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Anchorage Airport Car Rentals

Anchorage Airport car rental agencies and how to check out and return a vehicle to the terminal. What you need to know before you arrive for renting a car at Anchorage International and Ted Stevens Airport.
Rates vary with season, duration, and car category as well as from the many specials on car rentals being offered as competition continues to increase. Companies like Travelocity, Priceline, Orbits and others are usually your best outlets for the current deals on Anchorage rental cars aside from the companies websites themself.
One other note, All to often the deals online are better then the prices you will get by calling or walking in upon arrival.

A free Airport shuttle bus takes passengers between the South (Domestic) Terminal, the North (International) Terminal, and rental car lots on the Airport. It leaves each location every 15 minutes, all day, every day.

Airport Terminal Pickup and Return

Car rental agencies are located in the transportation lobby on lower level of the south (domestic) terminal.
The new rental car return lot is located between the tower and the south (domestic) terminal of the airport. It can be accessed via the first turnoff to the left as you approach the tower. Look for overhead signs. Free airport shuttle buses travel between the rental car lot and the south (domestic) and north (international) terminals of the airport every 15 minutes all day, every day.

Anchorage Airport Car Rental Contact Numbers.

  • Alamo Rent - 907-248-0017
  • Avis - 907-249-8260
  • Budget - 907-243-6492
  • Dollar Rent a Car - 907-248-5338
  • Hertz Car Rental - 907-243-4118
  • National Car Rental - 907-243-2055
  • Payless Car Rentals - 907-243-3616
  • Thrifty Rent a Car - 907-276-2855
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Anchorage Airport Rental Car

Save More on Alaska Airport Rental Car Deals Today. Get great deals on Airport Rental Cars from top rental companies like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and more. From economy to luxury, you can rent just the vehicle that you need and enjoy the convenience of the newly remodeled Anchorage Alaska Airport.

Additional Information about Airport Car Rentals.

Here is a breakdown of the current city and airport taxes, fees, and surcharges that apply to reservations and are included in the prices when you pick-up your rental car at the Anchorage International Airport:

  • 10% State of Alaska vehicle rental tax
  • 8% vehicle rental tax
  • 11.11% airport rental tax
  • $4.87 per day vehicle rental fee


Taxes for renting a vehicle at the airport add up to around 30% depending on the car rental term.

It is also worth noting that car rentals from any of the downtown locations will have the 10% tax and 8% taxes added. So all you actually save renting elseware would be the 11.1% and the $4.12 daily fees. You must decide whether this is worth passing up the advantage of picking up and dropping off the vehicle at the airport verses hiring a taxi or taking the bus to the downtown car rental lot.

Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) Chapter 12.45, Rental Tax on Retail Rental of a Motor Vehicle, levies a tax equal to 8% of the total fees and costs charged by the registered rental agency for the right to operate or be responsible for the operation of a motor vehicle. This tax is required by law to be stated on the rental contract and must be paid by each renter when the rent is paid to the rental agency. You may verify that the rental agency is authorized to collect this tax by viewing the rental agency’s Municipality of Anchorage Rental Vehicle Agency Certificate of Registration.

In the Municipality, rental vehicle taxes to be collected are based on the following:

  1. Length of rental contract.
  2. Type of vehicle.
  3. Calculation of total fees and costs.

Length of Rental Contract

The Municipality’s rental vehicle tax is levied only on the first 30 consecutive days of a rental contract for a motor vehicle. Therefore, if you rent or lease a motor vehicle for 31 or more consecutive days under a single rental contract, no rental vehicle taxes should be assessed for the period of the rental contract exceeding the first 30 days.

Type of Motor Vehicle Rented
For a passenger car or sport utility vehicle (SUV) rented or leased for any length of time under a single rental contract, the amount of rental vehicle collected by a rental agency shall not exceed $120.
For a truck, van, or recreational vehicle rented or lease for any length of time under a single rental contract, the amount of rental vehicle tax collected by a rental vehicle agency shall not exceed $240.
Calculation of Total Fees and Costs

Subject to the constraints mentioned above, the Municipality’s rental vehicle tax is generally 8% of all charges incurred by the renter except insurance, parking tickets, other taxes, damage to the rental vehicle, personal property that is not permanently affixed to the vehicle, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport concession fee, and fueling charges.

Rental Car Insurance

To buy a collision damage waiver or not is sometimes a baffling decision for many travelers at the rental car counter. The collision damage waiver (CDW) covers the cost of damages to the rental car if you are involved in an accident. However, it is not insurance but simply a provision of your rental agreement that addresses your liability for damages to the car.


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