The most efficient transfer option for cruise ship passengers disembarking in Whittier, this Park Connection Motorcoach connects to the Denali National Park area in a single scenic day. The comfortable ride aboard a deluxe motorcoach takes about 11 hours and includes a lunch stop in Anchorage.
Travel from Whittier to Denali National Park in a day.
The drive starts in Whittier at 9:45 a.m. On the way, passengers are treated to spectacular views of hanging glaciers, snowcapped mountains, and the dramatic Turnagain Arm. All passengers get off the bus in downtown Anchorage. Park Connection staff is nearby to help passengers collect their luggage and hold it for their departure. There's plenty of time on this three-hour break to enjoy lunch downtown.
The Denali-bound bus boards at 2:45 PM for a 3 PM departure. The route continues through Anchorage, into the Mat-Su Valley, and onward to Talkeetna. On most days, the bus takes a short break at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. The lodge enjoys a perfect view of Denali when the weather is clear, so passengers can take the stop to enjoy the sight and stretch their legs before continuing up the highway. The bus arrives into the Denali Park area around 8:30 PM.
The Park Connection bus line operates the Whittier cruise transfer on designated cruise ship days. The route departs from the Whittier cruise terminal. The motorcoach drops off at the Denali Cabins, Denali Park Village Lodge, Denali Princess Lodge, McKinley Chalet, Denali Bluffs Hotel, and Grande Denali Lodge.
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
Denali Park Arrivals
Denali Park Village Lodge
Grande Denali Lodge
Denali Bluffs Hotel
Denali Princess Lodge
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.|