Getting to Skagway by Plane

Juneau, the state capital, is served by Alaska and Delta Airlines, and regional air carrier Alaska Seaplanes offers several flights daily between Juneau and Skagway (see promo code below). It’s a 45-minute flight. To combine the best of flightseeing and cruising, consider flying to Skagway and returning to Juneau by the state ferry system. An excursion from Juneau can be completed in one day, thanks to our long summer days.

Whitehorse, Yukon is also a convenient point of entry for air arrivals from Canada and the Lower 48. You may rent a car and drive to Skagway in 2.5 hours.

Alaska Seaplanes Special
Alaska Seaplanes will offer North Words Writers Symposium attendees a reduced rate for travel between Skagway & Juneau.

Save 10% off web bookings when using the promo code below for travel dates:

Juneau – Skagway and/or Skagway – Juneau            May 27- June 1

To get the discount, the bookings need to be made through our website – using northwords in the promo code box. BOOK EARLY!

Thank you Alaska Seaplanes!

Getting to Skagway By Boat

  With this year’s ferry challenges due to budget cuts (the limited summer schedule is now posted), we think you would have better luck taking the Alaska Fjordlines tour boat that operates daily between Juneau and Skagway, arriving in the evening, and they are offering our participants and faculty a 10% discount for online booking.  Here’s the deal, go to their website and make reservations at .  

 Enter NORTHWORDS  for dates 5-26, 5-30, 5-31, 6-2.  Most likely we expect you would travel on 5-26 & 5-31:  

 May 26th: Juneau to Skagway: Depart Auke Bay/Statter 4:30pm, arrive Skagway 8:15pm (bus departs downtown from Marine Park at 4:00pm)  

May 31st: Skagway to Juneau: Depart Skagway 8:00am, arrive Juneau/Yankee Cove 10:45, bus to airport or downtown.  

One-way $135 -10% = $121.50, plus tax 

 Roundtrip/overnight(s)= $250 – 10% = $225, plus tax. 

 Thank you Alaska Fjordlines!



Skagway is the northern terminus of the Alaska’s Marine Highway System. A fleet of car carrying vessels serves all of Southeast Alaska. Northbound travelers can access the system at Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia; southbound travelers usually embark at Skagway or Haines. Each vessel has an observation lounge, food service and a solarium where camping is allowed free of charge. Mainline vessels also feature stateroom accommodations.

 See schedules and make reservations at or call 800-642-0066 

Ferries are due to arrive/depart Skagway on May 25, May 28, and June 1