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Anchorage to Seward Bus – Narrated Direct Transfer – Cruise Ship Days


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Anchorage to Seward Bus – Narrated Direct Bus Transfer

Anchorage to Seward Bus – Narrated Direct Transfer: non-stop bus transfer service, directly from Anchorage airport and downtown to cruise ship terminal in Seward.

You don’t have to be a cruise ship passenger to use our services, as long as your schedule matches ours, you can book your transfer even though you are not going on a cruise.

We also offer Seward to Anchorage direct bus transfer option – CLICK HERE


  • Fridays: $69 per person
  • Mondays: $69 per person
  • Wednesdays: $69 per person
  • Thursdays: $69 per person


Bus Departs Anchorage airport and hotels

Arrives Seward Cruise Ship Port


  • This schedule is available on Mondays and Fridays:
    • Early Morning:
      • Bus picks up Anchorage hotels 6:00 – 6:45AM, departs Anchorage Airport at 7:00AM
    • Early Afternoon:
      • Bus picks up and departs Anchorage Airport (no hotel pick ups) 12:00PM (please arrive 15 minutes for a prompt departure at 12:00PM
    • Afternoon:
      • Bus picks up and departs Anchorage Airport (no hotel pick ups) 2:00PM (please arrive 15 minutes for a prompt departure at 2:00PM
  • This schedule is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays:
    • Morning:
      • Bus picks up Anchorage hotels 10:30 – 11:15AM, departs Anchorage Airport at 11:30AM


Everyday bus transportation to/from Seward for non-cruise days check out this link – DAILY BUS TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM SEWARD


  • Mondays and Fridays:
    • Early Morning – Bus arrives Seward Port 9:30-10:00AM
    • Early Afternoon – Bus arrives Seward Port 2:30-3:00PM
    • Afternoon – Bus arrives Seward Port 4:30-5:00PM
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays:
    • Morning – Bus arrives Seward Port 2:00-2:30PM

Is there enough time to get to the ship? Will I miss my ship if I take the afternoon transfer?

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for answer to this question.


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This Anchorage to Seward Bus – Narrated Direct Transfer includes:
  • Pick up in Anchorage (NOTE Mondays and Fridays only: this discounted transfer has limited hotel pick up locations on Mondays and Fridays, if hotel pick up is important to you please select wildlife transfer. You can use your hotel’s airport shuttle to meet our bus at the airport’s convenient location. Our airport is very small so you will not get lost or miss our bus)
  • Turnagain Arm – (drive by) dall sheep, beluga whales
  • Moose Pass (drive by)
  • Drop off directly at the cruise ship

Why take a train that takes 6 hours for the same distance (train tracks and highway parallel each other most of the way)? Don’t waste your time traveling, enjoy Alaska outdoor!

Anchorage to Seward Bus – Narrated Direct Transfer for cruise ship passengers

  • Pick up at Anchorage – pick up location depends on the each transfer
  • Depart Anchorage Airport at 7:00AM, 12:00PM, and 2:00PM (Mondays and Fridays)
  • Depart Anchorage Airport at 11:30PM (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • Turnagain Arm – (drive by) dall sheep, beluga whales
  • Moose Pass (drive by)
  • Drop off directly at the cruise ship port

Our Anchorage to Seward Bus – Narrated Direct Bus Transfer option is the best alternative to get to your cruise ship in Seward from Anchorage airport, car or hotels. Our direct Seward bus will pick up at Anchorage International airport, or downtown hotels and drop off directly at the ship, our friendly drivers/guides will help you to your Anchorage to Seward bus, where you will be seated in comfort with lots of luggage space in the luggage section.

You will then continue on to the most scenic Seward highway in your direct Seward transportation bus. You will learn about history and surrounding places of interest on you way from Anchorage to Seward in your direct transfer bus. You will then continue traveling to Seward to be dropped off directly at the cruise ship terminal. We make your experience while traveling from Anchorage to Seward easy and unforgettable. Reserve your transfer from Anchorage to Seward today, receive your confirmation e-mail with travel details and get ready for an unforgettable ride.

This Anchorage to Seward Narrated Direct Bus Transfer is a shared transfer service in our most comfortable coaches with restrooms on board, tinted windows, easy step up (unlike full-size vans that other transfer companies use, you don’t have to bend over or hit your head climbing in and out), air conditioner/heater, large picture-view windows, full size individual bus seats (unlike vans that other transfer companies use, you will have a private seat for yourself and will not be holding somebody else’s bag), DVD player, full narration.

