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Train from Denali National Park to Anchorage via Denali Star Train

Excursion Overview

Southbound Denali Star Train from Denali to Anchorage

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

This daily route spans two of Alaska's five geographic regions - Southcentral and Interior Alaska. On a clear day, passengers enjoy sights of the train's namesake peak: Denali, the tallest mountain in North America which rises high above the Susitna River.

After departing Denali National Park, we'll head southbound toward Broad Pass which offers majestic views of the Alaska Range in all directions. On our journey, we'll travel into the backcountry Hurricane area; this region offers views of the snaking Indian River, the occasional remote cabin, and the expansive sight of Hurricane Gulch from the top of a 296-foot bridge. Before we reach our final destination of Anchorage, the train crosses the Knik River with the Chugach Mountains as a backdrop. Keep your cameras close because the sights will blow you away.

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:
    - Lunch entree + Coffee, Tea, or Soda
    - Soup or Salad + Dinner Entree + Dessert


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 7.5 hours (From Anchorage Train Depot to Denali Train Depot)

  • 1.25 hours - Anchorage to Wasilla
  • 1.5 hours - Wasilla to Talkeetna
  • 4.25 hours - Talkeetna to Denali

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Denali 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.


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Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 7.5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 7.5 hours

Adult - Adventure Class: $193.00

Child (2-11) - Adventure Class: $97.00

Adult - GoldStar: $373.00

Child (2-11) - GoldStar: $215.00

Lap Child - Free (Under 2): $0.00

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