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Alaska Railroad

411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
+1 800-544-0552
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Unbeatable Views

We chose the train over a cruise for our family, and it was definitely the right choice. The seats... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Beth I
Needs improvement in Gold Star

Our trip north was good, but our trip back from Talkeetna to Anchorage was poor. Service was poor... read more

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Completed in 1923, the iconic Alaska Railroad connects many of Alaska's most popular destinations: Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Seward, Whittier and the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Daily summer departures and our knowledgeable Alaskan reservationists make it easy to plan everything from day trips to multi-day Alaska vacations including excursions and accommodations -- all using the Alaska Railroad to traverse this great land. Choose from two classes of passenger service: comfortable Adventure Class seating offering large picture windows, or premium GoldStar Service featuring glass-dome ceilings, all-inclusive dining and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform. Come see why our authentic Alaskan hospitality and incredible scenery draws thousands of passengers yearly!
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
+1 800-544-0552

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Reviewed yesterday

We chose the train over a cruise for our family, and it was definitely the right choice. The seats are roomy and comfortable; some had power outlets. We were offered a selection of foods and beverages that were all so tasty that we each made...More

Thank Beth I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our trip north was good, but our trip back from Talkeetna to Anchorage was poor. Service was poor, food was less than expected, no desert served. Not much good to say other than the train was on time. Once you leave Talkeetna there is not...More

Thank RobReno
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice domed cars with dining available below. Food and drinks were very much on the high side. From Fairbanks to Denali the views were mostly tall trees.

Thank LVRick462p
Reviewed yesterday

My group of five decided to take the scenic route to Seward from Anchorage and use the Alaska Railroad! (The rest of our group drove the rental car up) We sat in Adventure Class, which is the regular ticket, and our seats were pretty comfy....More

Thank MissB44
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The glass dome car is amazing. We saw moose and waterfalls off the sides of mountains. The food was excellent. We had the stuffed French toast. Great way to travel to Seward. A highlight of our trip!

Thank travelingfourFlorida
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my first train ride on a real passenger train and I loved it. You get to sit back and watch the scenery, if you want they will cook you a meal and come get you from your seat when it is ready then...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward to board a cruise. The train ride is about 4 hours of beautiful scenery. The seats are comfortable and you can stand outside each car in the fresh air to take great photos. They offer breakfast,...More

Thank GrammyFL
Reviewed 2 days ago

The train trip is a lot longer than I realized. However, the staff did a good job of entertaining us with drinks to start, They shared many historical facts along the way which I would have never know. They took reservations for the dining car...More

Thank Hialeah73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a vastly different experience than the Wilderness train going to Denali a couple of days earlier. The staff was immature and totally unprofessional , untrained and seemingly inexperienced It began by CAT announcing that yesterday was Michaels Birthday and that "He is still...More

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the train from Denali to Anchorage. The view is lovely, the food on the train was great, and the service was excellent. We checked a bag which slowed things down leaving the station in Anchorage but meant we didn't have to monitor it...More

Thank Paula M
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Do they serve miller lite beer? Can you buy more after your two complimentary drinks?
14 June 2017|
Response from Slim5144 | Reviewed this property |
There doesn't appear to be any Millers. They have a number of Alaskan beers: Alaskan Amber King Street Blonde Ale Twister Creek IPA Coldfoot Pilsner All $6 each. I'm not sure which complimentary drinks you are referring to... More
Nice reviews all. I was wondering do you need to pay for the day trip for the Spencer glacier and can you just walk the path to the glacier for free? Thank you.
11 June 2017|
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Response from William B | Reviewed this property |
The only way that I'm aware of to get to the path is one the train.
Hi! We are leaving for A;asks in July on the Princess land sea tour. Any tips on the trip would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Susan
28 May 2017|
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Response from Toni W | Reviewed this property |
If you can get to Denali National Park then that's a lovely place to go. I only stopped off for a short time in March while everything was covered in snow so I can only imagine it's glorious in the summer!