White Pass Summit Rail & Bus

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Product Description

Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport. Click HERE for more details on ID Requirements.

This excursion does not feature a lunch.


Fraser TrainDEPARTURE TIMES:    7:30AM & 12:00PM – “TRAIN FIRST, BUS RETURN” – May 1 – Sept 26

                                         8:30AM & 1:00PM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” – May 1 – Sept 26

                                         2:15PM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” (Tues & Weds) – May 22 – Sept 5 only for                                                  2:15PM departure

PRICE:  $133.00 per adult/$82 per child (includes tax)


Chilkoot Charters & Tours is a full service company!  This means that all of the applicable components of the excursion are included in the already discounted excursion price as well as U.S. and Canadian sales taxes.  Our passengers also enjoy the convenience of courtesy transportation to and from all cruise ship docks in Skagway.  Train tickets and ground transportation have been pre-arranged for you so there is no waiting in line to purchase anything once you arrive in Skagway.  Just meet us at the dock and we are ready to begin your Skagway adventure!

Get away from the crowds and enjoy the personalized service of a locally owned and operated company.  We specialize in small groups for more personalized attention for our guests.

This bus and rail combination excursion affords you an opportunity to view the unparalleled beauty of Alaska from two completely different perspectives — one way by train and the other by bus.  The bus portion is more than a mere transfer as with other companies.  We offer several stops along the highway route with a guaranteed visit to the Skagway Scenic Overlook — one of Skagway’s most scenic viewpoints!

Skagway’s most scenic ALASKAN experience begins with a relaxing 1 3/4 hour train excursion from Skagway to the top of the White Pass Summit and beyond (this tour is operated in reverse order with bus first departures as well).  Travel even further into Canada on this 28-mile journey all the way to the Fraser Train Depot in British Columbia!  This is by far the most extravagant display of spectacular panoramic beauty there is to offer in all of Skagway.

Upon arrival at the train depot at Fraser (Canadian Customs) passengers are transferred to a comfortable bus for their return to Skagway while our entertaining guides amuse them with captivating stories of local lore and the Klondike Gold Rush!

With stops all along the way there will be ample opportunities for photo enthusiasts to view and photograph cascading waterfalls, majestic mountains, glaciers, the roaring Skagway River, historic sites and other breathtaking panoramic vistas!homepage-slider_0009_Layer 12

Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport.

This tour is NOT wheel chair accessible. We can accommodate collapsible walkers only.  Smoking is prohibited on the train and tour vehicles.

There are many points of interest along the way:

    • Skagway Scenic Overlook

    • White Pass Trail of ’98

    • Brackett Wagon Road

    • Pitchfork Falls

    • Bridal Veil Falls

    • William Moore Bridge & Overlook

    • “Welcome to Alaska” sign

    • Tormented Valley

    • Fraser, British Columbia

    • 28 mile train journey over the famous White Pass Summit

6 reviews for White Pass Summit Rail & Bus

  1. 5 out of 5


    Mike, our tour guide and bus driver, did an excellent job. He was informative, entertaining and added to our enjoyment of the trip.

  2. 5 out of 5


    We did this combo tour on 8/19/15. I booked it before we left home for our Alaska trip. Our meet time was 11:50 am at the Skagway Boat Harbor. We were taken to the train station where we were lucky enough to be in the last rail car #314 Alesk River. There was a small open platform on the back of the rail car if you wanted to take pictures or just enjoy the fresh air. The seats were comfortable and on the ride we passed many historic and scenic areas. There was a free booklet called All Aboard that contained lots of information and some nice pictures. There is a restroom on board the train. You will need your passport as when we arrived in Fraser a Canadian customs official boarded the rail car and we had to show our passports. We had a short amount of time in Fraser to stretch your legs, take in the scenery, use the restroom facilities before getting on our van to drive back to Skagway. Our driver was James and he entertained us with information and stories. He made several stops like the Welcome to Alaska sign, a nice waterfall, and other scenic stops. We arrived back in Skagway around 3:00 pm. This was a great time and I can highly recommend this tour.

  3. 5 out of 5


    One of the best shore excursions ever! We booked this excursion from a link our travel agent gave to us after we booked the cruise. We did this excursion in early May, 2017.
    The trip included a bus ride (a small bus) up to the White Pass, where we boarded the train for the ride back to Skagway. I was skeptical about a bus ride when we booked the tour but that quickly changed within minutes after the bus left. Our driver/guide, Mike, was the best guide I have had in 15 cruises! He made the bus ride very enjoyable with humorous and informative stories about the breathtaking scenery. The bus made frequent stops for photo opportunities.
    The return trip aboard the train was great!

    I recommend this trip for anyone visiting Skagway with or without a cruise!

  4. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Early June 2017. Highly recommend this tour. Our group booked this tour directly from the tour company, but also available from the cruise. Our group of 21 took the rail tour first then bus tour. Great photo ops and insights from tour guide.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We did this excursion during our Alaska cruise and I was so happy I booked this train ride/ bus tour. We did the train up and bus down,our guide to the train from the ship dock was Kevin he was awesome we had a small group on the bus maybe 10 he knew a lot about Skagway very nice guy. Took us around town because our train was late getting back. Very informative and told us right where to go and how the train ride works. Loved the train ride, beautiful scenery, good weather took lots of pics. Very smooth getting off train in Canada. Our bus tour on the way back down to Skagway was AWESOME !!!!! Our guide Mike was the best ever !!!! Since the group on the bus was small he was showing all the best places for pics and all the history of Skagway and Canada. Got out of the bus with us and showed where all the best photo ops were at. We could have rode around with him for hours. BEST TOUR EVER !!!!!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Just came back from our cruise the first week of September 2017. We had Mike as our entertaining bus driver! He was informative, witty and made us laugh tons. The sights were spectacular and we all enjoyed riding the train up and having the opportunity to ride the bus back. We made several stops for breathtaking pictures (even a few selfies taken by Mike himself )!! This excursion was by far our favorite of the entire week.

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