Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ketchikan Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
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KTN Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ketchikan International Airport.
What to Expect
Ketchikan airport (code: KTN) consists of a single terminal. Because of the airport’s island location, a ferry connects it to the city of Ketchikan. The ferry alternately leaves Gravina Island or Revillagigedo Island every fifteen minutes and travels to the airport.
Sleeping in Ketchikan Airport
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Ketchikan Airport:
With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.
- My Place Hotel Ketchikan – 2 minutes from the airport ferry terminal. » Check Rates
- The Landing Hotel – 2 minutes from the airport terminal ferry. » Check Rates
- Super 8 Ketchikan – Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Ketchikan, search deals and read traveller reviews.
There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.
Airport WiFi / Internet
Free WiFi is available in Ketchikan Airport for 10 minutes. Additional time is available for a fee.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge.
Duty Free & Shopping – There is a small gift shop in the airport.
Food & Drinks – There is a cocktail lounge / snack bar at this airport. No 24-hour dining options available.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
The airport is open daily from 6:30AM – 8:45PM.
Ketchikan airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Services • Alaska Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Island Air • Pacific Airways • Misty Fjords Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Located on Gravina Island, Ketchikan Airport is connected to mainland Ketchikan via airport ferry (Hours: 6:15AM – 9:30PM) or water taxi. At the time of this update, the one way adult fare is $6.00 (plus a vehicle charge, if applicable, of $7.00). From the mainland side of the ferry/water taxi docks, metered taxis are readily available for hire, or you can take a public bus. Another option is the Ketchikan Airporter, a shuttle service that takes passengers between the ferry docks and a shuttle terminal just north of downtown.
Onsite car rental agencies include: Alaska Car Rental • Budget.
See also Airport Hotels above.
Last updated: 2022-10-31
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.