Alaska Railroad

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The Denali Star, Alaska Railroad's flagship train, links Anchorage to Fairbanks daily with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali National Park. On this route, sparkling salmon streams and stands of birch and spruce come into view, while carpets of lupine and fireweed add dramatic coloring to the landscape.

There are two classes of travel available: Adventure and Gold Star. Interpretative narration by an experienced guide is provided on both classes. Guides tell stories and point out highlights along the way using a microphone so everyone can hear easily.

Adventure Class passengers are seated on the first level of the train with assigned seats, large windows, and plenty of leg room. Passengers have access to a second-level dome car, where passengers are asked to share the view. Adventure Class passengers may walk through all of the Adventure Class cars which include a snack & beverage bar, a dining car, and exterior viewing platforms – great for taking pictures.

Alaska Railroad's first-class service is called Gold Star Service. Gold Star passengers enjoy seats on the upper level of a double-decker car, with domed windows that curve all the way to the top of the ceiling. This is by far the best way to travel on the train. Gold Star cars are positioned near the front of the train with the best views, and they have upper level outdoor viewing platforms. Meals, non-alcoholic drinks, and 2 alcoholic drinks for passengers of age 21 and over are included in the cost of your Gold Star fare.

For on-board purchases, the Alaska Railroad accepts credit cards only. Cash is not accepted for on-board purchases but may be used for tipping.

 

2019 Alaska Railroad Schedule

DENALI STAR TRAIN SCHEDULE

Daily May 11 - September 17

Depart Arrive
Northbound Train
Anchorage 8:15 AM Wasilla 9:30 AM
Wasilla* 9:35 AM Talkeetna 11:05 AM
Talkeetna 11:20 AM Denali 3:40 PM
Denali 4:00 PM Fairbanks 8:00 PM
Southbound Train
Fairbanks 8:15 AM Denali 12:10 PM
Denali 12:30 PM Talkeetna 4:40 PM
Talkeetna 5:00 PM Wasilla 6:15 PM
Wasilla* 6:20 PM Anchorage 8:00 PM

* Trains may depart early from these stops when all reserved passengers are on board.

Runs only northbound to Fairbanks on May 11, only southbound to Anchorage on September 17.

Onboard services: Dining car, baggage services, non-smoking cars, wheelchair access.

 

Peak Season Fares

June 1 through August 31, 2019

Travel Segments

Railroad Price

Adventure Class

Adult/Child

Discounted Price

Adventure Class

Adult/Child

Railroad Price

Gold Star

Adult/Child

Discounted Price

Gold Star

Adult/Child

Anchorage to Wasilla $66/33 $63/31 $188/103  $179/98
Anchorage/Wasilla to Talkeetna $106/53 $100/50  $230/124 $219/118
Anchorage/Wasilla to Denali $174/87 $165/83 $319/177  $303/168
Anchorage/Wasilla to Fairbanks $249/125 $237/119  $450/258 $428/245
Talkeetna to Anchorage/Wasilla $106/53 $100/50 $241/136  $229/129
Talkeetna to Denali $99/50 $94/47 $225/122  $214/116
Talkeetna to Fairbanks $147/74 $140/70 $304/176 $289/167
Denali to Anchorage/Wasilla $174/87 $165/83 $332/191  $315/181
Denali to Talkeetna $95/50 $90/47 $225/122  $214/116
Denali to Fairbanks $77/39 $73/37  $177/104 $168/99
Fairbanks to Anchorage/Wasilla $249/125 $237/119 $450/258  $428/245
Fairbanks to Talkeetna  $147/74 $140/70 $290/163  $276/155
Fairbanks to Denali  $77/39 $73/37 $165/103 $157/98
 Anchorage to Seward or Seward to Anchorage  $110/55 $105/52  $218/128 $207/122
Anchorage to Seward Roundtrip  $175/88 $166/84  $360/209 $342/199

Value Season Fares

May 11-31 & September 1-17, 2019

Travel Segments

Railroad Price

Adventure Class 

Adult/Child

Our Price

Adventure Class 

Adult/Child

Railroad Price

Gold Star

Adult/Child

Our Price

Gold Star

Adult/Child

Anchorage to Wasilla $52/26 $49/24  $172/96 $163/91
Anchorage/Wasilla to Talkeetna $86/43 $82/41  $206/115 $196/109
Anchorage/Wasilla to Denali $139/70 $132/67 $279/161  $265/153
Anchorage/Wasilla to Fairbanks $199/100 $189/95  $395/234 $375/222
Talkeetna to Anchorage/Wasilla $86/43 $82/41 $220/128  $209/122
Talkeetna to Denali $86/43 $82/41 $207/117  $197/111
Talkeetna to Fairbanks $119/60 $113/57 $272/162  $258/154
Denali to Anchorage/Wasilla $139/70 $132/67 $292/173  $277/164
Denali to Talkeetna $86/43 $82/41  $207/117 $197/111
Denali to Fairbanks $61/31 $58/29 $160/97  $152/92
Fairbanks to Anchorage/Wasilla $199/100 $189/95  $395/234 $375/222
Fairbanks to Talkeetna $119/60 $113/57  $258/149 $245/142
Fairbanks to Denali $61/31 $58/29 $148/86  $141/82
 Anchorage to Seward or Seward to Anchorage $98/49  $93/47 $194/114   $184/108
 Anchorage to Seward Roundtrip  $156/78 $148/74  $325/186 $309/178

You can pick travel Adventure Class or Gold Star for different travel segments.

Child Rates are for children 2 through 11 years old.

Cancellation and Change Policy: 

Changes made to a confirmed reservation are subject to a change fee. Any charges incurred by the Alaska Railroad as a result of changes made by the customer will be applied to the booking in addition to the change fee. Cancellation fees apply to the gross value of the booking. Change fees apply only to the value of the altered segment. No fees apply to changes that increase the cost of the booking.


Up to one day before travel: 10% fee.
Day of travel: Non-changeable, non-refundable.
No refunds will be issued for unused services.

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