Kenai car rentals from $38/day

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Cheap car rentals in Kenai

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Compact$38/day
Intermediate$51/day
Standard$38/day
Full-size$55/day
SUV$65/day
Full-size SUV$62/day
Pickup truck$73/day
Supplier choice$50/day
Compact SUV$53/day
Standard SUV$54/day
Intermediate SUV$90/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Kenai

  • Driving car rentals in Kenai is a great way to see the city, where public transportation is largely unavailable. Kenai car rentals give you the freedom to explore the rich history of this coastal town and enjoy Alaskan adventures. On your own schedule, you can visit sites such as the Russian Orthodox Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church, which was built in the 1890s. You can also see wildlife exhibits at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center or see wildlife in the wild in and around Kenai. In car rentals in Kenai, you have the freedom to go beyond city limits to explore the Alaskan wilds and the Kenai Fjords National Park to the southeast.
  • Located in the northwest corner of the small city of Kenai, the Kenai Municipal Airport (ENA) is the ideal location for securing car rentals in Kenai. In this small but convenient airport, you can easily find the car rental agency desks in the arrivals area near the baggage claim carousels. Simply walk outside the terminal to the airport parking lot where the rental cars are parked. This is also where people should return their Kenai car rentals.
  • The roads in Kenai, Alaska tend to be wide and well-maintained. In the city, most of the roads are paved, but even when you find dirt or gravel roads, such as the one outside Veronica's Old Town Cafe, it is well maintained and easily drivable. Kenai is renowned as a place for Alaskan adventure, including watching all the various wildlife. Those driving car rentals in Kenai need to be constantly aware of wildlife that can step into the road, including wolves and bears.
  • The biggest challenge those driving car rentals in Kenai will face is Alaska's winter weather. Snow falls for over 6 months of the year in Kenai, from early October until late April. For those driving car rentals in Kenai, make sure that you have cleared your vehicle of snow and ice, especially on the windows, before you get in it to drive it. Your car rental should have an ice scraper and snow brush inside, and use those to make sure that you have 100% visibility before driving.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kenai for $67 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kenai at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Kenai are around 2% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kenai

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

    On average a rental car in Kenai costs $78 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Kenai found in the last 2 weeks is $62.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Kenai?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($38/day) and Avis ($50/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 305 North Willow St, Suite 116 99611 (1 miles from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Kenai?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Kenai is Thrifty (7.1, 59 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Kenai?

    The average gas price in Kenai is $3.86 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Kenai?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kenai.

  • Which car rental companies are at Kenai airport (ENA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Kenai airport include Budget and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Kenai airport (ENA)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kenai airport to off-airport locations include Budget, and Avis.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Kenai?

    A Compact car rental in Kenai costs $139 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Kenai costs $624 per week ($89 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Kenai costs $2,674 per month ($89 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Kenai?

    Most car rental providers in Kenai offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Kenai, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Kenai?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Kenai.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Kenai?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Kenai?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Kenai so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kenai?

    For those driving car rentals in Kenai, an SUV or a pickup truck is an ideal choice. In warmer months, vehicles with such power and grip are good for navigating roads as you head out into the wilds, especially toward the fjords.  In the snowy months, bigger, stronger vehicles will give you more confidence and security as you are negotiating the snow. In any weather, they are good for transporting fishing gear and equipment for outdoor adventures.

  • What's the speed limit in Kenai?

    The Sterling Highway has a speed limit of 55 mph. However, there is a 20-mile stretch of the road to the west of Kenai where the speed limit is 65 mph. The Kenai Spur Highway has a speed limit of 55 mph, with sections that are 45 mph, so drivers of car rentals in Kenai should pay close attention to posted speed limits. Within the city limits, roads populated by businesses and residential roads have a 25-mph speed limit.  Keep in mind that in inclement weather, you need to drive at a speed that is safe for the weather conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kenai?

    Businesses in Kenai such as hotels, lodges, and restaurants offer free parking, but generally for patrons only. There are some places in the city where you must pay for parking, and you have little choice. At the Kenai Municipal Airport, the first two hours are free, a day costs around $8. If you want to park in personal use fishery fee areas, parking is about $22.05 a day. If you want to park at the dock near the boat launch, parking is around $38.59 a day.

Kenai car rental reviews and directory

Budget

8.8

Very good

8 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.3

One location in Kenai

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Locations in Kenai

305 North Willow St, Suite 116

+1 907 283 4506

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The suv was a nice one but it had broken windshield wipers on both sides. It’s warm out and the entire drive I had to stare through the steering wheel. Wish I could have seen Soldotna haha

6.0 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We booked a SUV and got a pick up truck. Luckily for us it didn't rain on the days we had our luggage in the bed of the truck.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The wipers where awful and it rained a lot in Alaska would be nice if those would be checked thanks

1 out of 1

Avis

7.3

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.1

One location in Kenai

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305 North Willow St Suite 114

+1 907 283 7900

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They would only accept credit cards, which is ridiculous given that a person might not even have available credit on a credit card. I do not use credit cards, living within my means. I went to Budget.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly, very accommodating as we had some schedule changes due to local wildland fires in the area.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were very easy

Cons:

Nothing

6.0 Okay

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice clean car at a good price

Cons:

My flight arrived at 10:00. The Avis counter closed at 9:00 so I had to get a cab to my hotel. In the morning I walked a mile to the airport to get my car. When I asked why they close before all the flights for the night have arrived they said Well sorry we close at 9:00, still want the car or not?

