By Car or RV -- Fairbanks is a transportation hub. The Richardson Highway heads east 100 miles to Delta Junction, the endpoint of the Alaska Highway, then south to Glennallen and Valdez. The Parks Highway heads due south from Fairbanks to Denali National Park, 120 miles away, and Anchorage, 360 miles south.

By Van or Bus -- Alaska/Yukon Trails (tel. 800/770-7275; offers daily service, summer only, to and from Denali National Park and Anchorage (one-way fares are $55 and $99, respectively). In Fairbanks, the van stops at Billie's Backpackers and GoNorth hostels, among other places, and will pick up at the airport or your hotel for an added fee. The shuttle also runs as a tour to Dawson City and Whitehorse, Yukon. On most routes, they pick up and drop off along the way, but not in Canada.

By Train -- The Alaska Railroad (tel. 800/544-0552; links Fairbanks with Denali National Park and Anchorage, with tour commentary provided along the way. The high-season one-way fare is $64 to Denali and $210 to Anchorage (nearly twice the cost of flying between the cities); first-class, Gold Star service is $149 and $320, respectively.


By Air -- Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/252-7522; connects Fairbanks to Anchorage. Fares vary, and sometimes there are bargains. A bargain round-trip fare can be just under $300. The airport is a hub for various small carriers to Alaska's Interior and Arctic communities. A cab downtown from the airport is $18 to $20 with Yellow Cab (tel. 907/455-5555). Airlink Shuttle and Tours (tel. 907/452-3337) charges $3.50, with a three-person minimum and $1 fee per bag, for a ride from the airport to anywhere in town.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.