Alaska Railroad Aurora Train Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ride into the heart of the Interior in the heart of winter.
After passengers board and settle into comfortable seats on this Aurora Winter route, the train departs Anchorage bound for Fairbanks. The track passes the Knik River and through Wasilla before turning due north into the Susitna Valley. After a brief pause in Talkeetna, the train continues, crossing frozen glacial rivers and Hurricane Gulch bridge. The route draws ever closer to Denali, at one point coming within 40 miles of the summit. The track climbs out of the snowy spruce forest at Broad Pass before pulling into the Denali Depot.
Entering the windswept world of Interior Alaska.
The winter world outside transitions yet again, weaving along steep cliffsides that flank the Nenana River and then into the windswept world of Interior Alaska. Finally, after a full day passing through some of Alaska's most exceptional winter landscapes, the train pulls into the Fairbanks Depot at about 8 PM.
The Alaska Railroad only offers Adventure Class on the Aurora Winter Train. Passengers enjoy spacious cars with tall windows and large forward-facing seats and the ability to easily walk between different cars on the train. Although there is no dining car on the Aurora Winter Train, hearty hot and cold food, drinks, and adult beverages are available for purchase onboard in the Wilderness Café.
Bring a government issued photo ID for checking in and a credit or debit card for onboard purchases (cash not accepted). Don't forget a camera. It is also a good idea to keep your coat with you while on board.
Check in at the depot with a valid government issued photo ID one hour prior to departure. Boarding passes with seat assignments will be issued then. All passengers are assigned seats by the Alaska Railroad upon check in at the depot. The Alaska Railroad offers checked baggage service. Passengers are allowed two checked bags plus one carry on, with dimension and weight restrictions like those of airlines. The Alaska Railroad charges $20 per item for oversized or excess baggage.
Anchorage Train Depot
411 West 1st Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Fairbanks Train Depot
1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
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|2/1/23 (W) to 3/31/23 (F)2/1/23 (W) to 3/31/23 (F)||Adult: $234.00||Child: $117.00||Infant: $0.00|
|4/1/23 (Sa) to 5/6/23 (Sa)4/1/23 (Sa) to 5/6/23 (Sa)||Adult: $218.00||Child: $109.00||Infant: $0.00|
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 8:30 AM||Location: Anchorage Train Depot|
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