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Driver's age: 26-65
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Compact₪258/day
Intermediate₪578/day
Standard₪583/day
Minivan₪723/day
Pickup truck₪735/day
Intermediate SUV₪274/day
Standard SUV₪279/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Fairbanks airport

  • Booking a car rental at Fairbanks Airport (FAI), also known as Fairbanks International Airport, make sense for a number of reasons. Driving a Fairbanks Airport car rental instead of taking public transportation can save you as much as an hour as you travel through Fairbanks. Also, driving a Fairbanks Airport car rental can conveniently get you to towns just outside of Fairbanks, including Moose Creek, Badger, North Pole, Two Rivers, Pleasant Valley, Ester, and many others. Securing a car rental at Fairbanks Airport is the most sensible way for you to see the interior of Alaska according to your own schedule and agenda.
  • If you opt to book a car rental at Fairbanks Airport, you will need a valid US-issued driver’s license and a major credit card in your name. Some agencies also accept debit cards. Some agencies might also require that you show your own proof of insurance coverage if you decide not to get the insurance agency’s coverage on the rental vehicle. When you make your reservation, confirm with the customer service representative what that agency’s specific requirements are concerning a debit card and insurance coverage.
  • If you need to wait in order to collect your rental vehicle, the Fairbanks Airport offers amenities and services that will allow you to pleasantly and constructively utilize your time waiting. The Airport is open 24 hours and offers a restaurant, a coffee shop, vending machines, an information desk, massage chairs, and more. The Fairbanks Airport is small enough that you will be able to conveniently avail yourself of all it has to offer.
  • The car rental agencies at Fairbanks Airport tend to have extended hours, which is a convenient perk, especially when you are landing in a dark and cold city that you may be unfamiliar with. Most car rental agencies at Fairbanks Airport close between 1 am and 2 am. If your plane arrives at night, or even if it is delayed, chances are that your car rental agency at Fairbanks Airport will be open to help you get on your way in your Fairbanks Airport car rental.
  • Book your rental car at Fairbanks airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Fairbanks airport

  • What rental car companies are available at Fairbanks Airport?

    When you decide to book a car rental at Fairbanks Airport, you will have a number of nationally-recognized agencies to choose from. You can get your on-site Fairbanks Airport car rental from Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, National, or Dollar. All of these rental car counters are located in the baggage claim area of the airport. To make your traveling as hassle-free as possible, you should book a reservation before arriving at the airport.

  • Where are the rental vehicles at Fairbanks Airport parked?

    Once you have completed your paperwork and collected your keys at the rental car counter at Fairbanks Airport, head out the exit doors in the baggage claim area. Cross the street and bear slightly left, and you will be in the rental car parking lot. When it is time to return your rental car and you enter the airport grounds on Airport Way, follow the signs for Rental Car Return. Park your car outside the baggage claim in the area for your particular car agency. If there is no staff member in the parking area to meet you when you arrive, return your keys inside the baggage claim area at the car rental return counter.

  • How old do I have to be in order to book a car rental at Fairbanks Airport?

    To secure a car rental at Fairbanks Airport, you need to be at least 21 years old. However, if you are younger than 25, you will most likely have an added daily charge for being a young driver. This charge differs slightly among the various car rental agencies. This charge can also differ slightly based on the type of vehicle you rent.

  • What is the best rental car company at Fairbanks airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Fairbanks airport are Avis (8.3, 50 reviews), and Budget (8.0, 54 reviews).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Fairbanks airport?

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

Fairbanks Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.3

Very good

125 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

One location in Fairbanks Airport

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6450 Airport Way Suite 5

+1 907 474 0900

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and it was a smooth process for both pickup and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and the pick prices was completely painless.

Cons:

Zero complaints.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

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

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off, free upgrade, and friendly staff

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were quick and convenient. It was a quick walk to the lot.

Cons:

We liked the Honda CRV but the gas tank was small (12 gallons) for the amount of driving we did. We were stopping almost daily to fill up and in Alaska that requires some planning.

1 out of 25

Alamo

9.1

Wonderful

44 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.4

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6450 Airport Way

+1 833 823 5644

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0006:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Thursday00:00 - 02:0006:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing. Customer service was great. Timeka and Scott were awesome!

6.4 Okay

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Rate wound up being much higher than I expected when I made the reservation.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

nothing

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was a top notch experience from start to finish! Would highly recommend.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Couldn't figure out how to spray the back window to clean it. Ended up throwing snow on it.

1 out of 7

Dollar

8.6

Very good

40 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.4

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6450 Airport Way

+1 907 451 4360

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
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8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

First experience renting a vehicle. Had good gas mileage and the staff was very helpful

Cons:

It was all great! Break pedals were a little touchy, probably should be checked out

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

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 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

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 Very good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

yes staff was a joy to work with.

Cons:

will be using service in the future

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 8

Budget

8.0

Very good

97 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.9

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6450 Airport Way Suite 6

+1 907 474 0855

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Please include a snow brush for rentals in Alaska.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great from the girls at. The counter to the vehicle itself all excellent

1.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
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 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
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.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Cleanliness, ease, customer service, vehicle

1 out of 17

National

9.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.3

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6450 Airport Way

+1 833 823 5645

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8.4 Very good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

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 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The staff at Fairbanks AK treated us very good and were excellent to deal with. Would lease a vehicle through National anytime. Thanks

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

29 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.2

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6450 Airport Way

+1 833 823 5646

Monday00:00 - 02:0006:30 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 02:0006:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Airport location is easy to use. The Honda Tucson was just right for our day trips. Easy return. Good value.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service. Clean cars

2.0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 6

Thrifty

8.6

Very good

11 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

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6450 Airport Way

+1 907 451 1048

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
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Saturday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

All went great!! Perfect rental!!

2.0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

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 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

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?

8.0 Very good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Very competent friendly staff. Nice that the car was ready and waiting for us. Wish there were more options, but understand that the market is a bit crazy now.

1 out of 3

Hertz

5.2

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

4.8

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6450 Airport Way

+1 907 452 4444

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0006:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 02:0006:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful staff.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2020

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The weather:) Thank you!!

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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+1 907 987 0555

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6450 Airport Way, Fairbanks, , USA Alaska

+1 914 368 0091

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