Bus Whittier to Anchorage
The motorcoach trip from Whittier to Anchorage covers 60 miles and generally takes about two hours. The journey begins with the 2.5 mile long Anton Anderson Memorial tunnel through the Chugach Mountains to Portage Valley. If weather permits, you can see hanging glaciers as you travel through Portage Valley. The motorcoach will turn north onto the scenic Seward Highway. Pass 20-Mile River and travel along the Turnagain Arm which features a 30 to 35 foot tidal range, the second largest range in North America. Watch for eagles, moose, Dall sheep and if the tide is high you can occasionally see the white backs of Beluga Whales in the arm. The highway passes by Girdwood, home to the Alaska's most popular ski resort. The motorcoach travels past Bird Creek, a popular fishing spot and then the rocky outcrop of Beluga Point. Shortly after passing Potters Marsh you will see the first traffic light, signaling your arrival in the big city of Anchorage.
The Park Connection Alaska bus line operates the Whittier cruise shuttles between Whittier and Anchorage only on designated cruise ship days. This transfer offers a morning departure from the Whittier cruise terminal and drop offs at the Dena'ina Civic Center and then the airport upon arrival in Anchorage. A unique feature of this transfer is that it connects with our “Park to Park” route if you would like to travel on to Denali Park or Talkeetna, the only option for travel between Whittier and Denali in one day.
Whittier to Anchorage Bus Tour Details
9:45 AM Whittier Cruise Terminal
Dena'ina Civic Center, Airport
Whittier Cruise Transfers
Designated Cruise Ship Days