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Train Route Overview: Eugene to Seattle

There are 5 daily trains from Eugene to Seattle. Traveling by train from Eugene to Seattle usually takes around 9 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance248 mi (400 km)
Fastest train6h 15m
Lowest price€42.32
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Eugene to Seattle

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Lyn

22 March 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: it was speedy, not long stops at the stations, clear announcements, helpful staff, no hang ups…pleasant experience. Cons: put down trays on back of seats could be cleaner. Tips: if you choose a window seat be aware that there is cool air circulating from the rad...

Pros: it was speedy, not long stops at the stations, clear announcements, helpful staff, no hang ups…pleasant experience. Cons: put down trays on back of seats could be cleaner. Tips: if you choose a window seat be aware that there is cool air circulating from the radiator which can be draughty.

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5.0

David

14 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Cons: I was treated with respect from the moment I arrived from Merlin Oregon. The inside agents were very knowledgeable about times; boarding and helping me know procedures. Great training for anyone coming to the Eugene train station. Tips: Arrive early and I say at...

Cons: I was treated with respect from the moment I arrived from Merlin Oregon. The inside agents were very knowledgeable about times; boarding and helping me know procedures. Great training for anyone coming to the Eugene train station. Tips: Arrive early and I say at least 1 hour. Ask questions to know what to expect. And see what you can get when you are disabled and have luggage and a cane. Ask for help and they put me onboard first. Helped with my bags and showed me where rest room was.

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5.0

Hailey

2 June 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Quick Nice dining car too. Cons: Go further north than Seattle. Tips: Bring water.

Pros: Quick Nice dining car too. Cons: Go further north than Seattle. Tips: Bring water.

4.0

Dwayne

5 May 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Extremely Relaxing. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Do it.

Pros: Extremely Relaxing. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Do it.

4.0

Jessica

23 July 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades

Some people had assigned tickets and some people didn't - this caused some confusion among travelers. I also had no idea I could check my suitcase, so I had it with me in my seat the entire time, which took up a lot of space. (It was too heavy to put in the overhead spa...

Some people had assigned tickets and some people didn't - this caused some confusion among travelers. I also had no idea I could check my suitcase, so I had it with me in my seat the entire time, which took up a lot of space. (It was too heavy to put in the overhead space)

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

In the last month, €56.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Eugene to Seattle. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €21.60 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€72€48€24MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Eugene to Seattle will vary between €54 and €65. Planning a train trip to Seattle within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Eugene over the next 7 days is €57. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€72€58€43€29€14JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Eugene to Seattle by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Eugene to Seattle in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €58 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

€96€77€58€38€193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Seattle from Eugene will be about €21.60 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Eugene to Seattle?

There are 3 train lines with service from Eugene to Seattle. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 41m€72.90
Amtrak Cascades26h 18m€49.83
Amtrak Coast Starlight17h 14m€55.11
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Eugene to Seattle every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €61.

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  • 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 2 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Eugene to Seattle, and the average train ticket costs .

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Eugene to Seattle takes 7 hours and 14 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at €44.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Eugene 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 Eugene to Seattle?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Eugene 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.

How long is the train journey from Eugene to Seattle?

The distance between Eugene and Seattle is approximately 248 miles, or 400 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 15 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 Eugene to Seattle are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Eugene at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Eugene to Seattle?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 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 Eugene.

City Information

Eugene

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As Oregon's second-largest city and one of the state's best vacation destinations, Eugene has so much to offer. Whether you're looking for culture and art, shopping and restaurants, or sports and entertainment, this vibrant city at the south of the Willamette Valley has got you covered.

Start your visit at the University of Oregon, where you can explore the historic track at Hayward Field, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, all within the spectacular grounds of the campus. If you arrive on a sunny day, don't miss the opportunity for a picnic or bike ride at the city's largest park, Alton Baker Park. Take an amble along the Willamette River, or even rent a canoe to relax on the water.

If you're lucky enough to visit on a Saturday between April and November, check out the Saturday market in Downtown Eugene to peruse local handmade crafts, live music, and many of the local foods.

Getting to Eugene is simple. Eugene Airport is only 15 minutes from the city and welcomes direct flights from 13 major cities. Amtrak trains also stop at Eugene's downtown station, and various affordable coach services, including Greyhound and FlixBus, all make regular stops in the city. We even rounded up a complete list of the places you can reach from Eugene for under $50.

Seattle

Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Eugene?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Eugene where you can board the train.

All train stations in Eugene:

  • 433 Willamette St

  • Bus Station

  • Hawthorne Station

  • Three Rivers Casino - 5647 OR-126

  • 25042 W Broadway

  • Grocery Outlet Florence - 1950 21st St

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