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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Sandpoint to Seattle. Traveling by train from Sandpoint to Seattle usually takes around 10 hours and 36 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance271 mi (437 km)
Fastest train10h 36m
Lowest price£30.91
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint to Seattle?

The distance between Sandpoint and Seattle is approximately 271 miles, or 437 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 36 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 Sandpoint to Seattle are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Sandpoint at 23:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Sandpoint to Seattle?

Trains leave the station in Sandpoint twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Seattle faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

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

Which train should you take from Sandpoint to Seattle?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Sandpoint, Idaho to Seattle, Washington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder210h 36m£37.59

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Sandpoint to Seattle start from £31, and on average cost £38. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Empire Builder in Sandpoint leaves from 450 Railroad Ave, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Sandpoint to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 10 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £37 for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

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