Car rental at Anchorage Airport

Car rental at Anchorage Airport

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Anchorage, AK, United States - Anchorage
11 Dec — 18 Dec
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Anchorage, AK, United States - Anchorage
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Anchorage Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (139 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 08
Easy check-in and return
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 05
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 Excellent2021 Jun 11
It was a flawless experience
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 21
EverythingNothing
9.6 Excellent2020 Mar 27
The service agents were exceptionally helpful and friendly.It doesn’t get any better than the service that they provided.
6.0 Good2019 Aug 14
The line was very easy for picking up the car, and there were no issues with the service.The car was old (with over 42000 miles) and had rips in the seats. I expect a newer quality car from a national car rental company.
8.0 Excellent2019 Jul 05
Pick up was great, but drop off was a mess. I got charged more than what I was quoted at pick up.
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 05
Car is pretty awesome. Staff is super friendly.
6.8 Good2018 Nov 05
Pick up was chaosEveryone tried hard and they got me into a car eventually.Took almost 45 minutes to rent. They didn’t have the car type I had booked. Seemed short staffed. Lines were ridiculous.
5.6 Okay2018 Oct 27
Good except...Clean vehicle, reliable.The agent at the time of hand-off was super pushy and forced me in to getting extra unnecessary coverage that I almost called enterprise after the fact to take off. Highly doubt i’ll Use enterprise as a service ever again.
Rated #2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (134 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Alamo
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 18
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 Excellent2021 Aug 16
The car was in great condition, and the pickup and drop off were very smooth. I would definitely rent from them again.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 14
We got a free upgrade. Pick up and drop off was very convenient.
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 29
Easy
6.0 Good2021 Mar 01
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 Excellent2020 Oct 27
Friendly staff, seamless experience from pick up to drop off.Nothing comes to mind.
9.2 Excellent2020 Oct 06
When first got there couldn’t find the suv parked in wrong spot
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 05
great staff
7.2 Good2020 Oct 05
Easy drop offMore pricing options
8.8 Excellent2020 Sep 20
YES! Not only that, we were able to drop the car off at Ross Aviation, which was a HUGE benefit for us!!Nothing!
Rated #3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (586 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Avis
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 12
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 Horrible2021 Sep 22
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 Okay2021 Sep 21
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 Good2021 Sep 20
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 Horrible2021 Sep 17
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 Excellent2021 Sep 07
staff at check in counter could be more accommodating and friendly.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 02
Small car; got excellent gas mileage & drove fine; difficult to get into & out of vehicle
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 27
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.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 17
Seats were uncomfortable.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 16
The Mini Van we rented was run down, not really clean, and did not have functioning windshield wipers blades.
Rated #4
Budget
8.2 Excellent (321 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Budget
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 01
I fueled the car and took pictures, but I got charge for gas.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 19
A bit slow at the counter and no fast-break
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 24
Too expensive!
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 23
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 Excellent2021 Aug 23
Quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 18
Pickup and drop off were quick and painless. Vehicle was great.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 04
Great customer service, both at pickup and drop off
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 01
The van had garbage in it when we picked it up. Obviously no “enhanced cleaning”.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 30
Friendly, helpful staff made the difference!
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 27
Good on gasNothing
Rated #5
Thrifty
7.3 Good (146 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2021 Nov 12
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 Mediocre2021 Oct 26
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 Mediocre2021 Oct 10
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 Excellent2021 Sep 11
Great vehicle for the price!!
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 26
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 Excellent2021 Aug 23
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 Good2021 Aug 16
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.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 26
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 Excellent2021 Jul 18
Everything was fantastic! Great car - drove beautifully!
4.0 Okay2021 Jul 02
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.
Rated #6
National
9 Excellent (60 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
National
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Jul 20
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 Excellent2021 Jun 26
Easy pick up and Drop Off. Great service.Everything was perfect,
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 05
Easy to rent. Good customer serviceNothing
7.6 Good2020 Oct 11
Having the ability to choose a specific make and model on line.
7.6 Good2020 Sep 20
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 Excellent2018 Jul 28
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 Okay2018 Jul 04
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 Good2018 Jun 29
severely understaffed and inefficient equaled a long wait to pick up a vehicle.
8.0 Excellent2018 Jun 16
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 Excellent2017 Oct 29
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.
Rated #7
Hertz
7.8 Good (33 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Hertz
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 29
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 Horrible2021 Jul 14
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 Excellent2021 Jun 28
Returned our car over 12 hours ago and have not received a receipt yet.
6.0 Good2021 Jun 19
Staff was friendlyExplaining type of car as Suppliers choice
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 08
Quick pick up. Easy dropCheaper for time of year
2.0 Mediocre2021 Mar 22
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 Excellent2021 Mar 20
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 Excellent2020 Oct 06
They made everything fast and easy
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 30
Quick service and friendly staffEverything was perfect
5.6 Okay2020 Sep 27
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.
Rated #8
Dollar
7 Good (65 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Dollar
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 16
Fast service at pickup and drop off!!!
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 10
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 Excellent2020 Dec 16
Easy out and return
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 17
Front staff and the person who helped me do the inspection was greatThe front windshield wipers were shot. Need to be replaced. It was almost dangerous to drive when it was raining
8.0 Excellent2020 Sep 29
Check in staff/agent was not able to locate my rental reservation with my given name, then when asked why he could not find my reservation, stated it was a “common glitch” , then when I asked about the $500 deductible the agent (male) stated that if I did not like the $500 deductible that I could go to another car rental.Rental agent - young male Asian with ear ring needs to be taught better courtesy
8.8 Excellent2020 Jul 14
Staff was overwhelmed for pick-up. Drop-off was before business hours, so it was merely dropping a key in the lick box.Was told there were only mid-size SUVs available, but I ended up with a Chevy Spark.
4.4 Okay2019 Sep 02
Bait and switch. Charged 350 more than quoted.Honor your pricing.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 28
Made it so easy to add a day to our rental.
9.2 Excellent2019 Aug 14
Great staff in Anchorage airportprice
2.0 Mediocre2019 Aug 04
When we arrived at midnight there was no car for us after making a reservation over a month in advance
Continental Auto Group
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Continental Auto Group
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Easirent
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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High Country
1 location in Anchorage Airport
High Country
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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New Frontier
1 location in Anchorage Airport
New Frontier
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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NU Car
1 location in Anchorage Airport
NU Car
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Anchorage Airport
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1484 travelers who rented a car in Anchorage Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations at Anchorage Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Anchorage Airport

