Seward Alaska Port Transportation
Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 12:04 pm
What’s the closest airport to the Seward Alaska Cruise Terminal?
When cruising from Seward, most passengers fly into Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage, which is located 120 miles from the cruise terminal in Seward. Don’t let the distance deter you, however, since getting there is part of the adventure.
There are multiple ways to get from Anchorage to Seward or vice versa – train, motor coach or rental car. Depending on which mode of travel is taken, the trip can take anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours. Compare Rates on Cheap Flights to Anchorage
Taking the Train to Seward
The Alaska Railroad runs between Anchorage and Alaska and is a relaxing and beautiful way to see Alaska. With a see-through domed roof, you won’t miss seeing anything on the 4+ hour trip. The one-way cost per person ranges from $89 (base fare) to $165 GoldStar service which includes meals, coffee, soft drinks and 2 adult beverages as well as access to the outdoor viewing deck, the only of its kind in the world.
Seward Airport & Cruiseport Shuttles
There are numerous companies that offer motor coach shuttle service from Seward to Anchorage. Almost all offer sightseeing tours between your starting and ending points, with photo-op stops, as well as direct routes. The direct routes take almost three hours but they will drop off at either the port in Seward or the airport, certain hotels or car rental companies in Anchorage. In addition to the sightseeing tours, the direct routes typically are narrated.
Car Rentals in Seward
All major car rentals are available in Anchorage, but only Hertz has a location in Seward. In order to truly explore the Seward Highway National Scenic Byway, having your own vehicle is ideal. You can make the trip take 5 hours or 2 days.
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