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There are 4 ways to get from Fairbanks to North Pole by bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  36m

  1. Take the bus from 404 - Gaffney Rd @ Access Alaska Westbound to 849 - Santa Claus Lane @ Wells Fargo Green

$2

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  16m

  1. Take a taxi from Fairbanks to North Pole 13.7 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  16m

  1. Drive from Fairbanks to North Pole 13.7 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  16m

  1. Take an Uber from Fairbanks to North Pole 13.7 miles

$34 - $38

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The cheapest way to get from Fairbanks to North Pole is to bus which costs $2 and takes 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Fairbanks to North Pole is to taxi which costs $45 - $60 and takes 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 404 - Gaffney Rd @ Access Alaska Westbound and arriving at 849 - Santa Claus Lane @ Wells Fargo. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 36m.

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The distance between Fairbanks and North Pole is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Fairbanks to North Pole without a car is to bus which takes 36m and costs $2.

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The bus from 404 - Gaffney Rd @ Access Alaska Westbound to 849 - Santa Claus Lane @ Wells Fargo takes 36m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Fairbanks to North Pole bus services, operated by RM_Fairbanks, depart from 404 - Gaffney Rd @ Access Alaska Westbound station.

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Fairbanks to North Pole bus services, operated by RM_Fairbanks, arrive at 849 - Santa Claus Lane @ Wells Fargo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fairbanks to North Pole is 14 miles. It takes approximately 16m to drive from Fairbanks to North Pole.

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There are 40+ hotels available in North Pole. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fairbanks to North Pole.
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  • Distance: 12.4 miles
  • Duration: 36m

What companies run services between Fairbanks, AK, USA and North Pole, AK, USA?

RM_Fairbanks operates a bus from Fairbanks to North Pole every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 36m.

Bus operators
RM_Fairbanks
Phone
(907) 459-1002
Website
fnsb.us
Bus from 404 - Gaffney Rd @ Access Alaska Westbound to 849 - Santa Claus Lane @ Wells Fargo
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Website
RM_Fairbanks
Other operators
Uber Fairbanks
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Fairbanks to North Pole
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$34 - $38
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$34 - $38
UberXL
$40 - $55
Taxi from Fairbanks to North Pole
Ave. Duration
16m
Estimated price
$45 - $60
King Cab and Alaska Cab
Phone
+1-(907) 452-2222
Website
kingalaskacab.com

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