After passengers leave the morning chill and settle into cozy cars aboard the Aurora Winter Train, the train promptly departs the Fairbanks Depot. On route to Denali National Park, the first major stop of the day, stop by the Wilderness Café for coffee or bite to eat. The cold winter views are even more enjoyable with a warm drink in hand.
A chance to savor stunning Denali views.
As the rail nears the Denali Park area, it first enters the twisty Nenana River Gorge. Take note, the views along this section make for great photos. Briefly stopping at the park depot, the train heads on again, crossing the Hurricane Gulch bridge and ice-encrusted Susitna River. The train stops again in Talkeetna. Past this quaint town, the track passes through a few more open areas that give passengers a chance to savor stunning Denali views. The trip comes to an end as the train pulls into the historic Anchorage Depot at about 8:30 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.
WHAT TO BRING
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.
Fairbanks Train Depot
1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Anchorage Train Depot
411 West 1st Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
RATES & DATES
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Child rates apply to children under the age of 12. Infants under the age of 2 may travel for free but must sit on an adult's lap.
|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 5/7/23 (Su)4/1/23 (Sa) to 5/7/23 (Su)||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: Fairbanks Train Depot|
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- Price From $218
- Duration 11.5 Hours
- Departs 8:30 AM
- Operating Dates Daily from 2/1/2023 to 5/7/2023