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Seattle - Leavenworth Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Seattle to Leavenworth. Traveling by train from Seattle to Leavenworth usually takes around 3 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 3 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance78 mi (125 km)
Fastest train3h 22m
Lowest price£25.99
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle to Leavenworth

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Jacqueline

29 January 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Beautiful scenery! Cons: Let customer do tips. At dinner I thought I was giving a tip of 18 % but was charged $18. That was 40% tip. Senior citizen and that was expensive. At breakfast on way home I was allowed to do my own tip.

5.0

Ivania

25 December 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: The team members always show good attitude, nice atmosphere and good vibes from them. Good job. Tips: Show up on time.

5.0

Alice

17 December 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Train staff was friendly and fun! Cons: More healthy snack options. Tips: Don’t sit near the dining car door unless you like a lot of activity around you and you don’t mind doors opening and closing regularly.

5.0

Susan

25 August 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: The room between the seats, great leg room and bigger seats than planes. Big windows. Very smooth ride, very nice. Cons: Bathrooms could of been cleaner, probably need to be checked more often. Tips: Just enjoy the ride!!!

5.0

Mary Ellen

29 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Communication on the delay

Seattle to Leavenworth Route Map

Seattle Leavenworth

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Seattle and Leavenworth cost £25.99, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Leavenworth. Booking your trip at least 20 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around £14.37 more.

Average prices by travel date

£71£47£24JunJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Leavenworth will range from £28 to £66. If you're planning to travel by train to Leavenworth in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Seattle you can find in the next 7 days is £32. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during March. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Seattle to Leavenworth, with the average price at just £32. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to £103. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

£197£158£118£79£393020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Seattle to Leavenworth, book online with Wanderu at least 20 days in advance. That way, you’ll save £14.37 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Leavenworth?

2 train services operate from Seattle to Leavenworth. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 2m£86.63
Amtrak Empire Builder13h 22m£34.91
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Seattle to Leavenworth every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £72.

  • The Amtrak Empire Builder is a long-distance passenger rail service that has been in operation since 1929. The full 2,200-mile route takes 45 hours to connect Chicago with the Pacific Northwest. Don’t let the length of the trip intimidate you; the Empire Builder is one of Amtrak’s most popular services, and often rated as the most scenic train route in the country. The sightseer lounge, home to enormous windows, is the perfect place to drink in the incredible views of the Mississippi River, the North Dakota Plains, Glacier National Park, and the Columbia River Gorge. Overnight trips on the Empire Builder include the option to book sleeper cabins, for a more comfortable journey and included meals. All passengers can purchase meals or snacks in the cafe car.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Seattle to Leavenworth. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Seattle and Leavenworth is approximately 78 miles, or 125 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 22 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Seattle to Leavenworth on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 07:00 and arrives in Leavenworth around 3 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth 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.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a truly unique destination since it looks exactly like a Bavarian mountain village. Most buildings are alpine-style lodges, and restaurants and cafes serve delicious German-style beer and food. The city is a year-round tourist destination not just for its German-themed events such as Oktoberfest, but also for its gorgeous outdoor scene. Visitors can explore a reindeer farm, hike in Icicle Gorge, wander through Eagle Creek, and enjoy the Leavenworth Ski Hill in winter. There's also the famous Nutcracker Museum, which has over 6,000 nut-cracking tools.

Leavenworth's closest airport is the Pangborn Memorial Airport, about 45 minutes away by car. The Amtrak Empire Builder has service from Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, and more for more direct access to the town. Buses service the town from across the nation, including from Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Main departure station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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.

All train stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where is the train station in Leavenworth?

Main arrival station: Icicle Station

Leavenworth has one train station.

Train stations in Leavenworth:

  • Icicle Station

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