Cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Seattle

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How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Seattle?

Lowest Price$117.76
Fastest22h 46m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Seattle?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to Seattle is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Francisco to Seattle was $137.70. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from San Francisco to Seattle? What is the distance between San Francisco to Seattle?

The distance between San Francisco to Seattle is 679.68 miles or 1093.55 km. A train trip from San Francisco to Seattle typically takes 22 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 22 hours and 46 minutes to get from San Francisco to Seattle.

Going from San Francisco to Seattle by train takes over 22 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from San Francisco to Seattle are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between San Francisco to Seattle

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Seattle. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Seattle route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Seattle, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Seattle, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Francisco to Seattle, which start at $113.79.

One train company connects San Francisco to Seattle

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Seattle start from $117.76, and on average cost $165.43. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Seattle. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other stations. And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From San Francisco to Seattle train travel on Amtrak takes 22 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 22 hours and 46 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $172.74 for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

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Avg. Time
22h 57m
Avg. Price
$165.43

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 different stations that serve train trips to Seattle that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Francisco are:
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 425 Mission St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Seattle from San Francisco. These are the busiest arriving stations in Seattle:
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St