Alaska Railroad train turning around a bend on its way to Seward.

Anchorage to Seward Transportation

No matter which way you travel to Seward, beautiful scenery awaits.

Travel between Anchorage, Seward, Talkeetna, and Denali on the Park Connection.

Anchorage to Seward Transportation

No matter which way you travel to Seward, beautiful scenery awaits.

Alaska Railroad train turns around the bend on its way to Seward.

Anchorage to Seward Transportation

No matter which way you travel to Seward, beautiful scenery awaits.

How to get from Anchorage to Seward

There are many reasons why the trip from Anchorage to Seward is so popular with summer visitors. Seward is a fantastic destination for an overnight stay or even just a day trip from Anchorage. It is also the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, and several major cruise lines use the town as their "turnaround" port on one-way cruises to/from Vancouver. There are several great options to get from Anchorage to Seward.

4.5 hours by train | 3 hours by bus | 2.5 hours by car

Keep reading for additional details or try our Train & Bus Express Checkout.

Ride the Train

Travelers agree that the train trip from Anchorage to Seward is the most scenic in the state. The Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic train departs at 6:45 AM and arrives in Seward around 11:05 AM. You can choose from either Adventure Class or GoldStar Dome services.

TAKE A BUS OR PRIVATE VAN TRANSFER

The Park Connection Motorcoach has two trips a day to Seward. The morning trip departs Anchorage at 7:00 AM and arrives in Seward at about 9:45 AM. This makes it a perfect choice for catching a Kenai Fjords National Park cruise. There is also a 3:00 PM Anchorage departure that gets in around 5:45 PM, a great option for cruise passengers.

Private transfers to Seward are also available, either as a direct transfer or longer customized transfer and tour. Both include a driver-guide and transportation via Mercedes Sprinter Van.

Drive Yourself

It is a scenic 120-mile drive to Seward from Anchorage, with a few fun stops along the way that include Summit Lake, Portage Glacier, and Girdwood. If you are looking to drop off your car in Seward, try Hertz. Alternatively, check out special offers on our Seward rental car page.

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Departing Seward by Cruise Ship

While it is possible to fly into Anchorage and take the bus to Seward on the day your cruise departs, we encourage you to spend a night or two in Anchorage or Seward before you sail. Whether you have two, five, or seven nights before your cruise, we can help you plan a great pre-cruise land package. Find itineraries that end in Seward with our Trip Finder .

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Anchorage to Seward Transportation