There is no better way to see everything Anchorage has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car allows you to go to the sites you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Alaska more enjoyable with a National rental car.
With nearly a quarter-million people, Anchorage is a city that has lots going on. Travelers come to take advantage of Anchorage's local attractions. But you may have your eye on exploring the engaging art scene. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Anchorage as you can during your vacation. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
Originally founded by 24 independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National provides everything SUVs to compact, allowing you to pick the ideal car for your getaway.
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But booking ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Make sure to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
Most suppliers in Anchorage set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to review National's policy to find out if there is an additional cost for you.
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Anchorage. Compact or economy vehicles are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a sedan or SUV will have more room for everyone's luggage and be a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Anchorage trip can choose a higher-end category like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
National requires a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
We suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your National rental with full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Anchorage has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to see what else Alaska has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've gone out in Anchorage's downtown or gone out in Anchorage's downtown.
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at another National. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.
With so much to do and see in Anchorage, having access to your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of Alaska, you can leave when you want to, without having to wait for the bus or signal for a taxicab.
Before you head out of town, book your National Anchorage rental car and take off to all the must-do activities at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and cruise the streets in Anchorage, Alaska.