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Traveling to Haines - Part of the Adventure
There are a few ways to get to Haines; plane, ferry or automobile. If you are traveling from the lower 48 of the US, flying to Juneau from Seattle via Alaska Airlines is the usually the most accommodating. If you are traveling from Canada or Europe, flying to Whitehorse via Vancouver may be the best choice.
From Juneau, you will either ferry (www.alaskamarinehighway.com) or fly (www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com) to Haines. The ferry is scheduled approximately 5 days out of 7 and is rarely cancelled due to weather. The ferry is 4.5 hours and the cost is @ $35 per person. Flights are 35 minutes and the cost is @ $100 per person. Flights are on occasion cancelled due to weather so it is always smart to include the ferry in your travel arrangement or rely on it as a back up if flights are cancelled. Mountain Flying Service offers charters at $450 per planeload one way Haines to Juneau or reverse. They can take 2, 3 or 4 passengers at a time. Generally, with 2 or 3 passengers they can get all your gear in the same trip.
From Whitehorse, there is only one option for travelling to Haines. You must rent a car for the four-hour drive to Haines, Alaska. The drive is remarkable, and the road is clear and drivable almost every day of the season. Depending on flight costs, renting a car and driving to Haines from Whitehorse may be the least expensive option.
Driving to Haines via the Cassiar and the Alaska Highway are options as well, especially if you plan to stay in Haines for a longer duration and wish to spend less money on travel as well as have your own vehicle in Haines. Be sure to check road conditions on both routes as well as bring extra fuel for Cassiar travel.