Shuttle Bus System
The Visitor Transportation Shuttle (VTS) is a shuttle bus system, not an interpretive tour. Visitors use the VTS to access park facilities and campgrounds, back country units for hiking, for transporting bicycles, or to simply sit back and enjoy Denali’s wildlife and scenery. Having buses transport visitors into Denali National Park and Preserve helps to protect the natural resources and reduce traffic congestion. By using the park's bus system, visitors actively support the National Park Service’s mission of preserving and protecting park resources for future generations.
Please note that the VTS is designed to get visitors from point A to point B and is not a narrated tour. While the VTS buses often stop to photograph and view park wildlife and scenery, the VTS system is a scheduled service and drivers are required to stay on schedule.
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Shuttle Bus Service start dates are as follows (weather dependent):
Riding the shuttle bus system, you can enjoy Denali’s vast landscapes and unparalleled beauty while actively looking for wildlife and taking in the view of Mt. McKinley. Less formal than our tours, you’ll have the freedom to step off the bus to hike, take photos, or simply spend time relaxing in the heart of Denali before re-boarding a later shuttle bus.
Shuttle buses can be booked online.There is a $4.00 fee per ticket and per campsite to change or cancel a reservation. You may change or cancel the reservation for shuttle buses as long as it is at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the departure time, either by calling (866) 761-6629 or visiting the Wilderness Access Center.