ARRC Baggage Policy

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.

Checked luggage

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 (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:

  1. they are unloaded;
  2. they are stored in a locking hard-sided case; and,
  3. 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.

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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