Car rentals in Juneau: All you need to know
A Juneau car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Alaska has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Juneau. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Juneau?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Juneau has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Juneau rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Juneau?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Juneau?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alaska metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Juneau?
Generally, to rent a car in Juneau you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Juneau?
When driving in Juneau or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Juneau.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.
You will have to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Juneau?
If you wish to check out all that Juneau and maybe even the rest of Alaska offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Juneau?
There is lots to see and do in this city. Juneau has around 8 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Tracy Arm Fjord
- Mendenhall Glacier
- Alaska Brewing Company
- Whale Watching Tours
Lucky for you, you can drive to whichever one you want or see them all.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Juneau adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Juneau rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Juneau has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Juneau.