We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alaska Railroad

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 411 W. First Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number:
+1 800-544-0552
Website
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,354 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1023
    Excellent
  • 202
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
A good time with great views

Just recently had the pleasure of traveling from Fairbanks to Anchorage on the aurora winter train. Starting off, the staff were great, they were very helpful and nice. There was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Cris C
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Anchorage

Add Photo Write a Review

1,354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,292: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just recently had the pleasure of traveling from Fairbanks to Anchorage on the aurora winter train. Starting off, the staff were great, they were very helpful and nice. There was one point where the train conductor helped me calm my 4 mo baby by singing and making faces. The views were great (when the snow wasn't blowing on the window)... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cris C
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
524 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 907 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this train from Talkeetna to Denali and looking back, I can easily say that without this train ride, our Alaska trip would not be complete. It was such a remarkable experience!! We took the train from Talkeetna station. We were on the gold class where lunch, unlimited water, coffee, tea and 1 alcoholic beverage and 1 non-alcoholic beverage... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our kids on the Seward route. It was beautiful, we booked gold class on the way there. It was worth the extra money. Even the regular class is so fun. I recommend riding gold at least one way. The food was really good, and the service was excellent.

Helpful?
1 Thank efustok
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All Aboard on this amazing Alaska rail journey! If you have the opportunity to stop along the way please do it will only heighten your adventure! Either way make sure your camera is handy because you will have loads of opportunity to photograph some of the most amazing flora and fauna on the planet.

Helpful?
Thank John A
Friendswood, Texas
Level Contributor
69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our winter trip on the railroad from anchorage to Fairbanks. Took all day so one way was all I wanted. Staff friendly and fun. Food was so so but pot roast really good. Sometimes could only see trees but other time mountains and rivers were great. Hoping to see Denali but not surprised it was clouded.

Helpful?
1 Thank Martha Knight W
Texas
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s hard to rate this entirely accurately as it snowed almost the entire time we were on the Aurora Winter Train, and we were four days from the Winter Solstice, so we only had a few hours of light. After so many times of hearing “On a clear day, you could see [blank] off the left/right side,” one becomes a... More 

Helpful?
Thank dleighb
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We rode the train from Anchorage to Seward to board a cruise. The view is stunning, and the train ride itself is very comfortable, with nice seats, free drinks (2 alcoholic), and breakfasts served. The Gold Star service costed quite a bit more than regular service, but is totally worth the splurge. The whole car is glass domed with huge... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank C C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We took the early morning train to Seward and the views were wonderful. The food cart had a nice variety of drinks and snacks and the staff was very friendly! I would certainly recommend anyone wanting to take in the views to try out the train service!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Allison S
oakland, ca
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I took the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Anchorage after an Alaskan cruise and I am glad I did. Skip the land tour from your ship and lay down the cash to take the train. You're be glad you did.

Helpful?
1 Thank xmb
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

we took a family trip to Denali, had a great time and since almost last train for season all kinds of sales or deals were found on things.

Helpful?
4 Thank goose431

Travelers who viewed Alaska Railroad also viewed

 

Been to Alaska Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alaska Railroad and other visitors
54 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (54)

Questions? Get answers from Alaska Railroad staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?