accessible* Homer, Alaska


* accessible means different things in different contexts. If a place meets standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we make that clear. If it's working in that direction but not yet there, we describe (or show) the conditions you'll find so YOU can decide if it's accessible to you.

Getting to Homer


You can get to Homer by driving or flying or by ferry or cruise ship.  Each of these options is briefly described below.

  • Driving:  The driving distance between Anchorage and Homer is approximately 221 miles, and non-stop, the journey takes about 5 hours.  Construction may slow driving times, and you can check road conditions at https://511.alaska.gov/.  The map below illustrates the kind of information presented at https://511.alaska.gov/map

    Roads to Homer are excellent.  Drivers take the Seward Highway heading south out of Anchorage (Hwy 1) then take the turnoff to Homer at Milepost __.  The rest of the trip is on the Sterling Highway. Alaska.org has an excellent guide for the drive from Anchorage to Homer, with a number of locations described in site-specific audio guides (https://www.alaska.org/guide/anchorage-to-homer).

    Wheelchair vans can be rented in Anchorage...

  • Flying: Currently, the only commercial airline flying into Homer is Ravn (which partners with Alaska Air in terms of mileage plans).  Most flights to Homer are on small twin-engine propeller-driven planes; you can see the Ravn aircraft fleet at this link: https://www.flyravn.com/about-us/aircraft-fleet/.  All planes to Homer will board from the tarmac, both in Anchorage and Homer. Wheelchair users will be transferred into a narrow "aisle" chair to be carried up the steps into the airplane and transferred to an airplane. For an excellent article about the use of these narrow wheelchairs see: https://wheelchairtravel.org/air-travel/aisle-chair-boarding-airplane-disability/. Note that power wheelchairs are not accommodated on these small planes. Contact Ravn or Alaska Air directly to discuss any options for flying to Homer if you use a powerchair.

  • Ferry: 


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