Phone: 907-566-2244 Toll-free: 877-611-2586 or
Tune to: AM 530, Whittier or AM 1610, Portage
Vehicles wait in a staging area at each end until a scheduled departure at
fifteen minute intervals. For freezing temperatures and fixed winter
openings, travel is limited to a five minute window. Vehicles must be in line
before that time.
SUMMER TUNNEL SCHEDULE
May 1 to September 30: Open
daily 5:30 am to 11:15 pm
BICYCLE AND FOOT TRAFFIC ARE
STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN THE TUNNEL.
Below are a few important facts to know
in advance before traveling the Portage Glacier Highway through the
Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to Whittier.
Motorcycle Helmets must be worn in tunnel.
There are special instructions just for motorcycles.
Oversize vehicles will be allowed in the tunnel on Monday through
Every effort has been made to minimize the impact of trains on
traffic, however from time to time scheduled and unscheduled
trains use the tunnel and an
occassional 15 to 30 minute delay can be expected.
There is a toll-charge to use the tunnel and the rates will vary
according to the type and size of vehicle. A standard passenger car
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE RATES
When you are sailing the Alaska Ferry from
Whittier you must pay attention to the tunnel schedule. Always allow
for at least one tunnel opening to give ample time to
check in at
the required time.
Driving towards Whittier, the tunnel opens
for 15 minutes at the bottom of every hour. Then they close the
tunnel to allow for on-coming traffic leaving Whittier and for train
WINTER HOURS: (Oct 1 - Apr 30)
Open 7 Days a week 7:00am to 10:45pm
Gates are locked at 11:00pm SUMMER HOURS:
(May 1 - Sep 30) Open 7 Days a Week 5:30am