Winter Tours

What to do when the snow flies

Winter season reveals a "cool" side of Alaska best seen by train.

Rail Tickets

Book Rail only tickets on the Aurora Winter Train, Weekends mid-September to mid-May (limited mid-week departures available in February and March).

Rail only reservations can be made online using the Rail Search menu option in the left menu. Select weekend dates to search for tickets. The Aurora runs northbound Anchorage to Fairbanks on Saturdays, and southbound Fairbanks to Anchorage on Sundays. The Aurora also runs on select mid-week dates in February and March.


Check out our winter season packages, which include hotel and tours along with rail.

Pricing and availability information for our winter packages is published in September. Reservations for these packages can only be made by phone or email.


We offer military 20% discounts off regular winter train fares. We also have a half-price fare program for Senior Citizens 65 and older.
Learn about Aurora Train 65+ half-price fares


Tours & Activities

In winter, the land you travel takes on a quiet, mystical character. And this time of year, the activities are endless.
Check out winter activities

We also offer fun tours to go along with the scenic train ride. You can mush a dog sled, learn about Alaska's past in its many museums, explore the backcountry on cross-country skis, search the skies for the northern lights, board a bush plane and fly across the legendary Arctic Circle or soak in hot springs surrounded by snowdrifts with twinkling northern lights overhead.
Browse optional tours    

Getting Started

You can choose to extend your stay, customize your own adventure and choose a wide selection of daytrips and activities based in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Download our winter brochure and find the Alaska winter adventure just for you.
To book winter vacation packages, please call our friendly and helpful reservation agents at 800-544-0552 if you are outside Alaska, or within Alaska 907-265-2494 (Hours). Hearing impaired please call 907-265-2620.

Confirmations of online bookings are displayed and emailed following successful completion of booking payment. Didn't get yours? Please call us at 800.544.0552 or send an email and we'll get it to you promptly.

Call Reservations at 907.265.2494 or 800.544.0552 for information, to get a quote, or to book. Note that all package prices listed are approximate, are per person based on double occupancy, and subject to change without notice. Call for a quote.

NOTE: Trains are now cashless and purchases onboard must be paid by card.

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