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About Tacoma

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 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

422 E 25th Ave  - TACAMT-0

Image credit: WSDOT/AmtrakCascades

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The Amtrak station in Tacoma is located at 422 E 25th St, near I-5 and close to the Tacoma Dome. The Tacoma Dome Station is served by Amtrak Cascades, which travels between Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Portland, and Eugene, and Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles. Local Sound Transit's commuter rail station is next door. The bus terminal on Puyallup Ave is across the street from 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 the Museum of Glass.

Popular train stations in Tacoma:

  • 422 E. 25th St.

What train companies travel to Tacoma, Washington?

Located in Washington, Tacoma is accessible by train from 24 other cities. You can choose from 117 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
Amtrak1841d 6h 41m$334.93
Amtrak Coast Starlight2413h 38m$191.80
Amtrak Cascades173h 0m$55.39
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space.

  • The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase.

Which train carrier 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 4.8 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

$12.33 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 trains from your city to Tacoma. In the last month, trains from Tukwila to Tacoma had the lowest average price at $12.33.

The main train station in Tacoma is 422 E. 25th St.. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Tacoma.

Tacoma ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 79 in United States. Tacoma ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Tacoma via train service. On average 72 direct daily train trips serve Tacoma.
The population of Tacoma is 207948. Tacoma ranks number 5 in terms of population in Washington and number 91 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Tacoma range from $12 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 $33.
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.
The closest train station to the city center of Tacoma is 422 E. 25th St., located just 1.2 miles away. Select 422 E. 25th St. 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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