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Useful Tips

Whether you’re booking an Alaska cruise or just visiting on your own, adding a ride on the Alaska Railroad is a bucket list experience.

What Food Options Are Available on Board?

•  If you’ve booked the luxurious GoldStar Service, sit-down dining is offered during your train ride. •  If you’re booked in the Adventure Class, there’s a cafe on board where you can purchase snacks, light meals, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Image provided by  Alaska Railroad / Glenn Aronwits

Can You See Wildlife on the Alaska Railroad Routes?

Yes, you can! One of the highlights of visiting Alaska is getting to see and experience the incredible wildlife this state has to offer. Some animals you might see in Alaska are caribou, moose, bears, eagles, and dall sheep.

What Seat Amenities Are Available in Each Class?

Both classes have traditional train luggage areas at the front or back of each car, so you can always store something there.

Alaska Railroad recommends you arrive to the train station 1 hour prior to your departure time, not only to check your bags, but to pick up your train ticket at the check-in desk.

What Time Should I Arrive Before My Alaska Railroad Train Departure?

•  One of the best parts about traveling with Alaska Railroad is that you check in your bags like you would for a plane. •  You’re allowed to bring two pieces of luggage up to 50 pounds per person.

How Does Alaska Railroad Baggage Check-in Work?

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Image provided by Alaska Railroad / Glenn Aronwits