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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Lowest price€83.13
Fastest train30h 51m
Trains per day6
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles 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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles to Seattle. 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.

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

In the last month, €103.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 €107.02 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Seattle?

The distance between Los Angeles and Seattle is approximately 960 miles, or 1545 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 hours and 51 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 Los Angeles to Seattle are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Los Angeles at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Los Angeles to Seattle?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Seattle. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Seattle for €80.61.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Seattle?

2 train services operate from Los Angeles, California to Seattle, Washington. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak51d 7h 33m€142.53
Amtrak Coast Starlight11d 9h 32m€120.42

Amtrak train tickets from Los Angeles to Seattle start from €103, and on average cost €143. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to Seattle. Amtrak in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and one other station. And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, From Los Angeles to Seattle train travel on Amtrak takes 31 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 30 hours and 51 minutes.

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Los Angeles to Seattle start from €83, and on average cost €120. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station and one other station. And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, From Los Angeles to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 33 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 30 hours and 51 minutes.

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Seattle

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