What is the best way to travel from Anchorage to my cruise ship in Seward or Whittier?

Seward is located 125 miles south of Anchorage. Whittier is 60 miles south of Anchorage. One way cruises depart from Seward or Whittier and end in Vancouver. 

Since all the major airlines fly to Anchorage, you will have to travel to Seward or Whittier by road or rail once you land in Anchorage. The Seward Highway is the road that connects Anchorage with Whittier and Seward. This highway has been nominated as a Top Ten National Scenic Driveway and rightly so. It is absolutely breathtaking. If you travel by road it will take about 2.5 hours to Seward and 1.5 hours to Whittier. The railway and highway are parallel to each other. You will get the same beautiful scenery, however train takes more than twice as long as traveling by a bus or a car and does not stop for photos or any sightseeing.

The best way to travel to or from your cruise ship in Seward, Whittier and Anchorage is by taking a sightseeing tour with stops along the way. Or if you are in a hurry to catch your flight, you can select the non-stop express transfer between Seward, Whittier and Anchorage.

Alaska Cruise Transportation offers bus and day tour service from Anchorage airport, hotels, and car rentals to Seward cruise ship port. We offer service from Seward cruise ship port to Anchorage Ted Stevens airport, hotels and car rental agencies. We provide these services for all cruise ship passengers for all major cruise lines that come to Seward, AK and Whittier Alaska.

We recommend planning extra time for your transfer to fully enjoy the scenery and make stops along the way, our transportation options:

  • Direct transfer by a motor coach
  • Wildlife tour and transfer with stops at the Wildlife park
  • Full day excursion visiting most popular attractions.

Please visit our Seward Transportation page to find out the schedule and prices https://alaskacruisetransfer.com/seward-tours/

Please visit our Whittier Transportation page to find out the schedule and prices https://alaskacruisetransfer.com/whittier-tours/

Seward Alaska airport – flights and transportation.

What is the closest airport to Seward Alaska?

This is a commonly asked question. Many visitors don’t realize that you can only get to Seward by bus, rail, train, shuttle, or car. Seward Alaska has a small airport. Seward Alaska Airport is only accessible by small aviation flights. It has a runway accessible only by small air taxi services offering flight seeing and/or flights to local airports, no flights to continental United States are available from Seward Airport.

Closest major airport is about 125 miles North and is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Anchorage airport is a major cargo and passenger operation with most major airlines flying all over the world. Since most visitors come to Alaska by air using a major airline, Anchorage airport is the best option.  You can rent a car, meet your bus or train and travel to your next destination. 

Visitors can only reach Seward Alaska by bus, rental car, cruise ship or Alaska railroad.

Alaska Cruise Transportation offers bus and day tour service from Anchorage airport, hotels, and car rentals to Seward cruise ship port. We offer service from Seward cruise ship port to Anchorage Ted Stevens airport, hotels and car rental agencies. We provide these services for all cruise ship passengers for all major cruise lines that come to Seward, AK.

Since flying to or from Seward is not a viable option for majority of travelers you have several transportation options:

  • Direct transfer by motor coach
  • Wildlife Tour with transfer with stops at the Wildlife park
  • Full day excursion visiting most popular attractions.

Please visit our Seward Transportation page to find out the schedule and prices https://alaskacruisetransfer.com/seward-tours/

Transportation between Seward, Whittier and Anchorage Alaska with the premier shuttle transfer company.

Finding Seward Whittier Anchorage Bus Transportation Transfer options to get to or from your cruise line in Alaska is not always an easy task. For the best shuttle transfer transportation service between Seward and Anchorage Alaska, Anchorage to Seward, Whittier to Anchorage or Anchorage to Whittier you should consider alaskacruisetransfer.com. With our company you can experience a variety of different bus transfer and tour options between these areas as well as some standard transportation between Seward, Whittier and Anchorage Alaska.

When you choose our company for your shuttle bus transfer or tour transportation between Seward and Anchorage, Anchorage to Seward or Whittier to Anchorage, Anchorage to Whittier, you can count make sure you are traveling with the most reputable company and a leading Alaska cruise bus transportation provider.

We are the only company in the area that uses modern, coach style buses with restroom on board, you will travel in style, comfort, and safety if you choose our company to transfer you or your important group from Seward cruise ship terminal or Whittier cruise ship terminal to Anchorage airport or hotels or from Anchorage to Whittier or Seward cruise ports.

Your safety and comfort is our priority and we want you to be wise when choosing your bus transportation company and inquire about their equipment to avoid an unpleasant surprise.

Our Anchorage to Seward or Anchorage to Whittier wildlife bus transfer will pick up at area hotels, airport and some car rentals and will break the long drive with a scenic and convenient stop at the wildlife center and picture stops so you can enjoy the sights and take some pictures home. The wildlife center stop makes this shuttle transfer enjoyable where you can get out of the bus for a short while, take pictures, grab a snack, and stretch your legs.

Our friendly and attentive drivers/guides have many years experience in customer service and will meet you with a smile, caring attention to your needs, and a friendly interaction when appropriate. We make your transportation service provider between Whittier cruise ship terminal or Seward cruise ship terminal and/or Anchorage airport, hotel stress free and reliable.

