Suggested Itinerary starting and ending your trip in FAIRBANKS

Fly into Fairbanks International Airport

Overnight for one or more nights at a local Fairbanks hotel – If time allows, we recommend a tour on the Riverboat Discovery, the Morris Thompson Visitor’s Center, and a visit to the UAF Museum.

Travel to Denali by one of the following:

  • Rental Car – It’s an easy and scenic 125 mile drive (2.5 hours) from Fairbanks to Denali along the Parks Highway.
  • Train – Take a scenic ride on the Alaska Railroad, departing Fairbanks at 8:20 AM and arriving in Denali at 12:10 PM. Visit alaskarailroad.com.
  • AirLink Shuttle – This bus/van service picks up and drops off at a number of locations; for rates and reservations visit alaskashuttle.com.

Overnight at a Denali hotel or/catch your pre-arranged flight into Kantishna – We recommend staying at the Denali Park Village as it is located close to the DENALI AIR. Visit denaliparkvillage.com.

Enjoy your 3, 4 or 7 night stay at the Kantishna Roadhouse.

Fly from Kantishna to the Park Entrance on your departure day and do one of the following:

  • Overnight at a Denali hotel.
  • Drive your rental car back to Fairbanks.
  • Catch the train back to Fairbanks at 4:10 PM (arrive Fairbanks at 8:00 PM).

Suggested Itinerary starting and ending in ANCHORAGE

Fly into Ted Stevens International Airport

Overnight for one or more nights at a local Anchorage hotel – If time allows, we recommend a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Travel to Denali by one of the following:

  • Rental car – It’s an easy and scenic 245 mile drive (4.25 hours) from Anchorage to Denali along the Parks Highway.
  • Train – Take a scenic ride on the Alaska Railroad, departing Anchorage at 8:20 AM and arriving in Denali at 3:55 PM. Visit alaskarailroad.com.
  • Park Connection Motorcoach – There are two departures (daily between 6/4 – 9/11/22); departing Anchorage at 6:30 AM and arriving Denali at 12:30 PM or, departing Anchorage at 3:00 PM and arriving Denali at 8:30 PM. Visit alaskacoach.com.

Overnight at a Denali hotel or/catch your pre-arranged flight into Kantishna – We recommend staying at the Denali Park Village as it is located close to DENALI AIR. Visit denaliparkvillage.com.

Enjoy your 3, 4 or 7 night stay at the Kantishna Roadhouse.

Fly from Kantishna to the Park Entrance on your departure day and do one of the following:

  • Overnight at a Denali hotel.
  • Drive your rental car back to Anchorage.
  • Catch the Park Connection Motorcoach to Anchorage – Two departures daily; one at 7:00 AM that arrives in Anchorage at 1:30 PM. Visit alaskacoach.com.
  • Catch the train back to Anchorage – The southbound train departs Denali at 12:30 PM and arrives in Anchorage at 8:00 PM. Visit alaskarailroad.com.
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