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Fairbanks, AK, United States28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Fairbanks, AK, United States
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Fairbanks car rental information

Pick-up locationFairbanks
Rental locations11
Airport locations10

Fairbanks car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (35 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Alamo
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 833 823 5644
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 8.7
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2020
Cons: Nothing. Customer service was great. Timeka and Scott were awesome!
6.4 Good20 Mar 2020
Cons: Rate wound up being much higher than I expected when I made the reservation.
10.0 Excellent7 Sep 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and accomodating.Cons: There were no trash cans available at the return, but they said it was ok to leave any garbage in the car.
10.0 Excellent10 Jul 2019
Pros: Friendly staff and easy pick up and drop offCons: nothing
10.0 Excellent27 May 2019
Cons: It was a top notch experience from start to finish! Would highly recommend.
8.0 Excellent4 Apr 2019
Cons: Couldn't figure out how to spray the back window to clean it. Ended up throwing snow on it.
10.0 Excellent17 Oct 2017
Pros: Fantastic rate!
10.0 Excellent9 Jun 2017
Pros: I like the fact that the car was clean in mint condition. Most of all the sales staff was genuinely nice giving excellent customer service. I don't know how to improve on that. The only thing I disliked was I chose not to fill the tank because I was not the person or organization paying for the rental transportation. Yet upon returning the rental to the airport I was charged and saddled with unexpected cost that I want reimbursed. I had a flight to make so I could not take any time to remedy this mistake. Any help is greatly appreciated. Berthod LarkinsCons: I
5.2 Okay30 May 2017
Disappointed Alamo couldn't downgrade this to a carCons: I won't use pre-pay Alamo again since I couldn't downgrade to a cheaper car (I no longer needed a pickup). It's ridiculous that I ended having to pay for something I didn't need just because I prepaid.
6.0 Good28 May 2017
MehPros: Car was ok, staff I dropped it off to was fine.Cons: I felt the pickup was terrible- as soon as I approached the counter, I felt like the associate treated me with disdain. She tried to convince me to upgrade to a truck or SUV repeatedly instead of the economy car I had requested. She asked "Where will you be parking the car this evening?", and when I told her that I would be staying with my sister, she asked what part of town that was. I noticed some scratches on the car, and noted that the paperwork didn't have any listed. I took pictures of the scratches and when tried to show her how big they were, she kept asking "Where was the scratch? Was it bigger than a dollar?", and refused to look at the pictures (which I felt were quite good, and demonstrated the size, shape and location of each scratch). I realize that some of the scratches may not have been "as big as a dollar" but I feel that metric is really poorly designed. Bigger than a dollar how? In area? Length? Width? Many were longer than a dollar, and a large scuff present on the trunk lid was bigger in area. Anyway, it wasn't a huge waste of time, but she obviously wanted me out the door as soon as possible. I just didn't want to be blamed for damage I didn't cause.
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Rated no. 2
Budget
8.5 Excellent (62 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Budget
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way Suite 6+1 907 474 0855
Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.4 Good12 Aug 2020
Pros: The drop off was delightful, but the pickup was not great. The car was clean and filled with gas and easy to take off!Cons: The person running the counter seemed annoyed to be working and was so brief with us that we didn't exactly know what was needed from us when it came to inspecting the car and how to return it. When I had some questions about what I was signing off on, the lady was brief and laughed that I even had questions. It was frustrating and rude. Everyone working at Anchorage was fantastic!
2.0 Mediocre12 Jun 2020
Cons: They had no record whatsoever of our reservation
10.0 Excellent22 Apr 2020
Cons: Dirt cheap price for the rental and very fast, smooth transaction.
10.0 Excellent26 Jan 2020
Pros: Crystal was very nice and informative!
3.2 Mediocre13 Dec 2019
Cons: Fairbanks budget is weak
7.6 Good13 Jul 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off staff was professional and personable.Cons: Car could have been cleaner, particularly the windshield
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2019
Pros: Horrible.Cons: They told me they didn’t have the car. Online reservations through your service mean nothing to them.
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2019
Pros: Excellent. Great SUV. Great value. Great service.
10.0 Excellent29 May 2019
Pros: Overall, excellent experience!Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent24 Feb 2019
Pros: We had a negative experience at this rental counter earlier. We showed our rental agreement, but the agent had no record of our reservation and was completely sold out of cars! Refused to honor our contract!! This time everything was much better with an offer to remedy our previous bad experience.Cons: This time everything was superb!
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Rated no. 3
Avis
8.1 Excellent (94 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Avis
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way, Suite 5+1 907 474 0900
Monday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2020
Pros: Easy drop off, free upgrade, and friendly staff
