The Denali Star takes you north from Anchorage to places like Talkeetna, Denali National Park, and Fairbanks. This train travels through the forested areas north of Anchorage into the boreal forest, and eventually into the tundra regions further north. On a clear day the train will slow down to allow you to see beautiful vistas of Denali. You may spot wildlife along the way, such as bear, moose, eagles, and caribou.
This train’s primary destination is the town of Whittier, a major cruise ship and afternoon day cruise hub. After Whittier, the whistle-stop service begins; passengers can get off at the Spencer Whistle Stop to take an afternoon hike, stay and camp overnight, or take a rafting trip down the Placer River. The train can be used as a mode of transportation, however it can also be a round-trip sightseeing excursion.
The Coastal Classic train services 114 miles of track between Anchorage and the town of Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula—a four-hour trip that’s the most beautiful along the entire Alaska Railroad. You’ll see the beautiful Turnagain Arm as the train departs Anchorage, then a panorama of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and streams. You may even see wildlife like Dall sheep, Beluga whales, moose, bear, eagles, marmots, and more!
Enjoy scenic views from the domed windows in the private Gray Line of Alaska rail cars. Enjoy excellent service from your car manager, who will point out sights and scenery along the way. Dine in the restaurant located just beneath you, and don’t miss a thing as you continue to gaze out of large picture windows. Many people here will be on a cruise package, but independent travelers can book a seat as well.
Contact information and train schedules for The Alaska Railroad. Depot locations include Seward, Girdwood, Whittier, Anchorage, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali, and Fairbanks.
Riding the train in Alaska is a relaxing and fun way to take in amazing sights around every bend, and many travelers choose a dome car for the best viewing experience. When you’re headed north of Anchorage, hop on a Wilderness Express private dome car for deluxe viewing at great value.
May 11 to September 20
Step aboard Princess Rail, whose cars have two levels with 360-degree dome views, a dining area, and large open-air platforms at the rear. You may choose to ride as an independent traveler, or with a larger package that will include lodging at the Princess properties along the way.
May - September
Deluxe motorcoaches with comfortable seating, big picture windows, plenty of leg room—and plenty of room for your gear, too. Services include:
BAC Transportation was started on a whim by two friends who were tired of what they thought were shoddy limo options in Anchorage. Eleven years later, the business has evolved into a large transportation company offering airport and cruise ship transfers, busing for corporate events, custom tour packages and, of course, limousines for nights out on the town.
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It's more than just a ride when you travel with Seward Bus Lines. Their trips to Seward and Whittier offer convenient connections for cruise ship passengers-saving them about 50% of what transit would cost through cruiselines. They have 14-passenger vans and larger, 22-passenger buses, with room for two pieces of checked baggage and one carryon. Extra luggage is $5 a piece. Seward More...
Year-round in Fairbanks. Advance appointment in Denali, Anchorage and elsewhere.
Fairbanks-based Alaska Auto Rental – with pick-up options in Denali and Anchorage too – offers rental cars for the most unique itinerary: over gravel highways, through winter weather, on one-way legs, or starting out from unusual locations. It’s locally-owned, with employees who know Alaska’s roads and their challenges. You’ll get helpful travel advice, a can-do attitude, and reliable wheels.
Some of Alaska’s most alluring destinations are along its gravel roads, through timber, tundra and quaint towns. Alaska 4x4 Rental’s 4-wheel drive vehicles are perfect for navigating these rugged roads. Choose a new model Jeep, SUV, pickup or van for your own custom road trip – and you can drive all the way to the Arctic Circle!
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When you want to explore Alaska on your own timetable, with a guaranteed bed and meals any time of day, consider a trip in a state-of-the-art motorhome rented from Great Alaskan Holidays, Sales & Service. They offer the largest selection of sparkly clean and well-maintained motorhomes in Alaska, with great pricing and a no-fuss reservation and rental process. It’s the most convenient, flexible, and affordable mode of independent travel in Alaska!
ABC’s RVs are all 2016 or newer, and completely battery- and propane-operated. In addition, this company is known for its spectacular customer service, which includes transfers to and from the airport and a 24-hour emergency assistance line. ABC also makes sure to include all the housekeeping items you will need onboard, from linens to utensils. And before you head down the road, they’ll give you a quick tutorial to ensure that you begin your vacation educated and safe.
Road-tripping across Alaska makes for an epic vacation—and that “epic” factor just goes up when you do your trip in a classic VW bus from this Anchorage-based operator. Outfitted with many of the home-on-wheels comforts of a traditional RV, these rentals offer a nimble way to road trip.
Alaska Motorhomes Rentals from Alaska Travel Adventures offers one-way rental options. Seeing Alaska by motorhome is different than seeing it by train, for example – so why not experience them both? If the thought of a long, round-trip journey on the Al-Can keeps you from setting out on that amazing adventure, how about driving one way and flying back? You can consider all these options when you rent one of the comfortable, easy-maneuvering C class vehicles from Alaska Motorhome Rentals – (the entire fleet is new within the last three years.)
Take a road trip across Alaska without the size or cost of a full-size RV. These converted campervans, rented out of Anchorage between May and September, come with unlimited mileage, sleep four and offer most of the comforts of a big RV in a compact model—with a pop-up tent on top.
Since 1963, Rust’s has been safely carrying anglers far away from the crowds. Experienced guides lead you to world-class fishing for kings, silvers, grayling, and trout in some of Alaska’s most beautiful and remote wilderness - and they’ll clean and package your catch for the trip back to Anchorage. On the way, enjoy a window-seat view and pilot narration.
May 25 - Mid September
Hop aboard one of Regal Air’s planes departing from Anchorage and after a short, scenic flight you can be watching enormous brown bears swat salmon from Alaska’s rushing waters. Tours visit one of two destinations: Lake Clark National Park or Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park.
Year round - water landing approximately May 1st - October 5th
Explore Alaska from above with this family-owned company that operates out of Anchorage. Options include flying above Denali, Knik and Colony Glacier, the Chugach Mountains, and more!