Park Shuttle Adventure

Explore the park on a budget! Park Service Shuttle buses provide an inexpensive alternative to narrated tours. This is a great option for those that want a shorter trip and/or don't want the expense of a narrated tour. There are options to go to Toklat (6 hours), Eielson (8 hours), Wonder Lake (11 hours) or Kantishna (12 hours). If you are travelling to Wonder Lake or Kantishna we recommend a narrated tour on an upgraded motor coach for a more comfortable ride. You can view our option for a narrated tour to Kantishna here.

The buses are all hop on, hop off so you can explore the park at your own pace. Though not sold as a narrated tour, our experience is the park service bus drivers are knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have. 
This is a great option for the independent traveler and those with backcountry hiking experience that want to get their “boots on the ground”. Planning on hiking? Brush up on your backcountry skills the day before with Traverse Alaska’s Skill Building Group Hikes.

Book with us and we include a hearty lunch to-go that includes: chips, fruit, granola bar, one of our homemade baked good and your choice of sandwich on a freshly baked buns. (Specify sandwich choice and/or any dietary restrictions at check-in). 
Times: 6:30 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm

OPTION 1: Rates Round Trip Shuttle Bus:
  • Toklat (53 miles) - $58 pp / Kiddos 15 under $25 pp
  • Eielson (66 miles) -$67 pp / Kiddos 15 under $25 pp
  • Wonder Lake (85 miles) - $83 pp / Kiddos 15 under $25 pp
  • Kantishna (92 miles) - $88 pp / Kiddos 15 under $25 pp
OPTION 2: One way Shuttle bus with flight tour!
Kantishna Day Shuttle-AM shuttle IN with afternoon 60 min. fight tour OUT Rate: 379pp
Includes flight, shuttle ticket, & hearty lunch.
Denali Park Day Excursion-12pm flight IN to Kantishna, afteroon shuttle OUT $313pp
Includes flight, shuttle ticket, & hearty lunch.
Make reservations early- trips must be prepaid.
Prices include shuttle ticket, a hearty lunch and a $10 convenience fee. All buses depart from WAC/Denali Bus Depot. Departure times are an estimate, final departure times provided with confirmation number. Park Entrance Fee must be paid at Denali Bus Depot and you will receive your printed tickets at that time. Allow 30 minutes before departure to receive tickets and pay fee. 
Cancellation Policy: 30+ days prior, less a $25pp cancellation fee, within 30 days non-refundable
To book your shuttle ticket independently you can visit
To book your lunch independently click here.