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Alaska Railroad Grandview Train - Anchorage to Seward on the Alaska Railroad

Grandview Train Follows Scenic Coastal Classic Route of Alaska Railroad

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If your Alaska cruise embarks or disembarks in Seward, you will need a transfer to or from Anchorage, which is 127 miles away. Cruise passengers can choose either a 3-hour bus transfer or a 4.5-hour ride on the Grandview Train of the Alaska Railroad. The train runs directly between the Anchorage airport and the cruise pier in Seward.

The train fare is about 40 to 50 percent more than the bus, but the wilderness train route is more scenic and relaxing, passing by picturesque glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and mountains. In addition, the road is very busy in the summer and circles around the mountains, so you won't get as close to the glaciers.

The Alaska Railroad initiated the Grandview passenger train in 2000 to serve cruise ship passengers traveling between Seward and Anchorage. The train follows the Coastal Classic route, but the departure time is adjusted for the cruise ships.

These photos were taken from the Grandview train on our way to meet the Seven Seas Mariner in Seward.

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  1. Alaska Railroad Train EngineAlaska Railroad Train Engine
  2. Alaska Railroad Train at the Station in AnchorageAlaska Railroad Train at the Station in Anchorage
  3. Alaska Railroad Dome Car on the Grandview TrainAlaska Railroad Dome Car on the Anchorage to Seward Route
  4. Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet - Alaska Railroad Grandview Train Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet - Alaska Railroad Grandview Train from Anchorage to Seward
  5. Waterfall on the Coastal Classic Route of the Alaska Railroad Grandview TrainWaterfall on the Coastal Classic Route of the Alaska Railroad Grandview Train
  6. Grandview Train between Anchorage and Seward, AlaskaGrandview Train between Anchorage and Seward, Alaska
  7. Mountain View from the Alaska Railroad TrainMountain View from the Alaska Railroad Train between Anchorage and Seward
  8. Glacier View from the Alaska Grandview Train between Seward and AnchorageGlacier View from the Alaska Grandview Train
  9. Alaska Railroad Grandview Train - Coastal Classic TrainAlaska Railroad Grandview Train
  10. Alaska Railroad Grandview Train - Anchorage to Seward on the Alaska RailroadAlaska Railroad Grandview Train
  11. Glacier Along the Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic TrainGlacier Along the Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic Train between Anchorage and Seward
  12. River View from the Alaska Railroad Grandview TrainRiver View from the Alaska Railroad Train between Anchorage and Seward
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