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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Diego to Seattle?

Lowest Price$179.08
Fastest Train37h 54m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego to Seattle right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from San Diego to Seattle?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Diego to Seattle. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Diego to Seattle?

In the last month, $179.43 was the average price of a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Diego to Seattle?

The distance between San Diego and Seattle is approximately 1064 miles, or 1712 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 37 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 hours and 54 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Diego to Seattle are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs San Diego at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from San Diego to Seattle?

Trains leave the station in San Diego twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to San Diego. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Diego to Seattle for $154.91.

Which train should you take from San Diego to Seattle?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Diego, California to Seattle, Washington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 13h 58m$184.50

Where is the train station in San Diego?

There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to Seattle:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for trains from San Diego to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

$200$134$67SepSep

Monthly average prices

$334$267$200$134$67NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$234$187$140$93$473020100

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