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Tualatin - Tacoma Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 5 daily train trips between Tualatin and Tacoma. The average train journey from Tualatin to Tacoma takes 8 hours and 9 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 6 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance131 mi (210 km)
Fastest train6h 27m
Lowest price€23.90
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Tualatin to Tacoma?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Tualatin and Tacoma cost €29.42, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Tacoma. Booking your trip at least 13 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around €7.27 more.

Average prices by travel date

€41€28€14JunJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Tualatin to Tacoma will range from €30 to €39. If you're planning to travel by train to Tacoma in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Tualatin you can find in the next 7 days is €31. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

€46€37€28€18€9JASONDJFMAMJ
Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Tualatin to Tacoma. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €29. If you're planning a trip from Tualatin to Tacoma during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €45 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

€46€37€28€18€93020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Tualatin to Tacoma, book online with Wanderu at least 13 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €7.27 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Tualatin to Tacoma?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Tualatin to Tacoma. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak58h 9m€33.66
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Tualatin to Tacoma every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €24.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Tualatin to Tacoma, 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.

The distance between Tualatin and Tacoma is approximately 131 miles, or 210 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 27 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.

Trains from Tualatin to Tacoma are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Tualatin at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Tacoma to Tualatin.

City Information

Tacoma

Tacoma has seen some hard times in recent years, but the city is receiving many new revival attempts, turning it into a charming town with its own unique attractions. For those interested in the history of the city, as well as the creativity of its residents, head towards the Museum District, which houses numerous interesting museums such as the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. While in the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural ingenuity of the Bridge of Glass. If you wish to enjoy a bit of outdoor air, diving into the cold water of American Lake in Lakewood in the morning is bound to make you happy.

Seafood has always been among Tacoma’s finest offerings, and the best place to enjoy these dishes is Duke’s Chowder House, which features a bay view. For a more exquisite taste, head over to Indochine, a pan-Asian restaurant featuring mouth watering dishes.

The main bus station and the Amtrak train station in Tacoma are both located on Puyallup Ave near downtown, just a few blocks from each other. Tacoma is served by Amtrak’s Cascades and Coast Starlight lines. The city’s main airport is Seattle–Tacoma International and it sits 22 miles north of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tualatin?

Main departure station: Southwest 72nd Ave & Bridgeport Rd

There is one train station in Tualatin.

All train stations in Tualatin:

  • Southwest 72nd Ave & Bridgeport Rd

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

422 E 25th Ave  - TACAMT-0

Image credit: WSDOT/AmtrakCascades

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Main arrival station: 422 E. 25th St.

The Amtrak station in Tacoma is located at 1001 Puyallup Ave, just north of I-5 and very close to the Tacoma Dome. Local Sound Transit commuter rail uses the station, as well as Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles and Cascades from Vancouver, BC to Eugene. The bus terminal at 510 Puyallup Ave is connected to the train station complex for easy transfers to local or intercity buses. The station complex includes two parking garages and a customer service center with restrooms and vending machines. Nearby attractions in Tacoma include Freighthouse Square, a shopping mall inside an old depot, and several museums like the Washington State History Museum and Museum of Glass.

Train stations in Tacoma:

  • 422 E. 25th St.

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