There are 7 ways to get from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks by car ferry, plane, train, bus or car

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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Car ferry to Ketchikan, fly  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK
  2. Fly from Ketchikan (KTN) to Fairbanks (FAI) KTN - FAI

$317 - $1,416

Cheapest option

Train to Terrace, fly  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Prince Rupert to Terrace
  2. Fly from Terrace (YXT) to Fairbanks (FAI) YXT - FAI

$308 - $1,053

5 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert to Skagway
  2. Take the bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT
  3. Take the bus from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City
  4. Take the bus from Dawson City to Fairbanks

$411 - $1,710

Car ferry, bus via Whittier  •  3 days 12 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert to Juneau
  2. Take the car ferry from Juneau to Whittier
  3. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
  4. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels

$553 - $2,132

Car ferry, train  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert to Juneau
  2. Take the car ferry from Juneau to Whittier
  3. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage
  4. Take the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks

$513 - $2,187

Car ferry, bus #2  •  3 days 17 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK
  2. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan to Whittier
  3. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
  4. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska
  5. Take the bus from Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska to Fairbanks, AK

$796 - $2,435

Drive  •  32 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks 1455 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks is to drive which costs $240 - $360 and takes 32 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks is to train and fly which costs $390 - $1,400 and takes 16 h 5 min.

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The distance between Prince Rupert and Fairbanks is 1516 km. The road distance is 2328 km.

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The best way to get from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 2 days 10 h and costs $500 - $2,300.

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It takes approximately 17 h 13 min to get from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Ketchikan Airport to Fairbanks Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Fairbanks is 1 h behind Prince Rupert. It is currently 3:02 PM in Prince Rupert and 2:02 PM in Fairbanks.

Yes, the driving distance between Prince Rupert to Fairbanks is 2328 km. It takes approximately 32 h 57 min to drive from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks.

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Map of how to get from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 947.7 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 13 min

What companies run services between Prince Rupert, BC, Canada and Fairbanks, AK, USA?

There is no direct connection from Prince Rupert to Fairbanks. However, you can take the car ferry to Ketchikan, AK, take the walk to Ketchikan, AL, take the car ferry to Ketchikan International Airport, take the walk to Ketchikan airport, fly to Fairbanks, take the walk to 729 - Old Airport Rd @ Air Cargo, take the bus to 157 - UAF Wood Center, then take the bus to Fairbanks. Alternatively, you can take the train to Terrace, take the taxi to Terrace airport, fly to Fairbanks, take the walk to 729 - Old Airport Rd @ Air Cargo, take the bus to 157 - UAF Wood Center, then take the bus to Fairbanks.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Ketchikan to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Ketchikan to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Ketchikan to Fairbanks via Juneau, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Terrace to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Terrace to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Terrace to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Terrace to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Terrace to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Terrace to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Terrace to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Prince Rupert to Terrace
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$120 - $190
Goldstar Service
$330 - $390
Bus operators
White Pass & Yukon Route
Phone
1-800-343-7373
Email
info@wpyr.com
Website
wpyr.com
Bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
wpyr.com
Book at
wpyr.com
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Dawson City to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Denali Bluffs Hotel - Alaska
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
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
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140
Schedules at
alaskatravel.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Skagway
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$180 - $270
Vehicle
$600 - $950
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Juneau
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$150 - $220
Vehicle
$500 - $750
Car ferry from Juneau to Whittier
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$210 - $310
Vehicle
$700 - $1,100
Car ferry from Ketchikan to Whittier
Ave. Duration
2 days 21 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$310 - $450
Vehicle
$1,000 - $1,600

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