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 28- June 2

To get the discount, the bookings need to be made through our website – using northwords in the promo code box. BOOK EARLY – prices may go up in 2019!

Thank you Alaska Seaplanes!

Getting to Skagway By Boat

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.

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

Alaska Fjordlines also runs a tour boat daily between Juneau and Skagway, arriving in the evening. Check their schedule and make reservations at or call 800-320-0146