All Roads Lead to Homer
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 with Alaska Bus Company. Once in Homer, car rentals are available from Adventure Alaska Car Rental and Pioneer Car Rental. There are several taxi companies, Homer Trolley & Tours offers daily trolley service between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and bike rentals are 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: dot.state.ak.us/amhs