Transportation Information

Traveling by car? The following routes provide unique touring opportunities:

Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) Offers equal access to the Inside Passage from either Canada or the continental U.S. : Connects with the Alaska Marine Highway in Prince Rupert.

Cassiar Highway (Highway 37) Runs north from Highway 16, connects with the Alaska Highway at 1 and 97: Take the Cassiar Highway to Hyder ; Ketchikan follows. The gateway towns of Skagway and Haines lie along the Alaska Highway . See Yukon and Whitehorse by bus and train, via an interconnected system.

Haines Highway (Highway 3,4) Enters Alaska Highway also; majestic mountain passes provide scenery as you travel to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Feel like flying? Travel by jet or commuter plane, and convert travel time into touring time:

Commuter Flights Arrive nearly anywhere in the Inside Passage via these smaller air carriers. Many air-tour packages are available, by plane, floatplane or helicopter.

Got your sea-legs? Experience Alaska from the seaside!

Take in the myriad sights of the Passage by ferry, cruise ship, private charter, or bring your own craft! Year-round service is provided by the Alaska Marine Highway , for passengers and vehicles both. To get the best spaces, make your reservations in advance. For a truly intimate tour of the waterways, bring your own canoe, bicycle, or kayak. Don’t worry about having to walk; car rental is found all along the Passage. If you arrive in your own boat, verify mooring in advance with the local visitors bureau.