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Destination(s) USA
Distance 130 km, 81 miles
Duration 6 Hours
Operated by Alaska Marine Highway
2p+Car+Return in our estimation $ 191
Sailings Up to 3 Times p/week
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The ferry from Whittier and Valdez (and or the other way around) is one of the top crossings of the world in terms of interest from passengers. It takes about 6 hours to make this crossing. The Whittier – Valdez ferry crossing sails approximately Up to 3 times a week.

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Everything about Whittier – Valdez

  • Make sure you have reservations and book early as in the summer these trips can be full. Especially if you want to travel by car.
  • Valdez is known as Little Switzerland. So bring your skis along =)
  • When you are accessing from Whittier make sure to arrive in time as the tunnel is only open 15 minutes per hour!
  • The distance from the harbor (Valdez) to the harbor (Whittier) is about 81 Miles.
  • The Alaska Marine Highway on this route sails up to 3 times per week.
  • The duration of this crossing is 6 Hours. However keep in mind this can change based on the weather, season, and different ships on the route.
  • Want to book this connection? Try: Alaska Marine Highway
  • Whittier harbor address: 10 Harbor Loop Rd – Whittier – AK 99693 – USA
  • Valdez harbor address: 809 Harris Ave – Bellingham – WA 98225 – USA

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Pricing on the Whittier-Valdez ferry

If you want to take the ferry to Whittier or the other way around from Valdez to Whittier the minimal price for a single trip for one person will be close to 65 dollars. This price however can change due to fuel surcharges and things like discounts based on age or what you want to bring along on the ferry.

On we really want to deliver the info that you seek. That's why we don't only list the normal price but also wanted to list the average price you can expect on your bill when traveling toward Whittier. This price is based on the average price for two people. It's important to note however that when a car transfer is possible we added a car, so car ferries have a more serious average price! For Whittier-Valdez we calculated that an average price for two persons would be around $ 191.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Whittier and Valdez is currently operated by: Alaska Marine Highway.

How long does the Whittier-Valdez crossing take?

The travel time of the Whittier-Valdez ferry is around: 6 Hours. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Whittier-Valdez ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Whittier to Valdez (or the ferry from Valdez to Whittier) Up to 3 Times p/week. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Whittier and Valdez?

The distance between Whittier and Valdez is approximately 81 miles or 130 km.

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