Landscape seen from the Alaska Railroad near Denali National Park.

Fairbanks to Denali Transportation

Travel options ranging from an affordable van transfer to a premium dome train.

Take a van transfer between Denali and Fairbanks.

Fairbanks to Denali Transportation

Travel options ranging from an affordable van transfer to a premium dome train.

Fall colors make perfect backdrop for the bold colors of the Alaska Railroad.

Fairbanks to Denali Transportation

Travel options ranging from an affordable van transfer to a premium dome train.

How to get from Fairbanks to Denali

Regardless of how you travel, it is a relatively quick trip from Fairbanks to Denali National Park, which is about 110 miles away by road. We offer train service, a van transfer, and it is an easy drive as well, although you can't drop a rental car in Denali Park.

4 hours by train | 2.5 hours by van | 2.5 hours by car

Keep reading for more details, or if you are just booking the train, visit our Train & Bus Express Checkout.

Take the Train

The Denali Star train departs daily during the summer, leaving Fairbanks at 8:15 AM and arriving in Denali Park around 12:10 PM. You can choose from the Adventure Class or GoldStar Dome service from the Alaska Railroad or try the luxe Wilderness Express service.

Van Service

For a quick and economical choice, we offer a van transfer from Fairbanks to Denali Park. The van leaves Fairbanks around 7:30 AM and takes just two and a half hours or so. In most cases, the van can pick you up and drop you off right at your hotel.

Drive Yourself

It is a quick two-hour drive to Denali National Park. You can't drop off a car in Denali Park, but we do offer one-way rentals with an Anchorage drop off. We even have an option for guests departing on cruises from Seward or Whittier. See our Whittier car rental or Seward car rental pages for details.

Fairbanks to Denali Transportation