Park Connection Motorcoach Tickets


- 2018 schedule, prices, and policies. Please check back for updated information for 2019-


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This is a Great Service! Featuring comfortable coaches and strategically scheduled daily runs, the Park Connection makes best use of your limited vacation time as you travel through spectacular wilderness areas including Denali National Park, Chugach National Forest, Denali State Park and Chugach State Park.

Traveling North of Anchorage the route follows the Parks highway through Denali State Park, where some of the best views of Denali Mountain can be seen. Your knowledgeable driver will point out the highlights along the way. If your vacation includes travel South of Anchorage, the Seward highway is a National Scenic Byway. Little wonder- the drive down Turnagain Arm, over Turnagain Pass and Moose Pass, and past Trail and Kenai Lakes is spectacular and awe-inspiring.

The Parks Highway to Denali and Seward Highway to the Kenai travel different routes than the Alaska Railroad. Utilizing the Park Connection coach ride in one direction is a logical combination with an Alaska Railroad trip in or out of Anchorage. Denali Mountain Morning Hostel is an authorized ticket vendor for each and can book your travel for both or either one. Additionally, we discount the price of your railroad ticket, saving you money!

The Park Connection offers a number of schedules to meet your needs, including twice daily trips in both directions between Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Seward. The Park-to-Park (Denali to Seward) service is the ONLY transportation link available which allows travel between Denali National Park and Seward/Kenai Fjords National Park (either direction) in a single day. Guests who have already spent time in Anchorage will truly appreciate this money saving feature. The Denali Express is a great choice for those with limited time in Denali National Park. The Seward Express service is great for passengers traveling to Seward for the day to take a Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise.

Park Connection Motorcoach Schedule

2018 Northbound Schedule Seward/Anchorage
to Denali
Denali Express* Seward Express
Operating Dates 5/15 - 9/14 6/4 - 9/9 5/16 - 9/13
Depart Seward * 10:30 AM   6:30 PM
Arrive Anchorage 1:30 PM   9:30 PM
Depart Anchorage >>3:00 PM<< >>6:30 AM<<  
Arrive Talkeetna 5:30 PM 8:45 AM  
Depart Talkeetna 5:45 PM 9:00 AM* / 9:15 AM  
Arrive Denali Park >>8:30 PM<< >>12:30 PM<<  

* Northbound Denali Express Bus departs from Downtown Talkeetna at Mahay's at 9:00 AM or from the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge at 9:15 AM. Northbound Denali Standard Service bus departs from the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge only at 5:45 PM.  

2018 Southbound Schedule Denali to
Denali Express * Seward Express
Operating Dates 5/15 - 9/14 6/4 - 9/9 5/16 - 9/13
Depart Denali Park >>7:45 AM<< >>2:30 PM<<  
Arrive Talkeetna 10:45 AM 5:45 PM  
Depart Talkeetna 11:00 AM 6:00 PM* / 6:15 PM  
Arrive Anchorage >>1:30 PM<< >>9:00 PM<<  
Depart Anchorage 3:00 PM   7:00 AM
Arrive Seward 5:45 PM   9:45 AM

* Southbound Denali Express Bus departs from Downtown Talkeetna at Mahay's at 6:00 PM or from the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge at 6:15 PM. Southbound Denali Standard Service bus departs from the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge only at 10:45 AM. 

Travel to and from Whittier is also available on "Cruise Days". Ask us!

Advance reservations are required for all scheduled runs. Schedules, dates and rates are subject to changes without notice.

Park Connection Prices

2018 Rates Denali Park Talkeetna Anchorage Seward
Denali Park   $65 $90 $155
Talkeetna $65   $65 $130
Anchorage $90 $65   $65
Seward $155 $130 $65  

Rates for infants and children under the age of 12 are 50% off the adult rates listed above.

Travel to and from Whittier is also available on "Cruise Days". Ask us!

Why Buy your Park Connection Tickets from us?

Booking through us simplifies your life, saves you time and costs you nothing extra. Visiting Denali is complicated and expensive. Figuring out where to stay, how to get there, what to do when you do arrive, and gettingback to an airport to go home takes a lot of time and research. That is where we can help.

You have already found a great place to stay. Let us help you with the rest. We are always happy to help our guests and answer questions, and are just as happy to book your travel tickets and tours for you. We are an authorized ticket vendor for The Park Connection. Unlike most of the other tours and tickets we sell, we cannot discount The Park Connection Tickets. But we do get a commission. Commissions are one means for us to keep our prices so low. So you are helping future travelers as previous travelers have helped you. It is kind of like paying it forward in a way by booking through us!

Another reason might be this: most of our guests who travel to Denali on either The Park Connection or the Alaska Railroad, travel one direction with one and the other direction with the other to be able to experience both. If you would like to that, not only can we save you time effort, we can also save you money, because we can and do sell railroad tickets for less than you can buy them from the railroad!

So save your self time and money and simplify your life, book all your travel and tours through us! We will work hard for you and be very grateful.

Cancellation Policy:

You can change or cancel your reservation with no fees or penalties owed to the Park Connection up until 45 days prior to your travel date. A 10% change or cancellation fee is charged between 45 and 31 days, and a 50% fee is charged between 30 and 15 day prior to travel. All reservations are non-refundable and non-changeable within 14 days of travel. In addition, Denali Mountain Morning Hostel charges $10 on all customer-initiated tour and travel reservation changes and cancellations.

Denali Mountain Morning Hostel & Cabins LLC is a contractually authorized reseller of tours and tickets for these providers. We are not associated with these providers or their service in any other manner. We do not accept any liability regarding their service. Our only participation is that of facilitating your reservation and purchase. We accept your payment and guarantee payment to the provider on your behalf. We have presented their offers to the best of our ability, based on the information they have provided to us. Please notify us of any found errors you believe exist here. Prices are subject to change until the provider confirms the reservation. Travel Insurance is recommended and available on our website.

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