Driving Directions to the Port of Seward, Alaska


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS


From Anchorage Airport:
  • Take International Airport Road east until you reach Minnesota Drive.
  • Turn right on Minnesota Drive and follow the signs to the Seward Highway south.
  • Once on the Seward Highway, you will travel approximately 130 miles to Seward.
  • Once in Seward, follow the signs to the Alaska Railroad Dock.
  • The ship can be seen on your left from the highway as you enter Seward.

From Egan Center:

  • From Egan Center (555 West 5th Avenue), you need to head east on 6th Avenue, following the signs for the Seward Highway south (Gambell Street).
  • Once on the Seward Highway, you will travel approximately 130 miles to Seward.
  • Once in Seward, follow the signs to the Alaska Railroad Dock.
  • The ship can be seen on your left from the highway as you enter Seward.


PROXIMITY OF AIRPORTS TO SEWARD


The Port of Seward is approximately 140 Miles from the Anchorage Airport. Driving time is approximately 3 1/2 hours by car or motor coach, or 2 1/2 hours via the Alaska Railroad.

Cruises sailing from Seward

If you are taking a southbound glacier cruise from Seward to Vancouver, your cruise ship will likely depart from Seward in the evening around 7 or 8 pm. Therefore is not recommended that you arrive any later than 3:00 pm in Anchorage on the day of your cruise departure. It is highly recommend that if your cruise does begin in Seward, you consider arriving a day early and spending the night in an Anchorage hotel and then taking either cruise line provided transportation the next morning or a local transfer service. The 3.5 hour motor coach drive from Anchorage to Seward is scenic, is often narrated and includes a few stops along the way.

Cruises ending in Seward

Northbound glacier cruises from Vancouver to Seward will arrive in Seward around 7 am. The cruise line will begin immediate disembarkation and make every effort to get passengers off the ship by 8:00 am or 9:00 am. If you are planning a return flight home from Anchorage the same day your cruise returns, we recommend you book a flight departing Anchorage at 2:00 pm or later. Again, the 3.5 hour motor coach drive from Anchorage to Seward is scenic, is often narrated and includes a few stops along the way.

TRANSPORTATION TO SEWARD AND COST



All major cruise lines offer transfer services to or from the Port of Seward. One-way motor coach transportation costs range from $65 - 75 per person depending upon the cruise line. Some cruise lines like Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity also offer a train option that costs about $99 - $119 per person each way.

There are also a few local transfer companies that offer independent bus transportation for as little as $45 each way.

RENTING A CAR IN SEWARD

As the only major car rental company in Seward, Hertz is uniquely suited to serve cruise passengers, families, and other visitors looking to experience the most of Alaska's scenic byways. To reserve a vehicle with Hertz of Seward on your next Alaska vacation, click here: http://www.rentacaralaska.com/


PARKING AT SEWARD


The Port of Seward does not have overnight parking


HOTELS NEAR SEWARD


If you are planning to spend a day or two before or after your cruise, no problem. There are a number of Seward and Anchorage area hotels to choose from. Or spend the night in Vancouver before your flight to Anchorage, or there upon the end of your trip.

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