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Anchorage, AK, United States
24 Jun — 1 Jul
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Anchorage, AK, United States
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Anchorage car rental information

Pick-up locationAnchorage
Rental locations22
Airport locations14

Anchorage car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (201 reviews)
4 locations in Anchorage
Enterprise
Locations in Anchorage
4707 Spenard Rd+1 907 248 4488
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4940 W Intl Airport Rd+1 844 914 1559
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
510 E International Arpt Rd+1 907 563 5050
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
906 E 5th Ave+1 907 277 1600
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2021
Cons: It was a flawless experience
2.0 Mediocre1 Apr 2021
Cons: They gave away our car. We got a deal through Kayak. I guess they did not want to honor the deal so they rented our car to someone else for twice the price. As a result I would never use Enterprise car rental or Kayak again!
6.0 Good3 Jan 2021
Pros: Several employees at counter carried in personal conversations using curse words (unprofessional). First car had a flat tire, second car did not have full tank of gas. Enterprise off airport where I was suppose to pick up car had already closed so got car at airport. Was never informed the rate would be 300 plus dollars more per month.Cons: With regards to reservation, should have been j formed I could turn car in next day and pick up original car offsite which was substantially lower in cost.
4.8 Okay28 Sep 2020
Cons: Enterprise switched the pickup location due to location construction but failed to notify me. I reserved a drop off location (anchorage airport) different than the pickup location but the lady at the pickup location then tried to charge me extra (over and above my reservation amount) to drop off at the airport which was shown on my reservation.. I ignored her "upcharge threats" and dropped off per my reservation details anyway. I will not rent from Enterprise in Anchorage again, it was not a pleasant experience
8.0 Excellent17 Aug 2020
Pros: The staff was extremely helpful and friendly.Cons: The standard SUV seems to be a misnomer. It was more like a compact suv or small wagon. It did not have enough room for us.
3.6 Mediocre12 Aug 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy, staff working that day was professional.Cons: Pick up staff was uninterested in every part of transaction. Original rental vehicle offered was unacceptable, only option they would offer is an up-sale to the next size (more money for enterprise). That vehicle interior was dirty which I could not believe in our current COVID environment however that was the only thing available. Staff could care less as long as I drove away and they could move on to next customer.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2020
Pros: Everything was smooth and fast.
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2020
Pros: Yes. The staff members were all very nice and friendly.Cons: NOthing. We were helped quickly after we got there. The car was ready. Everything was clearly explained to us. Quick check out and check in.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2020
Pros: The staff was very helpful. Our flight was running late and it was getting close to closing time. They offered to deliver and wait for us to arrive.
10.0 Excellent2 Jul 2020
Pros: The staff here are exceptional - I don’t say that often. John, the manager went above and beyond to take care of me.
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (128 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Alamo
Locations in Anchorage
5000 W International+1 844 914 1558
Monday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2021
Pros: Easy
6.0 Good1 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was really friendly. Car handled well in winter weather. Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: 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
Pros: Friendly staff, seamless experience from pick up to drop off.Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
9.2 Excellent6 Oct 2020
Cons: When first got there couldn’t find the suv parked in wrong spot
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2020
Pros: great staff
7.2 Good5 Oct 2020
Pros: Easy drop offCons: More pricing options
8.8 Excellent20 Sep 2020
Pros: YES! Not only that, we were able to drop the car off at Ross Aviation, which was a HUGE benefit for us!!Cons: Nothing!
9.6 Excellent4 Sep 2020
Pros: Efficient pick-up and drop-off. Friendly folks. Easy process. Good value for the money (my vehicle had 58 miles on the odometer!).Cons: Windshield interior had lots of schmears. Find a better product or better process for that.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2020
Pros: The staff was fantastic, and drop off was super easy - even at 4:15 a.m
9.2 Excellent31 Aug 2020
Pros: Clean vehicle, drove decently, great price.Cons: It needed new windshield wipers and maybe a windshield treatment for the Alaskan road construction.
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Rated no. 3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (682 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Avis
Locations in Anchorage
441 B Street+1 907 277 4567
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
5000 West Intl Airport Road+1 907 243 2377
Monday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent13 Jun 2021
Pros: Easy pick-up and drop-off; friendly staffCons: The prices are ridiculous for rentals right now, but we did find AVIS to have the best prices.
10.0 Excellent10 Jun 2021
Pros: yes helpfulCons: it was good
10.0 Excellent10 Jun 2021
Pros: Good service and price.Cons: NOthing
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2021
Pros: Everything went smoothly as expected.Cons: No more hard sell on the insurances. I have insurance through both my credit card and personal car insurance. And asking for $8/day for "windshield insurance" is also a racket.
8.0 Excellent24 May 2021
