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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from San Jose to Seattle. Traveling by train from San Jose to Seattle usually takes around 23 hours and 33 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance710 mi (1142 km)
Fastest train23h 33m
Lowest price$110.73
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from San Jose to Seattle

Monthly average prices

$183$146$110$73$37JJASONDJFMAM

Prices as travel date approaches

$274$219$164$110$553020100

Which train should you take from San Jose to Seattle?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects San Jose, California to Seattle, Washington. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight123h 34m$141.25

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose to Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

The distance between San Jose and Seattle is approximately 710 miles, or 1142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 33 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 Jose to Seattle are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Jose at 8:00pm and arrives in Seattle around 23 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Jose to Seattle?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Seattle with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Seattle for $147.24.

City Information

Seattle

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Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Jose?

Departure stations

There is one train station in San Jose:

Other train stations in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Seattle?

seattle king street station

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Arrival stations

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

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