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Cheap car hire in Alaska

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Top tips for hiring a car in Alaska

  • If you hire a 4X4 vehicle in Alaska, ensure that it has a red reflector on both sides, clearly visible from the front and back. You must also follow the state seat belt laws (both passengers and drivers) when driving around Alaska. Traffic police in the state are very strict and may even pull you over for not buckling up. Never drive while intoxicated, as it can result in imprisonment or hefty fines, and in some cases, both. As an Australian, you will need a valid passport when booking a hire car in Alaska.
  • At the time of hire car pick-up, all drivers must have a valid driver's licence in their name. As an Australian, you must provide a valid driver's licence and passport from your home country. It is important to note that during the hiring process, payments are made using a valid MasterCard, Visa, debit card or Discover credit card in the driver’s name. If payment will be made by a third party, then ensure all other payment requirements have been met.
  • Always check with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for any clarification or queries on road rules. Keep in mind that all maximum speeds, distances and other related measurements are calculated in miles. Ensure that you use the correct conversion chart to remain within the set speed limits. Note that if you are in a roundabout, vehicles on the left will always yield to those on the right.
  • Book your car hire in Alaska at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hire in Alaska are around -83% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Alaska

  • What is the most popular car hire in Alaska?

    Compact (Buick Encore or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alaska.

  • What is the best car hire company in Alaska?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Alaska are Alamo (8,9, 66 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8,4, 116 reviews), and Budget (8,3, 256 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Alaska?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in Alaska?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Alaska are Fairbanks (71% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Alaska), Anchorage (14%) and Juneau (14%).

  • Should I hire a car in Alaska?

    In addition to being the biggest state in the US, Alaska is very expansive. Hiring a car will help you to cover more ground and allow you to stop whenever and wherever you want. When exploring the vast land, you will notice that the best things to do or see are often in the interior rather than near the main roads. Therefore, if your trip involves visiting some of the more remote areas in the region, hiring a car is a wise move, especially a four-wheel drive vehicle. Also, Alaska’s tourist attractions are not centrally located; therefore, a self-drive tour can help you visit more places in a short period of time. Alaska is a great place to explore wider into the nooks and crannies while also making last-minute stops and savouring the views on a long hike. The flexibility you reap from hiring a car to aid in your Alaskan explorations is unbeatable.

  • What is driving like in Alaska?

    If you need to explore some scenery off the beaten path such as Denali National Park and Preserve or want to go somewhere specific, hiring a car is a worthy consideration. Generally, a drive on Alaskan roads is quite enjoyable; nonetheless, the conditions will vary, with some terrains being a bit bumpy and slow going. Some roads can be somewhat dusty with washboard sections. In such places, you are advised to drive at a speed of 30 mph (48 kph) to 50 mph (80 kph). Most car hire companies in Alaska have a clause unequivocally advising their customers against taking their vehicles down dirt roads, especially McCarthy Road and Denali Highway.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Alaska?

    The minimum age to hire a car in Alaska is 21 years of age. However, there is a surcharge policy, commonly referred to as the young driver surcharge, applied to those under the age of 25. Also, underage car hirers may be denied certain classes of vehicle, being limited to economy and compact models. They may also be required to provide a second form of identification, such as a valid passport before being served.

Car hire directory

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Alaska

    11 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Alaska

    8 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Alaska

    8 Locations

  • alaskancarrental

    Alaskan Car Rental car hire locations in Alaska

    7 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Alaska

    7 Locations

  • kodiakcarrentals

    Kodiak Car Rentals car hire locations in Alaska

    7 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Alaska

    6 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Alaska

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

  • alaska4x

    Alaska 4x4 car hire locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Alaska

    3 Locations

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