There are 9 ways to get from California to Alaska by bus, plane, car ferry, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Sitka  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Sitka (SIT) SMF - SIT

$314 - $1,404

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Fly Los Angeles to Anchorage  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Anchorage (ANC) LAX - ANC

$158 - $490

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Fly San Francisco to Anchorage  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Anchorage (ANC) SFO - ANC

$188 - $410

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Juneau  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Juneau (JNU) SMF - JNU

$254 - $1,104

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Anchorage  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Anchorage (ANC) SMF - ANC

$234 - $1,004

Bus to Sacramento, fly to Fairbanks  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Fairbanks (FAI) SMF - FAI

$304 - $1,304

Bus, car ferry  •  5 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  3. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum

$782 - $3,272

Train, car ferry  •  6 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  4. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage

$786 - $3,474

Drive  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Anchorage 3716.4 miles

$360 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from California to Alaska is to fly which costs $150 - $490 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Alaska is to fly which costs $180 - $410 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The distance between California and Alaska is 2314 miles. The road distance is 3716.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from California to Alaska, including transfers.

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What companies run services between California, USA and Alaska, USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta fly from San Francisco to Anchorage every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Sitka via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Sitka via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via San Diego, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Boise, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via San Diego, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Portland
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,700
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Sitka via Los Angeles, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Sacramento to Sitka via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Sacramento to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Sacramento to Anchorage via Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Anchorage via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Fairbanks via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Yolobus
Phone
+1 530-666-2877
Website
yolobus.com
Bus from Capitol Mall at 7th St. to Terminal A
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yolobus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
30 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
4 days 12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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