Renting a Hire Car in Alaska:
Car Hire from airports and cities is available at many major locations including; Anchorage and Juneau. The Car Hire Group also provide car rental from smaller towns, simply click on the link above to see full location list and to book securely online using our smart booking engine which scans your pick up and drop off times to see if you could save a full days rental by possibly changing them slightly.
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For one way rentals please call our reservations helpline on 0800 358 1229 quoting Ref : 72004514.
Booking & receiving your car hire voucher:
Ordering your rental car is simple, just enter your car hire pick up & drop off locations, your dates and click the "Click to Quote" button. You will be shown several groups of cars all you have to do is select the group you're interested in. From here you will be shown all hire cars in that group along with the price for your rental period in GBP£. When you finally select the car you are interested in renting you will be then shown several options to the rental such as extra (baby seats, roofracks. cancellation cover etc..), just select any you require and continue. You will then be required to enter your own details such as address, flight number if required etc.. and finally you will be asked to enter your credit card details to pay securely online. You will receive your car rental voucher via email immediately with your unique booking reference number and all other booking details. If your car hire start date is sooner than this then don't worry we will be in touch via telephone to arrange safe and speedy receipt of your rental voucher. If you have any questions etc.. regarding your booking or any other aspect of our car rental site then please call our dedicated call centre helpline on 0800 358 1229 quoting Ref : 72004514.
When you receive your voucher it will give full details of which fleet provider has been used and exact details of how and where to find their desk.
The Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan, begins in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and runs nearly 1,500 miles to Fairbanks, Alaska. What used to be a glorified dirt road is now an easily driven highway. The occasional road construction zone is another matter (see below). There are plenty of visitor services along the route, but you still pass through some beautiful and unspoiled country. Summer traffic can be a headache, as the Alcan is the preferred route for a lot of RVers. Since it's basically one lane each way, you can be stuck behind a "land yacht" for quite some time. To avoid the RVs as much as possible in the summer, travel in late May or early September, or keep driving after dinner when you'll have the road to yourself (and plenty of light).
But there are many more roads which are less traveled, more remote, and will give you a greater feeling for the wide-open spaces of the north. The Yukon has several interesting roads, as does Alaska. Try the Cassiar Highway as an alternative to the Alaska Highway if you are traveling to or from the West Coast. The Top of the World Highway from Dawson City to the Alaska Highway is a great drive, as is the Dalton Highway which heads north from Fairbanks across the Arctic Circle and toward Prudhoe Bay.
One lone, but majestic road connects Alaska with the rest of the continent, the 1,488-mile Alaska Highway, which runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska. Much of the road runs through wild country, as do a number of the highways within Alaska.
Alaska highways offer some of the most dramatic scenery possible, but don't expect all roads to be paved. While most highways are paved, in all, less than 20% of Alaska's roads are paved compared to 91% of roads in the other 49 states.
Alaska Highway Overview
Driving the Alaska Highway is often the adventure of a lifetime. The now paved two-lane road winds through wilderness and friendly communities on the 1,488 miles (2,395 km) between Dawson Creek, B.C., and Fairbanks, Alaska. There are several road routes from the contiguous United States to the start point at Dawson Creek.
The experience isn't usually as trying or rugged as it once was. Originally constructed as a military road in 1942 to support defense of Alaska, the highway was a rough gravel ride for many years.
Though conditions and services have improved, it's still wise to plan carefully for a trip up the highway. Then, enjoy it! The scenery is magnificent. There are many fun activities in summer, fewer but no less fun festivities in winter, and many interesting people to meet along the way.
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The Car Hire Group:Our aim is simple - to provide all inclusive comprehensive airport car rental Alaska. Along side this we also aim to provide anybody wanting to rent a hire car a hands on helpful approach and to ensure all questions relating to rentals are answered.