Transportation

Ferry in Juneau

Alaska Marine Highway Auke Bay Ferry Terminal

Ferries dock at Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, 14 miles northwest of downtown. In summer, the main-line ferries traversing the Inside Passage depart southbound weekly for Sitka ($65, nine hours), and three times a week fo…
Bus in Ketchikan

The Bus

Ketchikan’s excellent public bus system. There are two main lines: the Green Line runs from downtown and then north past the airport ferry. The Silver Line heads south past Saxman Village to Rotary Beach and north v…
Bus in Sitka

Ride Sitka

Sitka’s public bus system runs on three lines and serves practically everywhere of interest to visitors. The only downsides: it doesn't stop at the airport (the last stop is about 0.75-miles short) and it doesn't ru…
Bus in Juneau

Capital Transit

Juneau’s sadistic and seemingly illogical public bus system, Capital Transit, stops way short of the ferry terminal and 1½-miles short of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The most useful routes are buses 3 and…
Ferry in Southeast Alaska

Alaska Marine Highway

Ketchikan is 37 hours on the Alaska Marine Highway from Bellingham, WA. The state ferries, North America’s longest public ferry system, also provide transportation between the regions, cities, towns and little fishi…
Port in Juneau

Cruise Ship Port

Cruise ships get a far better deal than the state ferry, pulling into a line of docks that starts just south of the downtown core, next to the Mt Roberts Tramway base station. As many as six ships can dock at once, …
Ferry in Sitka

Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal is 7 miles northwest of town; ferries depart in both directions twice a week to Juneau ($65, nine hours), and once a week to Petersburg ($70, 11 hours)The once-a-week MV Fair…
Ferry in Ketchikan

Inter-Island Ferry Authority

Vessels are capable of holding vehicles and depart Ketchikan at 3:30pm daily, bound for Hollis on Prince of Wales Island (one way adult/child $49/22.50, three hours). Rates for the ferry vary and are based on your v…
Bus in Skagway

SMART Bus

The city of Skagway operates the SMART bus, which moves people (primarily cruise-ship passengers) from the docks up Broadway St and to Jewell Gardens and the Alaska 360 gold dredge on the edge of town. Call ahead fo…
Ferry in Haines

Haines–Skagway Fast Ferry

Uses a speedy catamaran to cruise down Taiya Inlet to Skagway in 45 minutes. The 80ft cat departs Haines from the Port Chilkoot Dock five to six times a day in peak season. Check schedule online.