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Delta and Northwest Airlines offer seasonal nonstop service from Fairbanks to the Lower 48. Alaska Airlines and ERA Alaska fly the Anchorage-Fairbanks route. There are hotel shuttles, rental cars, and taxis available at the Fairbanks airport.
As for ground transportation, the Alaska Park Connection provides regularly scheduled shuttle service between Seward, Anchorage, and Denali National Park from mid-May to mid-September. Denali Overland Transportation serves Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Denali National Park with charter bus and van service. Alaska/Yukon Trails runs between Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Whitehorse, and Dawson City.
Between late May and early September, Alaska Railroad's daily passenger service runs between Seward, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, with stops at Talkeetna and Denali National Park and Preserve. Standard trains have dining, lounge, and dome cars, plus the only outdoor viewing platform of its kind. Holland America and Princess offer luxurious travel packages as well.
Make the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center your first stop in Fairbanks, where you can plan your whole trip, from a quick visit to a local attraction or a backcountry adventure. This center is also home to the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Alaska Public Lands Information Center. While you're there, browse the free exhibits on Interior Alaska's environment and people, as well as the recently opened fantastic displays of both gold rush and Native history. In the summer, the center hosts Alaska Native art, music, storytelling, and dance. Don't forget to enjoy the free films, use the Wi-Fi and Internet access, or peruse the literature at the Alaska Geographic Bookstore.
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