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Rental locations 22
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Rated no. 1
National
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8.1 Excellent (929 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
National
Locations in Anchorage
5000 W International Airport Rd
+1 907 243 3255
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Rated no. 2
Avis
7.8 Good (294 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Avis
Locations in Anchorage
441 B Street
+1 907 277 4567
5000 West Intl Airport Road
+1 907 243 2377
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
16 Feb 2016
Great service
Pros: The gentleman at the desk was awaiting my arrival and was extremely efficient and the drop off was also extremely efficient and convenient
10.0 Excellent
24 May 2016
Great Service
Pros: The attendant we dealt with when returning the vehicle was superb. He was the utmost professional and friendly, and really made the whole process very great!
2.0 Mediocre
4 Jun 2016
Cons: I did not pick the car cause company AVIS as the only one on airport ask me to pay with credit card, but I had only debit card with me. So I canceled this reservation and chose other car rental company.
10.0 Excellent
16 Jun 2016
Pros: The entire process was very smooth and efficient. I was very pleased and will consider using your service again.
Cons: Nothing!
7.6 Good
25 Jan 2017
Pros: Vehicle met our needs
Cons: Vehicles did not have snow tires at this location, despite significant snowfall in the area (This is Alaska). A front-wheel drive Ford Fiesta with All-Season tires has very little traction in winter conditions. The cost for rental was rather expensive and upgrades to an all-wheel drive vehicle were also expensive
2.0 Mediocre
3 Feb 2017
Pros: Nothing. Had to rent from someone else.
Cons: Their policies
10.0 Excellent
2 Mar 2017
Winter tires in Alaska
Pros: Fast service and easy acess at the airport.
Cons: The only issue we had was the fact that the car, a Mazda 3, had regular tires, and driving on icy roads (temps varied from 1 degree to 35 degrees during the week we were in Anchorage) is challenging without winter or studded tires. It was a challenge, but I grew up in the Dakotas and lived in AK for 7 years (SoCal for the past 19).
10.0 Excellent
18 May 2017
Nice car, great service, and very affordable at the same time
Pros: I rented a medium sedan for the day, and couldn't have been more pleased. Quick check-in, friendly counter agent, and a short walk to the car. Nice, clean vehicle, and return was one of the easiest I've had. Will rent from Avis again!
10.0 Excellent
19 May 2017
Pros: Good vehicle and safe
10.0 Excellent
2 Jun 2017
Helpful agents
Pros: The reservation agent at the counter helped us get the lowest rate possible and was very courteous.
Cons: I felt like no one understood what the third party insurance was, so it was pretty discouraging to hear that they weren't knowledgeable about it even though they said Avis owned the company.
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.5 Good (144 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Budget
Locations in Anchorage
5000 West Int'l Airport Road
+1 907 243 0150
  • 7.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
17 Jan 2017
Cons: I rented a car in winter conditions, and there was not even studs on the tires. It was unsafe conditions for that kind of car.
10.0 Excellent
28 Apr 2017
Pros: Easy no hassle pick up and drop off The staff is always so great
10.0 Excellent
20 Oct 2015
Really fast and no pressure with the upsales
Pros: Really fast and no pressure with the upsales
10.0 Excellent
26 Dec 2015
Drove well on ice with only all season tires.
Pros: Quick checkout and in. No waiting, and it was dirt cheap.
5.6 Okay
2 Jul 2016
Pros: they upgraded the car, which was good because it was very expensive compared to other sites
Cons: the car was filthy, not sure when it was cleaned last and there were multiple dents and scratches on the vehicle and it took forever to get someone to go over the car with me so I could leave and not worry about being charged for damage someone else did
10.0 Excellent
7 Jul 2016
Pros: Fuel economy.
9.2 Excellent
9 Jul 2016
Pros: Very quick and easy pickup and drop off. Car was clean and comfortable.
4.8 Okay
19 Jul 2016
