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Cheap Car Rentals in Alaska

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

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Alaska

Price

$40 - $311

Out of all the popular cities in Alaska, Anchorage is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $40/day. Renting a car in Anchorage is 87% cheaper than renting one in Skagway where the per day rate is around $311. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Alaska to get a rental car in are: Fairbanks ($47/day), Juneau ($57/day), and Sitka ($65/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 $40/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?

January

$47

February

$64

March

$72

April

$53

May

$121

June

$234

July

$248

August

$212

September

$82

October

$46

November

$58

December

$60

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Alaska is October. 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.

Popular Car Types in Alaska

There are 250 rental agencies servicing Alaska. These agencies, altogether, have 14,378 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Small is the cheapest car type to rent in Alaska with prices from $32 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 6 car types you can rent in Alaska:

Compare available car types for rental in Alaska

Small Cars

$39 - $236

All Car Types

$56 - $238

To rent a Small car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $101/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Alaska (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$236/day). In fact, January is about 62% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a Small car saves you 14% 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 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 $103/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Alaska (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$237/day). In fact, January is about 50% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium 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 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 $124/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Alaska (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$224/day). In fact, January is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a Large car is 7% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $108/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Alaska (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$249/day). In fact, January is about 50% 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 car saves you 8% 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 car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $161/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Alaska (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$332/day). In fact, January is about 58% 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 car is 28% 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 car in Alaska, you would pay an average price of $107/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in Alaska (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$214/day). In fact, April is about 27% 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 car saves you 9% 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 $107/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Alaska (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$177/day). In fact, January is about 61% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Alaska. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Alaska, renting a Luxury car saves you 8% 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.

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Top rental agencies in Alaska

All major car rental suppliers in Alaska

Enterprise

8.4
Very good
145 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Budget

8.3
Very good
237 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Avis

8.0
Very good
499 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.7

Dollar

7.5
Good
126 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.7

Thrifty

7.1
Good
134 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.5

Alamo

8.8
Very good
94 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.6

Hertz

7.6
Good
32 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.9

National

8.5
Very good
9 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.5

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.5

Best Alaska Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

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 $137/day when booking a rental car in Alaska. The best deal a user found was for $29/day from Thrifty, booked on Jan. 29.

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: Budget ($41/day), Enterprise ($45/day), and Avis ($47/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 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 $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Avis offers rental cars in Alaska for about $850 per week on average.

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 Thrifty can potentially be 85% below the average car rental price in Alaska. Check prices and availability for Thrifty and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in Alaska is on average $3,641 a month or $121 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Alaska car rental.

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