Seward to Anchorage Train

Q: What time does the morning train leave Seward for Anchorage?

A: The Alaska Railroad train leaves Seward at 6:00PM and arrives in Anchorage at 10:15PM. There is no morning train from Seward to Anchorage. The Park Connection motorcoach does offer a morning departure from Seward that arrives in Anchorage about 1:30PM.

Whittier to Seward Transportation

Q: We need to travel from Whittier to Seward after we leave our cruise ship there. Is there a bus service to Seward, and if so, what times are available?

A: There is no direct transportation service from Whittier to Seward. The only way to get to Seward after a Whittier cruise ship arrival would be to take our 9:45am Park Connection bus from Whittier to Anchorage and then that afternoon take our 3:00pm bus from Anchorage to Seward.

Anchorage Motorcoach Drop Offs

Q: I understand that the motorcoach from Denali to Anchorage goes to downtown Anchorage. Does it also continue to the airport?

A: The Park Connection motorcoach service to Anchorage does drop off at the Anchorage airport. However, downtown is always the first drop off in Anchorage. The downtown drop off location for the morning departure from Denali is the Anchorage Museum and for the afternoon departure, the motorcoach drops off at the Anchorage Egan Center before continuiing on to the airport.

Fairbanks Gold Dredge Tour

Q: Does the gold dredge tour include transportation from from Fairbanks?

A: Gold Dredge #8 does not include transportation out to the site. If you have the time I would recommend renting a car for one day, this would be the most inexpensive way to get there. You can take a taxi, however it will cost about $100.00 round trip.

Alaska Park Connection Destinations

Q: Does the Park Connection go to Wasilla?

A: The Park Connection motorcoach service does not have any drop off or pick ups in the Wasilla area. We offer transportation to Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali, Seward and Whittier.

Denali September 2016

Q: When does Denali National Park close for the summer season in 2016?

A: The summer season in Denali starts to wind down about September 10th. Full day Park tours end on September 13th but you can still go 30 miles into the park by bus through September 16th. The last night that we have available for a Denali hotel is September 17th and the final rail departure from Denali is September 18th.

Cruise Ship Connections

Q: Do you pick up from the ports if I am also doing a cruise in addition to your land tour?

A: We customize land packages and are able to coordinate with a cruise ship arrival or departure from here in South central Alaska. We offer port departures in both Seward and Whittier.

Seward Train to Anchorage

Q: We are arriving in Seward by cruise ship. How long does the train take from Seward to Anchorage?

A: The train from Seward to Anchorage takes 4 hours and departs Seward at 6:00pm. Passengers generally disembark the ship between 7:30am and 9:30am. There are a number of Seward day tours you could do during the day before boarding the train to Anchorage. If you prefer to leave Seward earlier in the day the Park Connection motorcoach departs from Seward at 10:30am and arrives in Anchorage at 1:30pm. If you are on a Royal Caribbean cruise the Park Connection departs from the cruise ship dock at 9:45am and arrives into Anchorage at 12:30pm. The motorcoach drops off at the airport or the Anchorage Museum downtown.

Alaska Travel Packages Start Dates

Q: How do I know what dates the tours you offer depart? Is there a way of finding out this information without requesting a quote?

A: You can select the start date for the package you are interested in, and any of our packages can be modified to suit your needs. There is not a specific date you start the package on, it’s up to you. The vacation packages are customizable land packages that operate from mid May through mid September.

We do also offer fully escorted tours which do have specific start dates that can be found on our website.

Alaska Railroad Pricing

Q: Regarding prices from Anchorage to Denali by train, is this a one way fare or round trip?

A: The pricing listed on our website for rail travel is one way per person. Our vacation package prices are per person based on double occupancy (two people in a hotel room).

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