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Train Route Overview: Seattle to Bellingham

There are 5 daily trains from Seattle to Bellingham. Traveling by train from Seattle to Bellingham usually takes around 4 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Fastest train2h 0m
Lowest price$32.28
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle to Bellingham

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Keith

August 17, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Excellent communication from the staff on the train. Great dining car, food was adequate. Cons: The seats needed to be cleaned.

Pros: Excellent communication from the staff on the train. Great dining car, food was adequate. Cons: The seats needed to be cleaned.

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

In the last month, $52.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle to Bellingham. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $29.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$97$65$32JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Bellingham will vary between C$48 and C$81. Planning a train trip to Bellingham within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Seattle over the next 7 days is C$53. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$97$77$58$39$19ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Seattle to Bellingham by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Bellingham in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$71 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$97$77$58$39$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Bellingham from Seattle will be about C$29.13 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Bellingham?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Seattle to Bellingham. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak54h 33m$64.28
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Seattle to Bellingham every day, as well as 14 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $32.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle to Bellingham 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.

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Seattle to Bellingham, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Bellingham?

The distance between Seattle and Bellingham is approximately 79 miles, or 128 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Seattle to Bellingham. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Seattle at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Seattle to Bellingham?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Seattle to Bellingham. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bellingham to Seattle.

City Information

Seattle

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. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.

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 Seattle?

Main departure station: Sounder Rail Station - 7301 Longacres Way

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Seattle where you can board the train.

All train stations in Seattle:

  • Sounder Rail Station - 7301 Longacres Way

  • Union Station

  • 1301 W 11th St

  • 422 E. 25th St.

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • 433 Willamette St

  • 6600 Yelm Hwy SE

  • Sunset Transit Center/TriMet Station

  • 210 Railroad Ave

  • 501 S First Ave

  • 500 13th St SE

  • UO - Knight Law Center - 1515 Agate St

  • 1757 Washington St

  • 110 10th Ave SW

  • Transit Ctr

Where is the train station in Bellingham?

Main arrival station: 401 Harris Ave

Bellingham has one train station.

Train stations in Bellingham:

  • 401 Harris Ave

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