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best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

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best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

Just wondering if anyone could offer any advice on how to cheaply get from Anchorage to Juneau, would be willing to car share? Flying seems very expensive. Many thanks.

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1. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

Sorry, there are no roads to Juneau.

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2. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

Yep - only option is by air or by ferry boat. :)

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3. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

If you could share a ridewith someone traveling by car from Anchorage to Juneau it would entail a 14+ hour road trip Anchorage to Haines and then board a ferry to Juneau........If you don't have the extra time to allow for that, then flying (though eexpensive) remains the best option......note also that Alaska Air is the only commercial carrier serving Juneau, so that will limit your options even more.......

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4. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

For the more adventurous:

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5. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

If you have 2 days to spare .... bus from Anc to Whitehorse (18 hrs), overnight in Whitehorse, train/bus to skagway, then ferry to Juneau. Add up the fares and hotel, and see how it compares to air fare.

www.alaskadirectbusline.com/schedule.htm

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6. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

I assume by now you know the ferry option with car is far more expensive than flying. And, to share with total strangers could be a potential problem, unless you know who you are travelling with.

The Kennicott sails between Whittier and Juneau twice a month and you could do that as walkon passengers. Train to Whittier costs $65.

You didn't say, but where are you going after Juneau?

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7. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

I don't think any of us is recommending the op share a ride with a stranger.....but since that was the question I have tried to supply the logistics.........I wouldn't be surprised that when you compare the Kennicott fare plus the train to Whittier that you find the airfare from Anchorage to Juneau may be less expensive........

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8. Re: best way to travel from Anchorage to Juneau

Flying has really, really gone up on Alaska Air. Just priced Ketchikan to Seattle this morning and it was almost $500 RT for August! OMG. That's a lot of scratch for our whole family to get "off the rock."

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