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Old 04-09-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Default Bus to Alaska

Are there any bus routes to Alaska? Anyway to get there without buying an expensive plane ticket?
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Greyhound doesn't provide service to Alaska. You could charter a bus, or sign up with a private bus charter, but I believe you will find that both options are more expensive than flying to Alaska.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Greyhound doesn't go there.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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There is a cheap airline in the summer out of Minneapolis. Sun Air or something. My Mom uses it. It's only like 300 bucks round trip. I can send her an e-mail for more details if you'd like. They may launch out of other cities as well.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I might get a mini-road trip when I get back from Europe. The closest you are going to get up to Alaska is Whitehorse, Yukon with the Greyhound buses. I might drop my friends off in Whitehorse and they'll take the bus down to Bellingham. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Starting a bus route to and from Alaska is tempting...but I don't think as a driver I could handle the "are we there yet" or "I need to stop and use the rest room" mile after mile. Plus trying to get through the border with 30 people and their documentation might be another nightmare.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Starting a bus route to and from Alaska is tempting...but I don't think as a driver I could handle the "are we there yet" or "I need to stop and use the rest room" mile after mile. Plus trying to get through the border with 30 people and their documentation might be another nightmare.
Greyhound does service portions of Canada. So they already have to deal with the passport issue, and they have a restroom on their buses. They just don't come to Alaska.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Maybe not enough passengers to justify the trip. Plus they would need a relief driver or two I guess.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: WE MADE IT!!
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I saw some bus stops as we were coming up in Canada and let me just say that if you had to go over some of the roads we did in a bus make sure to bring you several pairs of underwear. There was a couple I wanted to get out and just walk down I was so scared there was no way in **** I would've gotten on a bus and rode down.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Humm, kinda makes me wonder how much my wife would charge to take a passenger on the back of her broom, she makes good time on the thing and is prone to barrel rolls if a passenger gets lippy. She also prefers to take scenic routes, makes me kinda wonder if the passengers would really like getting that close to snow covered large rocks, trees, bears, she gets a kick out of buzzin' things. Not much room for luggage though. No radio. No snacks. If you suspect you may have to use the facilities, she does request the passenger sit facing the rear.
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