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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Seattle?

Lowest Price€77.89
Fastest Train22h 46m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco to Seattle right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Seattle, 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.

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

In the last month, €84.48 was the average price of a train ticket from San Francisco, CA to Seattle, WA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €102.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Seattle?

The distance between San Francisco and Seattle is approximately 679 miles, or 1093 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 46 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 San Francisco to Seattle are the most crowded on Thursday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Francisco at 21:00 and arrives in Seattle around 22 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Francisco to Seattle?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to San Francisco. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Francisco to Seattle for €73.61.

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Seattle?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco, California to Seattle, Washington. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak122h 46m€104.53

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

There is one train station in San Francisco:

  • Salesforce Plaza

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for trains from San Francisco to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

€90€60€30SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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