Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Seattle

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Seattle?

Lowest Price$197.77
Fastest46h 10m
Daily Schedules5
train companies2
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Seattle?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago 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 Chicago to Seattle was $367.26. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $91.62 compared to a typical last-minute fare. 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 ride from Chicago to Seattle?

The distance between Chicago and Seattle is approximately 1733.90 miles, or 2789.73 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 63 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 46 hours and 10 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to Seattle?

On Wednesday trains from Chicago 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 Chicago to Seattle

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Seattle. On the route to Seattle 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Seattle, usually offering 3 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Seattle with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Seattle, which start at $123.94.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Chicago to Seattle

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Seattle start from $234.69, and on average cost $414.52. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Seattle. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Chicago to Seattle train travel on Amtrak takes 74 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 46 hours and 10 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $425.82 for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3d 2h 52m
Avg. Price
$414.52

Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Chicago to Seattle start from $197.77, and on average cost $337.12. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Empire Builder in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Chicago to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 46 hours and 10 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $334.01 for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 22h 10m
Avg. Price
$337.12

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Seattle. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Chicago are:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Seattle from Chicago. These are the busiest arriving stations in Seattle:
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St