Alaska Cruise Transportation Terms and Conditions

  1. Privacy Policy

All information that you provide to us is confidential. We do not sell lists or give out your information to anybody. WE WILL NEVER GIVE OUT CUSTOMER INFORMATION WITHOUT THE CUSTOMER’S EXPRESS CONSENT.

  1. Cancellation policy

Shared Bus Service Reservations:

You can book early and lock in our early bird sale prices and rest assured that you can change or cancel your booking for any reason without penalties up until 45 days prior to travel.

It is advised to book early as our regular prices are usually 25% higher the closer it is to the date of your travel or summer months, in addition we do get full on selected days as we have limited seats.

Our family friendly policy allows you to cancel with a full refund due to serious incidents which are limited to medical emergencies, family emergencies, and/or missing the cruise ship due to inability to enter the country because of customs problems at any time even if it is less than 45 days prior to the date of travel.

Charges and Cancellation Dates for Shared Bus Service

You can change or cancel your reservation with no fees or penalties up until 45 days prior to your travel date.

  • 10% fee is charged between 45 and 31 days,
  • 50% fee is charged between 30 and 15 days prior to travel.
  • All reservations are non-refundable within 14 days of travel.
  • Medical emergencies are exempt and are refundable at any time (for the person who is sick and his/her immediate family).
  • Please consider purchasing travel insurance to cover yourself in the event of any unforeseen circumstance. For more information on travel insurance, or to change or cancel an existing reservation, the best way is to email us info@alaskacruisetransfer.com

Payment and deposit policy

There is no commitment and no payment required before January 1 of your travel year, after that we will place a charge on your credit card.

We charge the full balance at the time of reservation if the balance is less than $250, if the balance is more you are welcome to put 30% deposit at the time of reservation. The remaining balance will be automatically charged to your card within 45 days prior to your transfer. We accept Visa and Master Cards.

Private Bus Reservations:

We require 30% deposit at the time of booking which is refundable up till 60 days prior to travel. We will charge the remaining 70% balance to your credit card 30 days prior to the travel day. Cancellations with less than 30 days are non-refundable for private bus reservations for any reasons.

Special arrangements or circumstances

Please let us know, if you require special arrangements, and we will try to accommodate your needs. We will consider all the circumstances if you contact us, however we are not responsible and will not issue a refund for services delayed or not rendered due to airlines or cruise line non-performance, Mother Nature, acts of terrorism or to other circumstances not mentioned in the above which are beyond your or our control.

In no event shall Alaska Cruise Transportation or its employees, directors, agents, or any other representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or other damages (regardless of the form of action) arising out of (i) use of the service by any person, including but not limited to any damage caused by any reliance on, or any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in, any information and content accessed over the service, (ii) any use or inability to use the service for whatever reason, including but not limited to communications failure or any other failure with transmission or delivery of any information accessed through the service, or (iii) any goods or services discussed,  purchased or obtained, directly or indirectly, through the service, in each case even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Welcome to our site, we hope you have found what you are looking for in our company.

We are a locally owned and operated business. Our business is 100% oriented and designed for our most important cruise ship passengers. This is all we do and we do it best and we would like to keep it this way. All of the services we offer, our schedule, our equipment are designed for cruise ship passengers. With us, you do not have to worry about missing the ship or not being able to get on the bus after you get off the ship. We are directly coordinated with cruise ship schedule.

Our company was created to provide alternative transportation services for cruise ship passengers at affordable rates. We offer convenience of different drop off and pick up locations. We offer most popular day tours and transfers on the way to Anchorage or to the cruise ship terminal. Don’t waste time at the airport or hotel, enjoy the sights with most scenic stops on your way in our modern buses with lots of leg room, large windows, and informative narration.

We consider our service as a leading transportation provider for cruise ship ports, we don’t say this lightly as we are very familiar with what other companies offer and we are the only company that offers modern, safe, clean, and comfortable motor coach style buses with restroom on board, large windows, and comfortable seating.

After many years we have implemented 100% satisfaction guarantee for our services. By choosing us you do not have to worry about your transportation choice. We offer professional, on-time service, with informative and fun narration, buses that are modern and comfortable, most popular scenic stops on our tours, friendly drivers, customer service that cares about you and your vacation experience, and management that considers your vacation the most important. We take your vacation seriously as we believe that it might be once in a lifetime experience for many of our customers and we love to be a part of happy memories for many families and couples. We fully understand that we are your transportation link to or from your cruise ship and we take our responsibility seriously.

Because we care about you, we implemented family friendly cancellation policy that allows you to book your transportation services in advance and cancel with a full refund due to serious incidents which are limited to medical emergencies, family emergencies, and/or missing the cruise ship due to inability to enter the country because of customs problems. We will consider all of your circumstances and will work with you to try to accommodate all of your needs. We are always here to listen to your concerns or feedback. Don’t hesitate to communicate with us directly about any of your needs.

We wish you wonderful vacation experiences in our beautiful Alaska!

Management,
Alaska Cruise Transportation