10.0 Excellent12 Jul 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off were quick and convenient. It was a quick walk to the lot.Cons: We liked the Honda CRV but the gas tank was small (12 gallons) for the amount of driving we did. We were stopping almost daily to fill up and in Alaska that requires some planning.
8.4 Excellent30 Jun 2020
Pros: Staff friendly, drop off easyCons: Had to go out to the lot, do my own look over of the vehicle and then go all the way back to the terminal to turn in the existing damage sheet. Very annoying. Should have given me something that shows existing damage and to only come back if there is something additional. Or gone out with a worker.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2020
Pros: Very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the free upgrade.Cons: Not sure.Excellent service,value
10.0 Excellent17 Feb 2020
Cons: Don't make it to Fairbanks but I sure it will be good
2.0 Mediocre14 Feb 2020
Cons: When I checked in at the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. I asked the desk if the vehicle had winter tires. The clerk said yes. I later found out after a skidding accident that the tires were not winter tires. Tony
10.0 Excellent20 Dec 2019
Pros: Karen at the Avis desk in Fairbanks, Alaska was just phenomenal, we got to talk for a bit and the was the nicest. My rental was originally for 1 day, so the next I called to extend my rental and she totally remembered who I was, and again, so nice to talk to her.Cons: Well, the gas tank was showing "full" but after driving only a few miles the tank went down, so it wasn't properly filled up, that's the only negative thing from my rental experience, but overall, it was great!
9.2 Excellent16 Oct 2019
Pros: Got an upgrade as a really good price when I got to the counter, and after 18inches of snow I was really glad I did.Cons: The seats were very stained but it was fine.
7.6 Good11 Aug 2019
Cons: Custom service
5.6 Okay30 Jul 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly And did adjust the price due to the problemsCons: The minivan we reserved they did not have. We had 6 people with luggage and had to settle for an SUV that could handle 5 people and some of our luggage the vehicle also had a cracked windshield. Luckily the family member we were visiting was able to pick up and return us to the airport
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Fairbanks
Hertz
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way #16+1 907 452 4444
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 5
National
9.4 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
National
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 833 823 5645
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 9.6
  • 10
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 9.6
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent22 Mar 2020
Cons: They said they don't even stock the car (or even the brand of car) I booked, so they gave me a different one, which other companies were offering for less money. I told them this was a bait and switch and asked if they could give a discount, since I would have gone with their competitors at the lower rate. They required me to prove that the car I booked was what I claimed, since they apparently don't have any record on their side of the car. After I proved the booking and requested a manager, they provided discount, which is fair, but this experience shouldn't happen.
8.8 Excellent27 May 2019
Pros: The staff were all great. The airport is small, so it was very easy to locate. I loved not needed a shuttle to get to the car!Cons: The check in process was a tad slow. I was behind one person and was very glad there wasn’t a big line to contend with.
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2017
Pleasant tripPros: The staff at the checkout counter were very friendly and made a really nice conversation. I couldn't have asked for anything more.Cons: There is absolutely nothing I didn't like. This was a great experience and I will use National and kayak again.
10.0 Excellent14 Nov 2016
Pros: Everything! I wish I could remember the guys name who helped us. He was there late evening on 11/10 and was so nice in assisting us. Probably easily my best rental car experience!
10.0 Excellent6 Nov 2016
Pros: no issues. friendly and helpful service.
Rated no. 6
Dollar
8.9 Excellent (25 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Dollar
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 907 451 4360
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent4 Jul 2019
Pros: yes staff was a joy to work with.Cons: will be using service in the future
10.0 Excellent30 May 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off were smooth, quality, clean vehicles.Cons: There were two unreported scratches (one was 12" long) on the vehicle so a few minutes were spent running back into the booth to make sure they knew about them before I drove the car away.
7.2 Good18 May 2019
Cons: Broken windshield
7.6 Good19 Mar 2018
Would not recommend a sedan for Fairbanks in the winterPros: The car was clean and good on gas.Cons: The car did not have adequate tires or all-wheel-drive for anything outside a completely clean Road. The car would be perfect in the summer!
10.0 Excellent12 Feb 2018
Pros: Great service.
10.0 Excellent10 Mar 2017
Pros: Shelly at the Dollar desk was wonderful. So personable and friendly. Car did great with studded snow tires. Comfy and great heater for a cold Fairbanks day.
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2016
PerfectPros: Friendly service and car was clean
10.0 Excellent18 Sep 2016
Excellent experiencePros: Friendly service at pickup and drop off, ran great, clean and comfortable! I appreciated the price adjustment made when my travel plans changed and I returned the car early. Thank you!
6.4 Good9 Aug 2016
UnadaptableCons: Set reservation for the 6 wks in AK, but when arrived would only give contract for one month. Had to return to airport and renew contract- inconvenient. Would not reimburse for the tire I had to fix in order to return car. Kept copy incase the rim was damaged. Will not rent from Dollar in Fairbanks again if there is another option available. Poor service for AK!
