Anchorage airport: Anchorage Airport (ANC)

Anchorage Airport

Anchorage International Airport is also known as Ted Stevens International Airport. The airport is situated southwest of Anchorage and is named after a famous Alaskan senator. As Alaska's biggest airport, Anchorage accommodates 5 million travelers per year.

The airport has two passenger terminals, which are connected by free shuttle busses. Terminal South is for domestic flights and terminal North for international flights. In addition to transporting travelers, the airport is predominantly an important link in international cargo transportation. It is one of the world's busiest cargo airports.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: ANC
ICAO airport code: PANC


Local transport


The airport does not have any railway connections. There are busses to the center of Anchorage (see below). For more information about train travel in Alaska, please visit the website of the Alaska Railroad Corporation.

Car and bus

The airport lies 3 miles from downtown Anchorage. From the north take Glen Highway to the south. Glen Highway turns into 5th Avenue, which goes west into downtown Anchorage. 5th Avenue turns into 'L' Street, turn left (south) on 'L' Street. This road eventually changes into Minnesota Drive. Turn right onto International Airport Road, this road will take you directly to the airport.

There are city-busses (People Mover) leaving from various airport locations towards downtown Anchorage. This service is available from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and departs every 30 minutes. A day pass costs $4.00. For more information please check People Mover Website (tel. +1(0)907 343 6543).

Car Rental Anchorage Airport

Car rental agencies are situated opposite the southern terminal (Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty and National). You can make a reservation in advance with EasyTerra, this website compares several car rental agencies and their rates.


Taxicabs are available at both terminals. A trip from the airport to downtown Anchorage costs approximately $20.

Parking at the Airport

Parking at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is provided by Republic Parking. There are several options: Short term parking (South) for $13 per day, or $11 per day (North). Long term parking (South) costs $10 per day or $65 per week. For more information contact tel. +1(0)907 243 1532.




There are several hotels located close to the airport. For example, Hampton Inn Anchorage is only a few miles away. For more hotels and online reservations please go to This website offers a great number of hotel rooms at competitive rates.

Shopping and Dining

Both terminals offer shops, restaurants, bars and fast-food options. In addition to this, the international terminal offers duty-free shopping.


Luggage depots can be found in both terminals. Depending on its size the costs are $5 or $7 per item per day. The south terminal also offers freezer storage opposite the Continental Airlines desk. Here it is possible to freeze your fish for $12 or $15 per box, per day.

For lost and found items please contact the office opposite Northwest Airlines desk (C) (tel. +1 (0)907 266 2623).


All terminals have service desks which can provide you with information about the airport and flight schedules. These desks are operated by volunteers. In the southern terminal you will find the Visitor's Information Center near arrivals (tel. +1(0)907 266 2437). In the international (North) terminal you will find the Information Center in the lobby (tel. +1(0)907 266 2657). There is another Visitor's Information Center in the Transit lounge (tel. +1(0)907 248 0162).


The airport offers free Wi-Fi internet access and there is a meeting room available near Gate C-1. For more information, tel. +1(0)907 66 7543.

Access for Disabled People

Disabled people can easily access the airport. For example, there are adapted elevators and restrooms. For onsite assistance please contact tel. +1(0)907 248 0378.

Other Services

The terminals have banks, exchange offices and ATMs. There are several art displays around the airport. You can walk your dog in several especially assigned locations in both terminals.




Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
5000 Old International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99502

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +1 (0) 907 266 2526
Fax: +1 (0) 907 474 2513

Airport codes

IATA airport code: ANC
ICAO airport code: PANC