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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bettles ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Allakaket. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Bettles. Allakaket has a population of 100 people.<1>

For comparison, Bettles has a population of 12 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bettles and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Alatna   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coldfoot   [Map]     NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Evansville   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
New Allakaket   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Old Bettles   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Prospect Creek   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wiseman   [Map]     NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bettles ...

Looking for more information about Bettles? 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 Bettles, 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 Bettles.

Airports Near Bettles ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bettles Airport(BTT/PABT)   [Map]   BTT   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Prospect Creek Airport(ICAO: PAPR<)   [Map]   PPC   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Allakaket Airport(AET/PFAL)   [Map]   6A8   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Porcupine Creek Airport   [Map]   PCK   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coldfoot Airport(ICAO: PA09)   [Map]   CXF   ENE   42 miles [67.6 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 Bettles.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bettles Airport(BTT/PABT)   [Map]   BTT   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Prospect Creek Airport(ICAO: PAPR<)   [Map]   PPC   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Allakaket Airport(AET/PFAL)   [Map]   6A8   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Porcupine Creek Airport   [Map]   PCK   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coldfoot Airport(ICAO: PA09)   [Map]   CXF   ENE   42 miles [67.6 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.

Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bettles Airport   (BTT/PABT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prospect Creek Airport   (ICAO: PAPR<)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Allakaket Airport   (AET/PFAL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Coldfoot Airport   (ICAO: PA09)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wiseman Airport   (ICAO: PA03)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bettles. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bettles

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bettles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.9173, Longitude: -151.5160     [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 Bettles), 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 Bettles.



 
 
 

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