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City Information

Tacoma has seen some hard times in recent years, but the city is receiving many new revival attempts, turning it into a charming town with its own unique attractions. For those interested in the history of the city, as well as the creativity of its residents, head towards the Museum District, which houses numerous interesting museums such as the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. While in the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural ingenuity of the Bridge of Glass. If you wish to enjoy a bit of outdoor air, diving into the cold water of American Lake in Lakewood in the morning is bound to make you happy.

Seafood has always been among Tacoma’s finest offerings, and the best place to enjoy these dishes is Duke’s Chowder House, which features a bay view. For a more exquisite taste, head over to Indochine, a pan-Asian restaurant featuring mouth watering dishes.

The main bus station and the Amtrak train station in Tacoma are both located on Puyallup Ave near downtown, just a few blocks from each other. Tacoma is served by Amtrak’s Cascades and Coast Starlight lines. The city’s main airport is Seattle–Tacoma International and it sits 22 miles north of the city.

Station Information

The Amtrak station in Tacoma is located at 1001 Puyallup Ave, just north of I-5 and very close to the Tacoma Dome. Local Sound Transit commuter rail uses the station, as well as Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles and Cascades from Vancouver, BC to Eugene. The bus terminal at 510 Puyallup Ave is connected to the train station complex for easy transfers to local or intercity buses. The station complex includes two parking garages and a customer service center with restrooms and vending machines. Nearby attractions in Tacoma include Freighthouse Square, a shopping mall inside an old depot, and several museums like the Washington State History Museum and Museum of Glass.

Popular train stations in Tacoma:

  • 422 E. 25th St.

  • Bus Terminal - 510 Puyallup Ave

What train companies travel to Tacoma, Washington?

Located in Washington, Tacoma is accessible by train from 31 other cities. You can choose from 122 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Tacoma on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Tacoma are also available..

Train companies serving Tacoma

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight2713h 41m$90.92
Amtrak181d 15h 26m$240.26
Amtrak Cascades112h 45m$37.52

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Tacoma?

$10.88 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Tacoma, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Tacoma. In the last month, trains from Tukwila to Tacoma had the lowest average price at $10.88.

Where is the train station in Tacoma, WA?

The busiest train station in Tacoma is 422 E. 25th St.. As Tacoma's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Bus Terminal - 510 Puyallup Ave.

Which train service has the best service to Tacoma?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Tacoma by train with Amtrak Coast Starlight giving them a 4.9 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Coast Starlight had the most comfortable train service to Tacoma taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Coast Starlight offers. They rate Amtrak Coast Starlight a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Tacoma punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Coast Starlight has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Tacoma, rating them a 4.4 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Tacoma a popular train travel destination?

Tacoma ranks number 23 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 242 in United States. Tacoma ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Tacoma via train service. On average 57 direct daily train trips serve Tacoma.

What is the population of Tacoma?

The population of Tacoma is 207948. Tacoma ranks number 11 in terms of population in Washington and number 154 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Tacoma cost?

Train tickets to Tacoma range from $11 for a short trip to Tacoma, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Tacoma starts at , and a longer trip by train to Tacoma can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $28 .

What type of traveler does Tacoma attract?

People who take the train to Tacoma are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Tacoma easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Tacoma?

The closest train station to the city center of Tacoma is Bus Terminal - 510 Puyallup Ave, located just 1.2 miles away. Select Bus Terminal - 510 Puyallup Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Tacoma. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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