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Alaska Railroad

2,327 reviews
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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30 reviews
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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$156.00 per adult
20 reviews
Discover the picturesque scenery of Alaska aboard the Coastal Classic Train from Anchorage to Seward. Travel along the rugged coastline of the Turnagain Arm and then through Alaskan backcountry wilderness and watch for views of glaciers, steep river canyons, and waterfalls during the journey. The train arrives in Seward early in the day, leaving plenty of time to explore on your own or book other excursions.
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$98.00 per adult
7 reviews
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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$206.00 per adult
10 reviews
Make the most of your journey from Denali to Anchorage on a train ride that displays Alaska’s iconic landscapes through large windows. While it is hard to take in all of the surrounding scenery if you drive yourself, by taking the train you can relax and watch the rivers, lakes, and wildlife chug by. Plus, with a guide to narrate the trip, you don’t miss any of the details.
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$139.00 per adult
6 reviews
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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$206.00 per adult
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We had such a great time on the train from Anchorage to Seward. Fantastic scenery and so very relaxing. A must trip when visiting Alaska.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rarely have I experience incredible efficient and friendly customer service as I have on Alaska Road. The beauty of The Alaska wilderness and glaciers are obviously stunning. But the stellar service of Alaska Railroad makes this a five star trip!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rode this train in July when the temperature was in the 90's. This is a 4 hour ride and the best part of ride is the first hour as it passes through the canyon, the next 3 hours are just rolling hills. I recommend buying...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the railroad to Grandview and, initially, I thought, so ok, another railroad trip to see things I've already seen. But this trip was worth it. The program is a combined program by the National Park Service and the Alaska Railroad, so you sit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Alaska railroad offers a great comfortable ride from Anchorage to Whittier to board your ship. The day we went it was raining so the railroad offered great views of Alaska in a warm comfortable car with leather seats. The wilderness car offers snacks but...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ladybug5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the train from Anchorage down to Seward then took a wildlife cruise then stayed over night in Seward and went back to Anchorage the next day. The train is a nice way to enjoy all kinds of back scenery without the stress and worry...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nattysays
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Truly one of the best train ride experiences. This section of earth must have the most beautiful scenery in the world. The Crew is amazing, so helpful, polite, knowledgeable. A must!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took the Surf N Turf Package Tour in "Adventure Class" from Anchorage to Seward which included the round-trip narrated train, plus a full day cruise (reviewed separately) and overnight at the Harbor 360 Hotel in Seward (also reviewed separately). The nearly 4-1/2 hour train...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank WorldMin
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove to Anchorage from Edmonton so looked forward to this day on the train. We opted for the Gold Star Dome service on the way down and the less costly regular fare on the way home The gold star dome car gives you a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BHorst
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Part of a package tour, we went from Denali to Talkeetna on the train. Dining was on the first level with sightseeing from the second level dome cars. We were initially concerned the train car would be cramped and the passengers stumbling over one another...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 25, 2019|
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Response from Barbie4est | Reviewed this property |
I believe you would have to sit with strangers as the dining car is small. As for soup, salad and dessert being served, I had lunch and breakfast so i wasn’t served dinner in my journey.
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TallyLassie514
May 28, 2019|
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Response from pioneermom2011 | Reviewed this property |
It's worth the time,although I have not taken that train.
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SBvisitor
May 13, 2019|
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Response from Kathy T | Reviewed this property |
I always tip!!
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