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Fairbanks, AK, United States
16 Dec — 23 Dec
Same drop-off
Fairbanks, AK, United States
Thu 16.12
Noon
Thu 23.12
Noon
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Fairbanks car rental information

Pick-up locationFairbanks
Rental locations11
Airport locations10

Fairbanks car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (109 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Avis
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2021 Nov 06
Car was dirty and ran strangely.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 01
My requested mid-size SUV was unavailable so they offered me a full-size Chevy Silverado 4WD pickup (at the same rate, of course). Great vehicle for a week in Alaska!
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 03
They didn't have the car we reserved but upgraded us for free automatically
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 05
Ease of checkout
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 03
The car worked without any issues. Staff was very friendly.Nothing
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 26
I was in my car in less than five minutes from checking in.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 02
Great rental staff - very accommodating/flexible.The cost of the car (and we know it’s driven by shortages) was astronomical.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 24
The staff was very friendly and it was a smooth process for both pickup and drop off.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 08
Very friendly and the pick prices was completely painless.Zero complaints.
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 15
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
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Rated #2
Alamo
9 Excellent (38 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Alamo
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 8.7
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 25
Was super friendly and amazing experience
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 14
It was expensive but it was very easy to pick up and drop off. The car was in good condition and ran well.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 26
Nothing. Customer service was great. Timeka and Scott were awesome!
6.4 Good2020 Mar 20
Rate wound up being much higher than I expected when I made the reservation.
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 07
Staff was friendly and accomodating.There were no trash cans available at the return, but they said it was ok to leave any garbage in the car.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 10
Friendly staff and easy pick up and drop offnothing
10.0 Excellent2019 May 27
It was a top notch experience from start to finish! Would highly recommend.
8.0 Excellent2019 Apr 04
Couldn't figure out how to spray the back window to clean it. Ended up throwing snow on it.
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 17
Fantastic rate!
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 09
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 LarkinsI
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Rated #3
Dollar
8.6 Excellent (35 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Dollar
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 10
Fast pickup, minimal paperwork, friendly, shortest line, zero hassles, clean new car in great shape, super fast and smooth dropoff. It was actually the easiest rental car experience I have ever had. Pleasantly surprised!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 06
pick up was easy due to Fairbanks being such a small airport, and person at counter was helpful and efficientA 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 Excellent2021 May 31
Received an upgrade, which was great.The windshield was badly cracked that reduced visibility. The pickup representative was quiet and didn’t communicate enough.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 26
First experience renting a vehicle. Had good gas mileage and the staff was very helpfulIt was all great! Break pedals were a little touchy, probably should be checked out
6.0 Good2021 Mar 05
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 Excellent2020 Dec 02
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.Just the parking situation but being Fairbanks Alaska, most things are rustic which should be expected.
8.4 Excellent2019 Jul 04
yes staff was a joy to work with.will be using service in the future
10.0 Excellent2019 May 30
Pick up and drop off were smooth, quality, clean vehicles.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 Good2019 May 18
Broken windshield
7.6 Good2018 Mar 19
Would not recommend a sedan for Fairbanks in the winterThe car was clean and good on gas.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!
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Rated #4
Budget
8.2 Excellent (80 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Budget
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Nov 23
I did not appreciate that in Fairbanks Alaska the car did not have a block heater in -30° weather
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 16
Everything was great! The lady at the counter went above and beyond helping us. She gave us her extra personal water and Gatorade and also helped lead us out of the car rental parking area. It was really hard to get out of the lot since it was snowing and we couldn’t see the exit signs.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 30
Worked very well for what we did! Good value
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 09
Car could have been cleaned a little better but staff was awesome.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 16
Budget is terrible. Not sure if all budget locations are like this but I would never recommend Budget in Fairbanks, Alaska. I originally reserved a car for 07/09. I called the day prior that I would be landing at midnight, so I wouldn’t be there to get the car right at 9:00 PM. The person on the phone did not update the reservation so when I showed up at the desk at 12:30 AM, I was told that my car was given away and they didn’t have another car to give me. They basically told me that I was out of luck because the person I told about my reservation change, didn’t change it in the system. I will avoid Budget car rentals in the future.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 12
