Flights Included?

Q: We are considering the 9 day guided tour that starts and ends in Anchorage. Are flights included in the price?

A: The price listed on our website for any of our tour packages do not include airfare. We do not book airfare so you will need to book that on your own.

Anchorage Hotels and Transportation

Q: We will be flying into Anchorage in the afternoon, spending the night, and taking the train to Seward the next morning. Where is the best area to stay, and how do we get to the train station?

A: The train depot is located in downtown Anchorage. You would want to stay at one of the hotels downtown that has a courtsey shuttle. The hotel would be able to pick you up from the airport and shuttle you to the depot in the morning. I recommend the Comfort Inn, Clarion Suites or the Quality Suites.

Alaska’s Major Airport

Q: Where is Alaska’s major airport?

A: Alaska’s major airport is located in Anchorage Рthe Ted Stevens International Airport. There are many smaller airports throughout our state as well.

Rail from Anchorage to Fairbanks

Q: I would like information on the Alaskan train from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Can we fly into Anchorage ride the train to Fairbanks and fly home from Fairbanks?

A: The Alaska Railroad offers a train from Anchorage to Fairbanks that departs daily from mid-May to mid-September. It a 12-hour trip and you can choose from standard service or Gold Star service. There are some airlines that offer flights direct from Fairbanks to destinations outside of Alaska but they are fairly limited. For more flight options, you should consider flying to Anchorage and then booking your flight home from there.

If you are traveling all the way to Alaska, I would recommend seeing more of the sights – in particular Denali National Park. Our vacation packages are completely customizable and can include rail transportation between Anchorage and Fairbanks in addition to lodging and tours between the two cities.

Getting to Alaska

Q: To get to Alaska from the lower 48 is one required to travel by airline?

A: Flying to Alaska is the most popular and quickest way to get to Alaska, but it is not your only option. We recommend taking a 7-day Gulf of Alaska Cruise. Other options include driving to Alaska on the Alcan Highway through Canada or driving to Washington and taking the ferry on the Alaska Marine Highway.

Transportation to and from Fairbanks Alaska

Q: Can we fly into Anchorage, ride the train to Fairbanks and fly home from Fairbanks?

A: You can ride the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks. You can choose from standard service or the Gold Star service. There are some flights that go direct from Fairbanks to destinations in the lower 48 states, but they are more limited than flying out of Anchorage. There are many flights daily between Anchorage and Fairbanks and the flight time is just under an hour. You could certainly take the railroad to Fairbanks and then fly to Anchorage and then on to your final destination.

Airport Transportation

Q: How do I get from the airport to the Alaska Railroad depot?

A: The only way to get from the Anchorage airport to the rail depot is by taxi cab. There are taxis readily available at the airport outside of the baggage claim area.

Park Connection Bus

Q: What is the best way to get from the airport to your bus terminal in Anchorage?

A: To get from the airport to take the Park Connection Motorcoach Service you will need to take a taxi cab. Our morning coaches depart from the Egan Convention Center and the afternoon coaches depart from the Anchorage Museum. Both departure points are in downtown Anchorage. It should cost between $20 and $30 to get downtown.

Seward Flights

Q:Are there flights that go from Seward to Anchorage?
A: Seward does have a small airport but there are no airlines that have regularly scheduled service in or out of Seward. Scenic Mountain Air does offer charter flights between Seward and Anchorage. You can contact them at 800-478-1449.

Most visitors traveling from Seward to Anchorage travel by rental car, bus line or via the Alaska Railroad. This is a beautiful, scenic trip whether you travel by road or rail.

Arrival and Departure Options

Q: Do I have to fly in and out of the same airport?
A: Alaska’s major airports are located in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Many of our tour packages start and end in Anchorage. We also have packages that start in either Anchorage or Fairbanks and end in the opposite city. By contacting one of our reservation agents we can help customize any package to meet your arrival and departure needs.

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