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Train from Whittier to Anchorage via Glacier Discovery Train

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Excursion Overview

Traveling north from Whittier to Anchorage via Glacier Discovery

Depart the quaint town of Whittier in the late evening with Anchorage set as your final destination. The journey will be scenic and include two short stops. The first is to see the Portage Glacier. While the glacier has retreated over the years, it's still 6 miles long and a sight to see. Head towards Girdwood, a famous resort town, before winding your way along Turnagain Arm, where the steep mountains of the Chugach Range plunge directly to the sea.

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 stops. 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. The boarding area is under a large white tent. Early check-in or luggage-holding service is not available at this location.

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

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: 2.5 hours (From Whittier Train Depot to Anchorage Train Depot.)

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

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Whittier 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


2 total


Andrew H

On Aug 2019

The ride was excellent, but the timing can be tricky. Spent more time in Whittier than I was expecting, but the view in Whittier is amazing.

Terry H

On Aug 2019

Scenic ride and a great way to get from Whittier to Anchorage.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 2.5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 2.5 hours

Adult - Adventure Class: $101.00

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

Lap Child - Free (Under 2): $0.00

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