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From Fairbanks International Airport

For those renting cars at the airport:

  1. Leaving the airport, bear right (East) onto Airport Way (about 2.5 miles).
  2. Turn left (North) onto University Avenue.
  3. Continue past College Road, and turn left (West) onto Taku Drive (about 1.5 miles).
  4. Park in the Taku Parking lot. You can purchase a temporary parking permit from the kiosk in the parking lot.
  5. Take the Gold Campus Shuttle bus from this parking lot to Wood Campus Center.  

Map of directions from the airport to the Taku Parking lot

For those taking a taxi from the airport:

Several taxi companies serve the Fairbanks International Airport. Fares to the University of Alaska generally cost $15-20.

Driving (via Alaska Highway)

  1. You will be coming in on the Richardson Highway
  2. Turn left (West) onto Airport Way (the first traffic light)
  3. Follow Airport Way to University Avenue and turn right (North; about 3.1 miles)
  4. Follow University Ave. past College Road, and turn left (West) onto Taku Drive (about 1.5 miles)
  5. Park in the Taku Parking lot. You can purchase a temporary parking permit from the kiosk in the parking lot.
  6. Take the Gold Campus Shuttle bus from this parking lot to the Wood Campus Center

Map of directions from the Richardson Highway to the Taku Parking lot



Driving (via Parks Highway)

  1. You will be coming in on the Parks/Mitchell Highway
  2. Turn left onto University Avenue (North; about 3.1 miles)
  3. Follow University Avenue past College Road, and turn left (West) onto Taku Drive (about 1.5 miles)
  4. Park in the Taku Parking lot. You can purchase a temporary parking permit from the kiosk in the parking lot.
  5. Take the Gold Campus Shuttle bus from this parking lot to the Wood Campus Center

Map of directions from the Parks Highway to the Taku Parking lot

Fairbanks Weather

Fall weather in Fairbanks can change daily. The average temperature in September is 55° F. September days average 12.8 hours of sunlight. We recommend dressing in layers with a light jacket when outside.

Current Conditions:

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