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Getting Around Alaska by Motorcoach, Bus, or Shuttle

Getting Around Alaska by Motorcoach, Bus, or Shuttle

Leave the navigating to someone else and enjoy an Alaska road trip on a comfortable motorcoach, bus, or shuttle.

Alaska Motorcoach and Bus Tours

Alaska bus and motorcoach tours offer all the convenience of packaged travel, with excellent tour options and stops at off-the-beaten-path destinations. Enjoy the open road of Alaska’s scenic highways without worrying about the details.

Deluxe motorcoaches include amenities like generous space, comfortable seating with large windows, overhead and rear luggage storage, and a PA system for tour guide narration. Motorcoach travel in general is a great option for those looking to visit with traveling companions and to meet fellow travelers.

Some companies offer private charter services in buses or vans, offering a more customized, intimate experience. Multi-day packages include overnights at hotels and lodges along the way and offer excursion options such as rafting, hiking, fishing, flightseeing, and more.

Alaska bus and motorcoach tours available within the state range from one day to weeks at a time, connecting some of the top destinations like Denali National Park and PreserveKenai Fjords National ParkTalkeetnaAnchorageFairbanksValdez, and more. Motorcoach tours are a convenient post-cruise land tour option for cruise ship passengers disembarking in  AnchorageSeward, and Whittier

Alaska Shuttle Services

Shuttle transportation in Alaska is a convenient and affordable option for visitors who want to visit some of the state’s top destinations by road without renting a car. Shuttles range from short transfers to custom multi-day itineraries. Some companies offer regularly-scheduled shuttle service within a specific area to transport visitors from hotels and community pick-up locations to top attractions, while other shuttles run between communities or on roads that are not recommended for rental cars.  

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