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Alaska Railroad

411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
+1 800-544-0552
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Train ride to Denali National Park

This ride was great! The railroad employees on the train and at the station were very helpful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara G
via mobile

Enjoy ride but awful slow. Awful slow but enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gail S
via mobile
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
+1 800-544-0552

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This ride was great! The railroad employees on the train and at the station were very helpful. The ride was informative and the scenery breathtaking! The best transportation to Denali!

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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Thank Gail S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We rode this train as part of a Holland America land/cruise tour. This year the particular tour (D4L)we were on had two train rides-- Denali to Talkeetna and then Talkeetna to Anchorage the next day. Usually they take you on a bus for one of...More

Thank Magnolia13
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're going to catch a cruise ship in Seward, consider taking the train rather than booking a fancy transfer from Anchorage. It's a wonderful meander down the coastline and through the mountains with tremendous scenery. We were amazed by how many people from Anchorage...More

1  Thank kleic
Reviewed 2 days ago

We purchased a tour package from Alaska Railroad called "Alaska by Daylight". This package took us on an all-railroad tour of Alaska, starting in Anchorage and transporting us to Seward, Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, and Whittier. Included in the package were individual tours at each location....More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took Alaska Railroad, Gold Star service from Anchorage to Denali and return. The trip was a great experience for the kids. I would make one change in our interary. I would take the Gold Star service to Denali and Adventure Class on the return....More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have taken the Alaska railroad from Fairbanks to Denali the Denali to Talkeetna. We upgraded to Gold Star. Very worth the money. The glass dome car is amazing. The staff is attentive and kind. The food is amazing! All along the route the staff...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From Whittier to Denali is a ten hour trip, which didn't seem long at all. The seats are roomy and comfortable; the views from the extensive windows are amazing. Food and beverages were available throughout the trip including an excellent reindeer chili in the dining...More

Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Catching the early train wasn't easy but the Alaska Railroad staff were so great helping getting us all on the train on time. The staff at the gorgeous station were so nice and helpful! I wish we had made time to tour the station and...More

Thank ATLTraveller_12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a very slow train ride. Not much scenery. The staff is pleasant. There is a classy dining car beneath the dome seating. The food is ok, serving breakfast and dinner. The guide was very chatty, pointing out EVERYTHING along the road and in...More

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Todd C
August 8, 2017|
Response from Andreas_Wien21 | Reviewed this property |
Probably I am not the addressee of your question, as I did not tell anythig about the gold star cars in my (German language) contribution. As an adventure class passenger you have access to a Vista Dome car, where is open... More
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August 6, 2017|
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Response from ETSUalum | Reviewed this property |
The train was fantastic. Scenic views. Of course, we didn't travel with small children, but we did see children on the train.