Pros: Easy pick up and return.Cons: Avis cars had decals in back window identifying them as rental. In Anchorage, police target rental cars for tickets knowing that most are out of state and can not afford the time or money to return to contest the alleged violation. Easy money and they set up traps. I was given a ticket for running a stop light. Police had spotter (they said) but I was stopped several blocks down the road. Heavy traffic, stop and go, etc... On returning the rental, I talked to two other renters who also got tickets. Easy money for the city. I also saw a drug deal in a hotel parking lot. No police around. Guess they were looking for traffic 'violators' in rental cars. First and last visit to Alaska and these are the two most memorable moments.
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2021
Cons: They are a franchised location and won’t even assist adding your rental to the rewards program.
8.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Pros: Friendly staff. Dropoff was easy.
10.0 Excellent12 May 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were both quick and easy... vehicle was nice and very comfortableCons: Vehicle smelled as if it had previously been smoked in
4.0 Okay10 May 2021
Cons: Car had 2 window breaks, dents, didn't use AVIS App
8.0 Excellent9 May 2021
Pros: The staff was very kind and professional.Cons: Supply and demand would dictate lower prices.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
8.2 Excellent (293 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Budget
Locations in Anchorage
5000 West Int'l Airport Road+1 907 243 0150
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2021
Pros: We were so happy with the price and value!
8.0 Excellent2 Jun 2021
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off at Anchorage Airport. Nice clean vehicleCons: This is minor complaint and really isn't Budget car rentals issue but the parking garage exit after you leave with your rental is very tight when leaving with a larger SUV. Be careful.
10.0 Excellent27 May 2021
Pros: Nice new truck, good service, decent rates! All good. Thanks Budget.
8.0 Excellent26 May 2021
Pros: Easiness of rental at the airportCons: Cleanliness
10.0 Excellent25 May 2021
Cons: The staff was awesome
10.0 Excellent19 May 2021
Pros: Good variety of cars to choose from. No line at the counter. friendly staff
6.0 Good15 May 2021
Pros: Good staff. Pick-up and drop off great.Cons: Car was dirty inside and out. Strong cigarette odor.
10.0 Excellent13 May 2021
Pros: Staff was fine not overly friendly. Process was really easy.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: Quick check in. Nice vehicle.Cons: Unsue
6.0 Good3 May 2021
Pros: The staff at the counter did not explain the pick up process adequately causing me confusion when I went to the garage. To make it worse, the person at the pick up booth wasn’t monitoring pick up or guiding customers so I left the garage believing the car would be checked out at the bottom. I then had to return to get the car checked out. At the time of drop off, staff didn’t meet me at the car to get mileage or check the car; they sat in the booth & acted as though they didn’t see me then were indignant when I said I’d wait for the process to be completed. In general, the staff at the time of pick up and drop off (booth) were both rude and lazy.Cons: Work on clear communication and being available to customers (not in the booth).
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.3 Good (162 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Thrifty
Locations in Anchorage
3730 Spenard Rd+1 907 276 2855
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
4940 West Intl Ap Rd+1 907 276 2855
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly. We had to take Uber back to the airport.Cons: Transportation between you office & airport, could be much better.
4.0 Okay30 May 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy. Pick up was somewhat easy. Location is great for ease of access.Cons: $600 for three days is ridiculous for a car that wasn’t even clean inside or outside and smelled like smoke.
10.0 Excellent21 May 2021
Pros: Staff was greatCons: All was good
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2020
Pros: Friendly helpful staff
3.2 Mediocre31 Oct 2020
Pros: The price would have been reasonable. The convenience of another rental company being right next store with better policies. The ease of penalty free cancelation.Cons: Be more like the rest of the world and not require a copy of my insurance when its in my car 200 miles away. I had endured this once before. I got in and was ready to go only to learn I couldn't rent the car because you needed a copy of my insurance. A first in all my years of renting cars. I couldnt recall which company that was at the time of this reservation so to avoid that issue happening again. After making my reservation. I called to make sure. And was told nope. As long as your using a major credit card, which is consistent with the rest of the world, you should be fine. So, I show up only to have that contradicted. And Im told oh everyone here knows that. Well ..... apparently everyone does not. And I took my business down a few counters where they don't require that. I was also told yah if your a resident we need proof but if non resident. We don't. What? The seems backwards but hey.I have a credit card with coverage. And two auto polices that cover rentals. But other than a company offering me coverage for a fee. Ive never had to provide proof. All over the country. Last time I had to get picked up and driven across town and dig my vehicle out to get my card. And come back etc. Huge delays to my arrival plans. Ridiculous and unacceptable. You guys need to get on the same page. And get WiFi so people can use there phone or laptop to access emails to retrieve a copy if they can successfully get one emailed to them after hours.
9.6 Excellent22 Jul 2020
Pros: Great value for money. No "hidden fees".Cons: Their phone-based customer service. It takes hours, literally, for them to pick the phone at the airport location. If you select any other option, it takes you to a Thrifty's call center in the Philippines, where they cannot access your reservation (because the Anchorage airport location is a Thrifty's franchisee location).
7.2 Good28 Jun 2020
Pros: The car and priceCons: Staff member was horrible. He was very rude and was extremely unhelpful.
10.0 Excellent17 Feb 2020
Pros: The staff at the counter when we arrived gave us excellent information for the road conditions and for driving in Alaska. Snow tires were offered and needed. He was very friendly and helpful!Cons: nothing - pick up and drop off was a breeze!
7.6 Good31 Jan 2020
