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Saint Paul - Spokane Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Saint Paul to Spokane. Traveling by train from Saint Paul to Spokane usually takes around 29 hours and 20 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance1172 mi (1885 km)
Fastest train29h 20m
Lowest price€119.98
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Saint Paul, MN to Spokane, WA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

James A

4 May 2021 - Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: The spacious seating. The recliner style seats. The convenience of dining car. The multiple bathrooms. The outlets for charging my phone. Cons: I cant think of anything. Tips: The "glass" is half full, not half empty. Focus on needs that were met rather than on...

Pros: The spacious seating. The recliner style seats. The convenience of dining car. The multiple bathrooms. The outlets for charging my phone. Cons: I cant think of anything. Tips: The "glass" is half full, not half empty. Focus on needs that were met rather than on wants that you thought should be met.

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Price trends for trains from Saint Paul to Spokane

Average prices by travel date

€190€127€63AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

€169€135€101€68€343020100

Which train should you take from Saint Paul to Spokane?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Saint Paul, Minnesota to Spokane, Washington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder21d 5h 20m€136.12

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saint Paul to Spokane 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 Saint Paul to Spokane?

The distance between Saint Paul and Spokane is approximately 1172 miles, or 1885 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 29 hours and 20 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 Saint Paul to Spokane 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 Saturday 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 Saint Paul at 22:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Saint Paul to Spokane?

Trains leave the station in Saint Paul twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Spokane 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 Spokane to Saint Paul. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Saint Paul to Spokane for €178.28.

City Information

Spokane

As the second-largest city in the state of Washington, Spokane is a family-friendly destination that offers plenty of fun for everyone. The first thing you should do is explore the numerous lakes that the city is blessed with. Offering idyllic views as well as the chance to enjoy outdoor recreational activities, the local lakes allow you to fill an entire day with plenty of fun. The best choice would be lake Pend Oreille, which features still water and a calm vibe. While you’re in town, check out Riverfront Park. Voted one of the most beautiful urban parks in the U.S. by National Geographic, the park sits on the bank of the Spokane River, offering a great chance for you to unwind and get lost in nature. If you seek a cultural experience, Corbin Art Center might just have what you need.

Spokane greets its hungry visitors with plenty of farm-to-table restaurants, which offer the freshest produce. Some local favorites you should check out include Gander & Ryegrass, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, or Churchill’s Steakhouse.

Spokane’s main hub of transportation is the bus & train station at 221 W 1st Ave right in the heart of the city’s downtown area. From there, you can catch buses to various cities like Seattle, Missoula and Portland, as well as trains to San Francisco, Chicago and Salt Lake City, among many other places. Spokane is served by Amtrak’s Empire Builder line. The city’s main airport is Spokane International Airport, situated 5 miles west of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Saint Paul?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Saint Paul.

Where is the train station in Spokane?

Arrival stations

Spokane has one train station.

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