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Portage Glacier Hwy, Whittier, AK 99693
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids loved this long tunnel esp when horn was honked! And they loved knowing trains go through the same tunnel. It is well worth it even if you aren’t going anywhere else in Whittier!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Grammaof25
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one way tunnel used by vehicles from Anchorage on the half hour, vehicles from Whittier on the hour and used by the Alaskan Railway in between! You have to pay going into Whittier, which includes your trip back out. You line up...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BHorst
Reviewed 1 week ago

But very different to your usual road tunnels. Abiding to the 25 mph speed limit it takes between 7-8 minutes to pass through this very rare joint road & rail tunnel from Portage to Whittier. As this is a single lane operation this is only...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank B-HNL
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only way to enter Whittier by car. It costs $ 13 to enter, no cost when leaving Whittier. The tunnel is 2.5 miles long and has railroad tracks as the Alaskan RR travels through the tunnel. Cars line up in a staging...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tom-WCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tunnel offers the only road into Whittier. It is a single lane that accommodates both cars and trains and switches directions every 30 minutes. Drilled under a mountain for several miles, it is a long straight road with a ceiling high enough to allow...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok - I will start by saying I am VERY claustrophobic so am freaked out by all tunnels. That said my family all thinks it is pretty amazing! How they built and maintain it is a great story!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was rainy in Anchorage so we decided to road-trip to Whittier via this tunnel. It was originally built to service military needs, and once in Whittier you can see the giant abandoned barracks there. The tunnel goes in the half-hour, and out on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shaine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To get to Whittier you have to travel through this one way tunnel for 2 1/2 miles. The vehicles go through at specific times each way because the tunnel is shared with the Alaska Railroad

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JPG1944
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For tourist , Whittier is a trap. Don’t waste your time here. There is absolutely nothing and you have to wait hours for tunnel traffic light

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Savio_0228
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every half hour they swop and so they take turns in which direction you can drive in the tunnel since you cannot meet in it. Different to build a tunnel so narrow and long!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cheryl S
August 22, 2017|
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Response from ANCtoEYW | Reviewed this property |
There is a service, BAC, that has everything from compact cars to stretch SUV limos that offer services from Anchorage.
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hilbilly2
October 8, 2015|
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The tunnel opens at 6:00 a.m. leaving Whittier and every hour after that. They only allow so many through the tunnel to make sure it is clear for traffic coming into Whittier on every half hour. The toll to drive through... More
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David P
July 26, 2015|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
I just traveled through there and your motor home will have no problem. The train travels through this tunnel in between vehicles so there is plenty of room.
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