Take the Glacier Discovery train to Spencer Glacier.

How to Get Around Alaska

Getting around Alaska can be just as fun as any day tour or excursion.

Park Connection crossing Hurricane bridge on it's way to Denali.

How to Get Around Alaska

Getting around Alaska can be just as fun as any day tour or excursion.

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How to Get Around Alaska

Getting around Alaska can be just as fun as any day tour or excursion.

How do I get around Alaska?

There are three primary ways to get around Alaska: motorcoach, railroad, and car. Most travelers opt for a combination. If you're looking for specific ways to travel between certain destinations like Anchorage to Denali Park or Anchorage to Seward, take a look at our How to Get From page.

Getting Around Alaska by Motorcoach

The deluxe Park Connection Motorcoach provides "park to park" service, running daily summer transportation between Seward near Kenai Fjords National Park and the Denali National Park area, with stops in Anchorage and Talkeetna. Please visit our Alaska Bus Lines page for more details, including Park Connection schedules and rates.

Getting Around Alaska by Train

The Alaska Railroad runs from Fairbanks to Seward, with depots in Anchorage, Whittier, Talkeetna, and Denali National Park. There are also two privately operated train services, the McKinley Explorer and the Wilderness Express, that provide service between Anchorage and Denali Park or Anchorage and Fairbanks respectively. Check out our Alaska Trains page for more information.

Getting Around Alaska by Car

Although the road system in Alaska is notoriously small given such an expansive state, there are still thousands of scenic miles to explore via rental car. If you want to drive any of Alaska's remote gravel "highways," a 4x4 rental vehicle is the best choice.

A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That

Most visitors opt for some combination of two or all three ways to travel in Alaska. Here's our best advice for taking the train and the bus.

Ready to dig into your specific options? Check out our Alaska Transportation Finder to see available transportation based on your travel dates and/or departure and arrival locations.

How to Get Around Alaska