Alaska car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Alaska

Full-size SUV$45/day
Passenger van$189/day
Pickup truck$32/day
Premium SUV$60/day
Intermediate SUV$25/day
Standard SUV$32/day
Compact SUV$50/day
Supplier choice$86/day
Standard station wagon$106/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Alaska

  • Alaskan law requires every passenger in the vehicle to buckle up. If your kids are riding in the car, they should be in an appropriately sized child protection seat. Children below twelve months should be in a rear-facing car seat, while those between one and four should be in a forward-facing one. Kids aged four to seven can be either in a forward-facing car seat or booster seat, and those between eight and twelve should be in a booster seat. If you don’t have a car seat with you, you can get one at the rental counter for a small fee.
  • If you’re going to be driving to some remote Alaskan areas, ensure you bring a map or GPS. The remote Alaskan roads can get a bit confusing since the markers might be in kilometers instead of miles, and they might be outdated in some places. To ensure you’re on the right path, bring a map or a GPS on your trip. If you don’t have either, you can get them from the rental counter for a small fee.
  • Watch out for wildlife when driving your car rental in Alaska. You need to be on high alert when driving in Alaska since wildlife is common in the area. Moose, deer, caribou, bears, and other animals have the right of way in this region, and you need to be extra careful since they have a tendency of showing up when you least expect it. Always keep your eyes on the road and make sure there are no creatures in sight.
  • You can cross state and international borders with car rentals from Alaska. Many rental locations will allow travel across the neighboring Canadian border. Inform the rental agency of your travel plans to be issued a free Canadian non-resident insurance card for your protection when driving around Canada.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Alaska for $81 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alaska at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Alaska are around 24% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Alaska are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alaska

  • Should I rent a car in Alaska?

    Renting a car in Alaska is necessary for a comfortable and convenient trip around the region. The region is vast, and if you’re to do some serious exploration, you will need a car. Moreover, a rental gives you many benefits. Having a car allows you to take side trips and stop when and wherever you want. A rental car will provide you with the flexibility that Alaskan trains and buses lack. Plus, it is faster yet still allows you to travel at your own pace. Additionally, Alaskan roads are safe and easy to navigate, and rental cars are just as modern as the ones in other regions.

  • What is driving like in Alaska?

    There are a few things you’ll need to know about driving in Alaska before getting behind the wheel of an Alaska car rental. The maximum speed limit is 65 mph, but most highways have a speed limit of 55 mph. The speed limit is 20 to 25 mph in business districts and residential areas and 15 mph in alleyways. Additionally, the weather can change very suddenly in Alaska, so always drive at safe speeds. If you’re traveling on Alaskan highways, always maintain a safe following distance to allow for sudden stops or swerves due to wildlife. Finally, most highways in the region require you to have your headlights on at all times.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Alaska?

    You need to be at least twenty one to qualify to rent a car in Alaska. An underage surcharge for drivers between twenty one and twenty four is applicable per day, depending on the rental agency. Moreover, young drivers can only access certain vehicle classes, with exotic, luxury, and specialty cars unavailable to them. All renters must have a valid driver’s license and a credit card or debit card in their name to qualify for a rental. In the case of an additional driver, they must appear when booking the rental and meet the same age and license requirements.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Alaska?

    On average a rental car in Alaska costs $71 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Alaska?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alaska.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Alaska?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($32/day), Dollar ($35/day) and Budget ($39/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Alaska?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Alaska are Alamo (8.8, 64 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4, 123 reviews), and Budget (8.3, 261 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Alaska?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Alaska?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Alaska are Anchorage (72% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Alaska), Fairbanks (18%) and Juneau (5%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Alaska?

    On average a rental car in Alaska costs $789 per week ($113 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Alaska?

    On average a rental car in Alaska costs $3,383 per month ($113 per day).

Car rental directory

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Alaska

    11 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Alaska

    8 Locations

  • alaskancarrental

    Alaskan Car Rental car rental locations in Alaska

    7 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Alaska

    7 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Alaska

    7 Locations

  • kodiakcarrentals

    Kodiak Car Rentals car rental locations in Alaska

    7 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Alaska

    6 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Alaska

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

  • alaska4x

    Alaska 4x4 car rental locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

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