Ashley Heimbigner

How do I get between Anchorage and my cruise ship?

One-way Alaska cruises either begin or end one of two towns near Anchorage: Whittier or Seward. Traveling between Whittier or Seward and Anchorage is easy. Both are connected by road and rail. Whittier is about 60 miles southeast of Anchorage, a drive of roughly an hour and a half. Seward is about 120 miles southeast of Anchorage, about a three hour drive, on the Kenai Peninsula.

Many cruise companies provide transportation from these ports to Anchorage, and many local companies offer cruise transfers as well. Consider planning a little extra time for the transfer day; there are many attractions and activities worth visiting along the way.

You can also hop aboard the Alaska Railroad. Passenger trains depart both towns daily headed for Anchorage, and the train is a memorable way to get to your destination and enjoy some of the sights along the way.

Cruise Transfers

By train, motorcoach or shuttle, reaching the dock in Seward or Whittier, Alaska is a breeze.  Just don’t nap on the ride down; you’ll miss one of the most scenic trips in...

Alaska Railroad

A narrow ribbon of steel runs through some of Alaska’s most glorious country, connecting Anchorage to Seward, Talkeetna, Whittier, Denali and Fairbanks with daily service in summer.