COMBINE THE TRAIN AND MOTORCOACH FOR BIG PACKAGE SAVINGS TO DENALI.
Traveling one direction by train and the other by bus will allow you to save time, money and enjoy additional scenery along the way.
The peak season price between Anchorage and Denali Park on the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome is $482 per person roundtrip. However, if you travel one direction on the Wilderness Express Dome and the other by deluxe Park Connection Motorcoach, your fare is as low as $259 total per adult round trip.
Another money saving approach is utilizing the same day service of the Park Connection Motorcoach between Whittier or Seward and Talkeetna or Denali Park. You not only save money on your train fare, but you avoid an extra overnight in Anchorage. For example if you are disembarking a cruise ship in Seward you can take the Park Connection bus to Talkeetna or Denali Park that same day, and save the train for your return trip to Anchorage.
The Wilderness Express is a small fleet of luxury dome railcars that are pulled by the Alaska Railroad on the end of their Denali Star train. Daily summer service is offered to Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali Park and Fairbanks. The railcars offer unsurpassed 360 degree views from the second level dome, and feature a private dining room and observation platform as well.
The Park Connection Motorcoach is a scheduled summer bus line with service to Denali Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Seward and Whittier. Only full sized, highway quality motorcoaches are utilized, operated by courteous, professionally trained driver-guides.
You can compare and book all Alaska train options with AlaskaTrain.com. This includes the Alaska Railroad Adventure Class and GoldStar Dome Service, the Wilderness Express, the McKinley Explorer, and even scheduled deluxe bus service from the Park Connection Motorcoach.