Vibrant Alaska Railroad in route to Denali National Park.

Denali Park Transportation

How to get to and around the Denali Park area.

Park Connection motorcoach departs everyday from Anchorage.

Denali Park Transportation

How to get to and around the Denali Park area.

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Denali Park Transportation

How to get to and around the Denali Park area.

As one of the most renowned Alaskan destinations, Denali National Park is also one of its most accessible. The Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad's flagship train route, runs two trains daily. One travels south, and the other north, between Anchorage and Fairbanks, with a popular stop in Denali National Park.

In addition to the Alaska Railroad, the private Wilderness Express and McKinley Explorer dome train services also travel to Denali Park. The Wilderness Express is pulled on the Denali Star train, so it follows the same timetable. The McKinley Explorer is a separate train altogether. It operates on a different schedule and only travels between Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Denali Park. To see detailed routes and timetables, visit our Alaska Railroad schedule page.

An alternative to the train in terms of route, ticket price, and length of travel, the Park Connection Motorcoach runs a twice-daily service through the Denali Park area. As an added perk, the Park Connection provides drop-offs and pickups at many major Denali Park area hotels. Additionally, the Park Connection runs the only same-day service to Denali Park from Seward and Whittier, making it a perfect option for cruise passengers. You can use our Transportation Finder to compare rail and bus options.

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Although there are no national rental car companies available in the Denali Park area, both standard car rentals and premium 4x4 vehicles can be rented in Anchorage or Fairbanks. For those who'd like a budget-friendly ride to Fairbanks, we also offer a convenient scheduled van transfer.

Within the Denali Park area, most hotels and lodges offer shuttles between their location and the Denali Depot, park visitor center, and small seasonal community near the entrance. Within the park, visitors can get around by free shuttle as far as Savage River. Beyond that point, travel into the park is by way of guided Denali bus tours.

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Denali Park Transportation