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Home Flights North America USA Alaska Cheap flights to Anchorage, Alaska

Cheap flights to Anchorage, AK

Popular in January High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest in August Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $601 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $398 From New York to Anchorage
One-way from $158 One-way flight from New York to Anchorage
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Anchorage related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Anchorage along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers returning to the US are advised to stay home as much as possible, avoid being around people and consider getting tested for COVID-19 after returning from travel and participated in higher risk activities.

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Anchorage and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Anchorage flights by month

January
$445
February
$416
March
$441
April
$426
May
$460
June
$486
July
$500
August
$435
September
$452
October
$443
November
$445
December
$491
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Anchorage is February. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Anchorage?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - ANC
Price
$416 - $568
ANC
Temperature
23 - 66.2 °F
ANC
Rainfall
0.55 - 3.39 inches

Although the assumption is that Alaska is a land of snow and sub-zero temperatures, the Alaskan climate is actually extremely varied, caused by the state’s six different topographic regions. The far north is extremely dry and very cold, with Arctic conditions and temperatures average about -20 F, and the ground at Point Barrow remains permanently frozen to a depth of 1,330 ft. Between June and August, temperatures in the lowlands are surprisingly high, averaging in the 60s Fahrenheit and peaking as high as 90 degrees. The southeast tends to be fairly moderate, with damp, rainy and sometimes mild conditions. Temperatures in July average 56 degrees, while temperatures in January average around 30 degrees. The south and central areas tend to be similar, with slightly colder winter temperatures. Western Alaska tends to be rainy, while the Aleutian Islands in winter are damp and rainy, with fog. Heavy snows are common in the north and central regions of the state.

The best time to book flights to Anchorage and travel the area is during the warm months: June through August. The temperature averages around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and rainfall is minimal. If winter sports are your forte, plan to travel to Anchorage in February and trek the mountains or stay around for the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

The months of December, January and February are cold and blustery in Anchorage, averaging around 10 degrees Fahrenheit, but if you’re a snow-lover, cheap flights to Anchorage can be found in the heart of winter. The Annual Anchorage Folk Festival occurs every January and features musicians and performers from all over the world. The festivals, which takes place over two weekends, features hundreds of performances, workshops, dances and other special events.

When is the best time to book a flight to Anchorage?

Booking 43 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Anchorage. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Anchorage?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Anchorage. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Anchorage?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Anchorage trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

City overview

Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and is the travel, financial and commercial hub of the state. Despite what many travelers may believe, Anchorage is much more than snow, igloos and Eskimos. Flights to Anchorage are packed full of travelers eager to hit the Alaskan trails and ease down the rivers that make Anchorage one of the most desired destinations in the U.S. Before you book Anchorage flights and accommodations, consider your travel interests and plan an Anchorage vacation at the right time of year — Anchorage has extreme peak and off-peak travel seasons.

Anchorage is a city in full swing, a far cry from the common misconception of bare wilderness. Most Alaska travelers find flights to Anchorage as their starting point to an overall Alaska vacation. Plan to stay a few days in Anchorage to enjoy the city escape before heading out to the wilderness, just a short drive from the outskirts of Anchorage.

Anchorage isn’t so different than most other U.S. cities — there are great restaurants, plenty of nightlife options and a great cultural landscape. Take some time read up on Alaska during your flight to Anchorage. There are plenty of day trips from the Anchorage area that appeal to any visitor. Travelers beware: moose and bears are common in the Alaskan wilderness!

From May through September, the Anchorage Saturday market is in full swing. Take a walk through Anchorage’s Saturday market and stop by the hundreds of stalls and booths that sell everything from now boasts 350 stalls selling everything from Eskimo arts and crafts to plants, food and clothes. Local musicians and entertainers make their way through the crowds to keep the mood light and fun.

Also, be sure to witness the famous Iditarod Dog Sled Race, which takes place every March in Anchorage. The race, which began in 1925, is 1,131 miles long.

 

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Getting around Anchorage

Anchorage’s public bus system offers a convenient way to get around town. Take the bus to the downtown area after your Anchorage flight lands and get an immediate tour. If your travel plans include a trip around the edge of Anchorage, it’s a good idea to rent a car. Save money by booking a package deal when you buy your plane ticket. Make sure you reserve early, though – especially for travel in June, July and August. These months are Alaska’s peak travel time and rental cars can get snatched up quickly.       

Getting from the Airport to the City

Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport is about 4 nautical miles southwest of the city center. Travelers can reach Anchorage via public bus, and many Anchorage hotels also offer a shuttle service. Taxis and car rentals are also available.

 

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