The Seward Coastal Classic Train offers a world-class scenic adventure and comfortable transportation to Seward, Alaska. For Alaska cruise ship passengers arriving or departing in Seward, Alaska, this is one of your better transportation options to and from Anchorage, Alaska.
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The Coastal Classic Train offers a world-class scenic adventure and comfortable transportation to Seward, Alaska. For Alaska cruise ship passengers arriving or departing in Seward, Alaska, this is one of your better transportation options to and from Anchorage, Alaska.

For those seeking a 1-day adventure from Anchorage, the Coastal Classic Train is a great choice. A day in Seward offers a range of options and allows a return to Anchorage on the same day.

1-Day Coastal Classic Train Tour Packages Or just come visit Seward and visit the Alaska Sea Life Center, or visit the many art galleries around town; all are within easy walking distance from the train depot, or jump on the free Seward shuttle bus. You could also go for hike, take a helicopter flightseeing tour, or a helicopter glacier landing dog mushing tour, just to mention few of the many possibilities in Seward.

Come discover why National Geographic Traveler ranked the Coastal Classic Train among their Top Ten Train Rides in North America. Departing Anchorage, the Coastal Classic Train winds along Turnagain Arm, where the steep mountains of the Chugach Range plunge directly to the sea. Following a brief stop in Girdwood, the train continues to the end of Turnagain Arm and veers away from the road system into the wilderness mountain valleys. Many consider this the most scenic stretch along entire Railbelt. Upon a late morning arrival into Seward the train comes to a halt on the shores of Resurrection Bay, before making the return journey to Girdwood and Anchorage at 6 pm that evening.

Here is what you can expect once you step onboard the Coastal Classic Train:
  • Large picture windows
  • Forward-facing reclining seats
  • Dining cars
  • Tour guides provide commentary
  • Gift shop onboard
  • Non-smoking cars
Highly Recommend Gold Star Dome Seat Upgrade
GoldStar Service - Upgrade to first-class service aboard double-deck dome cars, the unobstructed scenic views and luxury rail travel has never been better. The exclusive private GoldStar open air viewing deck is the perfect way to enhance your Coast Classic Train experience and to experience the grandeur of Alaska. Reserve your upper-level dome car seating today, these high demand seats sell out fast!

GoldStar Service Features:
  • Confirmed seat in the upper-level dome car
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages served at your seat
  • A full-time bar attendant is available to those looking for libations
  • Meals are included - Priority seating in the lower-level dining room showcasing original Alaska artwork
  • Private outdoor viewing deck - the only one of its kind
Coastal Classic - Seward Train Schedule
Southbound From/To Depart Arrive
Anchorage – Girdwood 6:45am 8:00am
Girdwood* – Seward 8:05am 11:05am
Northbound From/To Depart Arrive
Seward – Girdwood 6:00pm 8:50pm
Girdwood* – Anchorage 8:55pm 10:15pm
* Trains may depart early from these stops when all reserved passengers are on board.

Tour Dates And Rates
May 13 - September 17
South, Anchorage to Girdwood/Seward

North, Seward to Girdwood/Anchorage

         Round Trip, Anchorage - Seward

GoldStar Dome Seat (first-class seats) meals are included. Adventure Seats/(standard seats) there is a dinning car where meals can be purchased.

Regular Season (June 1 - August 31)
Route Adventure Class Adult/Child (2-11) Goldstar Service Adult/Child (2-11)
Anchorage – Girdwood $80/40 $167/93
Anchorage – Girdwood (Round Trip) $124/62 $274/155
Anchorage – Seward $105/53 $207/121
Anchorage – Seward (Round Trip) $168/84 $344/199

Value Season (May 13 - 31 and September 1 - 17)

Route Adventure Class Adult/Child (2-11) Goldstar Service Adult/Child (2-11)
Anchorage – Girdwood $73/37 $150/84
Anchorage – Girdwood (Round Trip) $112/56 $256/145
Anchorage – Seward $95/48 $189/109
Anchorage – Seward (Round Trip) $151/76 $315/180

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