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There are 5 ways to get from Anchorage to Fairbanks by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Anchorage (ANC) to Fairbanks (FAI) ANC - FAI
  2. Take the bus from 157 - UAF Wood Center to 101 - Transit Center

$81 - $326

Cheapest option

Bus Alaska/Yukon Trails  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels

$70 - $120

3 alternative options

Bus Park Connection Motor Coach  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska Denali Express
  2. Take the bus from Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska to Fairbanks, AK Denali Park to Fairbanks Van Transfer

$320 - $456

Train  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks Denali Star NB / ...

$120 - $250

Drive  •  6h 35m

  1. Drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks 360.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Anchorage to Fairbanks is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Anchorage to Fairbanks is to fly and bus which costs $80 - $330 and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center and arriving at Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Anchorage and arriving at Fairbanks. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 45m.

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The distance between Anchorage and Fairbanks is 261 miles. The road distance is 360.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Anchorage to Fairbanks without a car is to bus which takes 8h 34m and costs $320 - $460.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Anchorage to Fairbanks, including transfers.

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Anchorage to Fairbanks bus services, operated by Park Connection Motor Coach, depart from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center station.

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Anchorage to Fairbanks train services, operated by Alaska Railroad, depart from Anchorage station.

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The best way to get from Anchorage to Fairbanks is to bus which takes 8h 34m and costs $320 - $460. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $250 and takes 11h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Anchorage to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 260.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Anchorage, AK, USA and Fairbanks, AK, USA?

You can take a bus from Anchorage to Fairbanks via Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska in around 8h 34m. Alternatively, Alaska Railroad operates a train from Anchorage to Fairbanks once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $250 and the journey takes 11h 45m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Ravn Alaska
Website
flyravn.com
Flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Train operators
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$120 - $190
Goldstar Service
$330 - $390
Bus operators
MACS Transit
Phone
(907) 459-1002
Website
fnsb.us
Bus from 157 - UAF Wood Center to 101 - Transit Center
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fnsb.us
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Alaska Tour & Travel
Website
alaskatravel.com
Bus from Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska to Fairbanks, AK
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140
Schedules at
alaskatravel.com
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com

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The quickest flight from Anchorage Airport to Fairbanks Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Anchorage to Fairbanks bus services, operated by Alaska Tour & Travel, arrive at Fairbanks, AK station.

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Anchorage to Fairbanks train services, operated by Alaska Railroad, arrive at Fairbanks station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Anchorage to Fairbanks is 361 miles. It takes approximately 6h 35m to drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

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Condor Flugdienst, Ravn Alaska and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Anchorage Airport to Fairbanks Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Fairbanks. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Anchorage to Anchorage Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 23m and costs $2.

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