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Flights to Anchorage in 2021

Popular inNovemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 582Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 442From Toronto to Anchorage
One-way fromC$ 343One-way flight from Toronto to Anchorage

Cheapest prices for Anchorage flights by month

January
C$ 395
February
C$ 545
March
C$ 562
April
C$ 514
May
C$ 510
June
C$ 634
July
C$ 760
August
C$ 629
September
C$ 454
October
C$ 437
November
C$ 532
December
C$ 479
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Anchorage. Flying to Anchorage in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Anchorage?

YTO - ANC
Price
C$ 395 - C$ 908
ANC
Temperature
-5 - 19 °C
ANC
Rainfall
14 - 86 mm
January is typically the best time to fly to Anchorage, 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 Anchorage then July is statistically the hottest. August is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Anchorage, you should look to book at least 56 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Anchorage?

The cheapest day to fly to Anchorage is usually Thursday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Anchorage?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Anchorage trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and is the travel, financial and commercial hub of the state. Despite what many travellers may believe, Anchorage is much more than snow, igloos and Eskimos. Flights to Anchorage are packed full of travellers eager to hit the Alaskan trails and ease down the rivers that make Anchorage one of the most desired destinations in the U.S. Before you book Anchorage flights and accommodations, consider your travel interests and plan an Anchorage vacation at the right time of year — Anchorage has extreme peak and off-peak travel seasons.

Anchorage is a city in full swing, and unlike the common conception of wilderness Alaska. Most Alaska travellers find flights to Anchorage as their starting point to an overall Alaska vacation. Plan to stay a few days in Anchorage to enjoy the city escape before heading out to the wilderness, just a short drive from the outskirts of Anchorage.

Anchorage isn’t so different than most other U.S. cities — there are great restaurants, plenty of nightlife options and a great culture landscape. Take some time read up on Alaska during your flight to Anchorage. There are plenty of day trips from the Anchorage area that appeal to any traveler. Travelers beware: moose and bears are common in the Alaskan wilderness!

 

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Anchorage climate

Although the assumption is that Alaska is a land of snow and sub-zero temperatures, the Alaskan climate is actually extremely varied, caused by the state’s six different topographic regions. The far north is extremely dry and very cold, with Arctic conditions and temperatures average about -29 degrees Celsius, and the ground at Point Barrow remains permanently frozen to a depth of  405 metres (1,330 ft). Summer temperatures in the lowlands are surprisingly high, averaging about 16 C, and they have been known to reach 32 C and up. The southeast tends to be fairly moderate, with damp, rainy and sometimes mild conditions, with temperatures in July averaging 13 C and temperatures in January averaging -1 C and the south and central areas tend to be similar, with slightly colder winter temperatures. Western Alaska tends to be rainy, while the Aleutian Islands in winter are damp and rainy, with fog. Heavy snows are common in the north and central regions of the state.

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When is the best time to fly to Anchorage?

Peak Season:

The best time to book flights to Anchorage and travel the area is during the summer months, June through August. The temperature averages around 21 degrees Celsius and rainfall is minimal. If winter sports are your forte, plan to travel to Anchorage in February and trek the mountains or stay around for the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Off Season:

The winter months are cold and blustery in Anchorage, averaging around -12 degrees Celsius, but if you’re a snow-lover, cheap flights to Anchorage can be found in the heart of winter.

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Getting around Anchorage

Get ready to move around on Anchorage’s public bus system, called the People Mover. Take the People Mover to the city centre after your Anchorage flight lands and get an immediate tour. On weekdays, catch a bus every half hour until 9pm. Service is limited on weekends, but the buses run until 11pm. There are also hotel shuttles and cabs available for late night arrivals. If your travel plans include a trip around the edge of Anchorage, it’s a good idea to rent a car. Save money by booking a package deal when you buy your plane ticket. Make sure you reserve early in the summer though. Summer is Alaska’s peak travel time and rental cars can get snatched up quickly. 

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