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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Seattle?

Lowest Price€128.38
Fastest Train46h 10m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago 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.

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

In the last month, €168.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL 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 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €158.63 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Seattle?

The distance between Chicago and Seattle is approximately 1733 miles, or 2789 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 70 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 46 hours and 10 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 Chicago to Seattle 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 Thursday 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 Chicago at 13:00 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 Chicago to Seattle?

Trains leave the station in Chicago 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 Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Seattle for €74.46.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Seattle?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13d 16h 56m€233.21
Amtrak Empire Builder21d 22h 10m€147.25

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Seattle start from €188, and on average cost €233. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Seattle. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, From Chicago to Seattle train travel on Amtrak takes 88 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 46 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Seattle on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Chicago to Seattle start from €128, and on average cost €147. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Empire Builder in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, From Chicago to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 46 hours and 10 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

€231€154€77JanJan

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

€235€188€141€94€473020100

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