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Wilderness Express

  Wilderness Express — Seeing Alaska’s many scenic wonders by train is both relaxing and fun – and many travelers recommend a domed car for clear views in all directions. Wilderness Express domed cars are one option for great viewing on Alaska Railroad routes north of Anchorage. They provide an upgraded experience at a tremendous […]

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Princess Rail Tours

Princess Rail Tours — 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. Independent travelers can enjoy all […]

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Glacier Discovery Train

Glacier Discovery Train — From Anchorage, the Glacier Discovery stops briefly at the resort town of Girdwood before continuing on to Portage; here, guests may disembark to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to black and brown bears, moose, caribou, wood bison and more. The train then travels through a mountain tunnel to Whittier, […]

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Denali Star Route

  Denali Star Route –– as the name implies, Denali National Park is really the star attraction of the Alaska Railroad’s Denali Star Route. The entire route spans over 350 miles from Anchorage all the way to Fairbanks, with stops along the way including Talkeetna and Denali National Park. Traveling north from Anchorage, the Denali […]

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Coastal Classic

Coastal Classic — the aptly named Coastal Classic route is probably the most beautiful stretch of the Alaska Railroad. The most popular way to experience the Coastal Classic is on a day trip from Anchorage. Depart Anchorage early morning for the four-hour scenic trip to Seward. You have about 7 hours to spend in Seward, […]

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Ravn Alaska

Ravn Alaska — For many Alaskans, travel by plane is essential for work, getting to medical appointments in the big city, or connecting with family in another part of the state. For visitors, plane travel helps maximize their limited time exploring the state, showcases spectacular views of the land, and gives an authentic peek into […]

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CAR

CAR Various car rental agencies (from well-known ones like Avis) to local outfits are available at both Alaska’s airports and seaports. Alaska 4×4 Rentals (Anchorage Airport): (907) 290-0064 Alaska Auto Rental (Anchorage/Fairbanks/Denali): (907) 457-7368 Avis (Sitka): (907) 966-2404 Budget (Anchorage Airport): (907) 243-0150 Hertz (Anchorage Airport): (907) 243-4118 Thirfty Car Rental (Anchorage): (907) 276-2855

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Interior Alaska Bus Line

Interior Alaska Bus Line – this bus line is for those who want to travel like the locals. Many Alaskans ride this bus line that motors between Anchorage, Glennallen, Fairbanks, and Tok, making stops along the way in off-the-beaten-path destinations. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, visitors can board a van or a 20-passenger bus to […]

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Alaska Park Connection Motorcoach

  Alaska Park Connection Motorcoach – for those who don’t want to rent a car during a visit to Alaska—or would just like to spend more time watching the roadside scenery, rather than the road—this deluxe motorcoach service makes it easy to connect the dots between Alaska’s most popular destinations, including Denali and Kenai Fjords […]