Getting to Alaska
Please note: Road and cruise trips to Alaska are currently temporarily limited by travel restrictions intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. Click here for additional details.
Getting to Anchorage is a snap. More than 240 flights arrive daily at the Anchorage airport, and direct flights on a variety of carriers connect Anchorage with many major U.S. cities. View direct service from domestic airports; Look for flights to Asia and Europe for international connections.
For travel by road or sea, Alaska boasts several scenic options.
Cruises and the state ferry system connect the Pacific Northwest with Alaska. One-way cruises depart Vancouver, British Columbia, travel the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, and into Southcentral Alaska and the Anchorage area. The ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System provide regular service between Bellingham, Wash. and Whittier, Alaska, 60 miles south of Anchorage. Contact individual cruise lines or the Alaska Department of Transportation for current operating schedules.
The Alaska Highway runs more than 1,300 miles between British Columbia, Canada, and Alaska. The trip to Anchorage via Canada varies by departure point, but you’ll want to plan on several days of travel time.