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Alaska Railroad Talkeetna to Fairbanks - GoldStar Dome Train

Alaska Railroad Talkeetna to Fairbanks - GoldStar Dome Train

Ride the rails in luxury and style with GoldStar Service! 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. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife. North of Talkeetna you will cross the startling 918-foot Hurricane Gulch trestle, towering 296 feet above the creek below. Be sure to have your camera ready, as this is one of the route's best photo opportunities. Before arriving at Denali Park you will pass though Broad Pass, the highest point on the Alaska Railroad at 2,363 feet. Immediately upon departing Denali you will enter the scenic Nenana River Canyon, a popular spot for whitewater rafting. Before reaching Fairbanks, the train crosses the Tanana River on one of the world's longest single-span bridges. It was here, at the west end of the 702-foot bridge, that President Harding drove the final spike completing the railroad in 1923.

The GoldStar dome rail cars feature a confirmed seat in the upper level dome car, a special GoldStar pin, and a private upper level outdoor viewing deck - the only one of its kind in the world. GoldStar Service also features all-inclusive meals with priority seating in the lower level dining room, as well as two adult beverages per trip and unlimited soft beverages. Between Talkeetna and Fairbanks lunch (entree + beverages + gratuity) and dinner (soup OR salad + entrée + dessert + beverages + gratuity) are included.

Please note that the Alaska Railroad operates only one daily train in each direction between Anchorage and Fairbanks, stopping along the way in Talkeetna and Denali Park. On this train there are three levels of service; Standard (also known as Adventure Class), Private Dome (operated by private companies), and GoldStar Dome. Many people prefer the standard class for its single level stability, generous seating and the ability to easily walk between different cars on the train. The Private Dome service is a good value for those looking for full-time Dome seating for improved viewing from the train. The GoldStar Dome is the top-of-the-line rail service featuring the newest rail cars, the largest picture windows and the finest dining options with all-inclusive meals. Alaska Tour & Travel is happy to offer our guests the choice of all three levels of service on most runs. To find which level of rail service best suits your needs and budget, please click on the "Alaska Train Finder" link below.


You can click on the button below or the following link to add Train Talkeetna to Fairbanks Dome to your My Alaska trip planner where you can request a reservation or continue to browse for additional services. For reservations or additional information you can also call 800-208-0200 or contact us online.

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Rates and Operating Dates

Operating Dates Adult Child
5/11/19 (Sat) to 5/31/19 (Fri)$272.00$162.00
6/01/19 (Sat) to 8/31/19 (Sat)$304.00$176.00
9/01/19 (Sun) to 9/16/19 (Mon)$272.00$162.00
Rates do not include taxes or fees and are subject to change without notice.

Length: 8 hours, 40 minutes

Departure Information:

  • 11:20 AM depart Talkeetna Depot, arrive Fairbanks 8:00 PM


Below is our availability for this service (green = available, red = sold out, yellow = check with us). We update this once a day and it is subject to change without notice. Don't worry if your desired date is sold out, submit a request and we will work hard to get more space or find a suitable alternative. You can also check for additional services below and the Talkeetna Area Transportation page for more options.

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Payment and Cancellation Policy

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.


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