Alaska Railroad Baggage Policy
The Alaska Railroad offers checked baggage service. For your safety and the safety of others, only one carry-on 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.
Each ticketed passenger may check two (2) pieces of luggage (Winter Aurora Train four (4) pieces of luggage). The luggage weight limit is 50 pounds per bag. The baggage fee for bikes, excess, oversized, and overweight bags is $20.00 per item.
All animals must be transported in the baggage car in a kennel or wearing muzzle and leash. Use of muzzle and leash is permitted in the baggage car of the Hurricane Turn and Aurora Winter trains only. Kennels, muzzles and leashes must be provided by the passenger. There is a $20.00 fee for transporting each kennel. Only Service Animals are permitted in passenger cars. Firearms, including rifles and revolvers, are not allowed inside passenger coaches or depots.
Firearms may be transported in the baggage car only if:
- they are unloaded;
- they are stored in a locking hard-sided case; and,
- the bolt action is removed or a trigger locking guard is applied.
Concealed weapons are not allowed onboard any train or in any depot. Bear Spray must be placed in checked luggage.
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 constraints full size non-inflatable kayaks and canoes are not permitted.
Federal Railroad Administration regulations prohibit the transport of all types of camping stove fuels and/or motor fuels on passenger trains.
Luggage storage is NOT available at any train station.