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to Fairbanks has changed a lot in our 100 year history.
In the early days, sternwheeler riverboats and dog sleds were the normal
ways to get to the Interior. Now, visitors to Fairbanks
have the luxury of arriving by car, rail, or air
(this includes everything from large ocean-crossing jets
to small prop commuter planes).
Access by air: Multiple domestic flights arrive
Fairbanks International Airport daily.
Alaska Airlines is the carrier with the most frequent flights to Fairbanks.
Delta Airlines and
Airlines offer direct flights to the lower 48 from Fairbanks on a seasonal
basis. With Fairbanks
close to Europe and Asia, international flights carry
passengers to and from
Condor makes the once-weekly eight-hour flight in
the summer months from Frankfurt,
take advantage of this close relationship and fill the
seats going the opposite direction. Fairbanks is also served
by a dedicated group of smaller commuter airlines, many
of which fly to remote communities that cannot otherwise
be reached by road.
(which also travels to Vancouver),
Era Aviation, and
Frontier Flying Service fly to rural communities
around the state of Alaska. This robust service makes
Fairbanks the ideal spot from which to
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Alaska Railroad and Fall colors
Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau/Courtesy of Alaska Railroad
Access by rail: If you are looking for a more scenic, leisurely experience, consider taking the
to Fairbanks. As the northern terminus of the Alaska
Railroad, Fairbanks enjoys daily service to and from
southern stops such as Denali National Park, Anchorage
and the other communities along the way.
Access by car/camper/RV: Vehicle transport is still a popular way to
ive in Fairbanks. The Richardson Highway connects Fairbanks to other Alaskan destinations such as Delta Junction (2 hrs.), Tok (4 hrs.) and Valdez (8 hrs.). Fairbanks is connected to Denali National Park (2 hrs.) and Anchorage (7 hrs.) via the Parks Highway. If you're coming south from northern communities, you'll no doubt want to visit Fairbanks by way of the Steese and Elliot Highways. Road conditions are generally good in the spring, summer and autumn. Winter travelers will want to use more caution and consult the
Alaska State Department of Transportation for updates on road conditions during the winter months.
Get more information by visiting the
Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau web site on this topic!
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