Car hire at Anchorage Airport

Car hire at Anchorage Airport

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for car hire deals at Anchorage Airport (ANC)

Anchorage, AK, United States - Anchorage
May 23 — May 30
Same drop-off
Anchorage, AK, United States - Anchorage
Mon 23/5
Noon
Mon 30/5
Noon
Driver's age:

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for car hire deals at Anchorage Airport (ANC)

Anchorage Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 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 ExcellentAug 8 2021
Easy check-in and return
5.9 OkayAug 5 2021
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 ExcellentJun 11 2021
It was a flawless experience
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2020
EverythingNothing
9.6 ExcellentMar 27 2020
The service agents were exceptionally helpful and friendly.It doesn’t get any better than the service that they provided.
6.0 GoodAug 14 2019
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 ExcellentJul 5 2019
Pick up was great, but drop off was a mess. I got charged more than what I was quoted at pick up.
10.0 ExcellentMar 5 2019
Car is pretty awesome. Staff is super friendly.
6.8 GoodNov 5 2018
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 OkayOct 27 2018
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 no. 2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (135 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 OkaySep 18 2021
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 ExcellentAug 16 2021
The car was in great condition, and the pickup and drop off were very smooth. I would definitely rent from them again.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2021
We got a free upgrade. Pick up and drop off was very convenient.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2021
Easy
6.0 GoodMar 1 2021
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 ExcellentOct 27 2020
Friendly staff, seamless experience from pick up to drop off.Nothing comes to mind.
9.2 ExcellentOct 6 2020
When first got there couldn’t find the suv parked in wrong spot
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
great staff
7.2 GoodOct 5 2020
Easy drop offMore pricing options
8.8 ExcellentSep 20 2020
YES! Not only that, we were able to drop the car off at Ross Aviation, which was a HUGE benefit for us!!Nothing!
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (596 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 ExcellentApr 27 2022
My rental with Avis was quite good. Although I was a little nervous getting the mystery car, it turned out to be a Toyota Corolla that ran well and got over 33 miles per gallon.
10.0 ExcellentApr 17 2022
I liked the customer service, was a very good experience
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2022
When I arrived I was informed I couldn’t rent the car with a debit card even though I had a return ticket after we called the day before and was told it wouldn’t be a problem. Very unprofessional attitude about it also
6.0 GoodFeb 21 2022
Car was dirty inside. Dirty soap film everywhere. Other wise ok.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2022
The Avis staff at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was very professional, efficient, and courteous. Well done team!
8.0 ExcellentJan 27 2022
Did a great job, staff was polite and professional. Very easy to pick up, like the video when I pick up.
10.0 ExcellentJan 8 2022
My compact SUV wasn't available so I was upgraded to a Volkswagen Atlas, which turned out to be just right for the trip where we ended up in a serious Alaskan winter storm. Service was super fast, efficient and friendly, even when we had to extend a day... and an automatic partial refund no questions asked when we actually ended up getting back early. It's actually hard to imagine what could have been better.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2021
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 HorribleSep 22 2021
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 OkaySep 21 2021
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.
Rated no. 4
Budget
8.3 Excellent (328 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Budget
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 24 2022
Great value, but the van was not very clean and was almost empty. Luckily I noticed and they quickly filled it up for me. It also had a chip in the windshield which had not been noted until I saw it upon initial inspection. But the people were very nice and prompt about taking care of these things.
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2022
Very helpful. Definitely will inquire about rentals with Budget again!
8.0 ExcellentJan 27 2022
Good service, clean car, easy pick up and drop off.
2.0 MediocreDec 1 2021
I fueled the car and took pictures, but I got charge for gas.
7.9 GoodSep 19 2021
A bit slow at the counter and no fast-break
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2021
Too expensive!
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
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 ExcellentAug 23 2021
Quick and easy.
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2021
Pickup and drop off were quick and painless. Vehicle was great.
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2021
Great customer service, both at pickup and drop off
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.2 Good (149 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 12 2022