Lady at counter charged a heck of a lot more than
Pros: She said my Expedition rental was about $1000 more. We argued a lot. I'm never renting from Budget again.
8.0 Excellent
20 Jul 2016
The parking structure was confusing
Cons: Also the exit ramp was hard to navigate. Clear that other cars have had problems with it, too.
3.6 Mediocre
25 Jul 2016
Bait and switch
Cons: We ordered and paid for a mid-size car, told we would get a either a Chrysler 200 or a Ford Fusion. Instead, we were given a Nissan Sentra. When we questioned it, we were told this was a mid-size car. The car did not even have a USB port - was very basic and not worth the higher price we paid to get a larger and more comfortable car. It definitely smelled of cigarette smoke when we first picked it up. By the end of our trip we had either aired it out sufficiently or we just didn't notice the odor anymore.
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (92 reviews)
4 locations in Anchorage
Enterprise
Locations in Anchorage
4707 Spenard Rd
+1 907 248 4488
4940 W Intl Airport Rd
+1 907 248 5526
510 E International Arpt Rd
+1 907 563 5050
906 E 5th Ave
+1 907 277 1600
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
13 Apr 2017
Jeep 4 Wheel Drive
Pros: Very good customer service in Anchorage, Alaska. In and out of office very quickly. Excellent condition car that drove smoothly
10.0 Excellent
6 Sep 2017
Pros: Enterprise staff was wonderful. Absolutely no problems.
7.2 Good
19 Sep 2018
Great service
Pros: The service at the Anchorage Enterprise on Spenard was excellent. The vehicle was in great shape and met our needs. The only issue was the inside of the windshield was smudged and needed a good cleaning. Unlimited mileage was great as we drove 1500 plus miles during our stay.
10.0 Excellent
23 Sep 2018
Pros: Great price
Cons: All good
7.6 Good
21 Feb 2019
Pros: Long story short, there was a tire pressure issue with the first car I got and the tire deflated. The airport branch was opened and supportive and swapped the car out for me. They saved my trip and I am so grateful for the airport branch.
Cons: There was a tire pressure issue and the tire ended up deflating and the branch I rented from was not opened to address the issue. I paid to get the tire changed to a spare. The branch definitely tried to sell me on insurance emphasizing they couldn’t help me if anything happened on the one I had.
10.0 Excellent
18 Jun 2019
Pros: Excellent and very friendly service in Anchorage downtown office
10.0 Excellent
22 Jun 2019
Pros: Very friendly people at the store !
10.0 Excellent
30 Jun 2019
Pros: Quick check-out and drop off process; car was clean and well equipped; damage policies very reasonable; walk around with agent
Cons: Nothing--great all the way around
10.0 Excellent
11 Sep 2019
Cons: Nothing could Have been better than my experience with Shack who came to pick me up. He was professional, friendly, kind and extremely helpful. Shack Defines professional! ThNks Shack and Enterprise Anchorage!
2.0 Mediocre
19 Sep 2016
Enterprise has been stellar to me to this point...
Pros: That I SEEMED to be able to get a good rental of a good vehicle for a good price from ANC...
Cons: The nasty surprise occurred when the nice Enterprise agent at ANC told me that my vehicle was not available at ANC as I understood. It was at an off-airport location that would've required a VERY long walk or a taxi ride. And then to return the vehicle to ANC would've required an extra $50. charge to drive the car back to its off-airport location. That was totally untenable for me, so I cancelled the reservation and made a very reasonable substitution down the way with National... Thanks Dr. Sam Williams
Rated no. 5
Alamo
8.0 Good (59 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Alamo
Locations in Anchorage
5000 W International Airport Rd
+1 907 243 3255
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
22 Aug 2016
Double charged
Pros: Nice car
Cons: They made me run back in so they could charge my card again...still haven't refunded the double charge. Almost missed my flight.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Oct 2015
Unsatisfied Customer
Pros: The car was ok
Cons: Customer service rep was unfriendly, didn't offer upgrade, charged for 2nd driver (I've never been charged extra for a 2nd driver from any other car rental company) which made the final bill much higher than expected.
