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⚓ Seattle to Fairbanks Barge, Fairbanks-Seattle Barge & Ferry Service

Fairbanks Alaska

There is no ferry service between Washington and Fairbanks but one can send their vehicles by barge direct from Seattle to Fairbanks or Fairbanks to Seattle every week, year-round  

The barge trip from Seattle to Fairbanks takes about 2-3 weeks and from Fairbanks to Seattle takes between 19 & 21 days depending on weather.  Barging times are approximate because everything is weather dependent.

Fairbanks is home to two major military bases: Fort Wainwright US military Base and to Eielson Airforce Base. 

The Eielson Air Force base is approximately 26 miles SE of Fairbanks.

Fairbanks offers all the amenities including a rich Native culture.  Dog sledding, hiking with reindeer, hot springs and sighting the fabulous Aurora Boralis. Aurora season in Fairbanks isfrom 22 April - 20 August.

From helicopter tours providing an opportunity to explore the glaciers and the colourful back country; from museums to great shopping - Fairbanks has all the best Alaska has to offer.

To Get a Barge Quote or Book to Alaska go to or email  or call 1-800-686-0446

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Whittier is the closest ferry port to Fairbanks.
Fairbanks is not served by ferries, but instead by barges. Barge service between Seattle & Fairbanks occurs weekly, year round. Barging to Alaska is an extremely popular alternative to driving as it avoids Canada.