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How to Get to Alaska

How to Get to Alaska by Air

Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau are the main airports in Alaska and they receive flights from many cities in the US as also international cities like Frankfurt, Vancouver and Seoul.

By Ferry

If you wish to travel by sea, there are two options: the southeast ferry is from Bellingham, Washington to Skagway, Alaska while the second the south-west ferry links the Aleutian Islands to the Kenai peninsula.

Many cruise liners ply to Alaska and generally start in Seattle or in Vancouver and touch the Alaskan ports of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

Getting Around Alaska

Getting around is expensive in Alaska. Many areas are accessible only by air or sea routes, which are expensive options.It is possible to get about Alaska by air. Air Alaska is the regional carrier and its hub is Anchorage from where there are short flights to smaller cities in the state.

For those dependent on public transport, getting around is time-consuming and difficult, as public transportation is not very well developed. Hitching is safe but requires a great deal of patience -- there are not too many vehicles on the road. Driving around Alaska is an option as long as you are well prepared with an emergency kit, and can tackle difficult road conditions such as gravel roads. One should check on road conditions before setting out and be careful of dangers such as avalanches, wild animals on the road, etc.

The other fabulous way of seeing Alaska is by cruise ship. You will never regret it!

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