Getting To & Around Homer

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Just 225 scenic miles from Anchorage, the road to Homer is open year-round. Drive south on the Seward Highway, a designated national scenic byway and connect with the Sterling Highway. It's a visual feast, covering miles of highway through mountains, spruce forest and coastline. The drive takes four to five hours on dry roads, but provides views that anywhere else would qualify as a national park.

As the crow flies, Homer is 110 miles from Anchorage with numerous flights operating daily year-round. You can also get to Homer via a regularly scheduled shuttle service from Anchorage. There is also seasonal shuttle service from Seward. Once in Homer, there are car rentals, several taxi companies and bike rentals available.

Homer is a port of call for the Alaska Marine Highway for travelers heading out to Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. Once a month during the summer, the M/V Tustumena travels 400 miles along the Alaska Peninsula to the Aleutian Islands, stopping in six different villages: Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, and Akutan. For more info, contact:

Maps are for sale at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center for $6 per map. You can also visit our interactive map powered by Google Maps.
Road Miles from Selected Cities in Alaska

  • Anchorage - 225 Miles
  • Seward - 171 Miles
  • Kenai - 89 Miles
  • Soldotna - 73 Miles
  • Cooper Landing - 133 Miles
  • Valdez - 528 Miles
  • Haines - 1,000 Miles
  • Fairbanks - 582 Miles
  • Denali National Park - 462 Miles