Pros: A great rental in every way, save one. (Mandated insurance, see below)Cons: If you cannot prove personal collision coverage, they mandated at least their minimal insurance package. Did not see anything about this when making the reservation. In looking at the fine print, this insurance provides a MAX of $1000 coverage for a cost of $30/day. It just seemed excessive in my opinion.
9.2 Excellent22 Jan 2020
Pros: The Buick SUV was very nice to drive even in the Alaska winter.Cons: The first car’s engine light was on and vibrating quite badly. Had to go back and filled out the paperwork to get another one.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.2 Good (147 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Dollar
Locations in Anchorage
3730 Spenard Rd+1 907 248 5338
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
4940 West Intl Ap Rd+1 907 248 5338
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was excelllent, car was clean, and accommodations were great.Cons: I know it is market price but it was a lot of money for a 4 door blazer.
8.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off were easy, even though I used an off-airport office.Cons: None of the apps were set for navigation, etc. Due to COVID limited rental stock the cost was VERY high.
6.0 Good30 May 2021
Cons: A lot of hidden fee
8.0 Excellent2 May 2021
Cons: Could’ve been made clearer that the location isn’t at the airport. This was kind of a pain to deal with. It’s about a 10 mins drive outside the airport.
4.0 Okay28 Mar 2021
Pros: They fulfilled the shuttle ride to the airport.Cons: Our car smelled horrific. We could barely stand to be in it.
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb 2021
Pros: Dropping the car off the person checking the car in was very polite.Cons: 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
Pros: Easy out and return
9.6 Excellent17 Oct 2020
Pros: Front staff and the person who helped me do the inspection was greatCons: The front windshield wipers were shot. Need to be replaced. It was almost dangerous to drive when it was raining
6.0 Good12 Oct 2020
Pros: Price was good and near by for pick upCons: Not having to wait around for about 15 minutes for someone to be able to get the rental process rolling.
8.0 Excellent29 Sep 2020
Pros: 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.Cons: Rental agent - young male Asian with ear ring needs to be taught better courtesy
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Rated no. 7
National
9 Excellent (56 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
National
Locations in Anchorage
5000 W International+1 844 914 1557
Monday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday05:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2021
Pros: Easy to rent. Good customer serviceCons: Nothing
7.6 Good11 Oct 2020
Cons: Having the ability to choose a specific make and model on line.
7.6 Good20 Sep 2020
Pros: 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...Cons: Car could've been cleaner,,,
8.0 Excellent28 Jul 2018
Alaska in JulyPros: Customer service was great for checkout and returns.Cons: 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
Cons: 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
Cons: severely understaffed and inefficient equaled a long wait to pick up a vehicle.
8.0 Excellent16 Jun 2018
Best deal for mePros: Decent price for 1 week rental in AnchorageCons: Check-in process took 45 minutes. Needed more than the one person at the counter
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2017
Anchorage TrickPros: We 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.Cons: Wasn’t thrilled with the extra charge for me to be able to drive.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct 2017
Cons: Had a nasty smell. And I mean nasty.
10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2017
Pros: All ok. Tanks
Rated no. 8
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (45 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Hertz
Locations in Anchorage
414 K.street+1 907 562 4595
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
4940 West Int Airport Road+1 907 243 4118
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent8 Apr 2021
Pros: Quick pick up. Easy dropCons: Cheaper for time of year
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Pros: 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.Cons: Are you kidding me? How could it have been worse?
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2021
Pros: The person helping me was lovely and the process quick and easy. I love the ease of renting in Anchorage.Cons: 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
Cons: They made everything fast and easy
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2020
Pros: Quick service and friendly staffCons: Everything was perfect
5.6 Okay27 Sep 2020
Cons: 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.
2.0 Mediocre9 Sep 2020
Cons: They did not have a car available. I had to spend personal time on the phone canceling the reservation and canceling the insurance. All without a car.
10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly.Cons: Buying the insurance ahead of time.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2020
Pros: yes
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2020
Cons: Great car Great service
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Continental Auto Group
2 locations in Anchorage
Continental Auto Group
Locations in Anchorage
5001 Old Seward Hwy+1 907 563 2277
5115 Old Seward Hwy.+1 907 562 2427
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Easirent
1 location in Anchorage
Easirent
Locations in Anchorage
Anchorage International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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High Country
1 location in Anchorage
High Country
Locations in Anchorage
3609 Spenard Rd907-562-8078
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New Frontier
1 location in Anchorage
New Frontier
Locations in Anchorage
HIGH CTRY CAR AND TRUCK
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NU Car
1 location in Anchorage
NU Car
Locations in Anchorage
5000 W International Airport Rd+1 907 290 0173
Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Anchorage
Sunnycars
Locations in Anchorage
5000 West International Airport Road
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1714 travellers who rented a car in Anchorage gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Anchorage

