Sitka Alaska is located in the Inside Passage

Sitka is located on the western shores of Baranof Island. The City and Borough of Sitka encompases 4,811.5 square miles, making it the largest incorporated area in the U.S. Sitka is 846 miles from Seattle, WA, 593 Miles from Anchorage, AK, and 93 miles from Juneau, AK

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Where is Sitka?

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Sitka is settled on Baranof Island, located on the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage.  Like most Southeast Alaska communities, Sitka is accessible only by air and sea. Once in Sitka, visitors can travel by foot, taxi, tour bus, rental car, visitor trolley or bicycle for those not bringing their car or RV via the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. The downtown area is centrally located and most points of interest are within walking distance of one another. Whether you're cruising, ferrying and/or flying to Alaska, be sure your itinerary includes Sitka.

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Travel To/From

Below is information on travelling time to and from Sitka. You can find additional information on airlines, ferry service & air or sea charters on our transportation page.

Alaska Marine Highway System
       Approximate Running Time
Bellingham-Sitka 2 days, 8 hours
Prince Rupert-Sitka 1 day, 2 hours
Ketchikan-Sitka 19 hours
Wrangell-Sitka 13 hours
Petersburg-Sitka 10 hours
Juneau - Sitka 9 hours or 6 hours (fast speed ferry)
Sitka - Haines 13 hrs. 30 min
Sitka - Skagway 14 hrs. 30 min

Alaska Airlines Direct Flight Timetable
            to/from Sitka (approx.)
Anchorage 2 hours, 50 min
Seattle 2 hours, 50 min
Juneau 30 minutes
Ketchikan 45 minutes

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