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Bethel, Alaska

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The location of Bethel

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Bethel.

This page contains six 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.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Bethel.<2>

Akiachak     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northeast of Bethel.

Atmautluak     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the west of Bethel.

Eek     [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the south of Bethel.

Kasigluk     [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the west of Bethel.

Kwethluk     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the east of Bethel.

Napakiak     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the southwest of Bethel.

Napaskiak     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the south of Bethel.

Nunapitchuk     [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the west of Bethel.

Oscarville     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the south of Bethel.

Tuluksak     [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the northeast of Bethel.

Tuntutuliak     [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the southwest of Bethel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bethel ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Bethel.

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 Page for Bethel.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

Alaska Tourism

Parks for Alaska

Fishing in Alaska

Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

Alaska Statewide Tourism

Bethel Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Bethel

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Bethel ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Bethel.

Please keep in mind that these airports were 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.

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

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Bethel Airport (BET/PABE)<4>   [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the Southwest of Bethel.

Aniak Airport (ANI/PANI)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the Northeast of Bethel.

St. Mary's Airport (KSM/PASM)   [Map]
100 miles [160.9 km] miles to the North Northwest of Bethel.

General Aviation Airports

Napaskiak Airport (PKA/PAPK)   [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the South of Bethel.

Napakiak Airport (WNA/PANA)   [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the Southwest of Bethel.

Kwethluk Airport (KWT/PFKW)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the East of Bethel.

Akiachak Airport (FAA ID: Z13)   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the East Northeast of Bethel.

Atmautluak Airport (IATA: ATT)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the West Northwest of Bethel.

Akiak Airport (AKI/PFAK)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the East Northeast of Bethel.

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     [Map]

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Aniak Airport     [Map]

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[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

St. Mary's Airport     [Map]

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[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Napaskiak Airport     [Map]

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[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Napakiak Airport     [Map]

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[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Kwethluk Airport     [Map]

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[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Akiak Airport     [Map]

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[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bethel:

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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 Bethel.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethel

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

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<3>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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<4>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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