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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bethel.

This page contains five sections:

Around Bethel ...

Bethel is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Kwethluk. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of Bethel and has a population of 760 people.<1>

For comparison, Bethel has a population of 6,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bethel and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Eek   [Map]   312   S   41 miles [66 km]
Napakiak   [Map]   373   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Napaskiak   [Map]   427   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nunapitchuk   [Map]   523   W   23 miles [37 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Akiachak   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Atmautluak   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kasigluk   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oscarville   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Tuluksak   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tuntutuliak   [Map]     SW   43 miles [69.2 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethel ...

Looking for more information about Bethel? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bethel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bethel.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Bethel.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bethel. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Bethel ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Bethel.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bethel Airport(BET/PABE)   [Map]   BET   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Napaskiak Airport(PKA/PAPK)   [Map]   PKA   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Napakiak Airport(WNA/PANA)   [Map]   WNA   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kwethluk Airport(KWT/PFKW)   [Map]   KWT   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Akiachak Airport   [Map]   Z13   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Atmautluak Airport(IATA:ATT)   [Map]   4A2   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Akiak Airport(AKI/PFAK)   [Map]   AKI   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Bethel.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bethel. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bethel Airport(BET/PABE)   [Map]   BET   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Aniak Airport(ANI/PANI)   [Map]   ANI   NE   91 miles [146.5 km]
St. Mary's Airport(KSM/PASM)   [Map]   KSM   NNW   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Napaskiak Airport(PKA/PAPK)   [Map]   PKA   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Napakiak Airport(WNA/PANA)   [Map]   WNA   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kwethluk Airport(KWT/PFKW)   [Map]   KWT   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Akiachak Airport   [Map]   Z13   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Atmautluak Airport(IATA:ATT)   [Map]   4A2   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Akiak Airport(AKI/PFAK)   [Map]   AKI   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Bethel Airport   (BET/PABE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aniak Airport   (ANI/PANI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Mary's Airport   (KSM/PASM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napaskiak Airport   (PKA/PAPK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napakiak Airport   (WNA/PANA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kwethluk Airport   (KWT/PFKW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akiak Airport   (AKI/PFAK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bethel: www.cityofbethel.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bethel.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Bethel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bethel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bethel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.8011, Longitude: -161.7770     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bethel), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bethel.



 
 
 

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