The perfect Destination for your trip

Valdez is a perfect destination to include in an Alaska itinerary. Step away from the typical and into the real Alaska you have been looking for. Valdez is easily accessible to most of Alaska by highway, air and/or sea. Here are a variety of ways to get to Valdez, Alaska.

Enjoy the journey here

The vistas from Glennallen to Valdez make the drive to town an attraction itself. Along the way, you will have panoramic views of the Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges, the opportunity for close range views of Worthington Glacier, and a chance to see Bridal Veil and Horsetail falls in Keystone Canyon.

Valdez is located:

  • 115 miles (185 km) from Glennallen.
  • 254 miles (409 km) from Tok.
  • 300 miles (483 km) from Anchorage.
  • 364 miles (585 km) from Fairbanks.

If your time is limited, consider traveling to Valdez by air. Ravn Alaska’s 40-minute flight to Valdez from Anchorage crosses the beautiful Chugach Mountains. Please check flight schedules as you start to plan your vacation.

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Traveling to Valdez on the Alaska Marine Highway System (the Alaska state ferry) allows you to cross Prince William Sound with your vehicle onboard. Many people will create itineraries that include the combination of driving to/from Valdez and taking the ferry the other direction. A day on the water with the Alaska Marine Highway System does not mean you will see the attractions in Prince William Sound that our tours are known for. Many guests who ferry to Valdez hop on board our tours the next day to get an up-close view of the shoreline, glaciers and wildlife. 

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