Alaska is big! Don't underestimate travel times. Anchorage is the hub of most itineraries. You can reach most places you'll want to visit by road, rail, or motorcoach. Most towns are 2-4 hours apart, but the scenery is part of the journey.

You can also fly by jet to outlying villages and parks or by air taxi to wilderness lodges. Most of these flights are 1-2 hours. The chart below tells how to get to the top places you'll want to visit. Click on any link to get the transportation company.

North of Anchorage: Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks

Trip

Distance (Miles)

CarTrainBus
Anchorage to Talkeetna1152.5 hr3 hr2.5 hr
Anchorage to Fairbanks3607-8 hrs12 hr7 hr
Anchorage to Denali2654-5 hrs7.5 hr5 hr
Fairbanks to Denali1202 - 3 hrs4 hr3.5 hr
Denali to Talkeetna1502 - 3 hrs4.5 hr2.5 hr
Anchorage to Palmer431 hr1 hr1 hr

South of Anchorage: Portage, Seward, Cooper Landing, Homer

Trip

Distance

(Miles)

CarTrainBus
Anchorage to Seward1282.5 - 3 hrs4.5 hr2.5 hr
Anchorage to Kenai1583 hrsn/an/a
Anchorage to Homer2215 - 6 hrsn/a5 hr
Anchorage to Cooper Landing1002.5 hrsn/a2.5 hr
Anchorage to Whittier601.5 hrs2.5 hrs2 hrs
Anchorage to Girdwood401 hr1.5 hr1 hr
Seward to Homer1704 - 5 hrsn/a4 hr
Denali to Seward3757 - 8 hrsn/a10 hr

East of Anchorage: Glenallen, Copper Center, Chitina, McCarthy, Valdez

Trip

Distance

(Miles)

CarTrainBus
Anchorage to Glennallen1804.5 hrn/a4.5 hr
Anchorage to Whittier901.5 hrn/a1 hr
Anchorage to Haines Junction60812.5 hrn/a14 hr
Anchorage to Whitehorse70414.5 hrn/a15 hr
Glennallen to Valdez1202 hrn/a3 hr
Fairbanks to Valdez3658 hrn/a8 hr
Fairbanks to Haines Junction4959-11 hrn/a9-11 hr
Fairbanks to Whitehorse58812 hrn/a12 hr
Glennallen to Chitina641.5 hrn/an/a
Chitina to McCarthy502 hrn/an/a

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