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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 800-343-7373
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When hey say scenic they are NOT KIDDING. The trip is amazing. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining and engaging (Runaway Jim was our fave)! Recommend highly.

Thank Liz G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is indeed one of the highlights of Alaska. Reserve months in advance, as soon as you have booked travel arrangements. Great for all ages, but make special arrangements for wheelchairs; seniors with canes who can do a few stairs are fine.

Thank SIMBA350
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can not miss it! Great for nature lovers, mountains, rivers, and the excitement of a abandoned rail!

Thank Clau S
Reviewed yesterday

This was a relaxing beautiful train ride. Warm inside, platform outside to stand on for great pictures and fresh air. It did seem like a long time. I was a little bored and sleepy on the way back down. It is about 3 hours long....More

Thank Kerri Y
Reviewed yesterday

You just can't have a total scenic train ride through the forest , it was some scenic views and to hear what it took to do the railway was interesting , but you are on a train and only have moments to get a pic...More

Thank PAT W
Reviewed yesterday

I love trains , so to take this train into the interior and into Canada was a great thing to do. Loved the views, and the commentary on the train. NO food or drinks offered on the train. Punctual on time.

Thank TravelAngelika
Reviewed yesterday

We took the excursion Alaska 360 which includes White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, dog sled and gold panning. We had the best guide her name was Buffalo Sue. The tour was most of the day and well worth it.

Thank dennisStatenIsland
Reviewed yesterday

Our ride on the White Pass & Yukon was interesting with some great scenery and some sightings of wildlife we hadn't seen. Seating is a little tight but you can also walk outside between cars for some of the trip and see more. The tracks...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The train journey to White-Pass from Skagway traces the ancient gold rush trail that resulted in death for thousands. But it is a scenic trail with the Skagway river flowing by the side all along. The train climbs a mountain and reaches the Canadian border...More

Thank Ashok M
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you get to Skagway be sure to take the train ride to the summit. The narrator was very knowledgeable and made it easy to find the historical sights she was explaining, also descriptive enough that you could imagine live back I. The gold rush...More

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Judy N
August 11, 2018|
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Response from shegoneagain | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judy, I don't know the answer to your question. Our train didn't offer refreshments other than water. It appears the train could go farther than we went which might be the difference.
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Diane L | Reviewed this property |
We arrived at Skagway on a Royal Caribbean ship. The tour was organised through RC shore excursions in advance and the cost for the rail trip was approximately $AU125. A bus took us from the wharf to the train with minimum... More
July 25, 2018|
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Response from AmNotRay | Reviewed this property |
Bought the tickets at the train stop - thought I would get better fare than buying on the ship - turned out to be same fare - so much so the coductor/station manager charged them to the room. If I am not mistaken it was $145... More