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Train from Seward to Anchorage via Coastal Classic Train

12 reviews

Excursion Overview

Picturesque landscapes along the route

Departing Seward, the train travels into the backcountry wilderness - and what many consider to be the most scenic stretch of the entire Railbelt. After a brief stop in Girdwood, we'll wind our way along Turnagain Arm, where the steep mountains of the Chugach Range plunge directly to the sea before reaching our final destination of Anchorage.

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.

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

Things You Need to Know


  • Baggage Service (Up to two 50lbs bags checked plus one carry-on which may not exceed 15" x 14" x 6")
  • GoldStar Service only: Soup or Salad + Dinner Entree + Dessert


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

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

  • 2.75 hours - Seward to Girdwood
  • 1.5 hours - Girdwood to Anchorage

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Seward 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

If you have a reservation for a train transfer, you may check your luggage at the Seward Train Station beginning at 10:30am. Your luggage will be safely checked-in until your scheduled departure.

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 tours pick-up either at your hotel unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.

Yes. All tours pick up from your hotel and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

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


12 total


Celeste C

On Jul 2023

Amazing experience! The views were amazing!

Kimberly S

On Jul 2023

A wonderful trip and the dinner was really good.

Jannelle D

On Jun 2023

Excelente servicio. Pudimos ver osos, alces, aguilas y los paisajes super bellos. Ademas vimos a lo lejos glaciares. Fue una experiencia maravillosa.

Petra V

On Aug 2022

This was spectacular! Beautiful views, Delicious food and drinks!

Michael G

On Aug 2019

It was a bit bumpy and the door between the cars was a problem, we also were seated by the bathrooms which when the doors were left open were chemical smelling. plus you have to pay for Uber or Taxi to get to the airport or anywhere you need to go once you disembark from the train. Which is an added expense.


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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