2021 WIlderness Express Schedule

Below is the current Wilderness Express train schedule. The Wilderness Express runs between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali Park, and Fairbanks. These privately-operated dome railcars generally make up the last two cars on the Alaska Railroad's Denali Star train. Please note, because the Denali Star train is operating on a limited schedule for the summer of 2021, the Wilderness Express is running:

  • Northbound Service | Anchorage to Fairbanks: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • Southbound Service | Fairbanks to Anchorage: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

One of the quickest ways to see all train schedules and rates is to use our Alaska Transportation Finder, or if you are ready to book now, try our Train & Bus Express Checkout.

Wilderness Express | Northbound | June 6 - September 11, 2021
Route Depart Arrive
Route: Anchorage to Talkeetna Depart: 8:15 AM Arrive: 11:05 AM
Route: Talkeetna to Denali Park Depart: 11:20 AM Arrive: 3:40 PM
Route: Denali Park to Fairbanks Depart: 4:00 PM Arrive: 8:00 PM
Wilderness Express | Southbound | June 6 - September 12, 2021
Route Depart Arrive
Route: Fairbanks to Denali Park Depart: 8:15 AM Arrive: 12:10 PM
Route: Denali Park to Talkeetna Depart: 12:30 PM Arrive: 4:40 PM
Route: Talkeetna to Anchorage Depart: 5:00 PM Arrive: 8:00 PM