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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Ketchikan ...

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

The next largest community is Thorne Bay. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Ketchikan and has a population of 480 people.<1>

For comparison, Ketchikan has a population of 8,200 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Hydaburg   [Map]   391   W   46 miles [74 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   51   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saxman   [Map]   417   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Annette   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dora Bay   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hollis   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loring   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Metlakatla   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Meyers Chuck   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Polk Inlet   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ward Cove   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ketchikan ...

Looking for more information about Ketchikan? 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 Ketchikan, 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 Ketchikan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Ketchikan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   W   Less than 2 miles
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   WNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   W   58 miles [93.3 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   82 miles [132 km]
Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   CYPR   SE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   SSW   93 miles [149.7 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 Ketchikan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ketchikan. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   W   Less than 2 miles
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   82 miles [132 km]
Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   CYPR   SE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   SSW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   NNW   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   WNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   W   58 miles [93.3 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.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
        Website for Juneau International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
        Website for Ketchikan International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prince Rupert Airport   (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]
        Website for Prince Rupert Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Masset Airport   (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]
        Website for Masset Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ketchikan: www.city.ketchikan.ak.us/

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 Ketchikan.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Ketchikan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ketchikan) 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 Ketchikan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ketchikan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ketchikan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3505, Longitude: -131.6723     [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 Ketchikan), 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 Ketchikan.



 
 
 

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