Getting to Girdwood
Girdwood is situated approximately 45 minutes south of Anchorage (Alaska’s largest city). You can expect longer driving times in the winter due to weather conditions and avalanche maintenance. The drive to Girdwood follows the Seward Highway which winds itself down the Turnagain Arm. A truly beautiful drive.
Anchorage is home to Ted Stevens International Airport which is the main entry into Alaska. Alaskan Airlines is usually the best airline to fly in on.
If you are coming to Girdwood as part of your vacation it is highly recommended that you hire a car. There are plenty of car rental services based in Anchorage.
Some approximate travel times to Girdwood (winter travel times may vary due to road and weather conditions)
- Anchorage Airport – 55min
- Homer to Girdwood – 3h 45min
- Cooper Landing to Girdwood – 1h 15min
- Seward to Girdwood – 1h 50min
- Talkeetna to Girdwood – 3h 15min
- Denali National Park – 5h 15min
- Canadian border to Girdwood – 10h
- Los Angeles to Girdwood – 61h
- New York to Girdwood – 73h
Getting Around Girdwood
Glacier Valley Transit is Girdwood’s source of public transport that runs year-round.
There is a great detached walking path through the entirety of Girdwood that is pedestrian and bike-friendly.
The sidewalks in combination with GVT make all parts of the town highly accessible. For more info check out – their website HERE. There are no local taxi services in Girdwood.