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There are 4 ways to get from Skagway to Whitehorse by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT Whitehorse to Skagway

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Shuttle  •  2h 30m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Skagway to Whitehorse

2 alternative options

Train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Skagway, AK to Fraser, BC Fraser one Way Service
  2. Take the train from Bennett, BC to Whitehorse, YT Bennett to Whitehorse

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Skagway to Whitehorse 175.3 km

Skagway to Whitehorse by train

The train journey time between Skagway and Whitehorse is around 9h 20m and covers a distance of around 146 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 15m. The fastest train normally takes 9h 20m. Operated by White Pass & Yukon Route, the Skagway to Whitehorse train service departs from Skagway, AK and arrives in Whitehorse, YT. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
8h 5m
Layover time:
1h 15m
Total time:
9h 20m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
9h 20m
Train distance:
146 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$144
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:40
Last train departs at:
07:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Skagway to Whitehorse train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Skagway to Whitehorse is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Skagway to Whitehorse is to shuttle which costs $100 - $330 and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Skagway, AK and arriving at Whitehorse, YT. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Skagway to Whitehorse. However, there are services departing from Skagway, AK and arriving at Whitehorse, YT via Bennett, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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The distance between Skagway and Whitehorse is 141 km. The road distance is 175.3 km.

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The best way to get from Skagway to Whitehorse without a car is to bus which takes 4h 35m and costs $144.

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The bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT takes 4h 35m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Skagway to Whitehorse bus services, operated by White Pass & Yukon Route, depart from Skagway, AK station.

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Skagway to Whitehorse train services, operated by White Pass & Yukon Route, depart from Skagway, AK station.

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The best way to get from Skagway to Whitehorse is to bus which takes 4h 35m and costs $144. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $117 and takes 9h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Skagway to Whitehorse.
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  • Distance: 140.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Skagway, AK, USA and Whitehorse, YT, Canada?

White Pass & Yukon Route operates a bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT once daily. Tickets cost $178 and the journey takes 4h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Skagway to Whitehorse via Bennett, BC in around 9h 5m.

Train operators
White Pass & Yukon Route
Phone
1-800-343-7373
Email
info@wpyr.com
Website
wpyr.com
Train from Skagway, AK to Fraser, BC
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
wpyr.com
Train from Bennett, BC to Whitehorse, YT
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
wpyr.com
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
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$178
Schedules at
wpyr.com
Dyea Chilkoot Trail Transport
Phone
+1 907-612-8024
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Skagway to Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Schedules at
m.facebook.com
1 to 2 people flat rate
$401
Group of 3 or more (per person rate)
$130

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Skagway to Whitehorse bus services, operated by White Pass & Yukon Route, arrive at Whitehorse, YT station.

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Whitehorse is 1h ahead of Skagway. It is currently 6:32 AM in Skagway and 7:32 AM in Whitehorse.

Skagway to Whitehorse train services, operated by White Pass & Yukon Route, arrive at Whitehorse, YT station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Skagway to Whitehorse is 175 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Skagway to Whitehorse.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Whitehorse. Prices start at $112 CAD per night.

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