Posted February 2nd, 2013, 08:47 PM
Is there a shuttle or other public transportation from the pier to the glacier? We'd like to explore on our own if possible.
Yes, there is a blue bus. It was $8 pp one way. There is an admission at the Mendenhall Visitor Center of $3pp. However, you do not have to pay this unless you go inside.
There is a nice bookstore in the visitor center and exhibits.
the blue bus is Mighty Great Trips. Check their web site for hours of operation. You don't want to be left behind !There also was a yellow bus that ran every 30 mins all day.
the blue bus is Mighty Great Trips. Check their web site for hours of operation. You don't want to be left behind if you miss the last bus back to the pier!I thought I read that there are taxis at Mendenhall also. Do you know if this is true, or would you have to make arrangements for a taxi ahead of time.
MilliesMom: Thanks for the info on Mendenhall. It is much appreciated.You are very welcome. I had it posted to our roll call and remembered about it when this thread came up. Thought it would be helpful.
Any idea on how much a taxi would run? We have 3 adults and one child so I'm wondering if that would be more cost effective than the shuttle.Probably cheaper to use the shuttle . You pay about $10/adult and $5/child for a round trip Taxi probably at least double each way.
Any idea on how much a taxi would run? We have 3 adults and one child so I'm wondering if that would be more cost effective than the shuttle.I am sure if you contact the Juneau chamber of commerce they will give you the current taxi rate. I have read that all taxis must charge the same in Juneau. In 2011 we took a taxi to the airport and it was about $25 one way. The airport is a little further than Mendenhall.