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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Opens in 30 min: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles & tunnels from the comfort of vintage train cars...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 800-343-7373
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

White Pass, Alaska is beautiful. The railway is a fun way to see the sights or a short bus with a small group is also good.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LakinGal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this as a last minute excursion during our cruise because the excursion we were supposed to be on was canceled. My husband and I both enjoyed our time on the railway and the crew was knowledgeable about the history and had fun stories to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ILfarmwife08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been blessed to have been able to see a few different places in our amazing world and Alaska is one of the most beautiful I have yet to see. We did the shorter White Pass Route and nothing could have been more amazing. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Motor-coach to Carcross in the Yukon. The driver stopped numerous times for photos. Car-Cross and Bennett Lake was very interesting. Great train ride down, only issue was we picked up numerous hikers that did not have all the proper paperwork to get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuart71
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

❤❤❤❤ includec lunch, friendly staff, enough time to explore during stopps, breathtaking landscapes! i would do this again

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Thalmann S
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We did this great excursion while visiting our favorite Alaskan City of Skagway. As Destination Specialists we try to see new things each time we visit somewhere so we can share that knowledge and experience with you and our clients! This is a great excursion...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank Aubreestravel
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Terrific experience. Our guide, Devious Drew, was informative, friendly, and very entertaining -telling stories, reciting poetry, singing beautifully, and performing magic. Our tour package included panning for gold at Dredge Town, and a visit with Gold Rush Sled Dogs. A full day and my favorite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Herb1953
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This scenic train ride is one of the must sees when in Skagway. You will learn the history of the Yukon Gold Rush and see the path where people searching for gold went through. Be sure to bring snacks or eat beforehand.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jlnps
Reviewed November 11, 2018

If you have the opportunity to take this trip and can afford to get a ticket in the Luxury Rail Car. It is very nice you have a car that turns so you have views from all side. Also they provides drinks and food. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Judy P
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It was beautiful scenery , I’m glad we did but I wou7ld not do it again. We went to Emerald Lake and that to me was the best part of the trip, we went there on the way back after we stopped and had lunch...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 16, 2019|
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Response from snog89 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went the other way and took the bus up to Carcross and boarded the White Pass railway train there at the station. The train then took us back to the station in Skagway, which was very close to the ship. I walked back... More
January 10, 2019|
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Response from DebAE | Reviewed this property |
We were on NCL and booked through the cruise line; we took the morning trip. The tracks run parallel to the dock and it was a short walk to board the train. I overheard people saying that if you didn't book it through the... More
January 10, 2019|
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Response from dandeniset | Reviewed this property |
We booked thru Princess Cruises and picked up the train at the dock in the afternoon. We were first in line and was seated in the back car going up which is great because you can go on rear platform of railcar and take... More