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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Salem to Seattle. Traveling by train from Salem to Seattle usually takes around 5 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 5 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance187 mi (301 km)
Fastest train5h 4m
Lowest price€34.28
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Salem to Seattle

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Norma

3 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Cons: More trains everywhere like in Europe. Train more, drive less! Tips: Bring the smallest bag you can.

Cons: More trains everywhere like in Europe. Train more, drive less! Tips: Bring the smallest bag you can.

5.0

lindita

18 March 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: i needed to make an emergency trip for family. i was taken there by family but had no way to return home.i contacted wandaru and immediately received choices for my trip home. i chose amtrak and got their itinerary right on my phone, so was able to get the train ...

Pros: i needed to make an emergency trip for family. i was taken there by family but had no way to return home.i contacted wandaru and immediately received choices for my trip home. i chose amtrak and got their itinerary right on my phone, so was able to get the train right at the station. Tips: use WANDARU...!

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

In the last month, €36.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Salem to Seattle. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €32.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€57€38€19MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Salem to Seattle will vary between €34 and €50. Planning a train trip to Seattle within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Salem over the next 7 days is €36. 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

€48€38€29€19€10JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Salem 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 €37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Salem to Seattle in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €46 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

€71€57€43€29€143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Seattle from Salem will be about €32.12 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Salem to Seattle?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak29h 8m€60.19
Amtrak Cascades25h 7m€41.54
Amtrak Coast Starlight15h 48m€43.81
  • 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 Salem to Seattle every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €51.

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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 Salem 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 Salem to Seattle takes 5 hours and 48 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at €35.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Salem 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 Salem to Seattle?

The distance between Salem and Seattle is approximately 187 miles, or 301 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 4 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 departing from Salem to Seattle tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Salem at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Salem to Seattle?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Salem to Seattle.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to Salem.

City Information

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 Salem?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Salem where you can board the train.

All train stations in Salem:

  • 500 13th St SE

  • 1725 NW 44th St

  • 27100 Salmon River Hwy

  • 9605 Grand Ronde Rd

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