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Address: 411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
Phone Number: +1 800-544-0552

Completed in 1923, the iconic Alaska Railroad connects many of Alaska's...

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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Anchorage to Fairbanks

My first train ride ever! Seats were very comfortable and the staff shared facts along the way. Beautiful sites- Snow covered mountains and rivers. Loved the long ride

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first train ride ever! Seats were very comfortable and the staff shared facts along the way. Beautiful sites- Snow covered mountains and rivers. Loved the long ride

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the gold pass trip from Fairbanks to Denali and then did the adventurer trip from Anchorage to Seward. Both trips were comfortable and we saw some amazing scenery. I would suggest doing the gold pass on the Anchorage to Seward section rather than the Fairbanks to Denali section.. the scenery was better for that section and would have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I needed some information on anchorage . I spoke with Brooke on the phone and she was quite informative and friendly . After dealing with non friendly tours over the phone she really made me feel good and excited on my trip to Alaska in January . Wish everyone could be as nice as her .

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train ride from Fairbanks to Denali national park. You can expect that sight seeing on the winter train ride is just snow, snow, and snow! The train goes along the Tenana river, the views out of the window are all in white, but it is pretty nice! And the staffs on the train are friendly, they provided... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely misleading if you stick to the itinerary. It implies you will see the Aurora Borealis (northern lights), but you won't as the flight to Coldfoot in the Arctic Circle and back is all done during the daylight hours. And you can hardly see the lights from Fairbanks due to the city lights. The second misleading part of the package... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You're greeted by a real engineer, handle bar mustache, hat, uniform, the real McCoy! Seats are clean, spacious & comfortable. Great food & drink & the servers can't do enough for you. The sites are breathtaking & plenty of animal life. Didn't get to see a grizzly but saw fresh tracks along a lake & plenty of moose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several years ago my husband and I, from the United Kingdom, took our first of many trips to Canada and Alaska, and on our first trip our itinerary included trips on this great railroad. We started from Anchorage which took us through to a stopover in Seward, where we also went on the great Kenai Fjords glacier trip. From Seward... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode from Denali to Fairbanks, thoroughly enjoying the expansive views, the outside observation deck, and the unique views of the Alaskan wilderness. On so much of the trip there is just one spectacular view after another, although we saw very little wildlife (loud trains tend to scare the inhabitants of the land). Our staff was friendly and informative, engaging... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We took the train from Anchorage to Seward, well what can I say it as amazing, comfortable seats as my husband would not know as he spent all his time taking photos as we work on trains in New Zealand we found it awesome. We would recomend this trip to all that are meeting up with there cruise ship,

Thank Darryl01
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I took the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks on a Labor Day weekend. Going through Denali, the colors were spectacular. Another time I took the train down to Seward from Anchorage. Beautiful scenery. Would highly recommend.

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