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The Arctic Circle lies just 200 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska, with car hire in Fairbanks Airport. Flights from this airport, which is situated four miles southwest of central Fairbanks, are often the only means of transportation to or from several isolated Alaskan communities. The airport currently handles direct commercial flights to Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver, and even seasonal international flights to Frankfurt, Germany.
A new terminal meeting current TSA standards recently opened on the airport's southwest side. At least seven dealerships let passengers compare car hire here, while ATMs are situated next to the first floor escalator and the TWIGS gift shop, on the terminal's upper level. The Bush Pilot Lounge and the Jazzman's Café both serve food and drink.
The Alaska Highway begins 1,488 miles from Fairbanks, in the Canadian city of Dawson Creek. Alaska's second-biggest city lies 11 miles northwest of North Pole, a town named after the geographic North Pole and where Christmas is celebrated every day, especially at the Santa Claus House gift shop. Visitors can warm up in the outdoor Chena Hot Springs, 60 miles from Fairbanks.
Despite Alaska's reputation as a cold state, June to September is a surprisingly hot period in Fairbanks, in terms of both temperature and tourism. The city experiences only two hours of darkness a day towards the end of June, but its winter nights are long, dark and cold. Winter, however, is the best season to see the beautiful Northern Lights. Autumn temperatures plummet dramatically between September and November. Rain is scarce throughout the year.
The over 300-mile journey along the George Parks Highway with car rental in Fairbanks Airport is considered one of Alaska's most outstanding road trips. Motorists will likely encounter bears, moose, caribou and other wildlife along the way to Denali National Park. Mount McKinley, North America's tallest peak, towers over this sprawling wilderness preserve. Rural fuel stations tend to be cheaper than those in Fairbanks or Anchorage.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
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).
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).