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Old June 8th, 2001, 11:21 AM
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Default Help! Transfer from Anchorage airport to Seward

I'm going to have a southbound cruise this month, I will arrive in Anchorage airport in the afternoon and have to depart to Seward directly to catch my cruise.
How could I find a bus or coach to the pier?
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Old June 8th, 2001, 11:41 AM
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Did the airlines make your flight arrangements? It is 2 1/2 - 3 hours to Seward. You need to check with the cruiseline to see if one of their buses is still available for you to catch when you arrive. Otherwise, you need to contact Hertz and get a one-way car rental.
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Old June 8th, 2001, 11:49 AM
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Hi,
I've contacted the cruise line but they told me to find transfers on my own.
And the problem is I'm a foreigner, I don't think I'm allowed to drive in the US.
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Old June 8th, 2001, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Help! Transfer from Anchorage airport to Sewar

Hi,
I've contacted the cruise line but they told me to find transfers on my own.
And the problem is I'm a foreigner, I don't think I'm allowed to drive in the US.
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Old June 8th, 2001, 03:23 PM
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I'm surprised your cruise line is not being more helpful. Most of them seem quite eager to sign up their guests for airport transfers between Anchorage and Seward. What cruise line are you going on?

The Seward chamber of Commerce has a web page listing the alternatives.
<http://www.seward.net/chamber/transportation.htm>
Also see the "Business Listings" page for contact information for bus lines, etc. <http://www.seward.net/chamber/businesses.htm>

An alternative to driving or taking a bus is the Alaska Railroad. See this web page for information on the "COASTAL CLASSIC" passenger train <http://www.akrr.com/passenger/summer_schedule.html>

The trip between Anchorage and Seward is about 130 miles by road. It's an especially scenic part of Alaska.
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Old June 8th, 2001, 07:43 PM
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I think your country's valid driver's license will work for renting a car here. Call Hertz directly and they should be able to help you.

How many hours between your arrival in Anchorage and the ship's departure from Seward?
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Old June 12th, 2001, 11:30 AM
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Mat,

I don't know how far you are having to fly to get to Anchorage, but it sounds like you are cutting the "timing window" awefully short for making a flight into Anchorage and catching a cruise that is about 3 hours away from the airport. If you can fly in earlier, or the day before, it would give you much more opportunity to catch a bus, train, or van to Seward. If you don't have much flexibility timewise, you may have no choice but to get a Hertz (or similar) one way rental. Expect to pay $175 or so for it.

Again, having such a small window between your flight and cruise could be a real problem since if the flight is delayed it could cause you to miss the cruise, and in all likelihood, the first day of your cruise is "at sea", so you may miss a day or two of your cruise and you have the responsibility to catch up to the ship. If at all possible, I would try to increase your "flight to cruise ship" time window if possible.
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Old June 16th, 2001, 12:59 AM
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Depending on your time schedule...you may want to reschedule your arrival in to Anchorage...

I seached dogpile.com and found these to in just a couple of searches..

Pete from Alaska

www.alaska-tour.com

Features a photo and schedules for this motorcoach between Seward, Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Denali National Park.


http://www.alaskaone.com/sewardbus/index.html

Seward Bus Line (Scheduled and Charter Bus Service)
ANCHORAGE DEPOT - 3339 FAIRBANKS STREET
SEWARD DEPOT - 1915 SEWARD HIGHWAY (907) 563-0800
(907) 224-3608 | FAX: 224-7237
e-mail: sewardbusline@seward.net

Schedule Fares
Departs Arrives Trip
Seward......9:00 a.m. Anchorage.....12 noon Seward - Anchorage $35
Anchorage.2:30 p.m. Seward........5:30 p.m. Anchorage - Seward $35

Schedule and Fares Subject to change without notice

Pick up and drop off available enroute. Fares calculated according to location and destination.
There is a $5 airport drop off charge.
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Old June 16th, 2001, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Help! Transfer from Anchorage airport to Sewar

Why are you surprised???? He made his own arrangements and the cruise buses have all left. Alaska Cruiser wrote:
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> I'm surprised your cruise line is not being more helpful.
> Most of them seem quite eager to sign up their guests for
> airport transfers between Anchorage and Seward. What cruise
> line are you going on?
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Old June 18th, 2001, 12:15 PM
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I don't understand why there wasn't an option to purchase transfers from the cruise line. Which line is it?
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Old June 27th, 2001, 03:11 AM
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Default Re: Help! Transfer from Anchorage airport to Sewar

rccl wanted$ 59 per person but i found alaska bus service and they charge $35 per person
www.alaskaone.com/sewardbus/

dont let ur t/a rush u into booking bus by ship..
has anyone taken this company?
we have only been on one anch -seward and busses were provided by princess but mymymy how things change..anyway first time on rccl for alaska other 5x was hal ,princess and celebrity...ahhh the salmon yummmm
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