With the exception of having to wait to go through the tunnel on the hour or half hour, it was still cool to go through a tunnel that is two miles long. Thank goodness the day we went it wasn't too cold so I got out of the car to take pictures of the area. Then on the other side... 更多
Fascinating experience to drive through a train tunnel and to have to wait for access as the traffic is one way. This is the only way to drive to Whittier and well worth the trip.
It is interesting that this tunnel is one way. It is used off and on all day long for automobile traffic and for railroad traffic.
Tunnel was fantastic & the Alaskan people are some of the friendliest we have ever met. Albeit one. The toll collector at the Whittier tunnel was rude and obnoxious. She was obviously disgusted with life and her job. Our recommendation for this native Alaskan... quite and go do something that doesn't involve people.
What a dramatic and unique way to get to Whittier! The line wasn't bad at all and it made the trip for my then 6 yr old more adventurous! This was July 2011.
Took our pick up camper through the tunnel, no problem. One way traffic, so check the schedule, but the wait is not bad. No problem with our 10.5 foot Bigfoot camper. Only takes about 10 minutes to get through tunnel. Very slick. Cost us $13, which we felt was not bad.
Small long tunnel for access to Whittier. Plan your trips accordingly to not have to wait long for the direction of travel you are going, as this tunnel is one-way traffic only while splitting the time with the train.
This tunnel was amazing!!!!! It seems to go forever and is rough, like they have just finished blasting through. To go to Whittier, you start on the half hour and when returning, it is on the hour. If you are lucky, you will also see the train come through the same tunnel..Regretfully though absolutely everything was closed when we went... 更多
We waited about 1/2 hour. It is long, dark but it is nothing scary. No passing traffic, one way traffic. Don't miss the last run or you're in whittier for the night.
One way which changes direction at intervals. Narrow, just wide enough for a train. About 3 miles and 6 minutes at 25 mph max. Only land route in and out of the small town of Whittier AK. A $12 toll to go to Whittier and return. We went early for a cruise and had only a few vehicles in line.... 更多