How to Get from Seward to Whittier
TAKE THE BUS
To travel from Seward to Whittier by bus you'll take two legs and transfer in Anchorage. The morning Park Connection Motorcoach departs Seward at 10:30 AM and arrives in Anchorage at about 1:30 PM. The cruise transfer to Whittier departs Anchorage at 3 PM. You'll have time to grab lunch or explore downtown.
BOOK A PRIVATE TRANSFER
Your most direct option is a private transfer from Seward to Whittier. You'll be met in Seward by your driver-guide and taken by Mercedes Sprinter Van directly to Whittier. You also have the option to turn your transfer into more of a tour by adding a couple hours and few stops along the way. Private transfers can accommodate up to eight guests. This option is available by request, so please give us a call at 800-208-0200 for rates and availability.
RIDE THE TRAIN
There is no same-day scheduled train from Seward to Whittier. Your best option is to take the evening Coastal Classic train, a private transfer, or the Park Connection Motorcoach to Anchorage or Girdwood, overnight there, and then take the Glacier Discovery train to Whittier the next morning.
If you're on a self-drive land package prior to your cruise, your better option is to plan to visit Seward but end in Anchorage. This saves you often costly drop-off fees, and you have some good options for connecting to Whittier from Anchorage on the day your cruise embarks.