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Rail from Anchorage to Fairbanks

Q: I would like information on the Alaskan train from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Can we fly into Anchorage ride the train to Fairbanks and fly home from Fairbanks?

A: The Alaska Railroad [1] offers a train from Anchorage to Fairbanks that departs daily from mid-May to mid-September. It a 12-hour trip and you can choose from standard service or Gold Star service [2]. There are some airlines that offer flights direct from Fairbanks to destinations outside of Alaska but they are fairly limited. For more flight options, you should consider flying to Anchorage and then booking your flight home from there.

If you are traveling all the way to Alaska, I would recommend seeing more of the sights – in particular Denali National Park [3]. Our vacation packages [4] are completely customizable and can include rail transportation between Anchorage and Fairbanks in addition to lodging and tours between the two cities.