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Denali to Seward Transportation

Here's how best to travel between these two beloved Alaskan destinations.

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Denali to Seward Transportation

Here's how best to travel between these two beloved Alaskan destinations.

Comfortable interior of the Park Connection motorcoach.

Denali to Seward Transportation

Here's how best to travel between these two beloved Alaskan destinations.

How to get from Denali to Seward

Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward and Denali National Park make perfect bookends for a memorable Alaska vacation. In fact, when we started the Park Connection Motorcoach nearly 25 years ago, it was to connect these two remarkable national parks. To this day it remains the only option for same-day scheduled transportation from Denali Park to Seward. To take the train, you would need to overnight in Anchorage.

10 hours by bus | 8 hours by car

Keep reading for more details, or if you are ready to book bus or train tickets, head to our Train & Bus Express Checkout.

Take the Bus

The Park Connection Motorcoach leaves Denali Park area hotels around 7:00 AM and makes a brief stop in Talkeetna before arriving in Anchorage around 1:30 PM. Depending on traffic, you will have one to two hours for a lunch stop and time to explore downtown or tour the Anchorage Museum. If you purchase your Park Connection tickets directly from Alaska Tour & Travel, we include admission to the museum, a $18 value. After lunch you will depart at 3:00 PM for a scenic drive along the Turnagain Arm and through the Kenai Mountains. The coach arrives in Seward at approximately 5:45 PM.

Ride the Train

To travel by train, you would need to take the Denali Star from Denali to Anchorage, then spend the night and continue the next day on the Coastal Classic. For most travelers, it is more efficient to combine the train and the bus. For example, if you are flying into Anchorage, head north to Denali Park on the train, then south to Seward on the bus, and then back to Anchorage by train. This approach will save you time and money, while also offering a wider variety of scenery.

Rent a Car

It is about 360 road miles from Denali Park to Seward, which makes for a long day behind the wheel. Depending on your schedule, consider a lunch stop in Anchorage or Girdwood. Be sure to check out our rental car options, including one-way rentals between Fairbanks and Anchorage.

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Departing Seward by Cruise Ship

Most of the major cruise lines use Seward for a "turnaround" port, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America, and Viking Ocean Cruise. If you are short on time, using the Park Connection Motorcoach can help you fit in a pre-cruise land tour from Anchorage or Fairbanks, to Denali Park, and into Seward. Try this search on our Trip Finder for suggested itineraries.

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Denali to Seward Transportation