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Our cruise ends in Seward and I know we need to get to Anchorage to fly home.  I’ve heard about a train and a bus that can get us there.  Can anyone tell me about these options please? Cheapest, fastest, most scenic, etc.  Where do we go to get either option? Will Celebrity sell them as excursions?  
 

We will be flying home to Boston.  Do most people fly home the night of debarkation or the next day?  If the next day, where do you stay?  We are kind of on a budget and are already stretching it so staying extra days isn’t something we can do this time.  
 

I’d appreciate any advice on helping us with our journey home. 

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The train is the most scenic. Check the COASTAL CLASSIC  ... https://www.alaskarailroad.com/

It leaves Seward around 6pm, a 4 hr journey.  That allows you the day to sightsee around Seward ... enjoy a 6 hr day cruise to the Kenai Fjords,  hike/walk at Exit Glacier, fish, or just wander around the harbor.  Most flights to the east coast are red-eye out of Anchorage, so you'll need to see if this train gets into Anchorage too late for a same day departure.  OR, you could spend the night, sightsee around Anchorage, and catch a flight the next day.

 

For bus options, there's the Park Connection Bus with 2 or 3 departures per day depending on the day.   I  think it drops you at the Museum. Details on their web site.  https://www.alaskacoach.com/schedule/

And Seward Bus lines.  http://www.sewardbuslines.net/   

 

 

 

 

 

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