Denali Bus Depot

Located at Mile 0.75 on the park's sole road, the Denali Bus Depot is where you can purchase bus tickets and arrange to stay in a park campground.

All non-narrated buses (transits, campers) depart from this building, as well as some of the narrated tour buses.

This building also houses a small gift shop, a coffee stand, and an information desk.

The Denali Bus Depot is operated by our concessioner, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture.

Dates and Hours of Operation

This facility is open each year from May 20 to mid-September. For most of the summer, it is open 5 am to 7 pm daily for bus tickets, bus departures, and coffee. Hours may vary during shoulder seasons.

If you arrive after 7 pm and need to check into a campground or pick up bus tickets, you can do so until 10 pm at the Riley Creek Mercantile, located in Riley Creek Campground.


Denali: Overview Map

The map below illustrates major facilities and campgrounds along the park's only road. Zoom in toward the eastern part of the park to find the Denali Bus Depot, marked with a green bus icon.

Parking Lot

Denali Bus Depot Parking

  • 300 total spaces
  • 60 oversized spaces
  • 63.736573, -148.897455
This parking lot is at the building where most bus trips into Denali begin. Two-thirds of the lot are sized for small cars, and one-third is sized for RVs or other large vehicles. Many area hotels have shuttles that bring their guests to the Denali Bus Depot, so inquire at your lodging if you want to avoid bringing a car to the park.

Free Parking

There is no charge to park here.

Cost: $0.00


Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Predicted occupancy suggests how busy this parking lot will be at various times of day, on various days of the week. However, please note that the lot might actually be busier or less full on a given day than what the prediction is. Consider using the Riley Creek Shuttle or your local hotel shuttle to avoid hassles with parking.


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Last updated: March 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am to 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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