There are 7 ways to get from Seward to Fairbanks by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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Bus via Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK to Denali Park/McKinley Village - Alaska Park to Park
  2. Take the bus from Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska to Fairbanks, AK Denali Park to Fairbanks Van Transfer

$450 - $590

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Bus Alaska/Yukon Trails  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK to Anchorage, AK - Egan Center Seward Express
  2. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels

$169 - $337

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Bus, train  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK to Anchorage, AK - Egan Center Seward Express
  2. Take the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks Denali Star NB / ...

$219 - $467

Train  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Seward to Anchorage Coastal Classic NB
  2. Take the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks Denali Star NB / ...

$174 - $371

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Seward to Fairbanks 485.8 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Anchorage, fly  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK to Anchorage, AK - Egan Center
  2. Fly from Anchorage (ANC) to Fairbanks (FAI) ANC - FAI

$180 - $543

Taxi, bus to Kenai, fly  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Seward to Cooper Landing, AK - Wildman’s
  2. Take the bus from Cooper Landing, AK - Wildman’s to Soldotna Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce
  3. Fly from Kenai (ENA) to Fairbanks (FAI) ENA - FAI

$300 - $659

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seward to Fairbanks. However, there are services departing from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK and arriving at Fairbanks, AK via Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 21 min.

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The distance between Seward and Fairbanks is 334 miles. The road distance is 485.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Seward to Fairbanks without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 21 min to get from Seward to Fairbanks, including transfers.

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Seward to Fairbanks bus services, operated by Park Connection Motor Coach, depart from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK station.

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The best way to get from Seward to Fairbanks is to bus which takes 13 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Anchorage Airport to Fairbanks Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seward to Fairbanks is 486 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Seward 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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Map of how to get from Seward to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 333.6 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Seward to Fairbanks via Denali Park/McKinley Village - Alaska and Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska in around 13 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seward to Fairbanks via Seward and Anchorage in around 17 h 5 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Kenai to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Ravn Alaska
Website
flyravn.com
Flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Kenai to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
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
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
Train from Seward to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$45 - $110
Goldstar Service
$180 - $210
Bus operators
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK to Denali Park/McKinley Village - Alaska
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$310 - $450
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Small Boat Harbor - Seward, AK to Anchorage, AK - Egan Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Alaska Tour & Travel
Website
alaskatravel.com
Bus from Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska to Fairbanks, AK
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
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
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
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alaskashuttle.com
Stage Line in Homer
Website
stagelineinhomer.com
Bus from Cooper Landing, AK - Wildman’s to Soldotna Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
stagelineinhomer.com
Other operators
Taxi from Seward to Cooper Landing, AK - Wildman’s
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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