If you don't want to rent a car and if you're looking to avoid the cost of the train, bus is the way to go. You won't find Greyhound, but rather a series of small bus companies that can get you to most of the highlights in good comfort. Most vehicles offer plenty of legroom, big picture windows and space to stow extra gear. Hop-on, hop-off service may be available, too—great for flexible scheduling.
Bus routes which branch out from Anchorage:
Alaska Park Connection Motorcoach
The most established and largest. These deluxe motor coaches have lots of legroom and picture windows; this is the only line to do same-day service between Denali and Seward.
Service to: Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Talkeetna, and Denali
Schedule: Makes 2 daily departures between Anchorage and Seward. For more details, visit the Alaska Park Connection Motorcoach page.
Rules: Two check-ins, one carry-on. Advanced reservations recommended.
Phone: (855) 588-7247
Interior Alaska Bus Line
Year-round public transportation service. 20 Passenger buses with reclining seats offering low fares to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Northway. Veterans ride free.
- Anchorage Route: Travels the Glenn Highway and Tok Cutoff to Tok. Returns to Anchorage same day
- Fairbanks Route: Travels the Richardson & Alaska Highways. Returns to Fairbanks same day
- Northway Route:* Travels the Alaska Highway between Northway and Tok. Runs twice per day
*(Route will only run if reservations are made 24hrs in advance.)
Schedule: Departures every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Rules: Reservations required. You’re allowed two checked, and one carry-on bag.
Phone: (800) 770-6652.
The Stage Line
Homer-based service in a 15-passenger van with trailer connects you to Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage.
- Homer – Anchorage/Seward.
- Homer - Anchorage.
- Homer – Seward.
Schedule: Northbound Homer-Anchorage lines run daily and Southbound Anchorage-Homer lines run Monday-Friday from June to August; during May and September, Monday, Wednesday, Friday; October through April, Wednesdays to Anchorage; Tuesday and Friday to Homer; charter available from Homer to Anchorage and Seward.
Rules: Reservations are required.
Phone: Homer (907) 235-2252 Anchorage (907} 868-3914