Fairbanks car rentals

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Fairbanks, AK
Aug 4 — Aug 11
Same drop-off
Fairbanks, AK
Wed 8/4
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Wed 8/11
Noon

Fairbanks car rental information

Pick-up locationFairbanks
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier choice
Rental locations11
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in Fairbanks

$45/dayEconomy
$45/dayCompact
$48/dayIntermediate
$37/dayStandard
$38/dayFull-size
$79/dayFull-size SUV
$60/dayIntermediate SUV
$63/dayStandard SUV
$142/dayCompact SUV
$202/daySupplier choice
$465/dayStandard station wagon
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Fairbanks car rental reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (103 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Avis
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way, Suite 5+1 907 474 0900
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10.0 ExcellentJul 5 2021
Pros: Ease of checkout
10.0 ExcellentJul 3 2021
Pros: The car worked without any issues. Staff was very friendly.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2021
Pros: I was in my car in less than five minutes from checking in.
10.0 ExcellentJun 2 2021
Pros: Great rental staff - very accommodating/flexible.Cons: The cost of the car (and we know it’s driven by shortages) was astronomical.
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2021
Pros: The staff was very friendly and it was a smooth process for both pickup and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Pros: Very friendly and the pick prices was completely painless.Cons: Zero complaints.
4.0 OkayMar 15 2021
Cons: Car was dirty, chip bags and crumbs, clothes in backseat from previous passengers. Was given one price online for insurance and another (higher) at pick up. Pick up and drop off were both quick and easy otherwise
8.0 ExcellentFeb 20 2021
Cons: Studded tires would've been nice, car slipped a lot on the icy roads
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2020
Cons: Car was not cleaned off or plugged in when I got it. Would have been nice for someone to have knocked off the snow and at least plugged it in during the winter temps.
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2020
Pros: Easy drop off, free upgrade, and friendly staff
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From $32/dayRated #2
Alamo
Cheapest deal
8.9 Excellent (36 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Alamo
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 833 823 5644
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10.0 ExcellentJul 14 2021
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2020
Cons: Nothing. Customer service was great. Timeka and Scott were awesome!
6.4 GoodMar 20 2020
Cons: Rate wound up being much higher than I expected when I made the reservation.
10.0 ExcellentSep 7 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 ExcellentJul 10 2019
Pros: Friendly staff and easy pick up and drop offCons: nothing
10.0 ExcellentMay 27 2019
Cons: It was a top notch experience from start to finish! Would highly recommend.
8.0 ExcellentApr 4 2019
Cons: Couldn't figure out how to spray the back window to clean it. Ended up throwing snow on it.
10.0 ExcellentOct 17 2017
Pros: Fantastic rate!
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 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 OkayMay 30 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.
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From $58/dayRated #3
Dollar
8.5 Excellent (33 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Dollar
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 907 451 4360
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10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
Pros: pick up was easy due to Fairbanks being such a small airport, and person at counter was helpful and efficientCons: A visual (e.g. a map posted at the counter) of where Dollar vehicles are in the Rental pick-up lot could make finding the vehicle easier, though it is a small lot and wasn't too difficult.
8.0 ExcellentMay 31 2021
Pros: Received an upgrade, which was great.Cons: The windshield was badly cracked that reduced visibility. The pickup representative was quiet and didn’t communicate enough.
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2021
Pros: First experience renting a vehicle. Had good gas mileage and the staff was very helpfulCons: It was all great! Break pedals were a little touchy, probably should be checked out
6.0 GoodMar 5 2021
Cons: The operational safety of the vehicle could have been better. The vehicle had very poor traction on the icy roads and had a lot of previous damage not noted before driving away from the lot. The alignment of the vehicle was not nearly 100%, but drivable for someone familiar with the roads in Fairbanks during the winter. Overall, I suggest checking the alignment before future rental.
8.0 ExcellentDec 2 2020
Pros: Staff is very friendly and quick. The pickup/dropoff is outdoors and Dollar is furthest away, Dropping off with bags can be a pain since you have to go in the terminal to get a cart first, sometimes staff will pull the car up to the curb if they aren't too busy. they did it for me twice.Cons: Just the parking situation but being Fairbanks Alaska, most things are rustic which should be expected.
8.4 ExcellentJul 4 2019
Pros: yes staff was a joy to work with.Cons: will be using service in the future
10.0 ExcellentMay 30 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 GoodMay 18 2019
Cons: Broken windshield
7.6 GoodMar 19 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 ExcellentFeb 12 2018
Pros: Great service.
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From $39/dayRated #4
Budget
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (71 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Budget
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way Suite 6+1 907 474 0855
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1.9 HorribleJul 16 2021
7.9 GoodJul 12 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 6 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 6 2021
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2021
Pros: Car brand.Cons: Lower surcharge for dropping off in different city. And cleaner car
4.0 OkayFeb 16 2021
Cons: The staff were not very friendly when we went to drop off the keys. Also the sign posted said all patrons and employees had to wear masks but she was not.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 15 2021
