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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Valdez ...

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

The next largest community is Cordova. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Valdez and has a population of 2,200 people.<1>

For comparison, Valdez has a population of 3,900 people.

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

Community   DirectionDistance
Ellamar   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tatitlek   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Valdez ...

Looking for more information about Valdez? 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 Valdez, 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 Valdez.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Valdez ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tatitlek Airport(IATA:TEK)   [Map]   7KA   SSW   21 miles [33.8 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 Valdez.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Valdez. 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
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   W   121 miles [194.7 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   WSW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   N   258 miles [415.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cordova Muni.   [Map]   CKU   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mudhole' Smith Airport(CDV/PACV)   [Map]   CDV   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Gulkana Airport(GKN/PAGK)   [Map]   GKN   NNE   76 miles [122.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tatitlek Airport(IATA:TEK)   [Map]   7KA   SSW   21 miles [33.8 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.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mudhole' Smith Airport   (CDV/PACV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulkana Airport   (GKN/PAGK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Valdez: www.valdezalaska.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 Valdez.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valdez. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1340, Longitude: -146.3599     [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 Valdez), 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 Valdez.



 
 
 

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