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The small Valdez Airport is four miles northeast of town. There are two or three daily flights to Anchorage ($185, 45 minutes) with Ravn Alaska.


Alaska Marine Highway ferries sail regularly to Whittier ($78) and Cordova ($58). They run every two to three days in the summer. The Cordova run takes all day. The Ferry Terminal is in the town center


Soaring Eagle Transit runs a summer shuttle between Valdez and Anchorage ($130, 6¼ hours) via Glennallen ($65, 2¼ hours) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There's no office in Valdez. Book in advance.