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Choose Gold Star seating and enjoy the views from a bi-level dome car, as well as an outdoor viewing deck
Confirmed seating on lower level, with access to shared dome areas during the trip
Toll Free: 1-800-544-0552
410 Port Ave.
Seward, AK 99664
411 West 1st Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
The Alaska Railroad's aptly named Coastal Classic route is probably the most beautiful stretch of the Alaska Railroad.
This train traces scenic Turnagain Arm, where you'll see awe-inspiring landscapes punctuated by wildlife. You may see Dall sheep, Beluga whales, Bald eagles, as well as lush stands of alder and spruce nourished by coastal rains and high sun.
You’ll stop at the town of Girdwood, then it’s into the Kenai Mountains, a dramatic landscape of corrugated peaks that stretches as far as you can see. The train stays in the mountains, mostly away from the roads, giving you views you can’t get from a car. You’ll see glacial backdrops, alpine meadows, wildflowers, and wildlife as you pass through tunnels and past railroad houses on your way to Seward.
Some Coastal Classic riders take the train both ways, doing it as a day trip in just over 8 hours (4 hours in the morning, 4 in the evening). It’s also fun to spend one or two nights in Seward visiting the shops and touring the bay. Catching the train back to Anchorage in the afternoon often provides spectacular sunsets over Cook Inlet throughout the summer. Some passengers book a one-way fare, continuing to their next destination via cruise ship out of Seward.
Anchorage Depot: The train depot is located at 411 West 1st Ave, easily accessible from downtown Anchorage.
Seward Depot: The train depot is located at 410 Port Avenue in Seward, AK
Girdwood Depot: Train depot is located at Brudine Rd, Girdwood, AK, just off of the Seward Highway