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White Pass Summit Rail & Bus Excursion

Enjoy Skagway’s most scenic Alaskan experience!

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Passport required

$145.00

3.75 hOURS

7:30 a.m. & 12:30 P.M. | TRAIN FIRST

8:30 a.m. & 1:30 P.M. | BUS FIRST

Skagway’s most scenic Alaskan experience includes a relaxing 28 mile (1.75 hour) train excursion between Skagway and the top of the White Pass Summit and beyond to Fraser, British Columbia! This is by far the most extravagant display of spectacular panoramic beauty there is to offer in all of Skagway. 

City of Skagway

Skagway Train Depot

White Pass Train Skagway

Broadway

Cruise Ship Docks

Welcome to Skagway

Bridal Veil Falls

William Moore Bridge

Train Nearing Summit

Train Tunnel

Train Descending Summit

Train Trussel

Train Descending White Pass

Train at Laughton

Pitchfork Falls with Train

Welcome to AK Sign

Summit

Summit Lake

Chilkoot Bus at Summit Lake

 

Early May at Fraser

Train Heading to Fraser

Start your amazing visit in Skagway by enjoying our most popular train and bus combination tour!  Travel on board the famous White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad into Canada on this train journey all the way to the Fraser Train Depot in British Columbia while you relax and enjoy the narrated commentary provided on board the train.

Upon arrival at the train depot in 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 along the way there will be ample opportunities for photo enthusiasts to view and photograph cascading waterfalls, majestic mountains, massive glaciers, roaring rivers, historic sites and other breathtaking vistas! Complimentary drop off service is provided in town or at the cruise ship docks upon the conclusion of your tour.

This tour is operated in reverse order with a bus first departure.

 

Historical Train Information Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this Scenic Railway of the World was designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty). The 3-foot wide Narrow Gauge Railroad climbs almost 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles with an average grade of 2.6%, and up to 3.9% in some locations. It also passes through 2 tunnels and travels over sky high trestles and bridges. Comfortable restored and replica passenger coaches are pulled by vintage diesel locomotives. Each heated passenger coach has large viewing windows and a restroom.

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

This tour is NOT wheel chair accessible. We can accommodate small, collapsible walkers only. Baby strollers must meet measurement requirements listed in the FAQs. Smoking is prohibited on the train and tour vehicles.

*12:30PM departure is not available to ships that depart at 5:00PM or earlier.

*1:30PM departure not available to ships that depart at 6:00PM or earlier.

