Alaska

Cheap Car Rentals in Alaska from $27

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Alaska car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Alaska. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Most popular company

Avis

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

$127

Cheapest price per day

$27

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Alaska?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Alaska, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 18 pickup locations in Alaska to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Price

$52 - $227

Out of all the popular cities in Alaska, Fairbanks is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $52/day. Renting a car in Fairbanks is 77% cheaper than renting one in Skagway where the per day rate is around $227. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Alaska to get a rental car in are: Ketchikan ($57/day), Juneau ($60/day), and Kodiak ($71/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Anchorage should expect to spend around $76/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Alaska is Anchorage.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Alaska?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Alaska and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

January

$49

February

$54

March

$58

April

$51

May

$93

June

$171

July

$174

August

$154

September

$88

October

$48

November

$45

December

$52

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Alaska is November. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Alaska

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Alaska to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Small cars

$42 - $217

All Car Types

$54 - $248

To rent a small car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $100/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Alaska (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$217/day). In fact, October is about 59% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a small car saves you 15% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alaska small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $104/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Alaska (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$210/day). In fact, October is about 57% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alaska medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $139/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Alaska (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$308/day). In fact, October is about 59% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a large car is 16% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alaska large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $117/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Alaska (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$227/day). In fact, January is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a SUV saves you 1% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alaska SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $184/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Alaska (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$374/day). In fact, February is about 52% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a van is 36% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alaska van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $102/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Alaska (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$136/day). In fact, October is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a pickup truck saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Alaska pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $89/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Alaska (~$30/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$150/day). In fact, November is about 67% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a luxury car saves you 24% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Chevrolet Spark$27/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Kia Rio$31/day
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Kia Rio
Suzuki SX4$32/day
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Top rental agencies in Alaska

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Alaska known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Alaska. Reviews were last updated on February 23, 2024.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5
Very good
131 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.2

Budget

8.5
Very good
198 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.0

Avis

7.9
Good
453 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.4

Thrifty

7.3
Good
135 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.6

Dollar

7.1
Good
111 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.2

Alamo

8.8
Very good
79 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.6

Hertz

7.8
Good
36 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.0

National

8.9
Very good
13 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.5

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.2

Best Alaska car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Alaska. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Alaska with an average daily rate of $41. Data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Chevrolet Spark$27/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Kia Rio$31/day
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Kia Rio
Suzuki SX4$32/day
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A/C
Suzuki SX4

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Alaska, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 23, 2024.

What are the requirements to rent a car in Alaska?

Most Alaska car rentals companies require all their customers to be at least 21. An extra daily surcharge will also be applied to renters under 25 years. Also, young renters will not access luxury car rentals or electric car rentals in Alaska. All drivers are required to have a valid driver’s license, while foreigners must present both a passport and a valid driver’s license from their country of origin. Drivers with foreign driver’s licenses not in the Roman alphabet must also present an International Driving Permit. Payment by credit cards is the most accepted for most rental cars in Alaska.

What are the rules for driving in Alaska?

Here are a few tips to bear in mind before hopping into rental cars in Alaska. The maximum speed limit for most interstate highways in Alaska is 65 mph, 55 mph for rural areas, 25 mph for the residential zones, and 20 mph for business districts. Driving car rentals in Alaska with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher is illegal. However, there is no drinking and driving for drivers in Alaska under the age of 21. All car occupants above 16 years must wear a seatbelt before setting off. Additionally, children below eight must be properly secured in a car seat before you start your journey. Nonetheless, make sure you check with Alaska’s Department of Motor Vehicles for any recent traffic law changes before getting behind the wheel of a cheap car rental in Alaska.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Alaska?

The type of Alaska rental cars you take will greatly be influenced by your planned destination. Consider taking a rugged wagon like the Subaru Legacy if you are up for adventurous driving in the Alaskan wilderness. An SUV would be ideal if you’re looking to explore most parts of Alaska since it endures most types of terrain. Those traveling as a group should rent a larger automobile like a passenger van rental or a minivan.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Alaska?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $135/day when booking a rental car in Alaska. The best deal a user found was for $30/day from Dollar, booked on Feb. 18.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Alaska?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Alaska from the following companies over the past two weeks: Turo ($32/day), Avis ($33/day), and Continental Auto Group ($39/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Alaska?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Alaska.

What are gas prices like in Alaska?

The average gas price in Alaska is $3.48/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $60 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Alaska for a week from Budget?

Budget offers rental cars in Alaska for about $760 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Alaska for the best price?

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 63% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Alaska.

Can I rent a car for a month in Alaska?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Alaska for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Alaska for a month?

Our recent data shows that Dollar can potentially be 81% below the average car rental price in Alaska. Check prices and availability for Dollar and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in Alaska is on average $3,256 a month or $109 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Alaska car rental.

Small car rentals in Alaska

Find small car rental deals in Alaska from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Alaska cost an average of $47 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Hyundai i10$45/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$45/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$45/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Alaska

Find luxury car rental deals in Alaska from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Alaska cost an average of $46 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Chrysler 300$37/day
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Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300$37/day
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A/C
Chrysler 300
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$37/day
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A/C
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Van rentals in Alaska

Find van rental deals in Alaska from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Alaska cost an average of $45 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Kia Sedona$36/day
5
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Kia Sedona
Dodge Grand Caravan$37/day
5
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A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Nissan Quest$37/day
5
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A/C
Nissan Quest

Car rentals by fuel type in Alaska

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Alaska. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Alaska. Deals were last updated on February 23, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Alaska. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($27+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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