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Yes, it's the bus, but if you don't want to rent a car and if you're looking to avoid the high cost of the train, this is the way to go. You won't find Greyhound up here, rather a series of small bus companies that can get you to most of the highlights with not too much discomfort.

Actually, some of the buses are really luxurious greyhound-sized ones. But there are also smaller coach and van links between many of the towns. With the exception of Seward to Anchorage and Anchorage to Denali (which is served by both types), usually the vans make the runs to the smaller towns. The buses tend to be more luxurious. The vans are more intimate.

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Motorcoach & Bus

Motorcoach & Bus

Coach transportation between towns and city busses

Season: June - August | Monday - Friday $39 - $99 per person

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.

Season: May - September $70 - $170

The only same-day ser­vice between Seward and Denali Nation­al Park! Enjoy the ride aboard a deluxe motor­coach with com­fort­able seats, pic­ture win­dows, in-seat pow­er out­lets, and an onboard restroom. Offer­ing reg­u­lar sched­uled sum­mer ser­vice con­nect­ing Seward, Whit­ti­er, Anchor­age, Tal­keet­na, and Denali, plus spe­cial cruise con­nec­tions on ship days.

Season: Year Round | Monday, Wednesday, Friday $20+

This is your chance to trav­el like the locals! Many Alaskans ride this bus line that motors between Anchor­age, Glen­nallen, Fair­banks, and Tok, mak­ing stops along the way in off-the-beat­en-path des­ti­na­tions. Every Mon­day, Wednes­day, and Fri­day, you can board a van or a 20-pas­sen­ger bus to trav­el Inte­ri­or Alas­ka Bus Lines’ route.

Season: Year Round $2+

Get around Anchor­age like the locals — take Peo­ple Mover! These clean, reli­able bus­es are an easy and inex­pen­sive way to get to and from the air­port or around town to see the hot spots.

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Shuttles

Smaller shuttles on specific transportation routes in town.

Season: May 20–3rd week of September Exit Glacier Shuttle $15 | Guided Hikes & Glacier Treks $35+ 2.5 - 9 hrs

Tra­verse the majesty of Exit Glac­i­er by ice hik­ing or ice climb­ing, or opt for a nature hike in the gor­geous ter­rain around Seward, Alas­ka. Nev­er ice climbed or hiked on a glac­i­er? Not a prob­lem. All trips include instruc­tion to get you started.

Glac­i­er Val­ley Tran­sit is the local bus ser­vice that oper­ates in Gird­wood, AK. It’s a great option to get from the Gird­wood Train Depot to restau­rants, shops, trails, and lodging.

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