Anchorage's public transit system, People Mover, provides easy access to most tourist attractions and places of interest. The buses run roughly between 6.30am and 9pm on weekdays and thereafter until 11pm, but the service during these late hours is limited. Travellers should note that operating times vary by route and are reduced on weekends. Maps and schedules are available from the People Mover Transit Center on 6th Avenue. Adult bus fare starts at $2. Day passes are available and good value for money if you will be sightseeing all day.
Some tourist attractions provide free shuttles to and from downtown Anchorage, where many of the hotels are situated. There are also taxis, rental cars and rental bicycles available. Ride-hailing services, such as Uber, are also available.
The airport is situated about six miles (10km) south of Anchorage.
Anchorage International (ANC)
LocationThe airport is situated about six miles (10km) south of Anchorage.
Getting to the city
The People Mover bus service stops regularly at the airport, taking travellers to downtown Anchorage. It operates between roughly 6am and 11pm daily, at 30-minute intervals. Many hotels offer free airport pick-up services for their guests, and limousines and taxis are also available for hire. Ride-hailing services, such as Uber, are available.
TimeGMT -9 (GMT -8 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Taxis are available outside both terminals. The ride to downtown Anchorage takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Transfer between terminals
There is a free airport shuttle bus between the South (Domestic) Terminal, the North (International) Terminal and the rental car lots.
Facilities include ATMs, currency exchange, restaurants, bars, shops, a massage centre, a barbershop, a nursery, mail drop points, a military lounge, a hotel reservations desk and tourist information. Disabled facilities are very good.
Short-term parking outside the North Terminal (international) is free for the first half hour, then $6 for two hours, and $10 for three hours up to $13 per day and $78 per week (10-day maximum). Short-term parking at the South Terminal (domestic) is slightly more expensive, charging $3 for the first hour, $6 for two hours, and $10 for three hours, up to $16 per day and $96 per week (30-day maximum). Long-term parking is near the South Terminal, costing $13 per day and $78 per week (90-day maximum). The Park, Ride and Fly Lot is the cheapest long-term option; located across from the DOTPF Central Regional Headquarters on International Airport Road, it charges $9 per day, $40 per week, and $100 per month (90-day maximum). The lot is serviced by a free shuttle to both terminals.