The friendly hospitality, born of Alaska’s frontier spirit lives on at the Alaska Railroad. The Alaska Railroad is one of Alaska’s most popular attractions, and is arguably, the best way to see Alaska.
Since 1923, the Alaska Railroad has been providing regularly scheduled public transportation service to the ports and communities of Southcentral and Interior Alaska. It just so happens that the 500 miles of track they service winds through some of the most incredible scenery and landscape in North America.
Over the years, the Alaska Railroad has grown to meet the demand of Alaska visitors who want Alaska rail vacations. Their rail adventure packages include a wide variety of accommodations and tours to match its award-winning rail service. In addition, they offer something to suit any level of budget and spirit of adventure.
EXPERIENCE WILD ALASKA BY TRAIN
The Alaska Railroad travels along approximately 500 miles of track with three daily summer trains: the Coastal Classic to Seward, the Denali Star to Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks, and the Glacier Discovery to Whittier, Portage, Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop and Grandview. The Hurricane Turn flagstop train runs Thursday through Sunday out of Talkeetna during the summer, serving residential areas only accessible by rail.
During non-summer months, weekend service is available between Anchorage and Fairbanks on the Aurora Winter Train. The Hurricane Turn winter service runs once a month from Anchorage to Hurricane on the first Thursday of the month.
A fantastic journey to visit Alaska’s most popular national park. The 365-mile route provides frequent views of Mt. McKinley and offers spectacular first-class travel with GoldStar Service. GoldStar Service available.
Tracing scenic Turnagain Arm from Anchorage to Seward, this train climbs steadily through a sea of mountain peaks, passing glaciers and river valleys along the way. Dogsled rides on a glacier and day cruises in Resurrection Bay are just a couple of the exciting options available in Seward. GoldStar Service available.
This route skirts Cook Inlet, giving passengers frequent spottings of beluga whales in the waters below and dahl sheep along the rocks above. There are many options to explore Prince William Sound and the remote river valley at Spencer Glacier through day cruises and rafting options.
The train whispers its way past snow-blanketed landscapes, through the peaceful land of the Aurora Borealis. Arctic-blue skies backdrop glimpses of Denali and some of Alaska’s most inspiring scenery. Ride north on Saturday and south on Sunday on one of our winter rail tour packages.
This one of a kind, flag-stop train runs between Talkeetna and Hurricane Gulch, threading its way along the Susitna River. Summer season runs are Thursday through Sunday, and winter season runs are the first Thursday of the month.