Park Connection offers airport drop offs on most routes into Anchorage.

Alaska Cruise Transfers

Easy ways to transfer to or from your Alaska cruise.

Glaciery Discover train pulling into Whittier, Alaska.

Alaska Cruise Transfers

Easy ways to transfer to or from your Alaska cruise.

Park Connection travels to Seward on the scenic Seward Highway.

Alaska Cruise Transfers

Easy ways to transfer to or from your Alaska cruise.

The best Alaska cruises sail between Vancouver, BC, and either Seward or Whittier. Most passengers on these glacier route cruises will fly to or from Anchorage in conjunction with their vacation, though this requires planning for a cruise transfer by either Park Connection Motorcoach or Alaska Railroad.

Information for traveling between Anchorage and Seward, or Anchorage and Whittier, is provided below. But before we jump into cruise transportation choices, please let us offer you this important vacation planning advice: Your Alaska cruise vacation will simply not be complete unless you spend at least a few days exploring the land side of our great state. Be sure to check out our pre-cruise tour options for southbound cruises, or our post-cruise tour options for northbound cruises.

Seward is used as the "turn around" port for glacier route cruise itineraries run by Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Viking, and Celebrity Cruises. Seward is 125 road miles south of Anchorage, or about three hours by road or four hours by rail. For more cruise transfer details head to our Seward Cruise Transportation page.

Princess Cruises uses the town of Whittier as their "turn around" port. Whittier is only about 60 road miles southeast of Anchorage, but it is separated from Alaska's road system by a 2.5-mile-long tunnel that is shared by alternating one-way auto and railroad traffic. For this reason, it is good to budget a couple of hours for your cruise transfer to Whittier by motorcoach or rail. Visit our Whittier Cruise Transportation page for more details.

If you are ready to book your cruise transfer now, the quickest way is to use our Train & Bus Express Checkout tool.

Alaska Cruise Transfers