Alaska Railroad Trains

The Alaska Railroad operates year-round passenger train service. See below for an overview of all of our regularly scheduled trains, or click through the links to learn more about each specific train route.


Coastal Classic Train: Offering round-trip train service from Anchorage to Girdwood and Seward. This train winds through beautiful Alaska wilderness on the southern portion of the Railbelt, offering amazing views of mountains, glaciers and the Place River Valley. The Coastal Classic runs daily mid-May to mid-September; GoldStar Service available. LEARN MORE

Denali Star Train: Our flagship train, connecting Anchorage and Fairbanks with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali National Park; our busy summer season sees both a northbound and southbound Denali Star Train each day. This route reveals dramatic changes in the landscape as the train journeys toward the rugged peaks of the Alaska Range. Weather permitting, guests aboard the Denali Star also enjoy breathtaking views of Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. The Denali Star Train runs daily mid-May to mid-September; GoldStar Service available. LEARN MORE

Glacier Discovery Train: Offering round-trip service connecting Anchorage to Girdwood, Portage, Whittier, Spencer Glacier and Grandview. This schedule offers a multitude of unique day trip options: guests may access glacier cruises in Prince William Sound, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage, rafting, hiking and ice climbing at the backcountry Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop, or simply enjoy the full length of the ride to scenic Grandview. The Glacier Discovery Train runs daily June through mid-September. LEARN MORE

Hurricane Turn Train: One of the last flagstop trains in the country, the Hurricane Turn Train serves as the sole means of transportation for a stretch of roadless backcountry along a 55-mile expanse north of Talkeetna. Passengers can get off the train anywhere they please and hop back on for their return journey with the wave of a flag, although many passengers prefer to stay on the train to enjoy views of the panoramic turnaround point, Hurricane Gulch. Common stops for this round-trip flagstop train include Chase, Curry, Sherman, Gold Creek, Twin Bridges and Chulitna. The Hurricane Turn Train runs Thursday through Monday, mid-May through mid-September. LEARN MORE


Aurora Winter Train: The Aurora Winter Train departs Anchorage Saturdays with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Healy en route to the final destination of Fairbanks; Sunday, the train makes the return journey southbound. In late February and the month of March, this weekend service is accompanied by a northbound train on Tuesday and southbound train on Wednesday, offering passengers more opportunities to experience the Last Frontier in winter. The Aurora Winter Train runs weekends and select mid-week service mid-September to mid-May. LEARN MORE

Hurricane Turn Train: Unlike its summer counterpart, the winter Hurricane Turn train originates in Anchorage, although the final destination is the same: 55 miles north of Talkeetna at Hurricane Gulch. This train is favored by locals for its flagstop accessibility, and by visitors as a full-day round-trip train adventure from Anchorage. The winter Hurricane Turn Train runs the first Thursday of the month, October to May. LEARN MORE

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

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