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Alaska Railroad

The Alaska Railroad Train connects many of Alaska’s most popular destinations: Anchorage, Seward, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, and of course Denali National Park – home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Just as spectacular as these destinations is the journey there on the Alaska Railroad Train.

About Alaska Railroad

The tracks span 500 miles/800 kilometres across Alaska, traveling along dramatic coastlines, pristine river valleys, expansive alpine forests and traversing the Chugach mountains and Alaska Range. In summer, trains run daily to and from eight major stops along the Railroad. Our specialists are experts at helping travellers build custom adventure packages, from day trips to multi-day vacations including rail travel, premium accommodations, and a wide range of activities.

The Alaska Railroad is proud to offer two classes of passenger service: Adventure Class and Goldstar Service. All guests enjoy large windows, knowledgeable Alaskan tour guides, assigned seating, forward-facing reclining seats, open-air vestibules, non-smoking cars, and onboard dining options.

Featured Alaska Railroad Routes

Coastal Classic Train

Mid-May to mid-September; operates round-trip daily between Anchorage and Seward, with a stop in Girdwood. Passengers enjoy spectacular views along the way, from the dramatic coastline of Turnagain Arm to several backcountry glaciers. In Seward, guests may choose to explore this charming seaside town independently or embark on a glacier and wildlife cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. One of National Geographic Traveler’s Top Train Rides in America. GoldStar Service available.

Denali Star Train

Mid-May to mid-September; daily departures northbound and southbound linking Anchorage and Fairbanks with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali National Park. The 356 miles/ 573-kilometre route features spectacular scenery, including frequent sightings of its namesake peak: Denali. GoldStar Service available.

Glacier Discovery Train

June to mid-September; operates round-trip daily between Anchorage and Grandview, with stops in Girdwood, Portage, Whittier and Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Day trips abound guests may travel to Whittier for a wildlife and glacier cruise through Prince William Sound, Portage to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, or the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop for guided hiking, rafting, ice climbing and more. Many guests stay onboard for the train’s backcountry turnaround point, the aptly named Grandview.

Alaska Railroad Dining

Guest travelling on the Goldstar class have the option for either sit down dining in the full-service dining room in the lower levels. Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner based off the time of travel. Or they can grab-n-go from the Wilderness Café.

The Wilderness Café is available to for both Goldstar and Adventure class guests. The café offers snacks, sandwiches, drinks and more all available for purchase. All trains featured above offer dining onboard. 

Alaska Railroad Adventure Class Includes

  • Comfortable, forward-facing seats
  • Grand picture windows
  • Open-air vestibules allow for excellent views and unobstructed photos
  • Dining is available for purchase onboard

Adventure class is available on board all Alaskan Railroad trains.

Alaska Railroad - Goldstar Class Includes

  • Double decker dome cars
  • Panoramic views from the glass dome ceilings
  • Upper-level outdoor viewing deck
  • Onboard dining
  • Complimentary soft drinks onboard
  • 2 Complimentary alcoholic drinks onboard

Goldstar Class is available on Denali Star and Coastal Classic trains and only available during the summer season.

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