With its access to the Arctic Circle and vibrant history, Fairbanks is a favorite destination for travelers venturing into Alaska's Interior. We've provided answers to the most frequently asked questions below. You can also contact us online or call us at 800-208-0200.
Fairbanks is in Interior Alaska, about 360 miles north of Anchorage. Please follow the links below for all the details on traveling from Fairbanks.
How to Get from Fairbanks to Anchorage
How to Get from Fairbanks to Denali Park
To see travel times by train, motorcoach, and car from Fairbanks, please follow these links:
Travel Times from Fairbanks to Anchorage
Travel Times from Fairbanks to Denali Park
We recommend spending at least one full day in Fairbanks. If you're interested in a tour above the Arctic Circle, make your stay in Fairbanks at least two full days.
The best hotels in Fairbanks are nestled along the peaceful and picturesque Chena River. Check out our Fairbanks lodging page for options.
There's a lot of history to find in Fairbanks, so many of the best things to do center around experiencing the frontier city's fascinating and colorful past. Fairbanks is also a good launching point for tours into the Arctic Circle. Click here to see all Fairbanks activities.
You should check with your hotel to see if they offer a shuttle service. If your hotel does not have a shuttle, taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available in Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks restaurant scene is reflective of its climate. From its long, dark winters comes a penchant for comfort food served by friendly staff in a congenial atmosphere. From its bright, warm summers comes a preference for dining al fresco. Pikes Landing offers both, with hearty menu items like cheddar melts and prime rib and a popular riverside deck. We also often recommend the Alaskan Salmon Bake, a fun evening dining experience in Pioneer Park. For an economical meal, the Chowder House is a perfect choice.
We have a few more Fairbanks favorites. Check out this restaurant article for a full list.