Getting Here...

By Car:


The Inn at Whittier is located about an hour south of Anchorage in the small town of Whittier, Alaska. Follow the Seward Highway south out of Anchorage along the Turnagain Arm. Turn left at Portage (about mile 40), then travel several miles to Bear Lake, the start of the Whittier tunnel.


The Whittier tunnel is generally open from 7:00am-10:30pm during the winter (Oct 1 to April 30) and from 5:30am-11:00pm during the summer (May 1 to Sept 30). The tunnel is only one lane wide and more than two miles long, so traffic is allowed through on an hourly schedule. Inbound traffic is released on the half-hour. For precise tunnel information visit the Alaska DOT web site.

By Train:


The community of Whittier is serviced by Alaska Railroad's "Glacier Discovery" route.  The route begins in Anchorage, usually around 9:45 am and arrives in Whittier around 12:05 pm (Noon).  The trip from Anchorage to Whittier runs along the shore of Turnagain Arm (watch for Beluga Whales, Salmon and Bald Eagles!), travels through Girdwood and then jumps off the main line for the short trip into the small town of Whittier.  The return leg departs Whittier at 6:45pm arriving Anchorage at 9:30pm. This service is available seasonally from mid-May to mid-September.


Get all the information you need on the Glacier Discovery Route from Alaska Railroad's website.


By Ferry:


Whittier serves as the arrival port for those traveling north to Anchorage and Fairbanks but landed in Alaska via the Ferry.  One of the most beautiful ways to arrive in Alaska is the Marine Highway's "Inland Passage".  For those traveling from the "lower 48", catch the Ferry in Bellingham, Washington then leisurely travel the photographic Inland Passage to Whittier,  Visit the DOT website for more information, schedules & reservations.

What better way to start your visit to Alaska than by disembarking from the ferry, spending a night or two in our unique hotel getting your "land legs" back and leaving us refreshed & prepared for your dream visit to Alaska and all that it has to offer!


Whittier is located approximately an hour from Anchorage and you can continue to your destination via private shuttle, Magic Bus, rental car or train.



However you arrive...


Because Whittier is situated at the tip of Prince Edward Sound, we are centrally located for those visiting both Anchorage (and points North) or the Kenai Peninsula.  Whether you are heading North to Anchorage or South to the Peninsula, we are a great mid-point for both beautiful areas to explore.  Want to do both?  You couldn't pick a better spot than our little community.


The Inn at Whittier

5A Harbor Loop Rd | PO Box 773
 Whittier Alaska  99693


Tel: 907.472.3200


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