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Train from Anchorage to Whittier via Glacier Discovery Train

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Excursion Overview

Scenic views and glaciers galore is what you can expect on this beautiful train ride

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

From Anchorage, the train stops briefly at the resort town of Girdwood before continuing on to Portage Glacier where you'll have a few minutes to snap some quick photos from the train of the cascading glacier.

The train then travels through a mountain tunnel to eventually reach Whittier, a city with just over 200 residents, all of which whom live within the same building!

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

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")


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 2.25 hours (From Anchorage Train Depot to Whittier Train Depot.)

  • 1.25 hours - Anchorage to Girdwood
  • 30 minutes - Girdwood to Portage Glacier
  • 30 minutes - Portage Glacier to Whittier

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.


Guest Reviews


1 total


William H

On Jun 2024

Really enjoyed the trip down to the cruise ship. Great start to our cruise!


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 2.25 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 2.25 hours

Adult - Adventure Class: $101.00

Child (2-11) - Adventure Class: $51.00

Lap Child - Free (Under 2): $0.00

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