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Anchorage

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for hiring a car in Anchorage

  • Renting a car is by far the best option for travelers looking to explore the vast Alaskan landscapes that lay just short drives away from Anchorage. Driving is the best way to get to nearby places that are a must-see for everyone visiting Alaska, including the Chugach Mountains area with its hundreds of miles of wilderness trails. Some of the main access points in Chugach State Park are located 20 minutes away from downtown Anchorage. There are also 60 glaciers within 50 miles of the city, which means a car provides the comfort of defining your own route and hopping on and off whenever desired.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), which is just 5 miles away from the city. Car hire services can be found in the new hire Car Center, which is across from the South Terminal. The airport provides free shuttle buses every 15 minutes between the South Terminal, the North Terminal, and the hire Car Center.
  • The roads in Anchorage are well-kept throughout the whole year, which means no chains are required even when it snows. However, be extra careful during the winter, as accidents are more likely to happen in tougher weather conditions. Moose also like to roam around freely, which means extra care is needed, particularly at night.
  • Traffic is not usually a huge problem in the city of Anchorage. However, if there are any special events taking place over the weekend, both Glenn Highway heading north and the Seward Hwy road heading south can experience congestion. On weekdays, avoid driving into or out of the city between 7:30 and 9 a.m., and 4 to 6 p.m, especially through the Glenn Highway. Fresh snow can also slow down traffic even more.
  • Book your rental car in Anchorage at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Anchorage are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Anchorage

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Anchorage are National (8.8, 63 reviews), Enterprise (8.7, 250 reviews), and Alamo (8.5, 136 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Anchorage is $4.78 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $57 and $76, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Anchorage.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Anchorage costs $69 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Anchorage costs $239 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Anchorage costs $136 per day, on average.

  • In Anchorage, cars are most frequently hired at Enterprise 4707 Spenard Rd (5 km from city centre ).

  • Regular sedans with front-wheel drive are a good option in the metropolitan area of Anchorage, but when the weather gets harsher, a four-wheel drive option such as a Subaru offers more security when driving outside the city.

  • The speed limit on highways is 55 miles per hour, but in residential areas it is 25 mph, and 65 mph on some freeways. However, drivers can still be ticketed when driving within the speed limits if the speed they're driving is considered unsafe during harsh weather conditions.

  • The average petrol prices in Anchorage are about $3.12 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.95 and $3.09 per gallon. Try to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening and avoid doing it on weekends, or Thursdays and Fridays before long weekends, as petrol stations can get pretty crowded.

  • Parking spaces in downtown Anchorage are usually scarce. Street parking is typically metered, time-limited, or both. Parking is free between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m., and on weekends and public holidays. Depending on demand and on how many hours one is paying for, meter pricing can range anywhere between $1.25 and $1.75 an hour. There are also parking garages spread throughout the city, and some hotels even offer free parking.