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Anchorage, AK
May 30 — Jun 6
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Anchorage, AK
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Cheap car rentals in Anchorage

Economy$99/day
Compact$99/day
Intermediate$105/day
Full-size$109/day
Minivan$229/day
Full-size SUV$154/day
Pickup truck$241/day
Supplier choice$111/day
Standard SUV$115/day
Intermediate SUV$115/day
Compact SUV$158/day
Standard station wagon$251/day
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Anchorage car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (231 reviews)
4 locations in Anchorage
Enterprise
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2022
Great vehicle at a reasonable price! Mix up on the billing, but they fixed immediately with no hassle when I brought it to their attention. I will definitely book with them again.
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2022
Dan the Assist Mgr did a great job , along with Christiana( not sure her name)
2.0 MediocreMar 27 2022
My plane was delayed until after they close so I called prior to let them know that I would come in the next day for the reserved car. When we showed up in a snow storm, they did not have a vehicle for us to use as we had requested an SUV. The agent was unable to assist me and needed to confirm with the manager before “figuring something out for us”. I waited over 20 minutes and finally gave up and left to go rent from another company.
10.0 ExcellentMar 7 2022
The staff at this location were universally outstanding. Car inventory was tight, but they hustled to make everything work, and customer experience was clearly their top priority.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2022
Jevontae was class!
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2022
I tried to get ahold of them to extend and it proves to be impossible
10.0 ExcellentNov 2 2021
The price was exactly as stated and very very good, The staff at Enterprise were helpful and accommodating.
7.9 GoodOct 7 2021
Smooth pick up and drop off. Vehicle served us well as we travelled across the state for 2.5 weeks.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2021
The employees were fantastic, very helpful and friendly.
5.9 OkayAug 29 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.
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From $101/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (135 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Alamo
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
5.9 OkaySep 18 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 ExcellentAug 16 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 ExcellentAug 14 2021
We got a free upgrade. Pick up and drop off was very convenient.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2021
Easy
6.0 GoodMar 1 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 ExcellentOct 27 2020
Friendly staff, seamless experience from pick up to drop off.Nothing comes to mind.
9.2 ExcellentOct 6 2020
When first got there couldn’t find the suv parked in wrong spot
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
great staff
7.2 GoodOct 5 2020
Easy drop offMore pricing options
8.8 ExcellentSep 20 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 $111/dayRated #3
Avis
Most popular
8.3 Excellent (763 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Avis
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2022
Speedy check in. Rep at counter on 5/5 1am in anchorage very friendly and helped me fix my flub when I accidentally rented a car at the downtown location instead of the airport.
2.0 MediocreMay 8 2022
I have been trying to extend my car reservations. But they just can’t fetch my records. Pathetic
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2022
My rental with Avis was quite good. Although I was a little nervous getting the mystery car, it turned out to be a Toyota Corolla that ran well and got over 33 miles per gallon.
10.0 ExcellentApr 17 2022
I liked the customer service, was a very good experience
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2022
The fact they gave me a upgrade when they didn’t have my car No dislikes
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2022
The Customer service at the intake site were exceptional. Patient, kind and willing to provide what I needed. Answered my questions thoughtfully and even came to the rental car pick up site to bring me my phone when I left it behind. Excellent care at this site.
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2022
When I arrived I was informed I couldn’t rent the car with a debit card even though I had a return ticket after we called the day before and was told it wouldn’t be a problem. Very unprofessional attitude about it also
6.0 GoodFeb 21 2022
Car was dirty inside. Dirty soap film everywhere. Other wise ok.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2022
The Avis staff at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was very professional, efficient, and courteous. Well done team!
8.0 ExcellentJan 27 2022
Did a great job, staff was polite and professional. Very easy to pick up, like the video when I pick up.
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From $102/dayRated #4
Budget
8.3 Excellent (329 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage
Budget
Locations in Anchorage
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2022
Nothing
8.0 ExcellentMar 24 2022
Great value, but the van was not very clean and was almost empty. Luckily I noticed and they quickly filled it up for me. It also had a chip in the windshield which had not been noted until I saw it upon initial inspection. But the people were very nice and prompt about taking care of these things.
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2022
Very helpful. Definitely will inquire about rentals with Budget again!
8.0 ExcellentJan 27 2022
Good service, clean car, easy pick up and drop off.
2.0 MediocreDec 1 2021
I fueled the car and took pictures, but I got charge for gas.
7.9 GoodSep 19 2021
A bit slow at the counter and no fast-break
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2021
Too expensive!
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 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 ExcellentAug 23 2021
Quick and easy.
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2021
Pickup and drop off were quick and painless. Vehicle was great.
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From $90/dayRated #5
Dollar
7.2 Good (157 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Dollar
Locations in Anchorage
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 4 2022
Clean the car before renting it, stuff in cup holders from and back, soda can in trunk, food prints on front seat, foot marks on dash are several places, inside of driving window film so bad had a hard time seeing out of it. Very disappointed when my riders said there are half full cups back here. Front seat rider asked for a wet rag to wipe down the seat and dash area.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 23 2022
