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Cheap Flights to Alaska

Popular in July High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest in April Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price C$ 739 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from C$ 408 From Toronto to Anchorage
One-way from C$ 252 One-way flight from Toronto to Anchorage
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Alaska flights by month

January
C$ 417
February
C$ 575
March
C$ 592
April
C$ 541
May
C$ 538
June
C$ 669
July
C$ 801
August
C$ 663
September
C$ 479
October
C$ 461
November
C$ 561
December
C$ 505
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Alaska is January. 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 Alaska?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
YTO - ANC
Price
C$ 417 - C$ 957
ANC
Temperature
-5 - 19 °C
ANC
Rainfall
14 - 86 mm
January is typically the best time to fly to Alaska, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Alaska then July is statistically the hottest. August is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

Booking 53 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Alaska. 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 Alaska?

At the moment, Friday is the most economical day to take a flight to Alaska. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Alaska?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting Alaska. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Booking flights to Alaska remain a mystery for some, but those who do book Alaska flights and venture to “The Last Frontier” catch a glimpse of the nation’s most beautiful landscapes, engaging wildlife and natural habitats, and a more simplistic way of living.

If you love to fly you’re in luck! One of the best ways to see the country is to board a prop-plane and take Alaska flights to remote villages, fishing sites and just about anywhere else you want to go. You can also get to Alaska via ship, train or bus, but the fares are more expensive. Major airline carriers book flights to Alaska’s hub, Anchorage, and from there travelers can book other Alaska flights to various parts of the country.

You don’t have to be adventurous or outdoorsy to book a flight to Alaska. But, most people who have been to Alaska agree that a visit is in order to understand its greatness. Consider this statistic: the state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times. Alaska is called American’s “Last Frontier” for a reason. Book flights to Alaska with an open mind, and let the country captivate you with its simplicity and its beauty.

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Alaska climate

Given the enormous size of Alaska and its location, the weather varies greatly depending on where your Alaska flight takes you. Some places go into the mid-20s (C) and 30s in summer, others make it into the 0s. Along the southern coast winter temperatures are in the -10s, while farther north they drop to -45 and lower. The southern areas have well-defined four seasons and northern areas have winter and summer. The northern coast has the most dramatic change in daylight hours. In Barrow, the sun sets at 12.50pm on November 18 and rises at 11.51am on January 24. By 1.06am on May 10 there is 24-hour daylight.  Alaskan weather is famously unpredictable; a snow storm on July 4 followed by a hot July 5 is not out of character.

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Getting around Alaska

Alaskan cities are fairly easy to drive in and park; the exception is parking an RV in downtown Anchorage during the week. All sorts of vehicles travel the Alaska Highway, which is open year-round and is paved for all but a few miles.

Other popular ways to get around Alaska are by water and by air; in fact, the only way to many towns, including Juneau, the state’s capital, is via air or water. Many cruise lines offer tours of Alaska, and state-owned ferries can get you from one point to another. Another option is to travel through Alaska by rail, bush plane, air taxi, or helicopter. Taking a commercial flight between Alaska destinations is often the best, and cheapest, mode of transportation. Alaska has several regional airports that make flying around the state straightforward. 

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