Bus Fees and Reservations
Shuttle Bus Prices
As the table above indicates, children (15 and younger) ride free on all shuttle buses. They do still need a format ticket, however, when you are booking over the phone or online.
The 3-For-2 Pass
The Tek Pass
Only available to people staying in Teklanika Campground. The Tek Pass costs $34.00. Learn more about Teklanika Campground and the Tek Pass.
Tour Bus Prices
Note: The prices below do include the $10 park entrance fee
Entrance Fee Reminder
There is an entrance fee charged with each bus reservation.
Holders of either a Denali Annual Pass or one of the several types of Federal Recreation Lands Passes may obtain a refund for their pre-paid entrance fee by presenting their valid pass, along with a photo ID and material showing payment of the entrance fee, upon arriving in Denali. Your refund may be processed at either the Riley Creek Mercantile or the Wilderness Access Center. If you made your reservations, and paid your entrance fee, through a third party vendor, such as a cruise line, you may need to seek reimbursement from that third party.
How to Make Bus Reservations
Our bus concessioner may only reserve a portion of each day's shuttle bus tickets in advance. The remaining pool of daily tickets are available for purchase two days before the date of the trip. Visitors with very limited schedules or particularly large (6 or more) groups are advised to book in advance. Meanwhile, tour buses do fill up quite often, so advance reservations are more important for those wishing to take a narrated tour bus.
There are four ways to buy bus tickets:
Note: Reservations for bus trips and campground stays in a given summer are possible as early as December 1 of the year before your trip.