This southbound Park to Park bus line gets passengers from just outside Denali National Park to Seward in a single scenic day. The comfortable ride aboard a modern Park Connection motorcoach takes about 10 hours and includes a lunch stop in Anchorage.
Travel from Denali Park to Seward in a day.
The drive starts in the Denali Park canyon area at 7:00 AM. The highway descends through a wide-open tundra landscape into spruce forests. As the route progresses south, the Alaska Range comes into view to the west. The coach continues off the main highway to the small town of Talkeetna. On most days the bus takes a short stop at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, giving passengers a chance to stretch their legs and pick up a snack before continuing to Anchorage.
All passengers get off the bus in downtown Anchorage where they can grab lunch from one of several restaurants within walking distance. The bus boards again at 2:45 PM for a 3:00 PM departure. The scenic trip continues along the Seward Highway, around the Turnagain Arm, and onto the Kenai Peninsula. The motorcoach arrives in Seward around 5:45 PM.
The Park Connection bus line operates one trip daily from the Denali Park area to Seward. The route departs from the Grande Denali Lodge, Denali Bluffs Hotel, McKinley Chalet, Denali Princess Lodge, Denali Park Village Lodge, and Denali Cabins. The motorcoach drops off at the Seward Windsong Lodge, Seward Cruise Dock, and Small Boat Harbor.
The Park Connection runs a fleet of modern 52-seat Prevost motorcoaches. Passengers onboard enjoy comfortable reclining seats equipped with seatbelts, footrests, armrests, and outlets. Seating is first-come, first-served. There is one lavatory located in the rear of the bus. Large luggage is stowed by Park Connection staff in lower bays. Guests can store their smaller items in overhead bins.
Park Connection drivers provide casual commentary on the surrounding area, keeping it light to give passengers time to relax and enjoy the picturesque wonder of Alaska's landscape. Photo stops may be made at the driver's discretion as weather and time permits.
What to Bring
The motorcoaches have large picture windows at every seat, so bring a camera onboard to capture the scenery along the way.
The Park Connection allows two bags and one small carry on item per person. Additional fees may apply for excessively large oversized bags or items like bicycles, fish boxes, fishing equipment, or climbing equipment. There is no charge for items like strollers, car seats, wheelchairs, scooters, or oxygen concentrators.
Park Connection motorcoaches are wheelchair accessible. Please notify the Park Connection at least 48 hours in advance if wheelchair accessibility is required. Each motorcoach can accommodate up to two wheelchair passengers at one time.
Passengers must be at their designated pickup location at least 15 minutes prior to the schedule departure time. Pickup and drop-off locations are strictly limited to the list below.
Denali Park Departures
Grande Denali Lodge
Denali Bluffs Hotel
Denali Princess Lodge
Denali Park Village Lodge
Trail Lake Lodge
Seward Windsong Lodge
Seward Cruise Dock (ship days only)
Small Boat Harbor
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
Child rates apply to children under the age of 12.
|5/16/23 (Tu) to 9/16/23 (Sa)5/16/23 (Tu) to 9/16/23 (Sa)
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|