Summer Train Schedule Updates

The Alaska Railroad has revised their schedule for the Denali Star train for the summer of 2021. The Denali Star runs between Anchorage and Fairbanks with stops in Talkeetna and Denali Park. It will still operate seven days a week during the summer, but service is limited to one direction* Monday through Saturday.

  • Northbound Service | Anchorage to Fairbanks | May 29 to September 11: Operates on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
  • Southbound Service | Fairbanks to Anchorage | May 30 to September 12: Operates on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

*Daily transportation is still available in both directions between Anchorage and Denali Park by combining the train and Park Connection Motorcoach.

How to Plan & Book Your Train Travel

Use this Transportation Finder to see what options are available to you on your travel days. When you're ready to book tickets, use the Express Checkout to complete your reservation online. Note that the Park Connection Motorcoach service between Anchorage and Denali is still available with two trips in both directions every day this summer. Traveling one direction by train and the other by motorcoach is a popular choice that provides flexibility, plus you can save time, money, and see new scenery on the way.

Already have a train reservation? If the revised schedule impacts your itinerary, our reservation agents will contact you with new transportation options.

Train & Bus Vacation Packages

Rest assured that all of our vacation packages featuring train travel are still operating. Some packages may require minor modifications depending on your departure date. Give us a call, or book your preferred package and departure date online, and our reservation staff will take care of any necessary adjustments.

Need assistance booking transportation or a vacation package? We're here to help! Send us an email, or give us a call at 800-208-0200.