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

My car was ready and the counter people were quick. The price was better than others.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car - everything went well.

Cons:

The location of the button to release the gas cap. Took awhile to find it. A very minor inconvenience.

1 out of 3

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Kenai

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Anchorage International Airport

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Kenai Municipal Airport

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Thrifty

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Best rated

One location in Kenai

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4940 West Intl Ap Rd

+1 907 276 2855

Monday06:00 - 21:0000:00 - 01:30
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 21:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 21:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 21:00
Friday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:0000:00 - 01:30
Sunday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 21:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They charged for two gallons of fuel despite the attendant noting that the tank was not full when I received the car

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. Pick up was somewhat easy. Location is great for ease of access.

Cons:

$600 for three days is ridiculous for a car that wasn’t even clean inside or outside and smelled like smoke.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly helpful staff

3.2 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The price would have been reasonable. The convenience of another rental company being right next store with better policies. The ease of penalty free cancelation.

Cons:

Be more like the rest of the world and not require a copy of my insurance when its in my car 200 miles away. I had endured this once before. I got in and was ready to go only to learn I couldn't rent the car because you needed a copy of my insurance. A first in all my years of renting cars. I couldnt recall which company that was at the time of this reservation so to avoid that issue happening again. After making my reservation. I called to make sure. And was told nope. As long as your using a major credit card, which is consistent with the rest of the world, you should be fine. So, I show up only to have that contradicted. And Im told oh everyone here knows that. Well ..... apparently everyone does not. And I took my business down a few counters where they don't require that. I was also told yah if your a resident we need proof but if non resident. We don't. What? The seems backwards but hey.I have a credit card with coverage. And two auto polices that cover rentals. But other than a company offering me coverage for a fee. Ive never had to provide proof. All over the country. Last time I had to get picked up and driven across town and dig my vehicle out to get my card. And come back etc. Huge delays to my arrival plans. Ridiculous and unacceptable. You guys need to get on the same page. And get WiFi so people can use there phone or laptop to access emails to retrieve a copy if they can successfully get one emailed to them after hours.

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great value for money. No "hidden fees".

Cons:

Their phone-based customer service. It takes hours, literally, for them to pick the phone at the airport location. If you select any other option, it takes you to a Thrifty's call center in the Philippines, where they cannot access your reservation (because the Anchorage airport location is a Thrifty's franchisee location).

7.2 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car and price

Cons:

Staff member was horrible. He was very rude and was extremely unhelpful.

1 out of 35

Alamo

No score available yet

One location in Kenai

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5000 W International

+1 844 914 1558

Monday00:00 - 01:3005:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Wednesday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Thursday00:00 - 01:3005:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Saturday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Sunday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was really friendly. Car handled well in winter weather. Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, seamless experience from pick up to drop off.

Cons:

Nothing comes to mind.

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

When first got there couldn’t find the suv parked in wrong spot

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

great staff

7.2 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

Cons:

More pricing options

1 out of 27

National

No score available yet

One location in Kenai

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5000 W International

+1 844 914 1557

Monday00:00 - 01:3005:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Wednesday00:00 - 01:3005:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:3005:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:3005:30 - 23:59
Saturday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Sunday05:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30

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6.0 Okay

Jun 2023

KAYAK
We had a problem with our vehicle and were told to come in and quickly swap it out with an identical vehicle that they were holding for us. The replacement vehicle wasn’t available when we arrived and the staff were unaware of the situation. The exchange was not quick as had been claimed. We were satisfied until this moment.

7.6 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Having the ability to choose a specific make and model on line.

7.6 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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...

Cons:

Car could've been cleaner,,,

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
All employees encountered were very cordial and accommodating. A vehicle swap was required due to tire low pressure and the swap was accomplished with minimum waiting as well as very helpful employees again.

8.0 Very good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
There was a long line at checkin, but the attendant was efficient. She did not offer any hard copy of the rental agreement; she said she would email it to me but I never received it. The car had less than 4000 miles on it and performed well.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
All went smoothly!

1 out of 5

Alaskan Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Kenai

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10544 Kenai Spur Hwy

+1 907 339 2000

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AutoEurope

No score available yet

One location in Kenai

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Anchorage International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Kenai

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5000 West International Airport Road

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342 travelers who rented a car in Kenai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

Car rental locations in or near Kenai

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$78/day

Good deal

$59/day

When to book a rental car in Kenai

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