Today, you can reach Skagway by road via the South Klondike Highway. The highway is open year-round and connects Skagway to the Yukon. The Alaska Marine Highway connects Skagway as far south as Bellingham, Washington and lots of little towns in between. Skagway is also served by scheduled and charter air services from Juneau and Haines. Nearly 1 Million visitors arrive to Skagway each year.
A 45-minute commuter flight from Skagway, Juneau is the primary domestic air entry point for Southeast Alaska and travelers on the Inside Passage.
Juneau, the state capital, is served by Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines (seasonally) and two local carriers who offer several flights daily between Juneau and Skagway. An excursion to Juneau can be completed in one day, thanks to our long summer days.
Whitehorse, Yukon is 110 miles from Skagway by land and is also a convenient point of entry for air arrivals, serviced by multiple international airlines.
Skagway is connected to the Yukon Territory, Canada, and the contiguous 48 states via the Klondike Highway, which is paved and maintained year-round, and rated for overweight trucks. Skagway is only 110 miles from Whitehorse or 98 miles from the Alaska Highway, via the South Klondike Highway.
This modern two-lane highway is an easy drive, and passes through the historic community of Carcross – gas, food and other visitor services available – and past the ruins of the Venus Mine on Windy Arm of Tagish Lake. The lakes of the Yukon and British Columbia that you’ll pass along the way are the headwaters of the great Yukon River. Near the summit of the Klondike Highway Pass you’ll encounter a scene that resembles a moonscape more than any earthly vista. Ancient, twisted trees cling to rocks polished smooth by prehistoric glaciers, or crumbled by years of erosion. Myriad waterfalls, several glaciers and glimpses of the White Pass Railway and White Pass Trail are among the highlights of the drive from the summit to seaside Skagway.
In order to cross the US/Canada border you must have one of the following: Passport, NEXUS Card, FAST Card, EDL or EIC from a province or territory where a U.S. approved EDL.EIC program has be implemented. Persons 18 and under must have a birth certificate. Dogs, cats and other animals need to have a current rabies certificate. Birds need a special permit.
US Customs & Immigration
Skagway, Alaska Border Hours 7am-11pm (Alaska Time) Year-Round
Fraser, British Columbia Border Hours 8am-Midnight (Yukon Time) Year-Round
Alaska Marine Highway (AMHS)
Skagway is the northern terminus of Alaska’s Marine Highway System. A fleet of car carrying vessels serves all of Southeast Alaska. Northbound travelers can access the system at Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia; southbound travelers usually embark at Skagway or Haines. Each vessel has an observation lounge, food service and a solarium where camping is allowed free of charge. Mainline vessels also feature stateroom accommodations.
Alaska Marine Highway
Toll Free 1-800-642-0066
Skagway Small Boat Harbor
The Skagway Small Boat Harbor is a full service marina with moorage for pleasure and commercial vessels up to 150ft. Transient moorage is on a space available, first come, first served basis. There is a waiting list for annual moorage.
Harbor amenities include seasonal potable water on all docks and seasonal restrooms and showers. There is a pump-out facility for holding tanks, and garbage receptacles at each ramp. 20amp power is available at all docks.
Alaska Fjordlines, Inc-Fjord Express to Juneau
Seasonal high speed fast ferry transportation between Haines, Skagway and Juneau, Alaska.
1-800-320-0146 or (907) 766-3395
Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry
Seasonal Daily Trips between Downtown Haines and Skagway.
1-888-766-2103 or (907) 766-2100