Train Transportation

Like Alaska itself, the Alaska Railroad story is full of peaks and valleys. Every mile of this legendary railroad was hard earned through grit, bravery, faith, and lots of sweat. As daunting as the obstacles were at times, the Railroad moved forward, persevering and overcoming. It’s this epic journey that has made Alaska Railroad the backbone of the Last Frontier.

The 19th century was the era of railroad building and an easier mode of transportation into the north was of interest to everyone. Two men appeared on the scene with essentially the same idea: build a railroad through the White Pass. Sir Thomas Tancrede, representing investors in London, and Michael J. Heney, an experienced railroad contractor interested in finding new work for his talents, joined forces. Tancrede had doubts about building a railroad over the Coastal Mountains while Heney thought otherwise. “Give me enough dynamite and snoose” he bragged, “and I’ll build a railroad to Hell.”
They met by chance in Skagway, talked through the night and by dawn, the railroad project was no longer a dream but an accepted reality. It was a meeting of money, talent and vision.

Alaska Railroad

Coastal Classic Train/Denali Star Train – Adventure Class – one way

Whittier Seward Talkeetna Denali Fairbanks
Anchorage Adult $92 $114 $110 $178 $254
Child $46 $57 $55 $89 $127
Talkeetna Adult $102 $152
Child $51 $76
Denali Adult $102 $80
Child $51 $40

Coastal Classic Train/Denali Star Train - Gold Star Class - one way

Seward Talkeetna Denali Fairbanks
Anchorage Adult $226 BD $238 B $330 BL $464 BLD
Child $113 BD $119 B $165 BL $232 BLD
Talkeetna Adult $234 L $314 LD
Child $117 L $157 LD
Denali Adult $234 L $184 D
Child $117 L $92 D
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

White Pass Summit Excursion

This three-hour, forty mile round trip climbs from tidewater at Skagway to the summit of the White Pass – a 2,865 foot elevation! The fully narrated tour passes through two tunnels, over sky-high trestles and cascading waterfalls. It’s our most popular excursion!
40 miles round-trip; 3 to 3-1/2 hours
Departs DAILY: 8:15 am & 12:45 pm
April 23 – October 7
$144 adult, $72 child

Whitehorse – Skagway – Whitehorse in One Day

Board a motorcoach in Whitehorse for a trip along the scenic South Klondike Highway to Fraser, where you will connect with the world famous White Pass & Yukon Railway. Your 28-mile excursion will descend into Skagway. Includes a 2 hour layover in Skagway. You will then board a motorcoach back to Whitehorse.
Departs DAILY: May 19 – September 19
$160 adult, $80 child

Skagway – Whitehorse Train/Bus

Connection Daily one-way service includes a narrated, 28-mile train excursion between Skagway, AK and Fraser, B.C. Extend your trip to the Klondike with a comfortable motorcoach connection between Fraser and Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway.
Northbound: Departs Skagway at 12:40 pm
Southbound: Departs Whitehorse at 7:45 am
Departs DAILY: May 19 – September 19
$154 adult, $77 child