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Thrifty car hire prices in Anchorage

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Reviews for Thrifty in Anchorage


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"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
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" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall rating7.2 GoodBased on 75 reviews
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Recent reviews

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They charged for two gallons of fuel despite the attendant noting that the tank was not full when I received the carReviewed 9 Dec 2023
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Pros:Drop off was easy. Pick up was somewhat easy. Location is great for ease of access.Cons:$600 for three days is ridiculous for a car that wasn’t even clean inside or outside and smelled like smoke.Reviewed 30 May 2021
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Pros:Staff was greatCons:All was goodReviewed 21 May 2021
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Pros:Friendly helpful staffReviewed 12 Nov 2020
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Pros:The price would have been reasonable. The convenience of another rental company being right next store with better policies. The ease of penalty free cancelation.Cons:Be more like the rest of the world and not require a copy of my insurance when its in my car 200 miles away. I had endured this once before. I got in and was ready to go only to learn I couldn't rent the car because you needed a copy of my insurance. A first in all my years of renting cars. I couldnt recall which company that was at the time of this reservation so to avoid that issue happening again. After making my reservation. I called to make sure. And was told nope. As long as your using a major credit card, which is consistent with the rest of the world, you should be fine. So, I show up only to have that contradicted. And Im told oh everyone here knows that. Well ..... apparently everyone does not. And I took my business down a few counters where they don't require that. I was also told yah if your a resident we need proof but if non resident. We don't. What? The seems backwards but hey.I have a credit card with coverage. And two auto polices that cover rentals. But other than a company offering me coverage for a fee. Ive never had to provide proof. All over the country. Last time I had to get picked up and driven across town and dig my vehicle out to get my card. And come back etc. Huge delays to my arrival plans. Ridiculous and unacceptable. You guys need to get on the same page. And get WiFi so people can use there phone or laptop to access emails to retrieve a copy if they can successfully get one emailed to them after hours.Reviewed 31 Oct 2020
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Pros:Great value for money. No "hidden fees".Cons:Their phone-based customer service. It takes hours, literally, for them to pick the phone at the airport location. If you select any other option, it takes you to a Thrifty's call center in the Philippines, where they cannot access your reservation (because the Anchorage airport location is a Thrifty's franchisee location).Reviewed 22 Jul 2020
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Pros:The car and priceCons:Staff member was horrible. He was very rude and was extremely unhelpful.Reviewed 28 Jun 2020
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Pros:The staff at the counter when we arrived gave us excellent information for the road conditions and for driving in Alaska. Snow tires were offered and needed. He was very friendly and helpful!Cons:nothing - pick up and drop off was a breeze!Reviewed 17 Feb 2020
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Pros:A great rental in every way, save one. (Mandated insurance, see below)Cons:If you cannot prove personal collision coverage, they mandated at least their minimal insurance package. Did not see anything about this when making the reservation. In looking at the fine print, this insurance provides a MAX of $1000 coverage for a cost of $30/day. It just seemed excessive in my opinion.Reviewed 31 Jan 2020
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Pros:The Buick SUV was very nice to drive even in the Alaska winter.Cons:The first car’s engine light was on and vibrating quite badly. Had to go back and filled out the paperwork to get another one.Reviewed 22 Jan 2020
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Pros:Friendly staff.Reviewed 6 Jan 2020
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Pros:The car was in good shape and worked out well for the area and weather conditions.Cons:1) "Would you like tires with that?", when I picked up the car I'm told that the tires on the car I rented would not work in the weather conditions but if I paid extra I could get winter tires with studs. The roads were covered in packed snow and ice. There was no way you could get by without winter tires. 2) I was told "Not to fill up with gas when I returned it". The employee at the counter didn't ask my preference or give options but stated "don't fill up the car before returning it because we get a special rate of $2.50 a gallon and you would be charged almost $5 at the pump, we will fill and just charge you for what you used". That is what I was told and yet I ended up paying for a full tank, eventhoughReviewed 30 Dec 2019
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Anchorage?


3730 Spenard Rd


Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30


+1 907 276 2855


4940 West Intl Ap Rd


Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Friday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Sunday00:00 - 01:3006:00 - 23:59


+1 907 276 2855

Good to know

Most popular location

3730 Spenard Rd

Most popular car type


Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Anchorage

  • Something to consider when you book Thrifty car rentals in Anchorage is the type of vehicle that will be right for your trip needs. Anchorage experiences cold winters with snow and ice, making an AWD or 4WD SUV an excellent choice for winter driving and outdoor adventures. If you're traveling with a small group or family and plan to explore both the city and nearby natural attractions, a compact or midsize SUV offers a good balance of space, fuel efficiency, and maneuverability.
  • One thing that you need to consider when you book Thrifty car rentals in Anchorage in the wintertime is that you ensure your rental car is equipped with winter tires, which provide better traction on snow and ice. If available, consider renting a 4WD or AWD vehicle. These vehicles offer better control on slippery roads. Check if Thrifty offers cold weather packages that include items like an engine block heater, heated seats, and a windshield defroster. These can be valuable in extreme cold.
  • You can typically drive a Thrifty car rental from Anchorage into Canada. Be prepared for the border crossing process. You will need to provide the required documents, such as your passport, rental agreement, and any other necessary paperwork, at the border. Be aware of any customs regulations. Confirm with Thrifty whether you are allowed to return the rental car to a different Thrifty location in Canada or if you must return it to the original rental location in Anchorage.
  • One reason to book Thrifty car rentals in Anchorage is the loyalty program called Blue Chip Rewards, which provides several perks and benefits for its members. Blue Chip members enjoy express rental service, which allows for quicker and more convenient pick-up and drop-off of rental vehicles. Members can often skip the rental counter and proceed directly to their rental car, streamlining the rental process. The Thrifty mobile app allows members to manage their rentals and access their accounts on the go, making the rental process more convenient.
  • Intermediate car hire from Thrifty in Anchorage are around -1% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Anchorage

  • Where should I go to pick up my Thrifty rental in Anchorage?

    Quite a few travelers that make the trip to Anchorage will do so via plane. This means that picking up your rental at the Anchorage Airport (ANC) is going to be a very convenient choice because it allows you to get on your way quite quickly after you arrive. Travelers already in the center of Anchorage who prefer not to go back to the airport to pick up a rental car can visit the location at 3730 Spenard Rd.

  • What are some of the benefits of using Thrifty car rentals in Anchorage?

    Thrifty provides competitive rental rates and promotions which can be cost-effective for travelers. Thrifty often allows one-way rentals. This can be very beneficial if you plan on making road trips and do not want to return to Anchorage. Thrifty offers extra services like GPS rental, child safety seats, and roadside assistance, catering to your specific needs.

  • Where are some of the best places to park my Thrifty rental in Anchorage?

    The downtown area offers various parking garages and on-street parking options. Popular parking garages include the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall Garage and the JC Penney Parking Garage. On-street parking is also available. There are quite a few free parking options here, but at most, you will pay about $2.50 for 2 hours of parking. When visiting popular attractions like the Anchorage Museum or the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, look for designated parking areas provided by these venues. Shopping centers like the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall and the Dimond Center Mall provide parking for shoppers. Always follow guidelines for parking in those specific areas.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Thrifty in Anchorage?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Anchorage.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Anchorage?

    Thrifty has 2 hire locations in Anchorage. Take a look at our Thrifty hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car hire location at the airport: Anchorage airport (ANC)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Anchorage airport (ANC)?