Ketchikan serves as an air and marine transportation hub for Southeast Alaska. The Ketchikan International Airport serves as a gateway for Alaska Airlines jet service to and from Seattle, Juneau and Anchorage, and as a bush carrier and charter aircraft hub for destinations such as Hyder, Metlakatla and Prince of Wales Island communities.
Ketchikan sits on the Alaska Marine Highway’s Inside Passage route and receives a large number of ships northbound and southbound to Prince Rupert, British Columbia where a connection can be made to the BC Ferries system and also to Bellingham, Washington. Ketchikan has regular day service from the Alaska Marine Highway vessel M/V Lituya, a day boat that shuttles between Ketchikan and Metlakatla. The Inter-Island Ferry Authority provides daily ferry service in the winter and twice daily service in the summer.