Alaska Railroad

2017 Tour Information- please check back for updated information about this tour for the 2018 season. 

We offer the lowest, most highly-discounted prices on railroad tickets available anywhere!

It's even cheaper to book with us than directly with the railroad!

There is one train serving Denali and it is a daily train in the summer. The Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad's flagship train, links Anchorage to Fairbanks with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali Park. On this route, sparkling salmon streams and stands of birch and spruce come into view, while carpets of fireweed add dramatic purple to the landscape.

There are two classes of travel available.

Adventure class passengers are seated on the first level of the train. They have access to a vista dome car, but there is no assigned seating in that dome. Passengers may visit the vista dome car for about 20 minutes at a time, to allow other passengers to sit in the dome. Adventure class passengers may walk through all of the Adventure cars, but may not enter the GoldStar dome.

Alaska Railroad's first class service is called GoldStar.

Included in the cost of your GoldStar fare are all-inclusive meals and non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks (2 per trip). Additionally, passengers that purchase the GoldStar upgrade receive priority check-in at select depots and are seated on the second level of our two-story fully-domed car. GoldStar passengers will ride in the newest and most luxurious, double-decked dome cars on the train. These cars are positioned near the front of the train with the best views from the upper level outdoor viewing platform.

For your convenience, The Alaska Railroad accepts credit cards only for any onboard purchases. They accept all major credit cards including debit and pre-paid cards that can be run as a credit card. As a GoldStar passenger you will be provided with a meal/drink card upon check in that will be pre-loaded with the specific meals and drinks included on the trip you have purchased.

Alaska Railroad Schedule

DENALI STAR TRAIN SCHEDULE
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

Runs May 17 - September 17, 2017. Northbound to Fairbanks only May 17, Southbound to Anchorage only September 17. Onboard service - Dining, baggage service, no-smoking cars, wheelchair access.

*Train may depart early from this stop when all reserved passengers are onboard.

Peak Season Fares

Northbound from Anchorage - June 1 through August 31, 2017
Southbound from Anchorage - May 13 through September 17, 2017

First price: Alaska Railroad list prices - Second price (italics): What you'll pay if you book through us

Travel Segments*

GoldStar Adult

GoldStar Child

Adventure Class Adult

Adventure Class Child

Anchorage to Denali $306/$291 $169/$161 $167/$159 $84/$80
Anchorage to Talkeetna $220/$209 $119/$113 $101/$96 $51/$48
Talkeetna to Denali $215/$204 $117/$111 $95/$90 $48/$46
Fairbanks to Denali $158/$150 $98/$93 $73/$69 $37/$35
Seward to Anchorage $207/$197 $121/$115 $105/$100 $53/$50
Seward to Anchorage RT $344/$327 $199/$189 $168/$160 $84/$80
Anchorage to Seward RT $344/$327 $199/$189 $168/$160 $84/$80
Anchorage to Seward $207/$197 $121/$115 $105/$100 $53/$50
Seward to Denali** $513/$487 $290/$276 $272/$258 $137/$130
Seward to Denali RT** $967/$919 $550/$523 $502/$477 $252/$239
Denali to Fairbanks $168/$160 $98/$93 $73/$69 $37/$35
Denali to Talkeetna $215/$204 $117/$111 $95/$90 $48/$46
Denali to Anchorage $317/$301 $182/$173 $167/$159 $84/$80
Denali to Seward** $524/$498 $303/$288 $272/$258 $137/$130
Denali to Seward RT** $967/$919 $550/$523 $502/$477 $252/$239
Talkeetna to Anchorage $230/$219 $129/$123 $101/$96 $51/$48

Value Season Fares

May 17-31 & September 1-17, 2017

First price: Alaska Railroad list prices - Second price (italics): What you'll pay if you book through us

Travel Segments*

GoldStar Adult

GoldStar Child

Adventure Class Adult

Adventure Class Child

Anchorage to Denali $267/$254 $153/$145 $133/$126 $67/$64
Anchorage to Talkeetna $198/$188 $109/$104 $82/$80 $41/$39
Talkeetna to Denali $199/$189 $111/$105 $82/$80 $41/$39
Fairbanks to Denali $141/$134 $81/$75 $58/$55 $29/$28
Seward to Anchorage $189/$180 $109/$104 $95/$90 $48/$46
Seward to Anchorage RT $315/$299 $180/$171 $151/$143 $76/$72
Anchorage to Seward RT $315/$299 $180/$171 $151/$143 $76/$72
Anchorage to Seward $189/$180 $109/$104 $95/$90 $48/$46
Seward to Denali** $456/$433 $262/$249 $228/$217 $115/$109
Seward to Denali RT** $861/$818 $497/$472 $417/$396 $210/$200
Denali to Fairbanks $152/$144 $92/$87 $58/$55 $29/$28
Denali to Talkeetna $199/$189 $111/$105 $82/$80 $41/$39
Denali to Anchorage $279/$265 $164/$156 $133/$126 $67/$64
Denali to Seward** $468/$445 $273/$259 $228/$217 $115/$109
Denali to Seward RT** $861/$818 $497/$472 $417/$396 $210/$200
Talkeetna to Anchorage $209/$199 $121/$115 $82/$80 $41/$39

*All other Alaska Railroad Travel segments and packages are available at discount prices as well, contact us for details.

** Service available May 17 through September 17, 2017 and requires an overnight in Anchorage.

Don't forget, you can travel Adventure Class in one direction and GoldStar on the other if you wish.

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.

In addition, Denali Mountain Morning Hostel charges $10 on all customer-initiated tour and travel reservation changes and cancellations.

Denali Mountain Morning Hostel & Cabins LLC is a contractually authorized reseller of tours and tickets for these providers.
We are not associated with these providers or their service in any other manner.
We do not accept any liability regarding their service.
Our only participation is that of facilitating your reservation and purchase. We accept your payment and guarantee payment to the provider on your behalf.
We have presented their offers to the best of our ability, based on the information they have provided to us.
Please notify us of any found errors you believe exist here. Prices are subject to change until the provider confirms the reservation. Travel Insurance is recommended and available from us.

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