(Alaska Highway 1 & 9)
Seward is located at the 'end of the road,' Mile 0 of the Seward Highway, a National All-American Road, and Alaska Scenic Byway. Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city and home to Ted Stevens International Airport, is 129 miles away – a 2.5-hour drive (not including photo breaks!).
Following along the Turnagain Arm and Trail and Kenai Lakes, through Chugach State Park and Chugach National Forest, the drive offers spectacular views of the Kenai Mountains and plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities.
If you’re traveling in the colder months, be sure to check road conditions ahead of time and be prepared for winter driving conditions.
Don’t feel like driving yourself? Motorcoach, bus, and taxi companies offer passenger and cargo service between communities.
From the Seward Highway, drivers are connected to Girdwood, Alaska, and Alyeska (ski) Resort via the Alyeska Highway; Whittier and Portage Glacier via the Whittier/Portage Road; Hope, Alaska via the Hope Highway; and Exit Glacier/Kenai Fjords National Park recreation via Herman Leirer Road. The Seward Highway also junctions with the Sterling Highway to Homer, Alaska.