WHITTIER ALASKA MOTOR COACH BUS TRANSPORTATION
NARRATED DAY TOURS AND DIRECT TRANSFERS
Whittier to Anchorage or Anchorage to Whittier Bus
Whittier Alaska shuttle Bus service
Visitors with a few hours or a full day to explore Anchorage can store their luggage (and fish) at the airport. Open 5 a.m. – 2 a.m., the storage area is located in the South (Domestic) Terminal of the Airport on the Lower (Arrivals) Level across from baggage claim. Telephone: (907) 248-0373.
Free luggage storage is also offered by the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, located near the airport. www.alaskaairmuseum.org.
Check with your cruise line to see if they could hold your luggage at their specific centers in Anchorage (if any).
We recommend you visit downtown Anchorage prior to your flight as there are numerous gift shops, museums, restaurants, shopping malls. If you are visiting on Saturday and Sunday there is an outdoor market on 3rd Ave that is worthwhile visiting. More information about Anchorage activities can be found on 4th Ave at the Visitor Information Center Downtown Anchorage.
How far is the bus from the ship?
We pick up and drop off directly at the cruise ship terminal, right next to the ship. We are a few steps away from the ship, you don't need to walk very far or get another transportation to get to/from the ship, we bring you directly to or from it.
Where do you pick us up, do you have a bus station?
Anchorage pick up and drop off description:
We don't have a bus station because our passengers are cruise ship passengers and they all have a ton of luggage, so there is no way they can get to our station even if we had one. This is one of the best features of our service as most companies don't pick up or drop off their customers. We pick up and drop off at your location. We pick up and drop off at the Alaska Airlines gates (Anchorage airport is very small and most local airline check ins are next or close to Alaska Airlines check in). We pick up and drop off at most major hotels, car rentals located in downtown, or airport area. If you don't know your pick up or drop off location you can still book your transportation and then call or e-mail us when you book it to let us know your pick up or drop off location later.
Anchorage Airport drop off and pick up instructions:
If you are being picked up at the airport, please wait inside or right outside the terminal by the exit of the Alaska Airlines baggage claim door #1 and look for a vehicle or someone with a sign "Alaska Cruise Transportation."
Airport is the first drop off location and Airport is the last pick up location.
Anchorage Airport Car Rental drop off and pick up instructions:
We DO pick up and drop off at all the car rentals that are located at the airport. Drop off and pick up at the airport is at the south terminal, there is NO access for buses to the car rental offices. Anchorage's airport is very small and car rentals are located right next to the terminal. To get to the car rental offices from our drop off point at the airport you will need to go inside the same building, take elevator to the underground floor and the car rental offices are right in front of that. If you are being picked up at the airport, you will need to walk a few feet back to the south terminal. You can also leave someone from your party at our pick up or drop off location with all your luggage and then return or pick up your car and return to your party.
Whittier or Seward cruise ship dock pick up and drop off description:
When you are getting off or on the ship in Whittier or Seward, we pick up directly inside the cruise ship terminal by your luggage pick up location, the driver parks the bus and walks inside the terminal to find the people with the sign "Alaska Cruise Transportation." If you don't see that sign, just stay inside and wait for someone to show up. We drop you off directly in front of the cruise ship terminal by the luggage drop off point, after which you simply walk on to the ship.
There are no customs or immigration check points in Whittier or Seward.
(NOTE: the low cost direct transfer has limited pick up and drop off locations, wildlife transfer has more options for hotel pick up. Please use your hotel's airport shuttle and meet our bus at a convenient location at the airport or if pick up at hotels is important to you please select wildlife transfer). Since our airport is very small you will not get lost or miss our bus).
How do we find you when we get off the ship?
When you walk off the ship in Whittier or Seward, you walk into the cruise ship terminal, you will see your luggage and that is where we will meet you, at your luggage pick up. There will be someone with a sign "Alaska Cruise Transfers" waiting for you inside. If you don't see anyone please wait there until they show up. If you go outside, you will get lost since there are a lot of buses, even from our company, and you will not know which one you are on. DO NOT GO OUTSIDE to find your bus, stay inside the terminal.
Is there enough time for us to get off or on the ship with your schedule?
Yes, our schedule is coordinated with cruise line embarkation and disembarkation times and works best (cruise line terminal coordinating people tells us directly if there are changes in the schedule for cruise lines). We have never had people who could not get off or on the ship in time with our schedule. The ships run on a schedule and they are never late arriving to the port. They also disembark and embark at the same time so there will be no problem to get off or on the ship with our schedule since that is what we do - is provide transportation for cruise ship passengers. All of the people on the same bus are going on the same ship, departing at the same time since there is only one ship per day for each port.
Do we have senior or children rates or other discounts?
No, we don't have any special rates for any particular group or members of a group. Everyone is charged the same rate when they are taking a seat. If your child is small enough to be held on a lap, then it is free.
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