
Easirent
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Easirent
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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High Country
1 location in Anchorage Airport
High Country
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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New Frontier
1 location in Anchorage Airport
New Frontier
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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NU Car
1 location in Anchorage Airport
NU Car
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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1539 travellers who rented a car in Anchorage Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations at Anchorage Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$155/day

Good deal

$150/day

Top tips for renting a car at Anchorage Airport

  • You can access the city center from Anchorage Airport (ANC) using hotel shuttle, taxis, and rideshare services, but none provides an excellent travel experience as driving a rental car. You can plan your own driving schedule and make stops at the Alaska Native Heritage Center or Anchorage Museum at your pleasure – something you can't enjoy with public transport. Besides, rental cars provide top-notch safety and performance because they are subject to scheduled maintenance and have low mileage counts.
  • If you're concerned about how you can minimize your car rental at Anchorage Airport budget with your Anchorage Airport car rental, then we advise that you book your desired rental car in advance. If you're planning to travel during the summer, booking at least 8-12 months out is an excellent idea. Alternatively, you can also leverage off-airport rental agencies that operate a few minutes from the airport, and they're likely to grant you a discount if you choose to negotiate the charges.
  • Returning your car to the respective car rental at Anchorage Airport agency is as easy as the pickup process because you return it to the same location. Once you arrive at the airport, follow the "Rental Car Return" sign to the parking lot. If you return the car during the after-hours, park the car and place the completed contract and keys in the dropbox. Remember to take all your personal items from the car before proceeding to your departure terminal.
  • Traffic in Anchorage is fairly good, but you can expect bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour like any other urban center. If you're driving to the flight hub from the downtown area, it would be best to avoid Glenn Hwy because it experiences the heaviest traffic from 4 pm to 5 pm, worse at 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm. In the morning, the rush hour begins from 7.30 am to 9 am. To drive smoothly and uninterrupted, try to get out early; you'll avoid the heavy traffic on Seward, Parks, and Glenn Hwys.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Anchorage Airport for $150 or less
  • Book your rental car at Anchorage Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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