The Alaska Railroad
Voted America’s Best Railroad
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With schedules available year round, you’ll know from the very moment you climb aboard the Alaska Railroad you’re riding on the best train in the world. The charm and scenic appeal of this great and vast land is amplified through panoramic windows and underscored by historical narratives of lifelong Alaskan conductors and tour guides.
You can watch the drama unfurl in the comfort of forward-facing seats, classic recliners, or sneak peaks of the breathtaking wilderness from one of the many outdoor viewing areas. Satisfy your wanderlust going from circa–50s style coaches, to the upper dome to the dining car, complete with polished silver and sparkling crystal. There is no restaurant in Alaska that can match the view.
Alaska Vacations on the Train
You can watch the drama unfurl in the comfort of forward-facing seats, classic recliners, or sneak peaks of the breathtaking wilderness from one of the many outdoor viewing areas. Satisfy your wanderlust going from circa-50s style coaches, to the upper dome to the dining car. There is no restaurant in Alaska that can match the view.
Impressive as all of this may sound, the Alaska Railroad is forever searching for ways to make the journey even more memorable. With that goal in mind, the Alaska Railroad invites you to explore its GoldStar Service available available exclusively on the Denali Star Train. As a GoldStar guest, you will bask in the luxury of a first-class multi-level luxury coach, replete with exquisite decor and a private open air viewing deck, the only one of its kind.
(800) 544-0552 Reservations – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(800) 895-7245 Group Reservations (20+ passengers)
(907) 265-2688 Train Arrival & Departure Information
Downtown Anchorage Headquarters (411 West 1st Avenue).
Seward Station (410 Port Avenue)
Fairbanks Station (1745 Johansen Expressway).
Talkeetna (Mile 13.5 Talkeetna Spur Rd.).
Girdwood (Brudine Rd.)
Denali National Park (Mile 1.25 Denali National Park Rd.).
White Pass & Yukon Route (Skagway)
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, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from the comfort of vintage parlor cars.
White Pass Summit Excursion
This three hour, forty mile round trip climbs from tidewater at Skagway to the summit of the White Pass – a 2,865 foot elevation! The fully narrated tour features two tunnels, sky–high trestles, cascading waterfalls, historic sites and spectacular scenery! You’ll ride in comfortable restored and replica coaches pulled by vintage diesel locomotives. Experience this unique railroad that symbolizes accomplishment in adventure and pioneering – of triumph over challenge.
This 40–mile round trip lasts 3 to 3.5 hours and costs $95. (Kids 3-12 pay half price for all fares.) It goes to the border, at 2,865 feet the highest point along the route, and returns to Skagway.
Lake Bennett Excursion:
The railroad’s longest excursion runs 80 miles from Skagway to Lake Bennett, British Columbia. The 8.5-hour trip, running Friday and Saturday only, costs $135 for adults.