Combine the Alaska Railroad and Motorcoach
You may be asking yourself why there is an Alaska bus line featured on a web site all about Alaska Trains. You might also be surprised to learn that the vast majority of our roundtrip passengers choose to book one direction on the Park Connection Motorcoach… here are just a few of the reasons why. As you can see, the Park Connection offers service to nearly all of the major “railbelt” destinations including Seward, Whittier, Anchorage, Talkeetna and Denali Park. Travel by the Park Connection is typically faster and cheaper compared to the train, and often provides different scenery along the way. Of course we are big fans of experiencing Alaska by train, but often you can combine the bus and train to get the best of both services.
Another feature that sways folks to book the Park Connection for a portion of their trip is the same day service between Denali Park or Talkeetna and Seward or Whittier. For example, say you are in Seward, having either traveled down from Anchorage by train, or having arrived in Seward by cruise ship. To travel north to Talkeetna or Denali Park by train would require an overnight in Anchorage, while the trip by bus can easily and economically be done in a day. You can then return to Anchorage by train at the end of your trip… in fact, this is one of our most popular itineraries.