Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Seward Round-Trip Same Day Return 6 reviews
Anchorage, United States

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Take a train ride to the port town of Seward from Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad! You will not be disappointed by the stunning vistas on your relaxing 4-hour journey down to Seward. The large picture windows and open vestibules on the train provide excellent photo-taking opportunities along the journey, and local guides share the stories behind the sights along the way. There are many local highlights and excursions you can see and do in Seward before the return rail journey to Anchorage that evening.
• Depart Anchorage Depot at 6:45 am
• Arrive Seward Depot at 11:05 am
• Onboard narration included on train
• Onboard dining available for purchase on train
• Explore Seward on your own. Optional tours or cruises (sold separately) to explore Seward and/or the Kenai Fjords. Advance booking recommended. 
• Depart Seward at 6:00 pm
• Arrive Anchorage at 10:15 pm

Activity Details
Departing from downtown Anchorage, the Coastal Classic Train travels south along the rugged coastline of Turnagain Arm, with dramatic views of the Chugach Mountains plunging directly to the sea. At the end of Turnagain Arm, the tracks veer away from the road system into the backcountry wilderness – and what many consider to be the most scenic stretch of the Alaska Railroad, accessible only by train. Watch for views of massive glaciers, steep river canyons, and cascading waterfalls. The train arrives to Seward at 11 am, allowing plenty of time to explore this charming port town – or opt to take a marine wildlife & glacier day cruise into the nearby Kenai Fjords – before departing on the return journey at 6 pm that evening, arriving back to Anchorage by 10:15 pm.
Departure & Return
Departure PointAnchorage Depot, 411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA Departure Time6:45 AM
ReturnSeward, AK 99664, USA
What's Included
  • Round-trip rail transportation from Anchorage to Seward on the same day
  • Comfortable reserved seating
  • Alaskan tour guide providing narration throughout rail journey
  • Optional dining and snack bar available for purchase
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Railroad
  • Accommodation, tours and/or activities in Seward
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (0-1) may be added to a reservation as lap children (not requiring a paid, reserved seat) but they must be registered in the booking. To register an infant as a lap child, please indicate so in the “Special Requests” option in the final checkout and include the infant’s name, age and gender.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Passenger Information and Resources page:
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • Scenery. Although it rained all day, the journey was pleasant. The value for the money was very good.

  • Great way to get to and from Seward AK from Anchorage. The train is 4+ hours but well worth the time. Lots of scenery to see and the train slows down for the main sites. Nice sit down meals also served on the train. You can drive this quicker but it was nice to let someone else do the drive.

  • Loved it. Jeremy was great and our server in the dining car was fantastic. Everyone was friendly. Very clean. Conductor wonderful. Absolutely!!!!

  • On our first trip to Alaska, my wife and I booked the "14 hour round trip from Anchorage to Seward", via the Alaska Railroad. What a fabulous way to see the grandeur of our 49th State! The train itself is amazingly clean, inside and out, brightly colored and very comfortable. All the long trip amenities are there as well, such as a full dining car, a bistro car, outside and inside observation cars and a crew of narrators to inform you of what you see and spot wildlife along the route. If you only heard from "Conductor Warren", you would get a masters education on Alaska and on the railroad, given his 40+ years in both. But multiple narrators provide a history and viewing of such a unique place. This is a very family-friendly adventure but also affords a couple of any age a respite from the hectic pace of life in a most beautiful location! I heartily endorse this experience to you!

  • I cried about getting up very early catching the only train to Seward. My tears soon turn joy, and I was glued to the beautiful scenery for the entire trip. Watching sunrise over these majestic mountains and discover the wild lives. The ride was comfortable. There a snack bar and a restaurant attached to the train. The ranger on board is very knowledgeable and the conductor is very quick spotting moose roaming the valley. This is one of the most beautiful train ride I have had. And it’s a must coming to Alaska.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the train ride through some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. The trip was relaxing and very informative. Would highly recommend to all.

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