There are 6 ways to get from Valdez to Fairbanks by plane, car, bus, train or car ferry

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Fly  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Valdez (VDZ) to Fairbanks (FAI) VDZ - FAI

$108 - $451

5 alternative options

Drive, bus  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Valdez to Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK
  2. Take the bus from Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK to Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store
  3. Take the bus from Tok to Fairbanks

$179 - $447

Drive, bus via Fairbanks, AK - Golden Nugget  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Valdez to Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK
  2. Take the bus from Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK to Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store
  3. Take the bus from Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store to Fairbanks, AK - Golden Nugget

$234 - $277

Drive, bus, train  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Valdez to Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK
  2. Take the bus from Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK to Guesthouse Suites, Anchorage, AK
  3. Take the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks

$212 - $350

Car ferry, drive, bus  •  19 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Valdez, Alaska to Cordova, AK Cdv
  2. Take the car ferry from Cordova to Whittier Cdv
  3. Drive from Whittier to Debarr & Muldoon
  4. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Bent Prop Inn & Hostel to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels

$139 - $412

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Valdez to Fairbanks 365.1 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Valdez to Fairbanks is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Valdez to Fairbanks is to fly which costs $100 - $460 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Valdez and Fairbanks is 261 miles. The road distance is 365.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Valdez to Fairbanks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Valdez Airport to Fairbanks Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Valdez to Fairbanks is 365 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Valdez to Fairbanks.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Ravn Alaska offer flights from Valdez Airport to Fairbanks Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Fairbanks. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Valdez to Valdez Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $14 - $18.

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Map of how to get from Valdez to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 261.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Valdez, AK, USA and Fairbanks, AK, USA?

Ravn Alaska and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Valdez to Fairbanks 3 times a day.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Valdez to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Ravn Alaska
Website
flyravn.com
Flights from Valdez to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$120 - $190
Goldstar Service
$330 - $390
Bus operators
Alaska Direct Bus
Website
alaskadirectbusline.com
Bus from Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK to Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
interioralaskabusline.com
Book at
interioralaskabusline.com
Bus from Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store to Fairbanks, AK - Golden Nugget
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
alaskadirectbusline.com
Bus from Eureka Lodge, Glenn Highway, Glennallen, AK to Guesthouse Suites, Anchorage, AK
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
interioralaskabusline.com
Book at
interioralaskabusline.com
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Tok to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Bent Prop Inn & Hostel to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Valdez, Alaska to Cordova, AK
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $85
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$20 - $30
Vehicle
$55 - $85
Car ferry from Cordova to Whittier
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$40 - $65
Vehicle
$130 - $200

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