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Train from Anchorage to Seward via Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic Train

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Excursion Overview

Picturesque landscapes along the route

Note: for a round trip, add the Seward to Anchorage train or view all of our Alaska Railroad routes.

Departing Anchorage, the train winds along Turnagain Arm, where the steep mountains of the Chugach Range plunge directly to the sea. Following a brief stop in Girdwood, the train continues to the end of Turnagain Arm and veers away from the road system into the backcountry wilderness - and what many consider to be the most scenic stretch of the entire Railbelt.

Upon a late morning arrival into Seward, the train comes to a halt on the shores of Resurrection Bay.

Adventure Class Pricing: Experience rail travel across Alaska at our best rate. Adventure Class cars offer comfortable seating and large picture windows. Open-air vestibules between railcars provide an opportunity for fresh air and excellent photo ops. Adventure Class guests are encouraged to travel between railcars, whether to take advantage of the open seating in our Vista Dome cars or visit the Wilderness Cafe.

Adventure Class features:
- Confirmed seat with large picture windows
- Onboard dining and bar service available for purchase in the Wilderness Cafe*
- Freedom to explore between Adventure Class cars
- Access to open seating in Vista Dome car

GoldStar Pricing: The Alaska Railroad's premium class of service offers passengers an exceptional way to travel across Alaska. Glass-dome ceilings allow for panoramic views as Alaska unfolds along the tracks, and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform - the only of its kind in the world - offers fresh air and an excellent vantage point for photos. On the lower level of GoldStar railcars, passengers enjoy a full-service dining room; GoldStar tickets include meals, all soft beverages, and two complimentary adult beverages per trip for passengers over 21.

GoldStar Service features:
- Glass-dome ceilings
- Upper-level outdoor viewing platforms
- Inclusive dining at the lower-level full-service dining car
- Private bar and two complimentary adult beverages
- Comfortable forward-facing seats
- Alaskan tour guide providing narration
- Fully accessible

Please Note: Baggage service is available. Each ticketed passenger may check two pieces of luggage. The luggage weight limit is 50 pounds per bag. The baggage fee for bikes, excess, oversized, and overweight bags is $20.00 per item. One carry-on item is allowed per person. Carry-on bags may not exceed 15" x 14" x 6". Please remember to carry on medications, cameras or other items that you will need during your train ride.

Things You Need to Know


  • Transportation
  • Baggage Service (Up to two 50lbs bags checked plus one carry-on which may not exceed 15" x 14" x 6")
  • GoldStar Service only: Breakfast entree + Coffee, Tea, or Juice


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 4.25 hours (From Anchorage Train Depot to Seward Train Depot.)

  • 1.25 hours - Anchorage to Girdwood
  • 3 hours - Girdwood to Seward

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Anchorage Train Depot. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is wheelchair-accessible. Please leave a comment during checkout if accessibility accommodations will be required. If the operator is unaware beforehand of necessary accommodations, they may not be able to accommodate guests day of.

Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations made one or more days prior to travel are 90% refundable (there is a 10% cancellation fee). Cancellations made on the day of travel are non-refundable.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this tour is wheelchair accessible.

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.


Guest Reviews


3 total


Sandra S

On Sep 2023

This was a fantastic way to get to Seward from Anchorage and an amazing introduction to Alaska. The train was very comfortable and the Gold Star service with 360 view via the domed car was well worth the additional $$ for our bucket list trip. We thoroughly enjoyed this train ride and highly recommend.

Ang V

On Aug 2023

Spectacular views!! Comfortable ride.

Dennis G

On Jun 2023

Above and beyond my wildest dreams. Alaska cannot be put into words or pictures even.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 4.25 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 4.25 hours

Adult - Adventure Class: $124.00

Child (2-11) - Adventure Class: $62.00

Adult - GoldStar: $253.00

Child (2-11) - GoldStar: $149.00

Lap Child - Free (Under 2): $0.00

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