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The Glacier Express Blue Bus

leaves from downtown Juneau, Juneau, AK 99802
+1 907-789-5460
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A good deal

Our cruise ship was in port at Juneau for only 6 hours, and all we wanted to do was see Mendenhall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
El Paso, Texas
via mobile
Easy, affordable way to see the Mendenhall

We just got back from our alaskan cruise. Our first stop was in Juneau and most of the excursions... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
misty d
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This is our no frills experience offering direct transpiration (14 miles) from downtown Juneau to the Mendenhall Glacier. Buses leave the main cruise ship terminal and glacier every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour beginning at 8:00am most days. The last bus back to downtown leaves the glacier at 6:00pm. Let our bright blue bus take you our to the "Blue Ice Cube."*Beginning and ending times may vary according to cruise ship schedule.
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leaves from downtown Juneau, Juneau, AK 99802
+1 907-789-5460
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our cruise ship was in port at Juneau for only 6 hours, and all we wanted to do was see Mendenhall glacier. We felt stressed for time (which it turned out was not as bad as we thought). All we wanted was to get on...More

3  Thank prosen82
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We just got back from our alaskan cruise. Our first stop was in Juneau and most of the excursions were pretty pricy so my husband and I opted for the blue buss and a hike around the Mendenhall Glacier. The the ticket kiosk is right...More

3  Thank misty d
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We just returned from Juneau. This was the 10th time we have gone to Mendenhall Glacier. DO NOT make the MISTAKE of taking the BLUE BUS to the Glacier. We were told that a bus would come to pick us up at the Glacier at...More

13  Thank Barry W
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We walked off our cruise ship and there were mini booths there with locals selling tours and so we went to talk to them. We wanted transportation out to Mendenhall Glacier Park and back. And that is what we got. It was $30pp for a...More

2  Thank dshendri
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We took the blue bus from Juneau over to Mendenhall glacier. It leaves from the dock area right by the cruise ship at the bottom of the tram. Much cheaper to do on your own than through cruise ships. The schedule is very flexible so...More

6  Thank Happydevo
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This excursion involved a trip to the Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and City Tour. Think bus stop travel. A bus takes you to the glacier and leaves you there for 40 minutes or so to explore the area. Another bus picks you up at the...More

1  Thank Aj P
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We opted to catch the Blue Bus to see the Mendenhall glacier instead of going on the cruise ship excursion. I am really glad that we did. It was easy to purchase a ticket and access the bus within close proximity to the ship. Buses...More

10  Thank Connie I
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We found the kiosk to buy tickets to the glacier on the Blue Bus. However, for an extra $10, we chose to do a city tour too. Our guide, Lynda, is a fourth generation Alaskan and gave us so many new facts about Juneau. She...More

4  Thank catherineh442
Reviewed 31 May 2016

At the square by Mt. Roberts Tramway there are kiosks to buy tickets. Cheaper than the cruise ships by far. They leave frequently and drop you off near the visitor center. We missed the return bus but the White Bus took us back. Both drivers...More

3  Thank Bajajurel
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The blue bus advertises $15 one way, when booking you are told you can only book a return. Why not advertising $30 return? We paid by credit card and when checking the charge later , the amount we were charged $ 63 for 2 persons...More

3  Thank Elisabeth240151
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What is the difference between the Glacier Express & the Glacier Shuttle. Will be going there in July but have already booked the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
6 June 2016|
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Response from DenDublin_Ireland |
Hi. slpflorid. Thank you so much for your reply. Handy to know.
Susan G
Is the bus on a reliable, set schedule? Where do you get the bus and buy the ticket? Do you need to reserve a ticket in advance? Thanks for the info.
16 April 2016|
Response from Andreas_Wien21 | Reviewed this property |
There is a schedule, usually the bus runs every 30 minutes, but you should expect delays. From my observation they keep the schedule quite well in the morning, on busy afternoons they might run out of schedule, but about... More
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