Millions of travelers from all over the world come to Alaska each year to experience the unique cultures, unspoiled wilderness and all of the other charms the state has to offer. The majority of those visitors coming from outside of the United States enter Alaska by way of an international flight to Seattle and then a shorter flight from Seattle to Anchorage. But depending on where you are coming from, there are several options for direct international flights right to Anchorage. Direct international flights are often cheaper, and are always faster, than having to book both an international and domestic flight.
Frankfurt is currently the only airport in Europe serving direct flights to Anchorage, and these flights are only available in the warmer seasons. Of any country, Japan has the most options for flying to Anchorage, with direct flights departing four different airports. Vancouver, British Columbia is currently the only airport in Canada with direct flights in, and there are none from Central or South America.
Currency exchange is available inside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. For information on currency, plug conversion and other helpful hints on international travel to Alaska, check out our Alaska Information page.
International Routes to Anchorage
From the Americas
- Vancouver, BC, Canada (on Air Canada, seasonal only)
- Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo-Narita, Japan (Japan Air)
- Taipei-Taiwan (China Airlines and EVA Air)
- Seoul, South Korea (Korea Air, seasonal charter only)
- Frankfurt, Germany (Condor Air, seasonal only)
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