Pros: Cleanliness, ease, customer service, vehicle
10.0 ExcellentNov 24 2020
Pros: Very friendly staff.
6.4 GoodAug 12 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 MediocreJun 12 2020
Cons: They had no record whatsoever of our reservation
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From $38/dayRated #5
National
9.4 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
National
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 833 823 5645
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8.4 ExcellentMar 22 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 ExcellentMay 27 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 ExcellentDec 18 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 ExcellentNov 14 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 ExcellentNov 6 2016
Pros: no issues. friendly and helpful service.
From $68/dayRated #6
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (23 reviews)
2 locations in Fairbanks
Enterprise
Locations in Fairbanks
3225 S Cushman St+1 907 456 1412
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6450 Airport Way+1 833 823 5646
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10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2021
Pros: Staff was efficient and accommodating! Easy to talk with a staff member!Cons: Will use them again!
10.0 ExcellentJun 16 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 ExcellentFeb 2 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 ExcellentOct 26 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 ExcellentJun 5 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 ExcellentMay 26 2017
FabulousPros: Great customer service. Clean cars
2.0 MediocreMay 19 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 ExcellentSep 10 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 ExcellentJul 20 2016
Great customer service!Pros: THis location had super friendly staff and very helpful.
9.2 ExcellentMar 14 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!
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From $60/dayRated #7
Thrifty
7.3 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Thrifty
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 907 451 1048
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8.0 ExcellentJun 10 2021
Pros: Staff was great, All went very well.Cons: On board navigation in our rental was not available. That would have made our trip a bit easier.
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 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 ExcellentMar 1 2019
Cons: All went great!! Perfect rental!!
2.0 MediocreNov 10 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 GoodSep 25 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 GoodSep 10 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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From $110/dayRated #8
Hertz
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Hertz
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way+1 907 452 4444
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10.0 ExcellentJan 8 2021
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff.
2.0 MediocreNov 22 2020
Pros: The lady at the counter was friendly and polite. And very apologetic.Cons: My reservation did not work. Hertz did not have any cars available even though Kayak decided they would book my reservation anyway and make me think I had a car. I had planned for 22/day which was the rate I was given. Instead I was forced to use the only car agency that had a car available and it cost me 5x as much. $110. I will never use kayak again and I will strongly recommend others use a different site to compare rates or book. Since kayak is useless if it can’t actually book my reservation properly. It’s -20F in Alaska , that’s where I am. And I was forced to overpay for a rental, in any other situation I would have walked but sadly my hands were tied in this situation. 0/5 very poor quality site and poor quality service. I recommend people do not use this site any chance I can now. Which is often since I work in Customer Service and Tourism.
10.0 ExcellentOct 31 2020
Cons: The weather:) Thank you!!
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Easirent
1 location in Fairbanks
Easirent
Locations in Fairbanks
Fairbanks International Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Fairbanks
Sunnycars
Locations in Fairbanks
6450 Airport Way
Recent reviews
286 travelers who rented a car in Fairbanks gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Fairbanks

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$71/day

Good deal

$46/day

When to book a rental car in Fairbanks

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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 rental car upon arriving in Fairbanks? Travelers with flights landing at Fairbanks International Airport will find the rental 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Fairbanks for $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Fairbanks at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Fairbanks are around 60% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Fairbanks are around 77% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Fairbanks

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

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($45/day), Enterprise ($63/day) and Alamo ($142/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 3225 S Cushman St 99701-7517 (1 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Fairbanks are Avis (8.2, 109 reviews), and Budget (8.2, 71 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Fairbanks is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Fairbanks.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Fairbanks airport include Budget, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Fairbanks airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, and National.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Fairbanks costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Fairbanks costs $89 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Fairbanks costs $57 per day, on average.

  • In Fairbanks, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 6450 Airport Way Suite 6 (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Fairbanks costs $497 per week ($71 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Fairbanks costs $2,131 per month ($71 per day).

  • 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 gas 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.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).