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The Alaska Railroad

The Alaska Railroad has been instrumental in the survival of rural Alaskans and America's Last Frontier for nearly 100 years. Spanning from the port town of Seward on the Gulf of Alaska to Fairbanks in the heart of the state, this rail line successfully transports more than 5 million tons of freight and 400,000 passengers annually. Travelers can choose between five routes in Alaska:

  • Coastal Classic - Travels between Anchorage, Girdwood, and Seward
  • Glacier Discovery - Connects Anchorage and Grandview with stops in Girdwood, Whittier, Portage, and Spencer
  • Denali Star - A route between Anchorage and Fairbanks, stopping in Denali, Talkeetna, and Wasilla
  • Hurricane Turn - Follows a summer route between Hurricane and Talkeetna and a winter route that includes Hurricane, Talkeetna, Wasilla, and Anchorage
  • Aurora Winter - Travels in the winter season only and connects Anchorage and Fairbanks by way of Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Healy

The Alaska Railroad has accumulated numerous awards throughout the years. In 2010, National Geographic Traveler noted this railway as one of the Top 10 North American Train Trips. USA Today Travel offered a similar designation in 2015, calling the line one of the 10 Best Train Trips in the U.S. Trip Advisor awarded the railway a Certificate of Excellence in 2015, and the National Tour Association presented the Alaska Railroad with Gold Medal designation in 2016. Additionally, the line has also earned Green Star Award Certification, thanks to its green efforts: reducing water and energy consumption and making efforts to curb emissions and provide outstanding air quality.

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Alaska by Day
4.9 stars(28 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSep
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Denali Star Train at Healy Canyon
2022MayJunJulAug
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Alaska Railroad Traveling Through Mountains
2022MayJunJulAugSep
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
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2022MayJunJulAugSep
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Caribou Deer on Mount Denali
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2022JunJulAug
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Dalton Highway Ice Road in Alaska
2021NovDec
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Snow Capped Mountains in Denali National Park
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Arctic Circle Experience with Kantishna
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Aurora Viewing at Bettles Lodge
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Aurora Borealis Display at Chena Hot Springs Resort
2021NovDec
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Icy Straight Point in Alaska
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Kenai Fjords National Park
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Alaska by Day
12/Sep
George E, Verona, WI
5 stars
“All connections, transfers, credit processing and keeping us informed were exemplary. The timing and sequencing of the various tours and stops were perfect and allowed recovery and prep time for the next leg. VBR (Bridget) was also excellent in responding to questions or concerns.
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Alaska Wilderness Tour
10/Sep
Cindy W, Nineveh, IN
5 stars
“Many people have asked us what company we used for this trip and we have referred vacation by rail and representative Frank Howard.
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Alaska Wildlife Adventure
6/Sep
Nancy R, Durham, NC
5 stars
“It was a unique way to see the real Alaska and everything was so well ogranized.
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Glaciers, Trains & Trails of Alaska
25/Jul
Kimberly H, North Richland Hills, TX
5 stars
“We had an amazing time and everything was so professionally done! All the connections with the trains were easy and accommodations were super nice and fun!
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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea
18 Jun 2019
Sharon
5 stars
“Vacations by Rail was great to work with, our agent Ryan never got tired of my questions and was always helpful. The whole trip was so easy because they did all the work, our vouchers arrived and off we went. The Rocky Mountaineer is by far the most amazing train trip you could ever take through the Canadian Rockies.
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Tour Alaska by Rail
16 Jun 2019
GERALD
5 stars
“Awesome Experience! Everything was well coordinated and ran completely on time! Great time!
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Deluxe Alaska Highlights
21/Sep
Jack
4 stars
“Great trip. Will be better after Covid.
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