Most popular car type
The average price of fuel in Fairbanks is $4.98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $60 and $80, depending on the car size.
Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Fairbanks.
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A Economy car rental in Fairbanks costs $34 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car rental in Fairbanks costs $36 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Fairbanks costs $41 per day, on average.
Fairbanks has wide open roads and large avenues that are perfect for all sizes of vehicles. In other words, renters with a wide range of preferences will have no issues, whether it be fitting into parking spaces or navigating narrow streets during their time in Fairbanks. However, if you are visiting during the winter it may be worth renting a larger car with more clearance so that you have an easier time with the snow.
Drivers can expect to see speed limits starting at 20 to 25 mph in residential areas in Fairbanks. On rural roads the speed limit ranges from 40 mph on undivided roads to up to 65 mph on divided rural roads. Freeways and interstates around Fairbanks, on the other hand, have a maximum speed limit of 65 mph.
Though Fairbanks is in one of the major oil producing states - Alaska - it still has slightly above average petrol prices at $3.00 per gallon.
If you plan on visiting the downtown area of Fairbanks, your best bet for finding parking is at one of the various parking garages that dot the downtown area. Streetside parking is also an option, but it can fill up quickly in the more popular areas so if you don’t get there early all the spots may be gone. As for paid parking, it costs on average around $3.00 per hour in most garages.