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Car Rental Fairbanks Airport 

Fairbanks Airport Car Hire Guide

Located in the heart of Alaska's interior, Fairbanks is often referred to as the "Golden Heart City." With its rich gold mining history, stunning Northern Lights displays, and breathtaking landscapes, a journey in and around Fairbanks is one to remember. Hiring a car from Fairbanks Airport is your passport to uncovering the myriad wonders this region offers.

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI):
Situated just a few miles southwest of downtown Fairbanks, FAI is a major gateway to Alaska's interior and the Arctic.

Car Hire Facilities:
Upon arrival, you'll find several car rental agencies situated within the airport complex. These include major brands such as Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, and Budget, among others. Booking in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, is highly advisable.

Road Conditions:

  • Urban areas: Roads in and around Fairbanks are well-maintained.
  • Rural areas: Venturing out may lead you to gravel or dirt roads, especially when exploring more remote sites. Ensure you have a vehicle suitable for these conditions, especially if planning a trip to places like the Arctic Circle.

Weather Considerations:

  • Winter: Fairbanks can experience extreme cold, with temperatures sometimes dipping below -40°F. Ensure you have a winterized car with block heaters, good quality winter tires, and antifreeze. Always carry an emergency kit.
  • Summer: Days can be long and bright with the Midnight Sun phenomenon. Even so, temperatures remain relatively mild.

Driving Customs & Rules in Alaska:

  • Headlights: Due to the long hours of darkness in winter, it's a good practice to keep your headlights on at all times.
  • Wildlife: Beware of wildlife crossings, especially moose, which can be a hazard.
  • Right-of-Way: In Alaska, vehicles approaching an intersection must yield the right-of-way to vehicles already in the intersection.
  • Seatbelts: Seatbelt use is mandatory for all vehicle occupants.

Exit Roads from Fairbanks Airport:

  • Airport Way: This is the primary road connecting the airport to downtown Fairbanks, a short 10-minute drive.

Good news for drivers: Alaska does not have toll roads. The only exception might be some private roads or bridges where fees may be charged.

Fairbanks does not usually experience heavy traffic congestion. However, during peak seasons and certain times of the day, especially around the airport and downtown, slight delays might occur.

Recommended Attractions & Routes:

  1. Chena Hot Springs: About 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks via Chena Hot Springs Road, relax in natural hot springs.
  2. University of Alaska Museum of the North: Just a 15-minute drive from the airport via Airport Way and Geist Rd, delve into Alaska's history, cultures, and ecosystems.
  3. Pioneer Park: Only 5 miles from the airport via Airport Way and Peger Rd, it's a family-friendly park offering historical insights, attractions, and fun activities.
  4. Running Reindeer Ranch: Approximately 20 minutes from the airport via Goldstream Rd, experience a walk through the boreal forest with reindeer.

Hiring a car from Fairbanks Airport provides the freedom to craft a unique Alaskan experience, letting you navigate this vast and scenic territory on your own terms. Equip yourself with the right vehicle, be prepared for the weather, and your journey in Fairbanks will be nothing short of magical. 

Overall, hiring a car from Fairbanks Airport provides the freedom, flexibility, and convenience to fully experience the wonders of Alaska's interior region, ensuring an unforgettable journey filled with adventure and discovery.

Current Rental Rates in Fairbanks Airport

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 109.78 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 768.48 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 110.40 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 772.82 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 110.98 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 776.87 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Fairbanks Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Exploring Alaska's Wilderness: With a hire car, you can embark on unforgettable adventures through Alaska's vast wilderness. Drive along scenic highways like the Dalton Highway or the Denali Park Road, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of forests, mountains, and glaciers.

  • Chasing the Northern Lights: Fairbanks is one of the best places in the world to witness the aurora borealis, and having your own transportation allows you to chase the Northern Lights to remote and dark sky locations for optimal viewing opportunities.

  • Visiting National Parks: Use your hire car to explore nearby national parks such as Denali National Park and Preserve, home to North America's highest peak, Mount Denali. Enjoy wildlife viewing, hiking trails, and stunning scenery within easy driving distance from Fairbanks Airport.

  • Cultural and Historical Sites: Discover Fairbanks' rich cultural and historical heritage by driving to attractions like the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Pioneer Park, and the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, all easily accessible with your own transportation.

  • Outdoor Adventures: Whether it's fishing, kayaking, dog sledding, or snowmobiling, having a hire car gives you the freedom to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities in and around Fairbanks, no matter the season.

  • Flexibility for Day Trips: Take advantage of your hire car to embark on day trips to nearby destinations such as the charming town of North Pole, the historic mining community of Ester, or the picturesque Chena Hot Springs Resort, all within easy driving distance from Fairbanks Airport.

  • Comfort and Convenience: Enjoy the comfort and convenience of having your own vehicle to transport luggage, gear, and supplies as you explore Fairbanks and its surroundings. You can travel at your own pace, stop for photo opportunities, and take breaks whenever you please.


Fairbanks Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Fairbanks (City Center): Approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.
  • North Pole: Approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) away.
  • Ester: Approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) away.
  • Fox: Approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) away.
  • College: Approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) away.

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Fairbanks Airport car hire information

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Average prices per day in Fairbanks Airport

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