Princess Rail Tours (Anchorage - Talkeetna - Denali - Fairbanks)

Step aboard Princess Rail, a double-decker car with 180-degree dome views, a dining area, and large open-air platforms. Princess offers a variety of packages—departures originating in Anchorage or Fairbanks, and staying one or two nights at either Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, a Denali-area hotel—or both.

Stay Awhile - Multi-Day Packages

Independent travelers can enjoy all the views and amenities of Princess Rail by booking a seat, however most opt for a multi-day package featuring rail transportation, hotel accommodations and transfers between the rail depot and their hotel. Guests can choose from blue or yellow packages departing from Anchorage or Fairbanks.

Blue Packages

Blue packages range from 1 – 4 nights with overnight accommodations in Denali, near Talkeetna in Denali State Park, or both. Tours depart from Anchorage or Fairbanks but do not include hotel stays or transfers to/from the rail depot in the departing and arriving cities.

Yellow Packages

Yellow packages range 3 – 4 nights and include overnight accommodations in Denali, near Talkeetna in Denali State Park, or both. And, they include accommodations in Anchorage and / or Fairbanks at the beginning and end of your tour.

Visit website for all itinerary options.

Onboard Experience

Plenty of Space for Enjoying the Views

People sitting on a train enjoying the views of outside.

All seats feature domed windows with a 180-degree view.

You’ll be moving through the Alaskan countryside on large domed train cars. As you take in the 180-degree view, share the experience with your family, or meet new friends as you chug your way north from Anchorage or south from Fairbanks. Listen to the interesting commentary provided by your onboard hosts. Then step outside to take in some Alaskan fresh air. The large outdoor viewing platforms allow for many people to be outside at once and reduce crowding.

Cool Technology, Delicious Food

Check out the GPS system that maps your precise spot and offers historical facts about your current location. You'll travel past raging rivers, the towering peaks of the Alaska Range, the bridge spanning Hurricane Gulch, and endless forests.

When you get hungry, go downstairs to the dining room. Look out the five-foot picture windows as you sit down to delicious cuisine. Or settle in and get comfortable, there's also table side service.

Schedule

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure:

NorthboundTime
Depart Anchorage9:15 AM
Arrive Talkeetna12:10 PM
Arrive Denali Park4:50 PM
SouthboundTime
Depart Denali Park9:15 AM
Arrive Talkeetna2:00 PM
Arrive Anchorage5:15 PM

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Layered clothes
  • A sense of adventure

Getting There

Anchorage Rail Depot
411 W. 1st Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Anchorage Depot: The train depot is located at 411 West 1st Ave, easily accessible from downtown Anchorage.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Mid-May to Mid-Sept
Blue Packages Anchorage – Denali – Anchorage // $599 | Hotels not included in Anchorage or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Denali – Fairbanks OR Fairbanks – Denali – Anchorage // $549 | Hotels not included in Anchorage or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Anchorage // $799 | Hotels not included in Anchorage or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Talkeetna – Anchorage // $389 | Hotels not included in Anchorage or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Seward* // $799 | Hotels not included in Anchorage or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Talkeetna – Denali – Anchorage // $749 | Hotels not included in Anchorage or Fairbanks
Fairbanks – Denali – Talkeetna – Anchorage // $699 | Hotels not included in Anchorage or Fairbanks
Yellow Packages Fairbanks – Denali – Anchorage // $849 | Hotels included in Anchorage and / or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Anchorage // $1199 | Hotels included in Anchorage and / or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Talkeetna – Talkeetna – Anchorage // $849 | Hotels included in Anchorage and / or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Seward* // $999 | Hotels included in Anchorage and / or Fairbanks
Anchorage – Talkeetna – Denali – Anchorage // $1099 | Hotels included in Anchorage and / or Fairbanks
Fairbanks – Denali – Talkeetna – Anchorage // $1049 | Hotels included in Anchorage and / or Fairbanks
Rate Notes *indicates transportation between Denali and Seward is via deluxe motorcoach ratherthan railcar. Itinerary also does not include overnight accommodation in Seward. This itinerary is ideal for cruise departures or cruise arrivals in Seward.

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Princess Rail Tours (Anchorage - Talkeetna - Denali - Fairbanks)