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Alaska Railroad

Anchorage, AK, USA
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About Alaska Railroad
Completed in 1923, the iconic Alaska Railroad connects many of Alaska's most popular destinations: Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Seward, Whittier and the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Daily summer departures and our knowledgeable Alaskan reservationists make it easy to plan everything from day trips to multi-day Alaska vacations including excursions and accommodations -- all using the Alaska Railroad to traverse this great land. Choose from two classes of passenger service: comfortable Adventure Class seating offering large picture windows, or premium GoldStar Service featuring glass-dome ceilings, all-inclusive dining and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform. Come see why our authentic Alaskan hospitality and incredible scenery draws thousands of passengers yearly!
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Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Anchorage to Fairbanks One Way

Discover the beauty of Alaskan winters from the warmth of a train car with this ticket on Alaska Railroad. Travel from Anchorage to Fairbanks in a train with large picture windows and onboard dining. See the unspoiled snow of the backcountry during this full-day journey. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as moose.
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12 hours
from US$222.94

Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Seward One Way

Plunge into the Alaskan wilderness on a scenic train ride from Anchorage to Seward. The train takes you far from the region’s roadways and population centers, providing views that are otherwise inaccessible. Plus, traveling by train lets you take in the views without worrying about navigating remote roads.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from US$105.60

Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Seward Round-Trip Same Day Return

Travel along the Turnagain Arm on a round-trip journey from Anchorage to Seward aboard the Coastal Classic Train. You'll have the chance to admire the rugged coastline, Chugach Mountains, river canyons, glaciers, waterfalls, and backcountry wilderness on one of the Alaska Railroad's most scenic sections. Enjoy free time in Seward before the return ride in the evening.
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14 hours 30 minutes
from US$170.67

Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Denali One Way

Skip the hassle of driving and take the most scenic and relaxing route to Denali National Park by traveling aboard Alaska Railroad's flagship train, the Denali Star. Soak up the views and learn all about the landscape from your guide.
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8 hours
from US$150.40

Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Fairbanks to Anchorage One Way

Experience a scenic winter Alaska railroad trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage aboard the Aurora Winter Train. You’ll ride in a heated railcar with comfortable seats, large picture windows, and onboard dining options. This scenic full-day railroad trip follows the same backcountry stretch of tracks as the summer Denali Star Train, and offers spectacular views of the pristine snow-covered landscape and North America’s highest mountain peak.
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12 hours
from US$222.94
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Landon B wrote a review Nov. 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia1 contribution
it was a lot of fun i can finally get out of the house again its something that i would do again. Ive never had a better time out doors keep it up.)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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lledds wrote a review Sep. 2020
Anchorage, Alaska352 contributions157 helpful votes
Great way to get to Talkeetna; quiet, scenic and stress-free. Let the engineer do the "driving"! We were on the Denali Star (with their GoldStar Service) -- with meal service (and 2 free alcoholic beverages per ticket), the comfortable seats made for a great trip. As for the amazing Dome Car we were in, it had amazing views of everything as far as the eye could see on the clear day we traveled. It was so special viewing Denali in all her majesty and glory. Wow. Just WOW!! Having grown up close to and traveled frequently on the D&RGW (Durango --> Silverton) train, it was so special traveling on the Alaska RailRoad. It was definitely worth the price for the ticket to Talkeetna (we traveled "Adventure Class" on the return) - and we will absolutely take the train when another excursion is planned.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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SessaBocasconsin wrote a review Sep. 2020
Florida127 contributions98 helpful votes
We took the Coastal Classic route from Anchorage to Seward with one overnight in Seward. This adventure was the highlight of our journey to Alaska, and should be a "Must Do" for anyone traveling to Alaska. The views of the Alaskan wilderness, mountains, rivers, ocean/sea, waterfalls and wildlife are beyond anything words or photos could convey. How many times do we get to see beluga whales playing in the ocean during a train ride?? We were fortunate enough to have the #1 Conductor on the Alaskan Railroad, Conductor Warren. At the beginning of the journey he tells you that his mission in life is to create memories for his passengers, and he certainly accomplishes that mission. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and truly goes out of his way to make sure his passengers are having an incredible journey. He shares his passion for the railroad through stories and historical information as he tours the various railroad cars. Conductor Warren is a true asset to this railroad. Every team member we interacted with extended exemplary hospitality during the trip. I would highly recommend that you spend the extra money to ride in the observation cars (Gold Star Service), as the views from the glass topped cars are incredible! There is also an outdoor observation deck that is great for photography. Your ticket in this class of service also includes two drinks and a delicious meal. We had both breakfast and dinner on the train, and both meals were delicious. Put this one on your bucket list, as the Coastal Classic is an amazing journey! I traveled the Bernina Express through the Swiss Alps in the winter, and this train ride topped that amazing adventure.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Florencia R wrote a review Sep. 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina259 contributions36 helpful votes
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We took the train from Anchorage to Spencer glacier, where we had the chance to do a 2 mile trail to get closer to the glacier. The whole trip was wonderful, the service on the train amazing, they are telling you the different things to watch thru the trip. One has the chance to visit whittier if you like as there are 2 stops at Whittier of 35 min each. It was a very rainy day but the Glacier was amazing!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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grammyeaster wrote a review Aug. 2020
113 contributions30 helpful votes
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We chose the Anchorage to Seward round trip. The seats were comfortable, personnel were friendly, scenery was spectacular. We saw glaciers, waterfalls, mud flats, wildlife, lakes, rivers, and streams. An amazing day trip!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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