Seward to Anchorage, Bus or Train

Old May 18th, 2005, 07:43 AM
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Seward to Anchorage, Bus or Train

I need recommendations on bus or train from Seward to Anchorage please. How much longer is train? Is the train that much better? I hate to spend a lot more time on train if not worth it. Thanks
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Old May 19th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Never took the bus from Seward to Anchorage but did take the train and loved it.

It was 4 hours and 20 minutes in 2002 and quite comfortable. The scenery was wonderful and we liked it even better than the Anchorage-Denali route.

Well worth it in my opinion.
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Old May 19th, 2005, 09:23 PM
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Ideally, get a one-way rental and drive it -- there's topo much great stuff along the way to just pass by. If that's not an option, I'd take the train. Four hours on a train is better than 3+ on a bus IMO.
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Old May 20th, 2005, 04:43 AM
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I would do the one way car rental too, I did this 4 years ago, it was expensive but well worth it. The scenery is wonderful and we stopped several times along the way.
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I can't speak from past experience, but we are going to AK in July. We enjoy riding trains when we are on vacation.
After checking into one-way rentals,etc.from Anchorage to Alaska, we decided to take the bus to Seward in the afternoon. We will arrive in time to take the train back, and will have dinner on the train. I think the train will be about 4 hours.
We will have already visited Seward so we will not be missing anything there, this is just our chance to ride the train, sit back and enjoy the scenery.
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Sorry, in 2nd paragraph, meant to say

"one way rentals from Anchorage to Seward"
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Old May 20th, 2005, 05:32 PM
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We have driven it twice r/t anc, bus once and train once. I think the train was better. We were able to walk around, go up to scenic car seats, and shoot pictures from platform between cars with fresh air. Car gives you chances to stop any where you want along way. Bus did stop at Portage Glacier for a few minutes. We did see moose from train. Saw sheep down close on last car trip back to anc.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 10:21 AM
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I have done both several times. Clearly the scenery is superior from the train. Both have pluses, a one way rental offers the best of the best in freedom of touring and more food and lodging choices.
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