Park Connection travels along the scenic Turnagain Arm.

Whittier Cruise Transfers

How to travel between Whittier and Anchorage before or after your Alaska cruise.

Glacier Discovery train heading towards Whittier.

Whittier Cruise Transfers

How to travel between Whittier and Anchorage before or after your Alaska cruise.

Whittier Cruise Transfers

Tucked into a remote fjord off Prince William Sound, the "turn around" cruise port of Whittier is about 60 road miles from Anchorage. Passengers on a Whittier cruise have a couple options for cruise transportation, including the Park Connection Motorcoach and Alaska Railroad.

Note that Whittier accommodations are limited, so be sure to plan a night or two at an Anchorage hotel before or after your cruise. Even better, plan for a pre-cruise or post-cruise land tour to sites like Denali National Park and Fairbanks. These customizable packages include cruise transportation so that they pair perfectly with all Whittier cruises.

Read on for more details, but if you are ready to book your Whittier cruise transfer now, the quickest way is to use our Train & Bus Express Checkout tool.

Cruise Transfers for Ships Embarking from Whittier

The Park Connection Motorcoach runs a special Whittier cruise transfer on designated ship days. The coach to Whittier departs Anchorage at 3:00 PM and arrives at 5:00 PM. The Glacier Discovery train run by the Alaska Railroad is another option. It departs Anchorage at 9:45 AM and arrives at 12:05 PM.

Should there be any unforeseen flight or luggage delays, we recommend flying into Anchorage at least one or two days before your southbound Whittier cruise departure.

Cruise Transfers for Ships Disembarking at Whittier

To transfer from Whittier to Anchorage after your cruise, you can either depart in the morning or evening. For the morning, the Park Connection leaves the Whittier cruise terminal at 9:45 AM. It arrives into Anchorage at 12:00 PM. For those continuing farther north, the Park Connection is the only transportation option to offer a same-day connection from Whittier to Denali Park.

The train from Whittier to Anchorage leaves at 6:45 PM. It arrives into Anchorage at 9:15 PM. You may find limited rental car options, but there are some important things to consider before renting a vehicle in Whittier.

We are happy to help you book your cruise transportation, plus any Anchorage hotels or complete land packages. Just give us a call at 800-208-0200, or use our easy My Trip feature to book online.

Whittier Cruise Transfers