Whether the transfer marks the end of an Alaskan trip or just the beginning of a land package, this Park Connection Motorcoach route makes for a quick, easy, and beautifully scenic link to Anchorage.
A scenic post-cruise transfer to Anchorage.
The 60-mile transfer starts by passing through the one-lane tunnel connecting Whittier to the road system on the other side of the mountains. At over two miles, it is the second longest highway tunnel in the United States. The view opens spectacularly as the motorcoach emerges into Portage Valley, with mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls on display in every direction.
The route connects with the Seward Highway, and continues west along the Turnagain Arm. The landscape is big and wild, with a large tidal swing stirring silty waters towered over by 5,000-foot-high mountains. Passengers have the chance to snap photos all along the way, thanks to the motorcoach's large picture windows.
The Whittier to Anchorage Park Connection route runs only on cruise ship days. It is a good option for passengers transferring to Anchorage from cruise ships that end their itineraries in Whittier. The morning cruise transfer leaves from the Whittier cruise terminal at 9:45 AM, and drops off at the Anchorage airport and downtown Dena'ina Civic Center around 12 PM.
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 per person and one small carry on item. 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.
Whittier Cruise Terminal
Dena'ina Civic Center
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.
|5/20/23 (Sa) to 9/13/23 (W)5/20/23 (Sa) to 9/13/23 (W)
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|