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Anchorage, AK, United States
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Anchorage, AK, United States
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Pick-up locationAnchorage
Hire locations23
Airport locations14

Anchorage car hire reviews and directory

From $50/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (219 reviews)
4 locations in Anchorage
Enterprise
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
7.9 Good7 Oct. 2021
Smooth pick up and drop off. Vehicle served us well as we travelled across the state for 2.5 weeks.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep. 2021
The employees were fantastic, very helpful and friendly.
5.9 Okay29 Aug. 2021
was promised a Volkswagen Jetta. received a smaller car. A Toyota corolla instead. not impressed. not sure i will be using this site to book another trip.
10.0 Excellent29 Aug. 2021
They were ready for me when I arrived. It was great
3.9 Mediocre11 Aug. 2021
Rental process was decent. Most unclean rental car I've ever had. Steering wandered badly. No engine oil on the dipstick so I had to add some. No fluid in wiper washer reservoir so I had to add some.
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 Excellent2 Aug. 2021
Outstanding vehicle, great price and friendly customer service.
10.0 Excellent11 Jun. 2021
It was a flawless experience
2.0 Mediocre1 Apr. 2021
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!
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From $127/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (134 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Alamo
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
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
8.8 Excellent20 Sep. 2020
YES! Not only that, we were able to drop the car off at Ross Aviation, which was a HUGE benefit for us!!Nothing!
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From $94/dayRated no. 3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (748 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Avis
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Oct. 2021
We were in Anchorage off season, so that helped with the price I’m sure. But we were in and out with a cute clean car in no time.
1.9 Horrible22 Sep. 2021
I scheduled a Ford Edge to be picked up and never got any confirmation or email or anything regarding it. Thankfully last minute I was able to get a truck from budget
5.9 Okay21 Sep. 2021
Loved Yaris. But battery in key fob died and I had to drive 140 miles to get one. Windshield wipers also died. Avis says they will reimburse me. Both are preventive maintenance item that should have been done. When I turned car in oil change 2990 miles overdue.
7.9 Good20 Sep. 2021
The lady at the pick up desk was pretty grumpy with us and the people before us. And we had to drop off our car before they opened back up for the day which was a little confusing, since we hadn't been warned about where to put the keys. The drop off lanes were also extremely full which made it difficult for anyone dropping off after us to find a spot. My boyfriend was not allowed to drive unless we paid an additional $15/day which was ridiculous. Be warned that only a spouse can co-drive at this rental agency. But the car was clean and in good condition. There was an attendant out there at pick up that took a solid video of the vehicle, so that we wouldn't have to worry about paying for other people's damage. I liked that feature.
1.9 Horrible17 Sep. 2021
This AVIS rental place at airport in Anchorage Alaska had a unsatisfactory service. First off, the front desk agent tried charging my credit card twice, the manager on duty didn’t even care to come to resolve the problem. It was the worst experience I encounter in any rental car services. I would not recommend this place.
10.0 Excellent7 Sep. 2021
staff at check in counter could be more accommodating and friendly.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep. 2021
Small car; got excellent gas mileage & drove fine; difficult to get into & out of vehicle
10.0 Excellent31 Aug. 2021
Downtown location is small and funky but great staff and friendly--- we had the car for three weeks and it was fine. Turned in car and walked five minutes to train depot. Very convenient. I will use this office again. Prefer to the busy airport locations. Staff makes it great,
10.0 Excellent27 Aug. 2021
Everything was easy and straightforward. The car was what I expected. The price was a great deal for the time of year. The only thing that could have made it better was a lower price, but I’m not complaining at all.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug. 2021
Our chosen sedan wasn't ready, so the agent upgraded us to an SUV. We planned to leave the vehicle at trailheads and needed a trunk to cover our gear. The agent quickly prepped a sedan anyway and we were on our way. Appreciate it!
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From $66/dayRated no. 4
Budget
8.3 Excellent (319 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Budget
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good19 Sep. 2021
A bit slow at the counter and no fast-break
10.0 Excellent24 Aug. 2021
Too expensive!
10.0 Excellent23 Aug. 2021
The check in process went smoothly. Check in was tricky. Budget asked for proof of insurance. We have never been asked that before and didn't bring our insurance card. HUGE suggestion: Please send documentation with the name Budget or Kayak on it. I was sent 2 emails from budget with a PDF to open. Since there was no name on the email that I recognized nor any information about what the attachment was about, why would I ever want to open it??? It was from datahost@icloud. PLEASE state who the email is from so this doesn't happen with other travelers.
10.0 Excellent23 Aug. 2021
Quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent18 Aug. 2021
Pickup and drop off were quick and painless. Vehicle was great.
10.0 Excellent4 Aug. 2021
Great customer service, both at pickup and drop off
5.9 Okay1 Aug. 2021
The van had garbage in it when we picked it up. Obviously no “enhanced cleaning”.
10.0 Excellent30 Jul. 2021
Friendly, helpful staff made the difference!
8.0 Excellent27 Jun. 2021
Good on gasNothing
10.0 Excellent6 Jun. 2021
We were so happy with the price and value!
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.3 Good (181 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Thrifty
Locations in Anchorage
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
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
7.9 Good16 Aug. 2021
I had called about check in time for rental car because my print out said 12n for pickup which was an error, since plane got in at 7p. I was told by the representative that wasn’t a problem, that the reservation would be held till 12m. When I got to the counter, I was told that the reservation was cancelled after 4hrs past time (12n), the exact thing I had called about. I did get a car, but at a higher rate. I am not pleased with this outcome.
1.9 Horrible28 Jul. 2021
They could have actually had the car for me to rent. They did not have the car I reserved to rent. Then had the nerve to offer me a bigger car for $500 a day. Will never use them again.
