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 Turnigan Arm. A truly beautiful drive.
Anchorage is home to Ted Stevens International Airport which is the main entry into Alaska. Alaska Air services Anchorage Airport best.
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
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 makes all parts of the town highly accessible. For more info check out –
There are no local taxi services in Girdwood.