Located at Mile 0.75 on the Denali Park Road, the Denali Bus Depot is operated by our concessioner, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture.
You can purchase bus tickets, make campground reservations, and check in for existing bus and campground reservations here. All transit buses and some of the narrated tour buses depart from this location.The Bus Depot also sells coffee, snacks, and souvenirs in a small gift shop.
Dates and Hours of Operation
The Bus Depot is open each year from May 20 to mid-September. For most of the summer, it is open 5:30 am to 7 pm daily for bus tickets, bus departures, and coffee. Hours may vary during shoulder seasons.
If you arrive after 7 pm and need to check into a campground or pick up bus tickets, you can do so until 11 pm at the Riley Creek Mercantile, located in Riley Creek Campground.
Denali: Overview MapThe map below illustrates major facilities and campgrounds along the park's only road. Zoom in toward the eastern part of the park to find the Denali Bus Depot, marked with a green bus icon.
Denali Bus Depot Parking
This parking lot is at the building where most bus trips into Denali begin. Two-thirds of the lot are sized for small cars, and one-third is sized for RVs or other large vehicles. Many area hotels have shuttles that bring their guests to the Denali Bus Depot, so inquire at your lodging if you want to avoid bringing a car to the park.
There is no charge to park here.
Predicted occupancy suggests how busy this parking lot will be at various times of day, on various days of the week. However, please note that the lot might actually be busier or less full on a given day than what the prediction is. Consider using the Riley Creek Shuttle or your local hotel shuttle to avoid hassles with parking.
Last updated: November 15, 2023