Getting Around Homer: Your Guide to Transportation Options
Discover How to Reach Homer, Alaska
Welcome to Homer, a coastal paradise nestled on the banks of majestic Kachemak Bay. Are you ready to plan your visit to this captivating Alaskan destination? Don't worry, getting here is easy and fun! Here's everything you need to know.
All Roads Lead to Homer
Hop in the car and take a scenic drive from Anchorage. You'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of mountains, spruce forests, and coastlines as you drive south on the Seward Highway, a designated national scenic byway. From there, connect with the Sterling Highway and enjoy a national park-level experience along the four to five-hour drive. Alternatively, take the shuttle service from Anchorage with Alaska Bus Company for a stress-free ride.
If you prefer to fly, Homer is just a 45-minute flight from Anchorage with numerous daily flights available year-round. But why not make the most of the journey? Rent a car and drive the four-hour distance for some spectacular mountain views or a chance to fish in the Russian River.
Getting Around Homer
Once you're in Homer, getting around is easy. Choose from a couple of car rental businesses, some of which offer free airport pickup and drop-off. Alternatively, take one of several taxi companies offering 24-hour service, and chat with friendly local drivers for insider information. For a more leisurely pace, rent a bike to explore the paved bike paths or wander the beaches.
To explore beyond Homer, there are plenty of options. Charter a plane to drop you off at a glacier or mountain lake, or even on a remote beach for an unforgettable adventure. Or, hop on a water taxi to explore Kachemak Bay, a stunning coastal area that's inaccessible by car. From Homer, you can depart for Kodiak, Seldovia, or the Aleutian Islands, all reachable via the Alaska Marine Highway. The M/V Kennicott and M/V Tustumena carry both walk-on passengers and vehicles. Overnight passengers may purchase a berth or camp on the covered decks. For more information and reservations, visit dot.alaska.gov.
Water Taxis in Homer
Homer is home to many water taxis that offer a custom water transportation service to take you to and from various destinations around Kachemak Bay. With far more water taxi services than taxis, experienced tour captains will narrate your journey and answer your questions. They are well-informed naturalists who know the coves and tides for a safe and informative trip. Bring your bike, kayak, or camping gear and set off on a day trip to view the birds or wildlife. Water taxis can deliver you to any number of spots in Kachemak Bay State Park for overnight stays and schedule a pick-up for your return.
The best way to explore Homer and its surroundings is to plan your trip ahead and choose the mode of transportation that suits you. Be sure to check out the water taxis for an exceptional experience. And for a list of accommodations around Homer, check out our business directory below. We can't wait to welcome you to Homer!