the only reason to rent a car in Skagway is to get out of town. Within Skagway a car is not necessary. The train makes an interesting trip to the summit and to me more scenic than the South Klondike Highway. White Pass on the railway is not reachable from the highway.
Car rental options in Skagway. Options near Skagway include the gold rush ghost town of Dyea, the spectacular White Pass with its waterfalls and mountains just minutes away, and the historic town of Carcross, Yukon, or dazzling Emerald Lake, the jewel of the Yukon less than 2 hours from Skagway.
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In Skagway, the only thing I wanted to do was see White Pass Summit and the Yukon Suspension Bridge. Since we were a group of 5 and the train excursion would have cost over $1000 altogether, we decided to rent a car and drive the route!
Fuel Policy. Most locations offer a prepaid gas option which you can accept at the rental location. If the car is driven less than 75 miles there is a $15.99 USD -or $16.99 USD in California refueling fee unless a gas receipt is presented at the time of return.
I have read many stories of peoples adventures when renting a car in Skagway and driving up to Carcross. Then somewhere else I read that you cannot drive a rental car into Canada. Now I am confused. Can someone please clarify this for us. I just rented a car from Avis in Skagway. Help!