What’s an affordable, comfortable, and reliable way to get around the Kenai Peninsula? Just hop aboard one of Alaska Bus Company’s 27-passenger shuttle buses! This summertime-only service runs Monday to Friday. The 5-hour route runs in both directions between the Anchorage airport and the charming town of Homer, stopping in Girdwood, Cooper Landing, and Soldotna. They can even pick you up along the highway at smaller towns along the way, like Sterling, Ninilchik, and Anchor Point with advance notice.
You’ll be traversing one of the world’s most scenic routes, with big picture windows to look out from your reclining leather seat. (Buses also have shades, if you’d rather rest.) Take advantage of the USB and 120v charging outlets as you travel in air-conditioned comfort; buses feature air ride suspension, making for an exceptionally smooth trip. Drivers may provide some narration along the way, but their focus is getting you to your destination safely.
Luggage is free, up to 2 large check-in-size bags (there’s a small fee for additional bags), and the bus stops about every hour for a restroom break. Bring your own car seat if traveling with infants; pets are allowed but must be kept in a kennel.
If you’ve got a group, book an Alaska Bus Company vehicle for a private charter! There’s a 4-hour minimum, or you can hire a vehicle and driver to stay with your group for the whole trip. It’s ideal for family reunions, company retreats, and weddings. And, the service is not limited to the Kenai Peninsula. Charters are available throughout Southcentral and Interior.
About Alaska Bus Company
Husband-and-wife owners Brian and Soniyae started Alaska Bus Company about 3 years ago, after they had trouble finding affordable transportation between Anchorage and Homer for guests coming to a very important occasion—their wedding! They converted their first bus to run on vegetable oil, working with restaurants in Homer to supply this eco-conscious fuel and passing on the savings to their riders. Today they’ve expanded the fleet; look for more routes and vehicles in the future!
Prices & Dates
|Season||June - August | Monday - Friday|
|Anchorage to Homer // $99 per person|
|Anchorage to Soldotna // $79 per person|
|Anchorage to Cooper Landing // $59 per person|
|Anchorage to Girdwood // $39 per person|
|Girdwood to Homer // $79 per person|
|Girdwood to Soldotna // $59 per person|
|Girdwood to Cooper Landing // $39 per person|
|Girdwood to Anchorage // $39 per person|
|Soldotna to Homer // $39 per person|
|Soldotna to Cooper Landing // $39 per person|
|Soldotna to Girdwood // $59 per person|
|Soldotna to Anchorage // $79 per person|
|Cooper Landing to Soldotna // $39 per person|
|Cooper Landing to Homer // $59 per person|
|Cooper Landing to Girdwood // $59 per person|
|Cooper Landing to Anchorage // $79 per person|
|Northbound Schedule||Depart Homer // 8:00 a.m.|
|Depart Soldotna // 9:45 a.m.|
|Depart Cooper Landing // 11:00 a.m.|
|Depart Girdwood // 12:15 p.m.|
|Arrive at Anchorage Airport // 1:00 p.m.|
|Southbound Schedule||Depart Anchorage Airport // 2:00 p.m.|
|Depart Girdwood // 2:45 p.m.|
|Depart Cooper Landing // 4:15 p.m.|
|Depart Soldotna // 5:30 p.m.|
|Arrive in Homer // 7:00 p.m.|
|Rate Notes||Local taxes and fees may apply|
|Child discount: $20 less for children under 13 years old on any route.|
|Non-refundable within 48 hours of departure.|
|Private charters: $140 per hour; 4-hour minimum. Statewide options available.|