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Alaska Railroad

411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
+1 800-544-0552
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Amazing scenic train ride

We took this train ride with 4 adults and 4 kids ages ranging from 4-13. It was amazing. The... read more

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Denali to Anchorage by Rail

My wife and I just returned from Alaska, where one leg of our trip from Denali to Anchorage was in... read more

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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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411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
+1 800-544-0552

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took this train ride with 4 adults and 4 kids ages ranging from 4-13. It was amazing. The conductor was great and gave us tibits of information as we travelled along. He did a quiz towards the end of the trip with train related...More

Thank missvrl
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I just returned from Alaska, where one leg of our trip from Denali to Anchorage was in a domed car of the Alaska Railroad. The trip was scenic, and we spotted several types of wildlife along the route. Service was outstanding, as...More

Thank Ted D
Reviewed yesterday

You don't have to drive when you take the Alaska Railroad (ARR) train along several of the main travel routes in Alaska, provided you have the patience. Plus, the ARR wends its way through some lovely areas that the roads don't travel. Usually punctual, the...More

Thank AlfalfaAnchorageAK
Reviewed yesterday

The Alaska railroad is great. We travelled on it from Fairbanks to Denali, and later from Denali to Anchorage. Saw a bunch of wildlife (bald eagles, trumpeter swans, an elusive moose or two). The seats are pretty comfortable, the train was kept very clean, and...More

Thank zzzzdoc1
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I flew into Anchorage for our Alaska cruise adventure. We stayed at a downtown hotel and then were bused from the hotel to the train depot. We were quickly escorted onto the train, where we were seated at a table with another...More

Thank ashleyquema
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic way to travel. We rode the Doom Car. Had breakfast and lunch served on the trip to Denali. This was an 8 hour trip but the time flew by. Views were awesome, and I didn't have to do the driving. Each car had...More

Thank katntom1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the train from Anchorage to Seward and back, combined with a 6 hours boat cruise from Seward - a day trip that features Alaska at its best. As for the train: it is highly recommended to book Gold Class at least for the...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband & I rode the Alaska Railroad directly from our Princess Cruise Ship to Talkeetna. It was a 5 hour trip and we enjoyed every minute of it. All seats are reserved and we had a wonderful seat with a table to share with...More

1  Thank blanche&milver
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked in gold star service was totally worth it as the service and views were awesome The breakfast and pot roast dinner were first rate - desert was so so It was nice to have reserved seats and a private outside viewing Saw several moose...More

1  Thank Retiredbeanctr
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a recent trip to Alaska, our party of 6 rode the Alaska Railroad on 2 occasions...from Anchorage to Denali, and several days later, from Seward to Anchorage. Both excursions were fantastic. We had booked the "Goldstar Dome" class of service, and were treated to...More

1  Thank NorristownConwil
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Do they serve miller lite beer? Can you buy more after your two complimentary drinks?
14 June 2017|
Response from Slim5144 | Reviewed this property |
There doesn't appear to be any Millers. They have a number of Alaskan beers: Alaskan Amber King Street Blonde Ale Twister Creek IPA Coldfoot Pilsner All $6 each. I'm not sure which complimentary drinks you are referring to... More
Nice reviews all. I was wondering do you need to pay for the day trip for the Spencer glacier and can you just walk the path to the glacier for free? Thank you.
11 June 2017|
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Response from William B | Reviewed this property |
The only way that I'm aware of to get to the path is one the train.
Hi! We are leaving for A;asks in July on the Princess land sea tour. Any tips on the trip would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Susan
27 May 2017|
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Response from Toni W | Reviewed this property |
If you can get to Denali National Park then that's a lovely place to go. I only stopped off for a short time in March while everything was covered in snow so I can only imagine it's glorious in the summer!