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Fairbanks, Alaska Ferry & Barge Information

Fairbanks Alaska

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

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

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

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

Aurora season in Fairbanks is 22 April - 20 August and during this time

Fairbanks offers all the amenities including a rich Native culture, dog sledding, hiking with reindeer, hot springs and so much more.

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

To Get a Barge Quote /Booking to Alaska 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, 
and as barges from Seattle arrive in Fairbanks weekly,
barging to Alaska is an extremely popular alternative.