There are many ways to enjoy your Skyline Lodge stay, with flexible options to suit any vacation plans. As we’re often asked what’s the very best way to maximize a visit, we’ve outlined our favorite guest packages.
Package #1 Fly In/Bus Out:
Our top-rated, guest favorite package, this option is the most seamless, convenient and cost-effective of all our offerings. Once you’ve reserved Package #1 with us, you needn’t worry about making any other advanced transportation plans during your Denali visit!
Arrival Day: Make your way to the Denali Park Entrance/Denali Park Strip by at least 4:00 p.m. on your arrival day. Your estimated flight pickup time is 4:30 p.m. A direct flight back to the Lodge is approximately 55 minutes.
Departure Day: At the conclusion of your Skyline Lodge stay, you’ll be able to catch the Denali Park Camper bus, which departs Kantishna daily at approximately 8:45 a.m., arriving at the Park entrance/Wilderness Access Center at 2 p.m. See full bus schedule here. Purchase your bus ticket at the Skyline Lodge front desk ($32 per person, per ticket; children under 15 ride free. All bus tickets are available on standby basis, and seats are first-come, first serve; on rare occasions, if a camper bus is full, our guests simply wait for the next available bus and may relax at the lodge). Don’t forget to add on a make-it-yourself gourmet style lunch from the Lodge on your departure day!
Package #2 Bus In/Fly Out:
Our second most popular option, Package #2 allows you to bus into the park on your arrival day and fly back to the park entrance area on the final day of your stay. This option requires you to make advanced bus ticket purchases with Denali Park Service.
Arrival Day: Pre-arrange your bus reservations with Park Service in advance to make your way into Kantishna on your arrival day. We highly recommend taking the Denali Camper Bus option departing the Park entrance at 11:05 a.m. – arriving in Kantishna at approximately 4:45 p.m . – so that you can settle in and enjoy our family-style dinner seating this evening. Let your bus driver know you’re staying at Skyline Lodge!
Departure Day: On the last night of your stay with us, our experienced pilots and crew will work with you directly on your departure day flight schedule. Our team will provide your ground transport and luggage handling to the airstrip. If your departure day travel plans after your stay with us entail specific timing (i.e. you’ve made a reservation with Alaska Railroad to take the train from Denali to Anchorage or Fairbanks), please let our team know in advance, and we’ll work with you on outbound flight planning.
Package #3 Bus In and Out:
Love our lodging style but prefer ground travel? Package #3 is the best choice for you. Arrange your inbound and outbound bus tickets with Denali Park Service in advance.
Our 2020 season runs from June 6th – September 10th. Check-in time is after 5:00pm, either off one of our afternoon fly-ins or via the 11:05am camper bus. Check-out time is no later than 10:30am.