Proper snow tires would have been better to have as we drove to Valdez and back. The tires were not adequate for Alaska winter driving.
2.0 MediocreFeb 9 2022
To have a more formal agreement with totalling price for the WHOLE RENTAL.
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2022
I liked not paying the airport tax
6.0 GoodNov 13 2021
Rep was not friendly.
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2021
Fast service at pickup and drop off!!!
10.0 ExcellentJul 10 2021
Couldn't ask for an easier pick up drop off. Great car, better service
8.0 ExcellentJun 27 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 ExcellentJun 1 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 ExcellentJun 1 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.
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From $219/dayRated #6
Thrifty
7.2 Good (189 reviews)
2 locations in Anchorage
Thrifty
Locations in Anchorage
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 14 2022
Better price
8.0 ExcellentApr 12 2022
I arrived Saturday around noon and there was only one person in line in front of me. I had a very friendly person at the counter. He did tell me they do not accept the 3rd party insurance I had purchased through Allianz but they took the name of my regular car insurance to use instead. This was fine for me but could be a problem for someone who doesn’t have car insurance back home. When I went to get my car instead of being a small Chevy spark hatchback I had reserved it was a ginormous SUV. I went back to the desk and they weren’t able to give me a small economy but they gave me a brand new 2022 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. I was in Alaska for the weekend but had rented a compact since it was what I could afford. It was great to have the RAV4. Upon return check out took about 1 minute and was easy. Overall, I had a decent experience and lucked out on the economy cars being overbooked :)
4.0 OkayMar 26 2022
The gentleman who helped us was great but the hassle with insurance turned into a big fiasco because my insurance didn’t show the exact word “comprehensive liability” which took an extra hour. Might book with another company next go around.
4.0 OkayDec 29 2021
Agent kept trying to upsell which was irritating. Studded tires in a winter location should be mandatory and not cost extra. Gave me a car with no windshield wiper fluid! So unsafe with the weather/road conditions. Had to buy some and put it in. When I returned the car, the agent seemed to not care at all. No apology or anything.
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2021
Considering an unprecedented snowstorm hit the area that holiday day, the representatives at Thrifty were above bar on expectations. Earlier in the week they adjusted my rental period without any fees or issues, even adjusted my pick-up time to accommodate better road conditions. The day of pick-up, a winter storm hit the area, and in spite of lost net and computer systems, they hand-wrote check-in paperwork in order to stay open and available to clients. I am in debt to them that the day of the storm was my best day to pick-up the car and they were available. The clerk who assisted me was professional and flexible. Really impressed.
6.0 GoodNov 12 2021
I reserved a mid-sized SUV for $399, but when I arrived they didn’t have anything that size. Instead of upgrading me for the same price they told me that I had reserved a vehicle without AWD and that to rent that vehicle it would be $579. I think this is poor practice and that I was taken advantage of.
2.0 MediocreOct 26 2021
I reserved a full size truck. When I arrived at the counter all they had to offer me was a small truck or a minivan and told me they send all their trucks south for the winter. Then why was I allowed to reserve one?? I paid for insurance too on this rental but since thrifty false advertises I went next door to Avis. P.s. I paid for insurance on the thrifty rental through your site. I was charged for it even though I never rented that vehicle.
3.9 MediocreOct 10 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 ExcellentSep 11 2021
Great vehicle for the price!!
3.9 MediocreAug 26 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.
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From $116/dayRated #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 GoodJul 20 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 ExcellentJun 26 2021
Easy pick up and Drop Off. Great service.Everything was perfect,
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Easy to rent. Good customer serviceNothing
7.6 GoodOct 11 2020
Having the ability to choose a specific make and model on line.
7.6 GoodSep 20 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 ExcellentJul 28 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 OkayJul 4 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 GoodJun 29 2018
severely understaffed and inefficient equaled a long wait to pick up a vehicle.
8.0 ExcellentJun 16 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 ExcellentOct 29 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 $260/dayRated #8
Hertz
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 ExcellentAug 29 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 HorribleJul 14 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 ExcellentJun 28 2021
Returned our car over 12 hours ago and have not received a receipt yet.
6.0 GoodJun 19 2021
Staff was friendlyExplaining type of car as Suppliers choice
8.0 ExcellentApr 8 2021
Quick pick up. Easy dropCheaper for time of year
2.0 MediocreMar 22 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 ExcellentMar 20 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 ExcellentOct 6 2020
They made everything fast and easy
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2020
Quick service and friendly staffEverything was perfect
5.6 OkaySep 27 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 $83/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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1914 travelers who rented a car in Anchorage gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Anchorage

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Average price

$196/day

Good deal

$98/day

When to book a rental 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 rental agencies can be found at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), which is just 5 miles away from the city. Car rental services can be found in the new Rental 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 Rental 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 rental cars in Anchorage for $98 or less
  • Book your rental car in Anchorage at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Anchorage are around 24% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Anchorage are around -90% cheaper than other car types, on average

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