Making Your Way
Denali National Park and Preserve, located in Interior Alaska, is accessible by train or car. Located at Milepost 237 on the George Parks Highway (Alaska 3), Denali National Park and Preserve is 237 miles north of Anchorage and 125 miles south of Fairbanks. Car and RV rentals are available in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Contact us if you would like assistance.
Commercial airlines fly into both Anchorage and Fairbanks throughout the year. During the summer months, the Alaska Railroad Corporation makes daily trips from both cities to Denali. The Park Connection, a private motor coach company, also offers daily coach service between Anchorage and Denali. Contact us and we can assist you in making transportation reservations from either Anchorage or Fairbanks to Denali.
- If arriving via cruise ship into Whittier or Seward, ask about transportation options and overnight accommodations that you can add on to your Denali National Park and Preserve packages.
- If arriving via the Alaska Railroad, don’t forget to book your shuttle service between the Denali National Park and Preserve Train Depot and your hotel. The depot is located several miles from most hotels and taxi service is not readily available.
Exploring Denali National Park and Preserve
To preserve Denali National Park and Preserves' sub-arctic ecosystem, private vehicle traffic is limited. Beyond the Savage River Bridge, located 15 miles inside the park, visitors must travel by foot, bicycle, or shuttle bus. Visit our Tours page or Shuttle Busses page for more information on easy access into Denali National Park and Preserve.
Courtesy Shuttle Buses
Denali National Park and Preserve Resorts offers complimentary shuttle buses between lodging properties and the Denali National Park and Preserve Visitor Center, Wilderness Access Center, or the Riley Creek Mercantile. The shuttle runs approximately every hour. Ask your front desk for hours of operation.
|City||Miles from Denali||Approx. Drive Time||Approx. Train Time
|4.5 -5 hours