Pressed for time, but still looking to experience some of the best that Alaska has to offer? These shorter packages may be the perfect match for you. See the different packages & details of each in the 'Itinerary' section below.

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Highlights
  • 4-Day and 5-Day Packages Available
  • Availability varies - See individual package details below
  • These packages provide a great opportunity to see Alaska highlights even when you are pressed for time.

Itinerary

Seward 4-Day Package | 4-days/4-nights | late May - mid September
Day 1:Day one will start with an afternoon tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park followed by a scenic rail trip to Anchorage on the Coastal Classic Train. Spend the night in Anchorage.
Day 2:Ride the Denali Star Train to Denali National Park. Enjoy more beautiful scenery along the way, including impressive views of Denali Peak when the weather cooperates. Spend the night in Denali.
Day 3:Travel deep into the heart of Denali National Park on the famous Tundra Wilderness Tour where you will enjoy spectacular scenery and have some great wildlife viewing opportunities.
Day 4:Return to Anchorage on the Denali Star Train and spend your final night in Anchorage.
Cost:GoldStar Service: $2,005 // Adventure Class: $1,545
Seward 5-Day Package | 5-days/5-nights | mid May - mid September
Day 1:Spend the afternoon exploring the Kenai Fjords National Park, then return to Seward for a relaxing nights rest.
Day 2:Explore the Seward area however you wish. Go shopping, sample the local restaurants and bars, take part in the popular Real Alaska Tour and do some dog sledding...whatever you like! In the evening you will board the Coastal Classic Train and make your way up to Anchorage along one of the most beautiful stretches of railway in Alaska. Spend the night in Anchorage.
Day 3:Ride the Denali Star Train to Denali National Park watching for wildlife and amazing views of Denali Peak and the Alaska Range along the way.
Day 4:On day four you will venture deep into the heart of Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour. This popular tour provides unforgettable scenic views of the park and some unsurpassed opportunities for viewing Denali National Parks best wildlife. Spend the night in Denali village
Day 5:For your final day you will return to Anchorage on the Denali Star Train and spend one final night in Anchorage lodging before heading home.
Cost:GoldStar Service: $2,465 // Adventure Class: $1,739
Whittier 5-Day Package | 5-days/5-nights | late May - mid September
Day 1:Start your adventure by taking a train ride from Whittier through the beautifully scenic and roadless wilderness to the town of Grandview. From there you will hop on a motorcoach later in the afternoon and continue on to Anchorage, arriving in time to have a nice dinner at one of Anchorage’s fantastic restaurants. Spend the night in Anchorage.
Day 2:Day two you will board the Denali Star Train in themorning and head for Talkeetna. This area is known for its impressive views of Denali Peak. Spend the night in quaint Talkeetna.
Day 3:Day three you will continue heading north to Denali National Park aboard the Denali Star.
Day 4:Day four you will take a fascinating journey into Denali National Park on the backcountry Tundra Wilderness Bus Tour, watching for Alaska’s big five wildlife as well as some amazing scenic views along the way. The tour will return you to the Denali Village where you will spend your fourth night.
Day 5:Day five you will return to Anchorage on the Denali Star Train and spend your final night in comfortable Anchorage accommodations to end your trip.
Cost:GoldStar Service: $2,089 // Adventure Class: $1,575

Rates

Seward 4-Day Package
GodlStar Service$2,005
Adventure Class$1,545
Seward 5-Day Package
GodlStar Service$2,465
Adventure Class$1,739
Whittier 5-Day Package
GodlStar Service$2,089
Adventure Class$1,575
*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Package prices may vary from the published rates with hotel and tour selections. All prices are subject to change without notice. Please call for quote.

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Terms & Policies

BAGGAGE POLICY

Checked Luggage: The Alaska Railroad offers checked baggage service. Luggage storage is NOT available at any train station. For your safety and the safety of others, only one carry-on is allowed per person. Each ticketed passenger may check two (2) pieces of luggage when traveling aboard the Alaska Railroad, and up to four pieces aboard the Aurora Winter Train (policy may not be applicable for charters). Aurora Winter Train baggage service available in Anchorage and Fairbanks only. The luggage weight limit is 50 pounds per bag. Baggage service varies by depot location. The baggage fee for bikes, excess, oversized, and overweight bags is $20.00 per item. Due to space constraints full size non-inflatable kayaks and canoes are not permitted. You may bring deflated watercrafts for $20.00 per item.

Carry-on Luggage: 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.

Animals: All animals must be transported in the baggage car in a kennel (provided by the passenger). There is a $20.00 fee for transporting each kennel. Only Service Animals are permitted in passenger cars.

Firearms: Firearms, including rifles and revolvers, are not allowed inside passenger coaches or depots. Firearms may be transported in the baggage car only if: (1) They are unloaded; (2) they are stored in a locking hard-sided case; (3) the bolt action is removed or a trigger locking guard is applied.
Concealed weapons are not allowed onboard any trains or in any depot. Bear Spray must be placed in checked luggage.

