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To get around Fairbanks or its surrounding region in anytime except summer, it is usually necessary to use air transport. There are a number of small landing strips around the city, and many private jet or helicopter services that will take you around the Alaska interior. Frontier Flying Service is a particularly large airline that has charter flights. You can find them by going to their office at 5245 Industrial Airport Way, calling (800) 478-6779, or visiting their website at
Otherwise, it is possible to rent a car from the airport upon arrival. Again, this is not recommended except during the summer, as the severe weather is sure to cause problems. Also expect high rental prices due to the short rental season and relative remoteness of Fairbanks. Almost all of the nationally recognized companies are represented at airport booths, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, National and Payless. There are also a few Alaskan rental agencies such as Go North Alaska Travel Center and Arctic Outfitters that rent not only cars but also other vehicles. Adventures In Alaska is another company that specializes in RVs, though Go North Alaska handles such rentals as well. To get around Fairbanks in the winter, consider using ground transportation such as the Borough Bus. Be aware that driving in Fairbanks in the winter is quite challenging and even riding in a vehicle during the cold season can be harrowing for newcomers.