Explanation of Narrated Tour BusesUnlike transit (shuttle) buses, which are not narrated, tour buses feature a trained naturalist who both drives the bus and narrates during the trip.
Tour bus trips begin and end at various locations around the entrance of the park - they do not pick up at campgrounds along the Park Road, and they are not set up for passengers to disembark and re-board. Shuttle buses are a better option for passengers who want to get off the bus to hike, picnic, etc.
There are a few different bus tours from which to choose. All tours are conducted by certified driver-naturalists who will provide a guided, informative trip into the park. Tour buses are tan-colored, to help them stand out from a distance. Descriptions of each tour are below.
Reservations and PricesReservations for bus trips are made through our bus concessionaire, Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture. You can buy bus tickets online or call 1-800-622-7275.
The National Park Service does not operate any of these tours. Questions concerning departure times, ticket refunds, etc., should be directed to Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture, the concessionaire who operates these tours.
Note: The prices below for narrated tour buses do not include the $10 park entrance fee. If you have an entrance pass already (e.g., a Senior Pass), learn how to get your entrance fee refunded.
|Destination/Service||Dates (2018)||Adult (16 and older)||Children (15 and younger)|
|Natural History Tour||May 9—September 19||$80.00||$40.00|
|Tundra Wilderness Tour*||June 1—September 13||$136.00||$68.00|
|Kantishna Experience||June 8—September 13||$208.00||$104.00|
*Note: From May 20—31 each year, the Tundra Wilderness Tour travels a slightly shorter distance, because the Denali Park Road doesn't open fully til early June. This early-season tour is 1 hour shorter and is $116.00 for ages 16+ (and $58.00 for ages 15 and younger).
Bus departures vary each day, based on demand. There is therefore no fixed daily schedule. Contact the bus company to learn more about bus schedules.