There are 4 ways to get from Ketchikan to Anchorage by plane, car, car ferry, bus or train

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

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Fly to Anchorage  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Ketchikan (KTN) to Anchorage (ANC) KTN - ANC

$248 - $480

3 alternative options

Fly to Kenai, drive  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Ketchikan (KTN) to Kenai (ENA) KTN - ENA
  2. Drive from Kenai to Anchorage

$331 - $1,441

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan to Haines
  2. Take the car ferry from Haines to Skagway
  3. Take the bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT
  4. Take the bus from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City
  5. Take the bus from Dawson City to Tok
  6. Take the bus from Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store to Guesthouse Suites, Anchorage, AK

$451 - $1,418

Car ferry, train  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan to Whittier Bellingham
  2. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage Glacier Discovery NB

$349 - $1,706

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ketchikan and Anchorage is 778 miles.

The best way to get from Ketchikan to Anchorage without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 3 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Ketchikan to Anchorage, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Ketchikan Airport to Anchorage Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Ketchikan Airport to Anchorage Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Anchorage. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ketchikan to Anchorage.
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  • Distance: 778.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 16 min

What companies run services between Ketchikan, AK, USA and Anchorage, AK, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from Ketchikan to Anchorage hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Ketchikan to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Ketchikan to Anchorage via Juneau
Ave. Duration
12 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Ketchikan to Anchorage via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Ketchikan to Anchorage via Seattle, Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Ketchikan to Kenai via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Ketchikan to Kenai via Juneau, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Ketchikan to Kenai via Seattle, Fairbanks, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
14 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Ketchikan to Kenai via Seattle, Portland, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
16 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Ketchikan to Kenai via Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ketchikan to Anchorage via Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Train operators
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
White Pass & Yukon Route
Phone
1-800-343-7373
Email
info@wpyr.com
Website
wpyr.com
Bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
wpyr.com
Book at
wpyr.com
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Dawson City to Tok
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Alaska Direct Bus
Website
alaskadirectbusline.com
Bus from Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store to Guesthouse Suites, Anchorage, AK
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Schedules at
interioralaskabusline.com
Book at
interioralaskabusline.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Ketchikan to Haines
Ave. Duration
26 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$140 - $200
Vehicle
$470 - $700
Car ferry from Haines to Skagway
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$10 - $15
Vehicle
$18 - $27
Car ferry from Ketchikan to Whittier
Ave. Duration
2 days 21 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$310 - $450
Vehicle
$1,000 - $1,600

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