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

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Guest Reviews

BeeLittle
BeeLittle
2020-08-10
YUKON RAIL AND BUS This was all day almost 9 or 10 hours trip. First we started on the mini bus/van - it was very comfortable seating; and our driver/guide was very personable, friendly, and had great sense of humor! He was wealth of knowledge about Alaska, shared interesting stories and anegnotes during the trip. We had tasty lunch at a 'covered wagon' which both my husband and I had fun doing so. They the train ride back to Skagway was relaxing and the scenery passing by was just breathtaking.
DoodleNay
DoodleNay
2020-04-19
Great customer service Booked the Yukon rail and bus tour many months ago, before the Corona virus. Our cruistour to Alaska was cancelled by Princess, so I called to cancel. They had me email the request. I did it on Tuesday April 14th, they called Wednesday April 15th to confirm and credit went on my credit card that same day. Excellent service. Am rebooking another cruise, and will definitely book with them again.
Shirley K
Shirley K
2020-04-02
Wonderful Owners Because our cruise was cancelled due to Covid-19 we requested a refund from Chilkoot Charters for our railway excursion. Although the owners were going through extreme conditions, including the loss of at least several month's income, they were extremely courteous. They processed our refund right away. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone searching for an excursion in the area.
Karen1616
Karen1616
2019-11-22
Smaller shuttles, great customers service Our Travel Agent arranged this tour company for us and so glad that they did.. Chilkoot Chartered tours was the best ... Stopped at many stops along the way and never felt rushed... The driver was so friendly and had lots of information about the area...
LIMom2016
LIMom2016
2019-10-16
Yukon Bus Tour with Dog Cart Ride I know a lot of reviews insist that you have to take the train but we decided to go with the Chilkoot Charters bus tour from the cruise port to the Yukon territory and back. This tour with Chilkoot included lunch at Caribou Crossing and a dog cart ride (it was summer, no snow). Heidi was our guide, she was right there to greet us when we walked off the ship. It turned out to be just our party, 3 of us, on the way up since everyone else took the train. This was awesome because Heidi was able to stop wherever we wanted, including a coffee stop in town. Her knowledge of the area was amazing and we had the BEST time. Lunch was great too, the food was so good and they had a vegetarian choice for my picky teen. The dogs were so much fun. We got to play with the puppies and take as many pics as we wanted. Highly recommend Chilkoot, great service from the time of booking till we were returned to the ship!
RexT
RexT
2019-09-27
Fantastic White Pass Summit Rail and Bus Excursion This really is a must-do in Skagway. With Brian as our tour guide, we took the train from Skagway to Fraser, Yukon where Brian met us and drove us back on an alternate route so we could see much more on the way back. Brian was outstanding; very knowledgeable; very humourous and very easy to work with. Quite a character. And fluent in both American and Canadian :-). The scenery and the stories surrounding this trek are extraordinary and unforgettable. Absolutely a MUST!
MsChinita
MsChinita
2019-09-27
White Pass Train and Yukon Excursion We took this tour during our September Alaska Cruise. We were fortunate to experience an absolutely beautiful warm sunny day in Skagway. The train ride from Skagway to Fraser was fantastic with the most beautiful scenery. From Fraser we headed to the Yukon to Carcross and Emerald Lake. The bus ride through the Yukon was absolutely beautiful with the fall foliage in full bloom. On our travels to the Yukon we stopped at Carcross Crossing for a BBQ chicken lunch. The lunch was ok, but the donuts were really good. It was nice to walk around but very touristy. Our tour guide James was wonderful. He is an Irish soul and a wonderful story teller. His story telling engaged your imagination and created a personal thread to each story he told. Thank James for making this trip so enjoyable.
Wgqual
Wgqual
2019-09-26
Yukon and White Pass train excursion The wife and I were lucky enough to take an Alaskan cruise in Sept 2019. The one excursion that I knew I had to do was the White pass train. There is a lot of charter companies out there but our experience with Chilkoot was great. We booked on our own which saved us money over the ship tours. Morgan was our tour guide and was great. He knew where to stop to get the best pictures and his knowledge of the area was outstanding. Well worth the money!! Great job Chilkoot.
Tom
Tom
2019-09-21
Jenny was Awesome I recently had the pleasure of going on an Alaskan Cruise, and the excursion I was able to do while in Skagway was the train ride, and bus tour into the Yukon up to Carcross and a little beyond. The first part was the best train ride I have ever been on, with some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. I didn’t think the day could get any better, but I was proven wrong. I, along with my fiancée and the other members of the group I was traveling with, had the pleasure of riding a small bus with the most entertaining and informative tour guide I have ever met. Her name was Jenny. We laughed almost the entire way with her stories and information she derived in a style that was just perfect. She had the entire bus participating and never missed a beat. If anyone who goes to this beautiful part of the country, pray you get a Jenny, a tiny red haired girl from New Jersey. She was the highlight on an already awesome trip. As beautiful as it was just enjoying the sites, it was definitely topped by the entertaining ride with Jenny!!!
Prefertobeonvacation
Prefertobeonvacation
2019-09-17
White Pass Train and Yukon Tour We took this trip during our September Alaska Cruise. The train ride was great from Skagway to Fraser(something I would only do once as it is nice to see), in Fraser we boarded a small bus(way better than the big coach buses), and travelled to Carcross Crossing for Chicken dinner. Dinner was good but not fabulous. It was nice to see the Huskies, and walk around, but it was not anything special. We made a stop in Carcross town, again, nothing special. The scenic stops were wonderful along the way. Thank you Jennie for making this trip informative and enjoyable, you know how to make visitors welcome!