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I would gas up for sure before you leave Seward, I do not recall seeing much between there and Whittier. There is only one place in Whittier as far as I know, and it is between the ship and the drop off for Avis. I dropped my mom and the luggage, then gassed up and dropped the car off. The walk back to the ship was less than 5 minutes.

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Out of curiosity I went out and searched and found a really neat website that shows gas prices - http://www.automotive.com/gas-prices/32/alaska/kenai-peninsula/index.html. What I found is that the gas in Whittier is PRETTY HIGH compared to Seward or Girdwood. Even though Whittier was not showing the price for regular gas the price difference between diesel at Whittier and Girdwood was about 50 cents a gallon - so I would think regular would be comparable.


I found in my information that there is a gas station in Girdwood at marker 90 and that Portage Glacier is around marker 80 - Soooooo.... would it be advantageous to back track the 10 miles - gas up and then go through the tunnel? Not sure how much gas it will take to get to the tunnel - full size rental. How far is it through the tunnel? I'm sure the gage will still show full. After all how much gas can you use in that short distance?


Anyone do this?

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Top your tank off in Seward, the Girdwood station is usually pretty close to Anchorage prices, but driving 20 miles probably isn't worth the time. You may probably will only need a gallon in Whittier, if you top your tank off in Seward and get 30 mpg. Probably $5 at the most to bring a tank to full in Whittier.


The tunnel is only 3 1/2 miles. Most cars have a lot of excess in the pipe over full. I can go 60 miles in my ford escort, and 40 in my pontiac sunfire before it drops below full.

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