AlaskaTrain.com is the sister website to AlaskaCoach.com that focuses on train products like the Alaska Railroad Adventure Class, Gold Star Dome Cars, and private dome railcars such as the Wilderness Express and McKinley Explorer.
Since we own and operate a bus line you may be wondering why we spend so much time talking about train trips in Alaska. The short answer is that our goal is not to sell the most bus seats, but rather to create itineraries for travelers that best match their schedule, budget and travel preferences.
Travelling by train in Alaska is a great experience, and often the best choice for many travelers is to combine both the railroad and motorcoach. Consider a trip traveling from Anchorage to Denali Park and back. Traveling one direction on a dome railcar would be a great idea, but since the trip takes 8 hours by train and can cost over $300, many folks choose to travel the other direction by motorcoach, which only takes about 6 hours and costs $90. By combining both the train and bus, travelers can enjoy the experience on the railroad, while saving time, money and seeing some different scenery on the bus.
AlaskaTrain.com allows you to book and compare the Alaska Railroad, McKinley Explorer, Wilderness Express, and the Park Connection Motorcoach all in one spot. Train service is available to all the major railbelt destinations including Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali Park, Fairbanks, Whittier and Seward. AlaskaTrain.com features nearly 100 pages of useful information including schedules, rates, FAQs, advice, photos, train maps, and an extensive route guide.