Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Whittier Roundtrip
Relax and view the scenic beauty of a ride on the Alaska Railroad, the last full-service railroad in the United States. Sit back and enjoy the comfortable seating and large picture windows. The train features on board hosts and a cafe offering 'grab and go' menu items.
The route between Anchorage and Whittier is very scenic, and the roundtrip schedule works well for passengers boarding dayboat cruises in Whittier. After traveling through Anchorage you will descend through the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. This area, also commonly known as Potter's Marsh, is a good place to spot migratory birds, water fowl and moose. Your trip continues along the Turnagain Arm, a body of water featuring the world's second highest tides at over 30 feet. Beluga whales can often be seen following salmon on the incoming tide, and Dall sheep frequent rocky mountain sides. After passing Girdwood and Portage Glacier you will travel through a two mile tunnel before reaching Whittier.
Your trip will depart from the Anchorage Depot located at 411 West First Avenue at 9:45am and will arrive in Whittier at approximately 12:05pm. Representatives from day cruise operators will be at the rail depot to assist you in connecting to the harbor for your day-cruise excursion if needed, and will return you to the rail depot after your cruise. You return trip on the Alaska Railroad will depart Whittier at 6:45pm and you'll arrive at the Anchorage Depot at 9:15pm.
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Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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A deposit equal to 30% of services reserved is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 45 days prior to your first day of travel. The following change and cancellation fees apply. Between 45 to 31 days prior to your first day of travel a 10% cancel/change fee will apply. Between 30 to 15 days prior to your first day of travel a 50% cancel/change fee will apply. Within 14 days of travel, your package is non-refundable and non-changeable. Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.