I arrived Saturday around noon and there was only one person in line in front of me. I had a very friendly person at the counter. He did tell me they do not accept the 3rd party insurance I had purchased through Allianz but they took the name of my regular car insurance to use instead. This was fine for me but could be a problem for someone who doesn’t have car insurance back home. When I went to get my car instead of being a small Chevy spark hatchback I had reserved it was a ginormous SUV. I went back to the desk and they weren’t able to give me a small economy but they gave me a brand new 2022 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. I was in Alaska for the weekend but had rented a compact since it was what I could afford. It was great to have the RAV4. Upon return check out took about 1 minute and was easy. Overall, I had a decent experience and lucked out on the economy cars being overbooked :)
4.0 OkayMar 26 2022
The gentleman who helped us was great but the hassle with insurance turned into a big fiasco because my insurance didn’t show the exact word “comprehensive liability” which took an extra hour. Might book with another company next go around.
4.0 OkayDec 29 2021
Agent kept trying to upsell which was irritating. Studded tires in a winter location should be mandatory and not cost extra. Gave me a car with no windshield wiper fluid! So unsafe with the weather/road conditions. Had to buy some and put it in. When I returned the car, the agent seemed to not care at all. No apology or anything.
6.0 GoodNov 12 2021
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 MediocreOct 26 2021
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 MediocreOct 10 2021
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 ExcellentSep 11 2021
Great vehicle for the price!!
3.9 MediocreAug 26 2021
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 ExcellentAug 23 2021
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 GoodAug 16 2021
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.
Rated no. 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 GoodJul 20 2021
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 ExcellentJun 26 2021
Easy pick up and Drop Off. Great service.Everything was perfect,
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Easy to rent. Good customer serviceNothing
7.6 GoodOct 11 2020
Having the ability to choose a specific make and model on line.
7.6 GoodSep 20 2020
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 ExcellentJul 28 2018
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 OkayJul 4 2018
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 GoodJun 29 2018
severely understaffed and inefficient equaled a long wait to pick up a vehicle.
8.0 ExcellentJun 16 2018
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 ExcellentOct 29 2017
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 no. 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 ExcellentAug 29 2021
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 HorribleJul 14 2021
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 ExcellentJun 28 2021
Returned our car over 12 hours ago and have not received a receipt yet.
6.0 GoodJun 19 2021
Staff was friendlyExplaining type of car as Suppliers choice
8.0 ExcellentApr 8 2021
Quick pick up. Easy dropCheaper for time of year
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
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 ExcellentMar 20 2021
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 ExcellentOct 6 2020
They made everything fast and easy
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2020
Quick service and friendly staffEverything was perfect
5.6 OkaySep 27 2020
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 no. 8
Dollar
7 Good (67 reviews)
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Dollar
Locations in Anchorage Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 4 2022
Clean the car before renting it, stuff in cup holders from and back, soda can in trunk, food prints on front seat, foot marks on dash are several places, inside of driving window film so bad had a hard time seeing out of it. Very disappointed when my riders said there are half full cups back here. Front seat rider asked for a wet rag to wipe down the seat and dash area.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 23 2022
Proper snow tires would have been better to have as we drove to Valdez and back. The tires were not adequate for Alaska winter driving.
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2021
Fast service at pickup and drop off!!!
2.0 MediocreFeb 10 2021
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 ExcellentDec 16 2020
Easy out and return
9.6 ExcellentOct 17 2020
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 ExcellentSep 29 2020
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 ExcellentJul 14 2020
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 OkaySep 2 2019
Bait and switch. Charged 350 more than quoted.Honor your pricing.
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2019
Made it so easy to add a day to our rental.
Continental Auto Group
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Continental Auto Group
Locations in Anchorage Airport
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Easirent
Locations in Anchorage Airport
Recent reviews
High Country
1 location in Anchorage Airport
High Country
Locations in Anchorage Airport
Recent reviews
New Frontier
1 location in Anchorage Airport
New Frontier
Locations in Anchorage Airport
Recent reviews
NU Car
1 location in Anchorage Airport
NU Car
Locations in Anchorage Airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Anchorage Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Anchorage Airport
Recent reviews
1507 travellers who hired a car in Anchorage Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,2

Car rental locations at Anchorage Airport

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring 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 car hire at Anchorage Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Anchorage Airport