Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is 129 miles away – a 2.5-hour drive on the Seward Highway, a National All-American Road, and Alaska Scenic Byway. Don’t feel like driving there yourself? Motorcoach, bus, and taxi companies offer passenger and cargo service between the two communities.
Seward has a small, state-maintained airport. Airport activity is limited to charter flights, as there is no scheduled air service. Ted Stevens International Airport is located in Anchorage, offering direct service to key U.S. cities as well as international destinations.
The Alaska Railroad offers daily passenger service to Seward via the Coastal Classic from May through September. The train arrives once daily at 11:05 AM and departs for Anchorage each evening at 6:00 PM.
Getting around Seward
Seward is compact and easy to navigate. The majority of activities and attractions are found within one mile of the boat harbor, so walking and biking—especially along the waterfront path—are feasible with light luggage or a daypack. Many hotels, lodges, and tour operators offer complimentary shuttles.
Seward City Tours operates the City of Seward Free Shuttle. For the 2021 Summer season, the Free Shuttle will operate from 11 am to 6 pm with the first and last stops being at the Seward Railroad Depot. The 5-mile route takes about 30 minutes for the shuttle to complete - stops are not timed. Be sure to look for the Seward City Tours bus with FREE SHUTTLE printed in red, and to use the designated shuttle stops as vehicles will not deviate from their route for drop-offs or pick-ups.
While Seward has plenty of road access to trails and nearby adventures, you can also find yourself in places that are just a bit more remote with the help of an air or water taxi. Whether it be a day spent sightseeing or a weekend spent backpacking, chartering a private air or water taxi is a great way to handcraft your adventure.
See a full list of transportation options below!