About Seward Alaska

Seward is the easiest place to find fish and see glaciers. The year-round population is about 2,000, but it can swell to about 30,000 around the popular Fourth of July weekend festivities. The town was named after William Seward, secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson, who engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. His critics around the country were appalled. The United States had spent $7.2 million, they cried, for icebergs, and polar bears. Cartoonists showed Seward amid glaciers and walruses. They claimed the new territory should more aptly be called “Walrussia” or “Seward’s Folly.” Asked at the end of his long and distinguished career about his single greatest achievement, Seward responded, “The purchase of Alaska! But it will take Congress and the American people a generation to find it out.” That original purchase price has been paid back thousands of times over in fur, gold, fish, timber, and oil. Ironically, now tourists come (and pay) to see icebergs, walruses, polar bears, and glaciers.

While you’ll see plenty of ice in Seward, you won’t see walruses or polar bears this far south, unless you come for a strange event the third week of January, known as the Seward Polar Bear Jump-off Festival. When everyone else is wearing parkas and wool hats, strange characters in costumes and capes – all for charity and the theater of the absurd – plunge into the frigid waters of Resurrection Bay and come flying back out. It’s their entry fee to an elite and wacky club, the Polar Bear Club. Resurrection Bay is the best of Seward, an inviting front yard, attracting boaters, birders, kayakers, fisherman, sailors, and whale watchers. Full of glaciers and incredible wildlife, all the western coast of the bay is in Kenai Fjords National Park. Seward is the beginning of the railroad to Fairbanks and Mile 0 on the old historic Seward to Nome gold rush/mail route, today more familiarly known as the Iditarod Trail.

Additional information

DestinationANCHORAGE, AK, Seward, AK


Bus service for cruise passengers is available on all cruise days.

Our bus tour/transfer is directly coordinated with the cruise line schedule and place. We will pick you up in Anchorage, will take care of your luggage, and we GUARANTEE to deliver you to your cruise ship right on time for your departure.

Pick up in Anchorage for Mondays and Fridays:

  • Early Morning: Picks up Anchorage hotels 6:00-6:45AM, departs Anchorage Airport at 7:00AM
  • Early Afternoon: Departs Anchorage Airport at 12:00PM (check in 15 min earlier)
  • Afternoon: Departs Anchorage Airport at 2:00PM (check in 15 min earlier)

Pick up in Anchorage for Wednesdays and Thursdays:

  • Morning: Picks up in Anchorage hotels 10:30-11:15AM, departs Anchorage airport 11:30AM – Arrives Seward 2:00-2:30PM

Cruise ships depart Seward port at 7:00PM (Fridays) and 9:00PM (Mondays), 5:00PM (Wednesdays for Seven Seas), and 7:00PM (Thursdays for Silverseas)

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 29 reviews
May 7, 2017

Our family was picked up at the Hilton in downtown Anchorage to take us to Seward cruise ship terminal. The bus was on time, driver helped us with our luggage and did an excellent narration on the way to Seward cruise ship terminal. The bus dropped us off directly at the ship. Excellent service at great price.

June 10, 2017

I recommend
The driver was early and quickly got us to the other hotels. We made several stops along the way and there was good commentary on everything we passed. We were dropped right at the cruise ship terminal

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June 12, 2017

Good and safe transfer
We had an enjoyable transfer with narration despite the bad weather. The driver was cheerful and very knowledgeable throughout the journey

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June 30, 2017

Big Tip for driver… EARNIE!
We had such an enjoyable ride from Anchorage to Seward to catch the cruise ship. We didnt know what kind of a bus ride to expect and we had such a fun and full experience. Ernie, our driver, was excellent and had lots of neat information he shared with us along the way. Bus was clean and seemed well maintained. Our only negative would be that it was a little disorganized from the airport pickup side. Signage would be nice….

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July 24, 2017

We had an Awesome experience on our trip to the cruise terminal in Seward, The driver was excellent and very interesting he knew exactly what he was talking about, he knew the history and all the great places we visited…Highly recommend this company

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July 27, 2017

Excellent service – best price
Good narration, history etc. Easy pick up. Great way to get back to the airport. Bus was clean, had a washroom. Cant beat the price

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August 17, 2017

Great transfer
Entire experience was great. Picked up on time at Anchorage Hilton, arrived on time at cruise ship port. Bus was comfortable and the driver was informative. I would definitely recommend this service to transfer from Anchorage to cruise ship terminal in Seward.

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August 19, 2017

Best bus trip
Our driver was super informative and fun!!! We enjoyed it a lot and recommended it to future people that needs transportation to get to their Alaska cruise!!!

