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Anchorage Guide


Anchorage, both a city and county, is located in the US state of Alaska along its southern coast overlooking the Gulf of Alaska. It is actually the most northern city in the USA and is frequently visited by many tourists, especially those with a love for walking and hiking, and incredible mountainous scenery. Nestled between glaciers and mountains, Anchorage is usually the starting point for most people’s Alaskan adventure. There's plenty to do here and you'll be sure to take home some beautiful photographs. To explore this wild and sparse location we advise you to reserve cheap car hire in Anchorage here today.

Explore Anchorage

In the centre of Anchorage tourists will find the Elmendorf AirForce Base Wildlife Museum. Here tourists can view displays of wildlife mounted on its walls. Keep an eye out for the 10-foot brown bear exhibit, which is the world’s second largest. The Anchorage Museum of History & Art is also definitely worth a visit.

Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary is located on the outskirts of southern Anchorage. A fantastic place to visit if you enjoy bird watching, and during the summer month of July visitors may catch a glimpse of salmon spawning. Lake Hood Air Harbor, northwest of Anchorage is a popular starting point for flight-seeing trips. Lake Spenard and Hood form the world's largest and busiest floatplane harbour. Earthquake Park, located nearby, displays the results of Anchorage's 1964 earthquake.

Chugach State Park surrounds the Anchorage bowl on the east and south. It is one of the nation's largest parks, covering 495,000 acres. It offers beautiful wilderness experiences including hiking, fishing, and camping in the spring, summer, and autumn.


Flying is the only realistic means of getting to Alaska. It’s separated from the rest of the world by sea or miles of inaccessible wilderness. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has 4.7 million passengers pass through it every year. It is possible to fly into Anchorage from numerous cities in the US, and you can catch a flight to anywhere in Alaska including; Cordova, Homer, Kodiak, Valdez, Kenai, and Iliamna from here. Anchorage Airport is located 10 kilometres west of the city centre, with regular shuttle buses and taxis available.

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Car rental at Anchorage Airport is available from leading suppliers Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Let compare quotes from over fifty suppliers to help find you cheaper available deals.

The Alaska Railroad operate trains from Seward, which is located along the southern Kenai Peninsula, all the way to the northern city of Fairbanks, approximately 470 miles away. Two passenger services operate during the summer season. Along Anchorage's northern railway, the Denali Star operates a daily service from Denali onto Fairbanks, Anchorage and then Talkeetna. To the south, operating daily from Seaward to Anchorage is the Coastal Classic train.

A variety of bus and van companies operate out of Anchorage and provides services to almost everywhere in the state.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • Thrifty


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