There was no one at the counter for pick up or drop off i had to take a cab and come back.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 06
Did not receive the class of car I reserved, and the vehicle was in poor shape. Budget refused to make things right, once again. I still had to pay for an SUV even though I was downgraded to a smaller vehicle.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 06
I reserved a mid-size SUV but when I arrived at the pickup counter, only a compact car was available. Budget refused to adjust the price accordingly, and I was still charged for the SUV. The car I received was dirty, contained garbage (including a used mask!) from the previous user, and had a warning light / notification that I had to look at all week. The tires were also pretty worn out which made driving in the rain precarious. This will be my last time renting with Budget, because I always end up having an issue with my rental, and they are never willing to make things right.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 09
Car brand.Lower surcharge for dropping off in different city. And cleaner car
4.0 Okay2021 Feb 16
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.
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Rated #5
National
9.5 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
National
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 9.6
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 09
The staff at Fairbanks AK treated us very good and were excellent to deal with. Would lease a vehicle through National anytime. Thanks
8.4 Excellent2020 Mar 22
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 Excellent2019 May 27
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!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 Excellent2017 Dec 18
Pleasant tripThe staff at the checkout counter were very friendly and made a really nice conversation. I couldn't have asked for anything more.There is absolutely nothing I didn't like. This was a great experience and I will use National and kayak again.
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 14
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 Excellent2016 Nov 06
no issues. friendly and helpful service.
Rated #6
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (25 reviews)
2 locations in Fairbanks
Enterprise
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Sep 29
The car was dirty on the outside. It could have been cleaned. The car was also super tiny.
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 06
The enterprise desk is closed so we had to check in at the desk for Alamo and National. There was only one person working so it took over 30 minutes to get the car. She did the best she could by herself.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 01
Staff was efficient and accommodating! Easy to talk with a staff member!Will use them again!
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 16
Easy, nice vehicle, no issues.Nothing. I suppose if I had encountered a problem, that would have put Enterprise to the test, seeing how they handled it.
10.0 Excellent2018 Feb 02
Superb experience from Fairbanks EnterpriseFast, 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 Excellent2017 Oct 26
Great Fast ServiceThe 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 .Don’t change a thing. You guys were awesome!
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 05
Easy access to z good rideAirport location is easy to use. The Honda Tucson was just right for our day trips. Easy return. Good value.
10.0 Excellent2017 May 26
FabulousGreat customer service. Clean cars
2.0 Mediocre2017 May 19
The counter closes at midnight!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 Excellent2016 Sep 10
Very friendly, helpful service!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.
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Rated #7
Thrifty
7.3 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Thrifty
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 7
  • 7.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 10
Staff was great, All went very well.On board navigation in our rental was not available. That would have made our trip a bit easier.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 18
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 Excellent2019 Mar 01
All went great!! Perfect rental!!
2.0 Mediocre2018 Nov 10
Poor Communication and LiedLied 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 Good2017 Sep 25
Overall a fair experience.The process of picking it up and dropping off. The price / value. Simplicity.The cars condition (a lot of dents and scratches). And the interieur had the most unpleasant smell I’ve ever experienced.
6.8 Good2017 Sep 10
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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Rated #8
Hertz
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Fairbanks
Hertz
Locations in Fairbanks
  • 7.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 08
Very friendly and helpful staff.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Nov 22
The lady at the counter was friendly and polite. And very apologetic.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 Excellent2020 Oct 31
The weather:) Thank you!!
Easirent
1 location in Fairbanks
Easirent
Locations in Fairbanks
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Sunnycars
1 location in Fairbanks
Sunnycars
Locations in Fairbanks
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308 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

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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 hire car upon arriving in Fairbanks? Travelers with flights landing at Fairbanks International Airport will find the hire 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.
  • Book your rental car in Fairbanks at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Fairbanks are around -25% cheaper than other car types, on average

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