  • You can access the city center from Anchorage Airport (ANC) using hotel shuttle, taxis, and rideshare services, but none provides an excellent travel experience as driving a rental car. You can plan your own driving schedule and make stops at the Alaska Native Heritage Center or Anchorage Museum at your pleasure – something you can't enjoy with public transport. Besides, rental cars provide top-notch safety and performance because they are subject to scheduled maintenance and have low mileage counts.
  • If you're concerned about how you can minimize your car rental at Anchorage Airport budget with your Anchorage Airport car rental, then we advise that you book your desired rental car in advance. If you're planning to travel during the summer, booking at least 8-12 months out is an excellent idea. Alternatively, you can also leverage off-airport rental agencies that operate a few minutes from the airport, and they're likely to grant you a discount if you choose to negotiate the charges.
  • Returning your car to the respective car rental at Anchorage Airport agency is as easy as the pickup process because you return it to the same location. Once you arrive at the airport, follow the "Rental Car Return" sign to the parking lot. If you return the car during the after-hours, park the car and place the completed contract and keys in the dropbox. Remember to take all your personal items from the car before proceeding to your departure terminal.
  • Traffic in Anchorage is fairly good, but you can expect bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour like any other urban center. If you're driving to the flight hub from the downtown area, it would be best to avoid Glenn Hwy because it experiences the heaviest traffic from 4 pm to 5 pm, worse at 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm. In the morning, the rush hour begins from 7.30 am to 9 am. To drive smoothly and uninterrupted, try to get out early; you'll avoid the heavy traffic on Seward, Parks, and Glenn Hwys.
  • Book your rental car at Anchorage Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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