Hunting/Fishing: During hunting and fishing season, game and/or fish must be cleaned, packed in bags, and placed in coolers before being loaded in the bag car. Inflatable kayaks, canoes and rafts must be deflated and packed in a backpack or duffle bag.
Due to space contraints full size non-inflatable kayaks and canoes are not permitted.

Camping: The Federal Railroad Administration regulates the transport of all types of camping stove fuels and/or motor fuels on passenger trains. Federal Railroad Administration regulations prohibit the transport of fuel, other than five liters or less of white gas per container in the bag car. No propane is allowed in bag cars. Kerosene and propane may be transported aboard the Glacier Discovery Train, which is outfitted with a special compartment; these fuels must be checked with the conductor at the time of boarding. Bear Spray must be placed in checked luggage.

Luggage storage is not available at any train station. All passengers, baggage and shipments are subject to inspection.

OTHER POLICIES

PAYMENT: Full payment is required at time of booking for rail-only bookings. For multi-day travel package reservations made 36 days or more prior to travel, a nonrefundable payment of 10% of the gross booking cost is due, or the reservation will be released; the remaining payment is due in full 60 days prior to travel. Multi-day travel package reservations made within 35 day of travel require payment in full at time of booking. ARRC accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

LATE BOOKINGS: Package bookings that are made within 35 days require a minimum of 24 hours to confirm availability. Full payment is required at the time of booking.

REFUNDS: Adventure Packages and Day Trips that are canceled 36 or more days before travel will be refunded 90% of the booking value. No refunds will be issued 35 or less days before travel. No refunds will be issued for unused services.

Rail-only bookings that are canceled one (1) or more days before travel will be refunded 90% of the booking value. No refunds will be issued the day of travel.

CHANGE FEES: All paid bookings are subject to a 10% change fee. Changes are allowed on packages up to 36 days before travel and on rail-only bookings up to one day prior to travel. A “package” is any rail booking that includes a non-rail component. Change fees apply only to the changed value of the booking. No change fees apply when the change increases the cost of the booking. Changes to packages that include airline flights, or the Denali Backcountry Lodge or Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, may incur additional fees. Any charges incurred by the Alaska Railroad as a result of changes made by the customer will be applied to the booking in addition to the change fee.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance so you can plan your travel with complete peace of mind. Ask your reservations agent about available plans and for a travel insurance quote.

CHECK-IN: Plan to check in one hour prior to the scheduled departure time. Reservations and seat assignments may be altered or reassigned if passenger and baggage are not checked in 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. The Transportation Security Administration requires that any Alaska Railroad passenger 18 years of age or older present a government issued photo ID, or two forms of ID, one of which must be issued by a government authority. Children ages 2 to 15 may only travel in the company of an adult 18 years or older.

BAGGAGE: Each ticketed passenger may check two (2) pieces of luggage when traveling aboard the Alaska Railroad, and up to four pieces aboard the Aurora Winter Train (policy may not be applicable for charters). Aurora Winter Train baggage service available in Anchorage and Fairbanks only. No single piece may weigh over 50 lbs. A special handling fee of $20 per bag applies to oversized bags, bicycles, animals checked in the baggage car and other recreational equipment. Firearms may be transported only as checked baggage and must be either disassembled (slide or bolt removed) or have a lock (trigger or cable type) installed to prevent operation, and must be in a locked case. Concealed weapons are not permitted onboard. Federal Railroad Administration regulations prohibit the transport of fuel, other than five liters or less of white gas per container in the bag car. No propane is allowed in bag cars. Kerosene and propane may be transported aboard the Glacier Discovery Train, which is outfitted with a special compartment; these fuels must be checked with the conductor at the time of boarding. Animals must be transported in kennels in the baggage car. Visit the Baggage Policy page for more information.

LOST AND FOUND: Lost items will be held for 30 days. If you believe you have lost an item at the Alaska Railroad, please contact Lost-Found@akrr.com or 907.265.2576.

SCHEDULES AND FARES: Delays can occur with rail service. Do not book your rail arrival and air departure on the same day. The Alaska Railroad will not be responsible for missed connections. Schedules, fares and tours are subject to change without notice.

ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION: The Alaska Railroad will provide the best alternate service available in the event of unforeseen circumstances that may require any part of our service to be altered.

ACCESSIBILITY: ARR will provide wheelchair lifts at all summer stations: Anchorage, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Portage, Whittier, Spencer Glacier, Grandview, and Seward. Winter trains offer wheelchair lifts at Anchorage, Wasilla, Talkeetna and Fairbanks only. Accessibility on other connecting modes of transport can vary, so please check with an agent for details. Alaska Railroad’s passenger trains are wheelchair accessible and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Service animals are welcome aboard.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Alaska Railroad Corporation acts only as an agent for its clients in securing reservations from the various non-affiliated hotels, transportation companies, sightseeing operators and other third parties and is in no way to be considered as the principal or operator of the services. The Alaska Railroad Corporation shall have no liability for loss or damage to baggage or property, due to acts or omissions of any third party carrier, hotel operator, restaurant or another supplier of services or facilities. The Alaska Railroad Corporation reserves the right to cancel, substitute transportation, or alter for any reason, any rail trip or tour itinerary as current conditions, in the Alaska Railroad’s sole opinion, may require.

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