- Juneau, United States
Don't they say "getting there" is half the fun? Planning your travel to Juneau and the surrounding area - is a lot easier than you might think.
Daily jet service offers the quickest, easiest access to Juneau. Alaska Airlines (www.alaskaair.com) is the only jet service provider to Juneau and offers daily connections from Seattle and Anchorage. Service is also available from other southeast communities, including Gustavus, Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. Small commuter air carriers offer scheduled service and charters to surrounding communities and villages like Gustavus (gateway to Glacier Bay), Haines, Skagway, Pelican, Elfin Cove, Hoonah, and Angoon.
Technically, you can't drive to Juneau - but you can put your car on a ferry. The Alaska Marine Highway System is our floating roadway that serves as Southeast Alaska's main marine transportation system. You can enter or depart the region via Bellingham, Washington; Prince Rupert, British Columbia; Haines, Alaska; or Skagway, Alaska. The Alaska ferry system connects smaller communities to one another and to regional centers of commerce and government. To learn more, visit www.ferryalaska.com or call 800-642-0066.
Juneau's main highway extends about 45 miles along the mountainous coastline. The public bus system, Capital Transit, is a popular mode of transportation for locals and visitors. Bus tour operators, taxis, and limo service are also affordable, easy Juneau transportation options to Mendenhall Glacier and other local attractions. By the way, Juneau's cabs all charge the same rates due to city ordinances, so no worries there.
Juneau enjoys daily jet service from Alaska Airlines with flights from Seattle and Anchorage. For flight rates and reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com or call 800-252-7522.