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Drive to Whittier

Whittier is accessible by rail service, coach service or by driving south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway. Turn left off the highway at Portage Glacier Road and continue forward to Bear Valley, yielding to the left at the "Y" in the road. To access Whittier, proceed through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest shared rail / vehicle tunnel in North America. Follow the signs to Prince William Sound Cruises & Tours office, located at the end of the road on Pier 1.

Tunnel Time Recommendations
Whittier is approximately 1.25 hours from Anchorage.
We recommend you arrive at the tunnel fifteen minutes prior to times below:

  • 9:30am for the Wilderness Explorer Tour
  • 12:30pm for the Glacier Adventure Tour
For current tunnel schedule call (877) 611-2586 or visit Whittier Tunnel Summer Schedule.

Tunnel toll not included in cruise rates.

Transportation Options
Daily rail and coach services may be booked through Alaska Heritage Tours.

Daily rail and coach service is also available for a variety of our tour packages.


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