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Tacoma-Kelso Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Tacoma to Kelso. Traveling by train from Tacoma to Kelso usually takes around one hour and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in one hour and 37 minutes.

Distance80 mi (128 km)
Fastest train1h 37m
Lowest price£17.97
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tacoma, WA to Kelso, WA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




25 November 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Coast Starlight
Pros: Beautiful views the whole way. Cons: A smoking car would be nice. Pros: Beautiful views the whole way. Cons: A smoking car would be nice.

What is the price of a train ticket from Tacoma to Kelso?

In the last month, £25.74 was the average price of a train ticket from Tacoma, WA to Kelso, WA. 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 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £6.61 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tacoma to Kelso by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tacoma to Kelso in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £20 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 1 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kelso from Tacoma will be about £6.61 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tacoma to Kelso?

2 train services operate from Tacoma, Washington to Kelso, Washington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades11h 38m£30.07
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 55m£25.88
  • Amtrak Cascades

    Amtrak Cascades

    The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Tacoma to Kelso, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tacoma to Kelso 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 Tacoma to Kelso?

The distance between Tacoma and Kelso is approximately 80 miles, or 128 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 37 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tacoma to Kelso are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday 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 Tacoma at 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Tacoma to Kelso?

Trains leave the station in Tacoma twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Kelso with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kelso to Tacoma. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tacoma to Kelso for £28.04.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tacoma:

Other train stations in Tacoma:

  • 1001 Puyallup Ave

Where is the train station in Kelso?

Arrival stations

Kelso has one train station:

Other train stations in Kelso:

  • 501 S First Ave

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