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August 20, 2017

If only the weather was better…
We booked out transfer from Anchorage to Seward as a bus ride to our cruise ship. Everything was ‘by the book”, as explained on their web site..Ride was cosy and bus was comfortable. Lot to learn from the driver…came on time on the dock.

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August 25, 2017

Hassle free
Prompt pick up at Anchorage Airport. Very pleasant ride with informative commentary. A hassle free way to get from Anchorage Airport to Seward cruise port.

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September 6, 2017

Highly Recommended
We recently did a Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise and I booked ACT for our transfer from Anchorage Airport to Seward. They were very professional, the ride was comfortable and the most affordable option for making our departure time.

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September 3, 2018

A great trip

I highly recommend ACT. They are extremely well organized and our driver/narrator was engaging and interesting. This was our first visit to Anchorage and we booked online with ACT for transportation to our cruise in Seward. The ticket price seemed reasonable, also. Don’t hesitate to book with them.

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September 6, 2018


Totally worth it. Best option for cruise transfers. I was originally looking to book a one way rental but was expensive and ended up using ACT. Good safe trip. Picked up from hotel, on time. Professional driver. Good informative narrator. Photo stops. All good

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September 10, 2018

Anchorage to Seward connection

Excellent driver, clean bus, quick loading process, competitive rate, professional personnel. Recommend

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September 18, 2018

Anchorage to Seward

Was very awesome trip. Professional service, nice stop for pictures. Comfortable bus. We had pick up downtown, but I have heard great reviews from airport terminal too. They narrated while on our adventure to Seward. Book early they do fill up.

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September 20, 2018

Easy-Peasy and at the right price

Communication was really easy from corporate. The bus arrived on time and left on time. The driver was very friendly. the bus was clean. The ride was smooth and uneventful.

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September 29, 2018

Good and reliable transport to cruise terminal

We had rented a car for the few days before our cruise, but wanted to take the bus to the cruise port so we dropped our car at the airport rental. That is where we caught the bus. It was there on time and it was an easy and smooth ride. The driver pointed out highlights along the way.
When we got to the terminal, the bus stopped right in front of where our luggage was to be checked in for the cruise. All we had to do was walk to the ship a short distance. Well worth the fee.

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October 12, 2018

Right on Time!
Bus was easy to find at the airport. It was a comfortable ride with a driver who gave some good info along the way.

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June 6, 2019

Cruise ship transfer
Excellent transfer to cruise ship Anchorage to Seward. Wallace was a very polite and knowledgeable driver and guide.
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June 10, 2019

Cruise Ship transportation
I would highly recommend this service. They were exactly where they said they would be. The driver and tour guide were well versed. We had a very pleasant and enjoyable ride from the Anchorage airport to the cruise ship in Seward. It was wonderful!
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June 23, 2019

Excellent service
Very smooth and enjoyable shuttle service to anchorage airport from the port of Seward. The driver and tour guide (willie) is very knowledgeable and humorous. Highly recommended!
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August 3, 2019

Great Transit Option!
Safe, easy transit from Anchorage to Seward for a cruise. Prompt pick-up at the airport and nice narration along the way. Handled bags and logistics very well! Would use again.
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August 28, 2019

ACT Bus Anchorage to Seward
Good affordable transportation from Anchorage to Seward. Provided regular reminders and detailed instructions on how to get to the bus.
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June 1, 2022

Transfer with additional value!
Great tour at a great price! The driver narrated excellently and provided many details. He made an extra photo stop. I would definitely recommend it!
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June 27, 2022

The best way to get to and from Seward
This is an excellent way to get from Anchorage to Seward or vice versa. (I did both.) Pickup from your hotel in Anchorage couldn’t be easier. Buses were easy to access outside cruise terminal upon return. I’ll use this company every time I’m cruising from Seward!
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July 20, 2022

Bus to our cruise ship, Celebrity Millennium
Excellent bus trip to our ship from anchorage to Seward. Our luggage was transferred to the ship when we arrived , all we had to do was board. The guide narrated the entire 2.5 hrs and was entertaining and knowledgeable! Great value!
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September 6, 2022

Affordable cruise transfer
Convenient pickup at hotel and great narration from driver in route to cruise port at a reasonable cost.
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June 11, 2023

Great bus company!
We booked transportation through ACT from Anchorage to the Seward port. The bus was on-time and clean. Our driver was very entertaining and a safe driver. Highly recommend this company for cruisers departing or returning to Seward!
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September 6, 2023

Great Bus Transfer
Driver was friendly and helpful when he arrived at the ANC airport to pick us up. He gave a great tour on our drive from the airport to the port of Seward and pointed out wildlife along the way.
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