10.0 Excellent
6 Nov 2015
Cons: As the car had. Push button starting. Took me a while to figure I had to have foot on break to start car... Maybe a paper on seat with few basic instructIons, tips...one page
2.0 Mediocre
9 Nov 2015
Front desk was closed when we arrived
Pros: Nothing
Cons: They closed right as we were walking up to the front desk and wouldn't give us our rental car
10.0 Excellent
20 Nov 2015
Pros: Very good off season rate.
10.0 Excellent
3 Dec 2015
Super easy, very affordable
Pros: The car was great (Chevy Sonic) and I had no issues. Great price, cheaper than a cab to downtown and back.
8.0 Excellent
3 Jan 2016
Great service, cars smelled like cigarette smoke.
Pros: The women at the counter was very helpful, nice and efficient. It took me no time to get through the paperwork. When the first two cars they gave me smelled like smoke, she apologized and got me a new car. No questions asked. The third car was great and I had no issues after that.
Cons: The first two cars reeked like cigarette smoke.
7.6 Good
26 Mar 2016
Pros: Vehicle ran great
Cons: Need an attendant to give us a ride to departures when returning vehicle on the early morning flights.
8.0 Excellent
9 May 2016
Cons: I reserved a full size car but none were available so they substituted a Nissan Rogue for it. A Nissan Rogue is not a full size car, but much smaller.
10.0 Excellent
28 May 2016
Cheapest rate
Pros: Hassle free
Cons: Nothing
Rated no. 6
Thrifty
6.8 Good (96 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Thrifty
Locations in Anchorage
3730 Spenard Rd
+1 907 276 2855
4940 West Intl Ap Rd
+1 907 276 2855
  • 6.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
28 Jul 2018
Friendly Counter Service, but...
Pros: The lady at the counter was very helpful and accommodating
Cons: The car was quite dirty inside, and for the make/model, very expensive
7.2 Good
28 Jul 2018
Pros: The staff were polite and friendly.
Cons: The rental was expensive but on par with others in the area.
2.0 Mediocre
24 Oct 2016
Read the fine print. they hold $500 in your debit
Cons: Didn't have vehicles with studded tires for snow. Hello this is Alaska. They punish you for what others are doing to them. With all the modern technology the fact that some people are keeping their cars longer than they are supposed to should be a no-brainer have a GPS to find it. their excuse that people are abusing the rental privilege to me is incorrect. I paid for the insurance but didn't pay for the car I was not able to go on my trip and I will never rent from this company again.
4.8 Okay
8 Feb 2017
Disappointing
Pros: The service was nice.
Cons: The cars wipers didn't work and it was blizzarding outside. I had to fill the wiper fluid myself. They said there was a shuttle to the airport and there wasn't so I had to spend $20 each way on a taxi. The posted hours were wrong and they were closed when I dropped the car off.
5.2 Okay
21 Feb 2017
Snow tires?
Cons: In Alaska, it would make sense to have snow tires on the cars. We slid all over the roads which were covered in snow. No grip whatsoever. I felt like we were endangered in this vehicle.
10.0 Excellent
21 Mar 2017
Great service!
Pros: The Staff was knowledgeable and courteous.
9.6 Excellent
18 Sep 2017
This was the easiest rental car process of any we have done.
Pros: Everything
Cons: The visibility seemed a little worse than some.
6.4 Good
27 May 2018
Customer Service Does Not Seem to be a Priority
Pros: Nice vehicle for a decent price. The vehicle had some upgraded features I don't usually expect on a rental car.
Cons: Where do I start?! My first mistake was in not realizing the location was not one that served travelers through the airport. Still, I thought, surely they could provide me with a vehicle at the airport but, no, not unless I paid walk-up rates (and, presumably, any penalties for cancelling the existing reservation). They didn't seem to care if I had no way to get to the other location 3 miles away. I found out later there is a shuttle ... at a cost of $25! When I finally got to the location where a vehicle was waiting for me I found that the staff was not particularly friendly or accommodating. They made a point of telling me I'd be on my own to get back to the airport unless I brought the vehicle back sooner than I planned and paid them $25 for their shuttle. The vehicle was not clean, but I understand that to some degree as it cannot be easy to keep clean vehicles in the conditions there. I kept trying to clean the windshield only to figure out on the 4th day that the problem was a smear on the inside in the direct line of sight for an average height driver.
