Transportation at a Glance
|Estimated Time||Travel Guide/Schedule|
|Car||5 - 6 Hours||Homer Driving Guide|
|Bus||6 Hours||Bus Schedules|
|Air||45 Minutes||In State Air|
The five-hour drive is very scenic, and frequent stops can easily turn this into a full-day event. But it’s worth the time. You can watch a bore tide roll into Turnagain Arm as you look for beluga whales and Dall sheep, then drive through the quaint towns of Cooper Landing, Soldotna, and Anchor Point. Outside of Soldotna you’ll find beautiful mountain and volcano views across Cook Inlet. And you’ll know Homer is close when you see the iconic Homer Spit, Kachemak Bay, and surrounding mountains. Homer does have car rental agencies if you need to drop off the car.
This bus trip is six hours of gorgeous scenery, without the hassle of driving. Be aware, though, that departures to Homer are less frequent than to other Alaskan destinations, so it’s important to reserve your seat in advance.
Flying is Quickest Option
Ravn Alaska offers a 45-minute flight from Anchorage to Homer. If you don't book in advance, it can be more expensive than other options, but gives you more time in Homer. Cruise along at about 10,000 – 15,000 feet, with views of the Chugach Range, the mountainous and glaciated Kenai Peninsula, and volcanoes along Cook Inlet. If you look closely enough, you may even spot a Beluga whale. Ravn Alaska offers daily service.