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Alaska Train Reservations

Alaska Train Reservations

The Alaska Railroad operates one train daily in each direction between Anchorage and Fairbanks. The train departs each city at 8:15am and stops along the way in Talkeetna and Denali Park. On both the Northbound and Southbound trains there are three main types of train service available; Standard (also known as Adventure Class), Private Dome (privately operated), and GoldStar Dome. All three are attached to the same train or locomotive, but the amenities and cost will vary depending on what type railcar service you choose. Alaska Tour & Travel is happy to offer our guests the choice of all three levels of Alaska train service. The Alaska Railroad also offers Standard and GoldStar service between Anchorage and Seward, as well as Standard service only between Anchorage and Whittier. Check out the summary of each service below and visit our Alaska Transportation page for further details on individual rail segments.

Alaska Railroad Adventure Class

Over the years the vast majority of our guests have traveled on the standard Alaska Railroad railcars known as Adventure Class, and feedback on this service continues to be great. These railcars are single level and feature comfortable seating, large picture windows and on board hosts. The train features a cafe offering 'grab and go' menu items as well as a dome observation car which is shared on a rotating basis. Since the standard railcars are single level they are generally considered to be the most stable, and also are a good choice for those in a wheelchair or with limited mobility.

GoldStar Dome Railcars

The GoldStar Dome railcars were put in a number of years ago and our guest feedback has been fantastic. These two level railcars are operated by the Alaska Railroad and are the finest rail service available in Alaska. The cars were custom built for this run, and feature large dome windows, fine dining service and on board hosts. The GoldStar service features a confirmed seat in the upper level dome car, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages served at your seat, a special GoldStar pin, priority check-in and boarding, priority seating in the lower level dining room showcasing original Alaska artwork, and a private outdoor viewing deck - the only one of its kind in the world. GoldStar service is an $85 upgrade for most runs from the standard Alaska Railroad service listed above ($110 between Anchorage / Fairbanks and $55 between Anchorage / Seward or Denali / Fairbanks). Space on the GoldStar railcars are limited, for this reason we recommend you reserve your seats early. Give us a call today!

Private Dome Railcars

If you are traveling north of Anchorage to Denali you can also choose to ride on a dome railcar operated by one of two companies. The Wilderness Express dome railcars are generally the last two cars on the Denali Star route, operating daily in both directions between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali Park and Fairbanks. The McKinley Explorer dome railcars operate on their own train, with a slightly different schedule, with service between Anchorage, Talkeetna and Denali Park. Both options are similar to the GoldStar domes. These railcars have a spacious upper level dome seating area, bar service, and a lower level open air viewing platform. A fine dining experience is also available in the dining room downstairs. We typically offer some truly great rates on private domes, so check our web specials page or give us a call for details.

Don’t Forget the Bus

The Alaska Park Connection Motorcoach offers daily coach service between Anchorage and Denali Park or Seward, including connecting service between Denali Park, Anchorage and Seward. Park Connection motorcoach service to Whittier is also available on cruise ship days. Since the Parks and Seward highways travel different routes than the Alaska Railroad, an Alaska Park Connection coach ride in one direction is a logical combination with an Alaska Railroad train trip in or out of Anchorage. Over 90% of the vacation packages we arrange with the Alaska Railroad also include a Park Connection bus trip in one direction of travel.

Too many options? Give us a call today at 800-208-0200 or contact us online and we will help you select the transportation services just right for your needs and budget.

For more information on a particular train segments please select the event from our Alaska transportation page or by city for departures FROM Anchorage, Denali Park, Fairbanks or Talkeetna. Also see our Alaska Railroad page and our Alaska Train Schedule page.

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