7.6 Good
4 Jun 2018
Pros: Asked the guy to inspect the vehilce upon return and tell me if there was damage. there wasnt of course. So I asked for a receipt and was told, I just charged your card and thats the end of it, he was kinda rude about it.
Cons: they put a ~500 deposit on my card even though I paid for insurance and was never told when booking I had to do that. asked for no damage receipt and wasnt given one.
6.8 Good
8 Jun 2018
No insurance included in KAYAK pricing
Cons: Arriving at the thrifty counter the agent told us that no insurance - not even a basic one - is included. In fact the needed coverage almost doubled the quote!!! If we would have known that before we would have made another choice than doing the reservation with KAYAK.
Rated no. 7
Dollar
6.5 Good (78 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Dollar
Locations in Anchorage
3730 Spenard Rd
+1 907 248 5338
4940 West Intl Ap Rd
+1 907 248 5338
  • 6.3
  • 7.0
  • 7.2
  • 5.9
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
7.2 Good
7 Jul 2017
Extra charge
Pros: Was surprised we had to pay an extra $10 a day for my husband to drive. Other rental companies don't charge for a spouse...
Cons: My first car smelled like smoke. They made it right and gave me another car.
10.0 Excellent
31 Jan 2019
Cons: I like dollar, I get a good car for a good price
9.2 Excellent
14 Aug 2019
Pros: Great staff in Anchorage airport
Cons: price
10.0 Excellent
29 Oct 2015
Always great service!
Pros: Getting the car was super easy and the customer assistant was very friendly. When I returned the car they greeted me quickly and I was done within a minute. I always pick them because they have the best price and their employees are great.
10.0 Excellent
14 Nov 2015
I would rent from Dollar
Pros: My overall rental experience from Dollar was great. Very easy too make rental arrangements and pick up was very easy.
Cons: N/A
8.4 Excellent
17 Nov 2015
Be aware of hidden fees!
Pros: The employee was helpful and did a good job getting me a car. There were many hidden fees and additional expenses; however he did his best to give discounts when possible.
Cons: The hidden fees and additional charges were a total surprise. The car on kayak was said to be $60 and the price when I got the car were over $200.00 in hidden fees and taxes.
6.0 Good
30 Dec 2015
Wow
Cons: Can't be possible you charge for 2nd driver when only one person at a time can drive. Makes one not want to go anywhere.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Jul 2016
Didn't work for not US citizens
Pros: None. Cancelled.
Cons: The car provider - Dollar - asked for another insurance because I am a foreigner. Would habe been another $40,- for one day. I cancelled. Kajak, you better check your argeements with your providers. F...!!!
6.4 Good
13 Aug 2016
Cost was greater then advertised
Pros: The car was modern
Cons: The advertised price was much lower then the actual cost of the rental. Fees, taxes, and required addons
7.6 Good
21 Aug 2016
Pros: Car was clean and everything worked. Car was at market price for the dates, so price was neither good nor bad.
Cons: The line to pick-up car was extremely long. I showed up early and still had car well past reservation time. In such cases, where lines are extremely long, the car company should offer to extent the rental, even by the hour or two delay that was a result of the long lines due to too few employees servicing the desk.
Rated no. 8
Hertz
7.6 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Hertz
Locations in Anchorage
414 K.street
+1 907 562 4595
4940 West Int Airport Road
+1 907 243 4118
  • 7.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.0
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
9 Aug 2016
Beware of your pickup & return time
