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 | Adventure Class – one way

    Anchorage Whittier Seward
Anchorage Adult   $99 $120
Child   $50 $60


Coastal Classic Train | Goldstar Class – one way

    Anchorage Whittier Seward
Anchorage Adult     $244 BD
Child     $122 BD


Denali Star Train

Adventure Class – one way

    Talkeetna Denali Fairbanks
Anchorage Adult $116 $188 $270
Child $59 $94 $135
Talkeetna Adult   $110 $158
Child   $55 $79
Denali Adult $110   $85
Child $55   $43


Goldstar Class – one way

    Talkeetna Denali Fairbanks
Anchorage Adult $254 B $350 BL $491 BLD
Child $128 B $175 BL $245 BLD
Talkeetna Adult   $249 L $330 LD
Child   $124 L $165 LD
Denali Adult $249 L   $194 D
Child $124 L   $98 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
$158 adult, $79 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 31 – September 17
$172 adult, $88 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 31 – September 17
$166 adult, $83 child