Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport FAQs
Can you sleep in Anchorage Airport?
ANC airport is open 24 hours a day seven days a week, so there is nothing to stop you from sleeping in the airport, which has been described as clean, quiet and safe. However, cold floors, a lack of comfortable chairs and continuous overhead announcements mean you aren’t guaranteed the best night’s sleep. Concourse C has armrest free seats but the best option is to book a night in a nearby hotel offering a free shuttle service to and from the airport. The airport itself doesn’t have an on-site hotel but there are many within close range for every budget.
Can you smoke at Anchorage Airport?
As is the case in most airports in the USA, ANC airport is a non-smoking facility which means that you cannot smoke anywhere in the terminal buildings. However, there are designated smoking areas on the commercial curb of both the South and the North Terminals. If you are catching a connecting flight you must enter Alaska to smoke and then pass through security again.
Does Anchorage Airport have free WiFi
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport offers free wireless internet throughout the terminal buildings. To access it you simply have to agree to a set of standard terms and conditions. You are then free to surf the internet for an unlimited time period.
Does ANC airport have a USO?
The Atwood Military Lounge is open to military personnel and their families, serving food and drinks and providing a playroom for children. The lounge, located in the South Terminal on Level 1 behind the escalators, is open every day from 8am to midnight and military I.D. must be shown on entry.
How far is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport from downtown?
ANC is just six miles (9.5 kilometers) south west of downtown Anchorage, which is easily accessible by various means of transport. You can take the 15 minute trip by car, airport shuttle or shared ride. If you don’t mind a journey time of around 30 minutes you can also take the People Mover Bus, route 7, which runs every 30 to 60 minutes.
How big is Anchorage Airport?
ANC airport is the largest airport in Alaska, serving five million passengers a year it is described as easy to navigate. Due to its size it qualifies as a medium hub airport coming in at around the 56th busiest in the USA in terms of total passenger traffic. Anchorage Airport has gained the most fame for cargo traffic, being the second busiest in the USA. In terms of land mass it covers 4,608 acres making it the 31st in size in the USA.
How far is ANC from Seward Port?
Anchorage Airport is 126 miles (203 kilometers) from Seward Port and the journey there is one of the most scenic routes in Alaska. Both rail and road offer a fantastic opportunity to take in the stunning scenery. Driving takes around two and a half hours and you can take a coach or rent a car directly from the airport. A popular way to travel is on the Alaska Railroad, taking just over four hours you can relax in the historic rail cars but bear in mind there is only one departure at 6:45am each day.
Is Anchorage Airport open 24 hours?
ANC is open 24 hours a day all year round, though this doesn’t mean that all services and amenities are also open. Many restaurants and shops close between 12pm and 1:30am and open around 5am. The only eating and drinking options open 24 hours a day are McDonald's and Starbucks, so if you are planning on staying over night you may want to stock up on supplies in advance.
Where is ANC airport?
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is located six miles (9.5 kilometers) south west of downtown Anchorage, in the AK 99502 ZIP code area. From downtown it can be reached in under 15 minutes by road. Anchorage sits in the south central section of Alaska and due to it’s position in the north west extremity of North America, the airport has been an important location for refueling stops for international flights.