10.0 Excellent1 Aug 2016
We got a nice vehicle ( a Nissan Altima) during aPros: Fast and friendly counter service. The car was out in front of the airport and it had plenty of luggage space. Dollar rental had an easy pick up and return. HomerCons: We like the car we rented!
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Rated no. 7
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (22 reviews)
2 locations in Fairbanks
Enterprise
Locations in Fairbanks
3225 S Cushman St+1 907 456 1412
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
6450 Airport Way+1 833 823 5646
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Jun 2020
Pros: Easy, nice vehicle, no issues.Cons: Nothing. I suppose if I had encountered a problem, that would have put Enterprise to the test, seeing how they handled it.
10.0 Excellent2 Feb 2018
Superb experience from Fairbanks EnterprisePros: Fast, easy, great customer service. No cars available in the class I had reserved. Free upgrade to 4x4 truck which gave great peace of mind going to and from Chena as well as our remote rental cabin. Simple pick up and drop off. Came with extension cord for block heater. Life saver in cold winter temps. 10/10 would rent again.
10.0 Excellent26 Oct 2017
Great Fast ServicePros: The customer service agent was friendly polite and efficient at his job. He got me a car quickly and I was in my car within minutes .Cons: Don’t change a thing. You guys were awesome!
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2017
Easy access to z good ridePros: Airport location is easy to use. The Honda Tucson was just right for our day trips. Easy return. Good value.
10.0 Excellent26 May 2017
FabulousPros: Great customer service. Clean cars
2.0 Mediocre19 May 2017
The counter closes at midnight!Pros: Arrived late to find the counter closed. There was a 4 people who had paid for the rental through a third party and had no way to pick up the car. The employees at the other car rental agency's informed us this happens every night. Had to rent a car from another company. I am letting my place of employment work out the issue with paying for a car that was not available for pick up. They knew the plane was late the counter is located in a small airport with two baggage claims. The ticket counter is located by the baggage claim. Someone could have waited the 15 extra minutes to help costumers who had pre paid for a car.
9.6 Excellent10 Sep 2016
Pros: Very friendly, helpful service!Cons: There was confusion about how to pick up the car from Fairbanks airport (Enterprise doesn't have a desk at the airport yet), but it sounds like that will be changed soon.
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2016
Great customer service!Pros: THis location had super friendly staff and very helpful.
9.2 Excellent14 Mar 2016
Great experience except the shuttlePros: Overall a great experience. We were given a complimentary upgrade to a brand new car (16 miles on it!), with block heater, heated seats, and auto start. Customer service there was very helpful, didn't try to push into paying for upgrades which I really appreciated.Cons: Only issue we encountered is that they shuttle is a standard mini-van. I was traveling alone with an infant and car seat, which meant I had to take her out of the carrier, strap in the car seat, put her in the car seat, then take everything back out when we got to the agency. My one suggestion would be to upgrade from the minivan to a regular shuttle. Other than that, great overall experience!
8.8 Excellent24 Dec 2015
winter tires needed for winter driving in AlaskaPros: Easy pickup and a great rate through Kayak. Car was clean and met my needs.Cons: The vehicle was not equipped with winter tires and they are needed for driving in Alaska in December. The summer tires that are probably stock for the vehicle were not adequate and should be switched for the winter. Had I not been from Alaska and warned about the summer tires from previous renters, I could see an issue for someone not used to winter driving conditions. I recommend the extra coverage if you rent in the winter but are not used to winter driving conditions.
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Rated no. 8
Thrifty
7.2 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Thrifty
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 907 451 1048
Monday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 23:59
  • 6.8
  • 7.5
  • 6.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2019
Pros: As it was 6 degrees outside, the staff started vehicle and brought to the door for me. Great service. Rental process was smooth and convenient
10.0 Excellent1 Mar 2019
Cons: All went great!! Perfect rental!!
2.0 Mediocre10 Nov 2018
Poor Communication and LiedCons: Lied that it was a 4 wheel drive, lied that it was weatherize, gave us a cord to plug it in and then there was no plug installed on the car. Argued with me on the phone about it and eventually tried to blame me that I booked the wrong thing but I had my reservation to show otherwise.
6.4 Good25 Sep 2017
Overall a fair experience.Pros: The process of picking it up and dropping off. The price / value. Simplicity.Cons: The cars condition (a lot of dents and scratches). And the interieur had the most unpleasant smell I’ve ever experienced.
6.8 Good10 Sep 2017
Cons: my friend left a gift for his wife in the console (a gold necklace) when we returned the car. I went back 40 minutes after turning it in - it was already being cleaned and that guy said he didn't find anything. Really? In todays world?
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Easirent
1 location in Fairbanks
Easirent
Locations in Fairbanks
Fairbanks 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
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Fairbanks
Sunnycars
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way
Recent reviews
253 travellers who rented a car in Fairbanks gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Fairbanks