3.9 Mediocre26 Jul. 2021
The truck was amazing, perfectly clean TRD Tacoma, badass truck. However, the $350 I had to hand over for a one day rental was absolutely outrageous
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2021
Everything was fantastic! Great car - drove beautifully!
4.0 Okay2 Jul. 2021
Staff was fine, Pickup and drop-off were easy.It was incredibly expensive at $300/day. We had no choice of vehicles and they gave us a large Toyota minivan when we would have preferred a small SUV. We dropped it off 5 hrs earler than we had planned to avoid another full days charge, which caused us to skip doing some of the things we wanted to do. It also necessitated a very long wait in the ticketing area of the airport before we could drop off our bags.
4.0 Okay26 Jun. 2021
We got a vehicle.We did not get the vehicle we requested. The staff were unprofessional and rude. The employee who processed our rental charged us incorrectly by overcharging us $1400 which put a hold for that amount on our credit card. The $1400 that was being held on the card was supposed to be used for additional expenses on our trip. Without having those funds available Thrifty put us in a horrible position for paying for basic necessities on our vacation. In addition the employee who processed our rental provided incorrect information regarding the insurance available to purchase when renting a vehicle. He stated multiple times that there were three different packages we could purchase. He stated the amounts of each package and stated the insurance was all inclusive covering our rental for the time we had it rented. He did not mention that this was a daily charge. He then proceeded to grab my fiancé’s credit card out of his hand and input it into the machine. He did not tell us the final total and charged the card to $2600. Our rental was quoted at $1200. This was not the experience I expected from a simple vehicle rental to start the beginning of our vacation. We are very disappointed and will not be using Thrifty ever again.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.2 Good (152 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Dollar
Locations in Anchorage
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2021
Fast service at pickup and drop off!!!
10.0 Excellent10 Jul. 2021
Couldn't ask for an easier pick up drop off. Great car, better service
8.0 Excellent27 Jun. 2021
Pricing was ridiculous $300 per day for a mid-size SUV. Staff was ok not anything special, more concerned selling insurance and condition of vehicle . Make sure as a renter to mark down every blemish on vehicle and make sure an check the windshield for chips or cracks. Otherwise they will file claim if you don’t buy there insurance.They want to over change for everything. Asked about cost dropping a airport. In the past it was free, they quoted me $25 contract says $15 they still argued. Read the fine print be on guard…..
10.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
Staff was excelllent, car was clean, and accommodations were great.I know it is market price but it was a lot of money for a 4 door blazer.
8.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
Pick up and drop off were easy, even though I used an off-airport office.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
A lot of hidden fee
8.0 Excellent2 May 2021
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
They fulfilled the shuttle ride to the airport.Our car smelled horrific. We could barely stand to be in it.
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
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Rated no. 7
National
9 Excellent (60 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
National
Locations in Anchorage
  • 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.
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From $43/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8 Excellent (50 reviews)
3 locations in Anchorage
Hertz
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
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.
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From $99/day
Continental Auto Group
2 locations in Anchorage
Continental Auto Group
Locations in Anchorage
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Easirent
1 location in Anchorage
Easirent
Locations in Anchorage
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High Country
1 location in Anchorage
High Country
Locations in Anchorage
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New Frontier
1 location in Anchorage
New Frontier
Locations in Anchorage
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NU Car
1 location in Anchorage
NU Car
Locations in Anchorage
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Sunnycars
1 location in Anchorage
Sunnycars
Locations in Anchorage
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1863 travellers who hired a car in Anchorage gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Anchorage

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$93/day

Good deal

$76/day

When to book a car hire in Anchorage

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Anchorage

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Anchorage car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Anchorage.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Anchorage car rental.

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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Anchorage for $76 or less
  • Book your car hire in Anchorage at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hires in Anchorage are around 15% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Anchorage

  • Some car hire companies in Anchorage which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Alamo and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Anchorage costs $93 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Anchorage are National (8.8, 67 reviews), Enterprise (8.7, 268 reviews), and Alamo (8.5, 142 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Anchorage is $4.83 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $77, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Anchorage.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Anchorage airport include Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Continental Auto Group.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Anchorage airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Budget and Enterprise.

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

  • A Compact car hire in Anchorage costs $59 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Anchorage costs $37 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Anchorage costs $108 per day, on average.

  • In Anchorage, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 414 K.street (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Anchorage costs $652 per week ($93 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Anchorage costs $2,795 per month ($93 per day).

  • 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.