Fairbanks

Traveling to FairbanksGetting here is easier than you think

By Plane
The Fairbanks International Airport is about six miles from downtown Fairbanks. Shuttles, rental cars, taxi service and buses are available for transport to your final destination. Service to and from Fairbanks is offered by Alaska Airlines year-round. Frontier Airlines offers seasonal summer service to Fairbanks, non-stop from Denver International Airport starting in the summer of 2010. Northwest flights, operated by Delta are offered from mid-May to mid-September daily from Fairbanks to the Lower 48 each summer. Several regional and commuter carriers fly between Fairbanks and numerous Interior communities, as well as Anchorage and some destinations in Canada. Also, Condor, Germany's largest leisure airline, provides weekly summer service between Fairbanks and Frankfurt. Charter flights are also available from Japan via Japan Airlines through much of the winter.

By Train
The last full-service railroad in the United States, the Alaska Railroad, provides daily summer service and weekend winter service between Fairbanks and Anchorage. Summer routes include stops in Denali for visitors to take advantage of activities. See the Alaska Railroad website for complete schedules and pricing.

By Ferry
The Alaska Marine Highway System has been operating year-round since 1963, with regularly scheduled passenger and vehicle service to 30 communities in Alaska, plus Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Visitors can access Alaska - the Inside Passage, Southeast and Southwest, the Aleutian Islands and the Alaska Peninsula by one of the eleven vessels in the AMHS fleet. Passenger and vehicle capacity as well as amenities such as staterooms, food service and observation lounges vary on each ship. A popular trip for travelers is to continue north via motor-home to Fairbanks and Denali.

By Shuttle/Bus
Shuttle service companies provide daily scheduled transportation throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Statewide charter services can also be arranged. Autos, trucks, vans and motor-homes can be rented at a number of convenient locations.

Getting Around Town
Rent a car, take a shuttle, flag down a taxi, or check the Fairbanks North Star Borough MACS Transit Bus System schedule. If you have a car and just need a place to park you can make use of the $8.3 million, 380-space Downtown Transportation Center and Parking Garage in the heart of Fairbanks. For one dollar an hour, you can park and walk around downtown. The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center is within walking distance and has information on attractions, shopping, dining, lodging, services and much more.