Denali in a Day

Q: We want to go to Denali Park from Anchorage and return the same day. Is this possible using the train to and bus from?

A: There is no way to get from Anchorage to Denali and back in the same day using a combination of bus and train. It is 8 hours one way on the train, and 6 hours one way driving and the schedules don’t connect. You can go roundtrip to Denali in one day using the Express service of the Park Connection Motorcoach but this is not a trip we would recommend. These transportation services just take you to the entrance to Denali National Park. To truly experience the park, you need to travel the Park Road. I would recommend that you spend at least two nights in Denali. This will allow one full day to take a bus tour into the park to see the unique scenery and wildlife that Denali National Park is known for.

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