When to book a rental car in Fairbanks

Top tips for renting a car in Fairbanks

  • Like many cities in the United States, Fairbanks was designed with the automobile in mind. Visitors to the city find they have a much easier time navigating the city via personal vehicle than with public transport. Say, for example, you would like to visit the Museum of the North during your time in Fairbanks: what would be a simple 6-mile drive of 15 minutes requires 30 or 40 minutes on the bus.
  • Are you planning on picking up your hire car upon arriving in Fairbanks? Travelers with flights landing at Fairbanks International Airport will find the hire car desks in the main terminal’s Arrivals Hall.
  • Visiting Fairbanks in the winter? If so, you should definitely be prepared for snowy weather. Fairbanks can experience some serious powder during the peak of the winter season -- and drivers will want to be mindful of this when visiting the city. When inclimate weather hits, just make sure to drive a bit slower and remember that cars take longer to slow down in snow.
  • Fairbanks, luckily for visitors and commuters, does not experience severe congestion. In general, the morning rush hour picks up shortly after 7:00 a.m. and cools down by around 9:00 a.m., while in the afternoon the rush hour starts up again at around 4:00 p.m. and clears out by around 6:00 p.m. In terms of roads to avoid during rush hour traffic, University Avenue and Geist Road are two that get the busiest and most congested during peak driving hours.
  • Book your rental car in Fairbanks at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Fairbanks

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Fairbanks are Budget (8.5, 62 reviews), and Avis (8.1, 100 reviews).

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