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There are 4 ways to get from Prince Rupert to Skagway by car ferry, plane, train or bus

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Car ferry  •  38h 15m

  1. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert to Skagway Prince Rupert

$180 - $950

Cheapest option

Car ferry to Ketchikan, fly to Skagway  •  20h 41m

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

$174 - $813

2 alternative options

Car ferry to Ketchikan, fly to Juneau, car ferry  •  16h 16m

  1. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK
  2. Fly from Ketchikan (KTN) to Juneau (JNU) KTN - JNU
  3. Take the car ferry from Juneau to Skagway, AK

$181 - $1,004

Train to Terrace, fly to Whitehorse, bus  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the train from Prince Rupert to Terrace
  2. Fly from Terrace (YXT) to Whitehorse (YXY) YXT - YXY
  3. Take the bus from Whitehorse, YT to Skagway, AK

$366 - $997

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prince Rupert to Skagway is to car ferry which costs $240 - $1,200 and takes 38h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Prince Rupert to Skagway is to train and fly and bus which costs $470 - $1,300 and takes 14h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Prince Rupert and arriving at Skagway. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday and Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 38h 15m.

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The distance between Prince Rupert and Skagway is 648 km.

The best way to get from Prince Rupert to Skagway without a car is to car ferry which takes 38h 15m and costs $240 - $1,200.

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The car ferry from Prince Rupert to Skagway takes 38h 15m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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The quickest flight from Ketchikan Airport to Juneau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Skagway is 1h behind Prince Rupert. It is currently 5:00 PM in Prince Rupert and 4:00 PM in Skagway.

Island Air Express and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Ketchikan Airport to Juneau Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Skagway. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Prince Rupert to Skagway.
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  • Distance: 405 miles
  • Duration: 38h 15m

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

Alaska DOT operates a car ferry from Prince Rupert to Skagway 3 times a week. Tickets cost $180 - $950 and the journey takes 38h 15m.

Airlines
Alaska Seaplane
Website
flyalaskaseaplanes.com
Flights from Ketchikan to Skagway via Juneau
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ketchikan to Skagway via Sitka, Juneau
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Ketchikan to Skagway via Juneau, Haines
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ketchikan to Skagway via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
18h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Terrace to Whitehorse via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Ketchikan to Juneau
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Ketchikan to Juneau via Sitka
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Island Air Express
Website
islandairx.com
Flights from Ketchikan to Juneau
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Prince Rupert to Terrace
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$60 - $90
Bus operators
White Pass & Yukon Route
Phone
1-800-343-7373
Email
info@wpyr.com
Website
wpyr.com
Bus from Whitehorse, YT to Skagway, AK
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
wpyr.com
Book at
wpyr.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Skagway
Ave. Duration
38h 15m
Frequency
3 times 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, BC to Ketchikan, AK
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210
Car ferry from Juneau to Skagway, AK
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$35 - $55
Vehicle
$110 - $170

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