Alaska Railroad | Alaska Rail Vacations
The iconic Alaska Railroad runs from Seward to Fairbanks, making for a relaxing and scenic journey taking in Whittier, Anchorage, Talkeetna and Denali National Park en route. This makes the train an ideal alternative to driving, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your surroundings in comfort.
Gold Star Service
All of our Alaska itineraries include GoldStar Service, Alaska Railroad’s premium class. An outdoor, upper-level viewing platform offers fresh air and an excellent vantage point for photos, while a full-service dining room can be found on the lower level. GoldStar tickets include meals, all soft beverages and two complimentary alcoholic beverages per trip for passengers over 21 years.
Alaska Rail Roads routes across Alaska
Denali Star Train
Anchorage | Talkeetna | Denali National Park | Fairbanks
Ride Alaska Railroad's flagship train, the Denali Star, between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. Cross the Knik River with views of the Chugach Mountains, watch Denali rise above the Susitna River, catch sights of Hurricane Gulch from atop a 296-foot bridge and enjoy panoramic views of the Alaska Range at Broad Pass. On a clear day, passengers enjoy sights of the train’s namesake peak, Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.
Coastal Classic Train
Anchorage | Girdwood | Seward
Discover why National Geographic Traveler ranked this among their Top Ten Train Rides in North America on a journey from Anchorage to Seward. Winding along Turnagain Arm, the steep mountains of the Chugach Range plunge directly to the sea and the the train veers away from the road system into backcountry wilderness. Upon arrival into Seward, the train comes to a halt on the shores of Resurrection Bay, the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
The Glacier Discovery Train
Anchorage | Girdwood | Whittier
From Anchorage, the Glacier Discovery Train stops briefly at the resort town of Girdwood before continuing on to Portage. Here, guests may disembark to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to black and brown bears, moose, caribou, wood bison and more. The train then travels through a mountain tunnel to Whittier, providing a perfect connection for a glacier and wildlife cruise in Prince William Sound.
Alaska Railroad options
Goldstar Dome Car
As a Goldstar passenger on Alaska Railroad, enjoy a reserved seat in the upper-level domed viewing car, as well as priority seating in the lower level dining room. Panoramic, 360-degree views await.
Goldstar Dining Service
Enjoy a freshly prepared meal with unbeatable views in the dining car. The onboard team takes pride in highlighting local ingredients, and GoldStar passengers enjoy all-inclusive meal service.
Goldstar Outdoor Platform
One of the most popular GoldStar features is the unique second level outdoor viewing platform. Take in spectacular scenery, spot wildlife and breath fresh mountain air deep into your lungs.
Glacier Discovery Train
The Glacier Discovery train only offers Adventure Class due to traveling through the Whittier Tunnel, however these single-level railcars feature high ceilings and large windows for sightseeing.
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