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
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.
Duration: 4.25 hours (From Seward Train Depot to Anchorage Train Depot.)
- 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
Duration: 4.25 hours.
- 2.75 hours Seward to Girdwood
- 1.5 hours Girdwood to Anchorage
- This tour meets at the Seward Train Depot. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This train is wheelchair accessible.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes, this tour is wheelchair accessible.
Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
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.
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
Can multiple families book this tour and be together?
Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.
What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?
All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.
Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?
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.
Does the tour include transportation?
Yes. All tours pick up from your hotel and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.
What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?
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.
Aug 2019 - Michael G.
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.
Jun 2019 - Michael Y.
Great Experience! So nice we disembarked from our cruise ship found our luggage in the port terminal. Rolled them outside and they were placed in a free shuttle, rode to the Train Depot. Our luggage was placed in a secure location and the next time we saw it was at the Train Depot in Anchorage! Great tour guides and service on the train. We saw three glaciers!
Aug 2018 - Khalid H.
Most picturesque train ride I have ever undertaken. I was able to see three Mooses, a low level (train window level) Raptor, a live Raptor nest, Icebergs in a lake and world's longest single span wooden Railway Bridge. Highly recommended for all Alaska tourists.
Aug 2018 - Robert M.
Great scenery. Loved the narators who accentuated the views with information and things to look for along the way. Liked that you could move about the train to the snack bar car and to upper view cars. Make sure to get up from your seat to check it out.
Aug 2018 - Josh T.
Spectacular scenery and attentive service. Definitely pay extra to upgrade so you can ride in the viewing cars. This is a must-do for anyone visiting Alaska.
Jul 2018 - Stephanne P.
The train ride was beautiful - however, if you have gold star seating, and your group is smaller or larger than 4 - you will dine with other people, we did not know that and there were 5 of us. The food was OK but the views were spectacular. Local HS students where tour guides and could answered plenty of questions about the passage. A lovely way to travel from Seward to Anchorage!
Jun 2018 - Betty Ann G.
What a great experience it was riding on the train. Food was good and timely. Would do it again.
Jul 2017 - Emily U.
Our Excursion had beautiful weather, so the tour was lovely, There are large windows on the train with amazing glacier and wildlife views on both sides. There is a really nice commentary that points out wildlife and interesting facts along the route.