Cons: When I booked a Van I said I was picking it up by 9:00 pm and returning it the following day by 9:00 pm. I actually picked it up at 5:57 pm shortly after my flight arrived in Anchorage. I returned it at 8:25 pm the following day. I was charged for 2 extra hours @ $73 per hour - Beware! - Live and learn!! Never again a rental from Hertz for not being forthright about time.
8.8 Excellent
21 Sep 2017
Good service but price not so much
Pros: Great service. Great personnel.
Cons: Cost. You know they rent the cars from the cruise ship to the anchorage airport and back. They really don't need to charge the one way rental....you are really helping them.
10.0 Excellent
7 Aug 2018
Pros: Very easy pickup and drop off. Troy in Fairbanks was very nice car was clean and we are very happy
8.0 Excellent
21 Jun 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful
Cons: Luggage carts at check in area.
5.2 Okay
8 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff at pick-up very unfriendly, had to pay extra even though car had been prepaid
Cons: The staff friendliness and the charge calculation
4.0 Okay
26 Jul 2016
This hertz is in downtown anchorage not the airpor
Pros: Jeep Cherokee was excellent vehicle for our visit
Cons: Had to take taxi to and from hertz location 5 miles from Ted Stevens airport extra 46 dollars in taxi fare. This hertz location does not work with hertz in the airport. Book rental car with rental car located in airport. That was our mistake and we paid for it
7.6 Good
5 Aug 2016
Easy process , price was good
Pros: Cheaper than airport rental , tax was available easy .. They call a cap for us . Easy process.
Cons: Expected toyo luv4 but got jeep compass . Car was not completely cleaned gas capacity was smallet than other car made worry og gas on my trip.
10.0 Excellent
10 Sep 2016
Pros: Great service
10.0 Excellent
13 Sep 2016
Great Hertz Rate Thru KAYAK!!
Pros: Kayak got me a great rate on a rental in Alaska for 11 days. It was a smooth and easy process, no hidden fees or hoops to jump through. Thanks!
3.6 Mediocre
20 Sep 2016
Cons: car was smaller than the ford focus reserved and smelled like a smoker had just gotten out of it. The smoke smell never went away.
Continental Auto Group
continentalautogroup
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
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Anchorage
Easirent
Locations in Anchorage
Anchorage International Airport
High Country
highcountry
1 location in Anchorage
High Country
Locations in Anchorage
3609 Spenard Rd
907-562-8078
New Frontier
newfrontier
1 location in Anchorage
New Frontier
Locations in Anchorage
HIGH CTRY CAR AND TRUCK
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Anchorage
NU Car
Locations in Anchorage
5000 W International Airport Rd
+1 907 290 0173
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Anchorage
Sunnycars
Locations in Anchorage
5000 West International Airport Road
777 travellers who rented a car in Anchorage gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Most popular car type Intermediate

When to book a hire car in Anchorage

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Top tips for renting 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
  • Economy rental cars in Anchorage are around 3% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Anchorage

What is the most popular rental car in Anchorage?

Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Anchorage.

What is the best rental car company in Anchorage?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Anchorage are Alamo (8.7, 6585 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12996 reviews), and Avis (7.8, 2814 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Anchorage?

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

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Anchorage?

A Intermediate car rental in Anchorage costs $103 per day, on average.

How much does a Full-size car rental cost in Anchorage?

A Full-size car rental in Anchorage costs $102 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Anchorage?

A Economy car rental in Anchorage costs $99 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Anchorage?

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.

What's the speed limit in Anchorage?

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.

How are gas prices in Anchorage?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Anchorage?

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.