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About King Street Station in Seattle

Welcome to King Street Station, a historic transportation hub located in the heart of Seattle. The station was originally opened in 1906 and has undergone several renovations over the years, including a major restoration in the early 2000s that aimed to restore the station to its former glory.

As a major transportation hub, King Street Station offers a variety of transportation services, including Amtrak, Sounder commuter rail, and Link light rail service. Amtrak trains provide service between Seattle and other cities along the West Coast, including Portland, Eugene, and Vancouver. Sounder trains provide commuter service to nearby cities such as Tacoma and Everett, while the Link light rail service connects the station to various destinations throughout the city, including the University of Washington, Capitol Hill, and Sea-Tac Airport.

One of the most impressive features of King Street Station is its stunning architecture. The Beaux-Arts style building features a grand entrance with a massive clock tower that has become an iconic landmark in the city. Inside, the station is adorned with beautiful marble floors, ornate ceilings, and original Art Deco details that harken back to the station's early 20th-century heyday.

In addition to its transportation services, King Street Station also offers several amenities for travelers to enjoy. You can grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks, a quick bite at McDonald's, or peruse the latest magazines and newspapers at the newsstand. There is also a beautiful public plaza located outside the station, which serves as a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.

303 South Jackson Street

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 382-4124


5:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Exterior of King Street Station in SeattleA map showing the location of King Street Station in Seattle

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, paid parking is available at King Street Station

Pets are generally allowed on Amtrak trains, but restrictions and fees may apply.

Trains from King Street Station serve various destinations along the West Coast, including Portland, Eugene, and Vancouver, as well as several cities throughout the Pacific Northwest region.

Gate A is at the southern end of the station and is primarily used for Amtrak trains that travel southbound, including the Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight.

Gate B and C are in the middle of the station, primarily used for boarding Sounder commuter trains traveling southbound to Tacoma and Lakewood, or northbound to Everett and other destinations.

Gate D is at the northern end of the station and is primarily for Amtrak trains that travel northbound, including the Amtrak Cascades and Empire Builder.

Each gate has multiple seating areas, ticketing kiosks, and other amenities for passengers. Additionally, each gate has access to restrooms, shops, and other amenities located within the station. It's important to note that gate assignments may vary depending on the carrier and train schedule, so it's a good idea to check your boarding pass or with station staff to confirm your gate assignment.



Paid parking is available at King Street Station.


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the station.

Baggage Storage

Baggage storage facilities are available at King Street Station for a fee, providing a convenient option for travelers with luggage.


Several food and beverage options are available at King Street Station, including Starbucks, McDonald's, Subway, and a local restaurant called The Station Cafe.

Waiting Area
Several comfortable waiting areas are located throughout the station, featuring seating areas and charging stations for electronic devices.

The station is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, with features such as wheelchair ramps and accessible restrooms.


Clean and well-maintained restrooms are located throughout the station, including accessible restrooms for individuals with disabilities.

Convenience Stores

The station features a newsstand where travelers can purchase magazines, newspapers, and other reading materials.

Inside the Station

King Street Station has several different areas that serve different purposes. When you enter the station from the main entrance on South Jackson Street, you will find yourself in a spacious lobby with a high ceiling and a large waiting area. This area is often busy and bustling with people coming and going, but there are plenty of seats and benches where you can wait for your train. On the left side of the lobby, you will find the Amtrak ticket counter and boarding gates. There are several gates, each with a large electronic board displaying the train number, destination, and departure time to make it easy to spot your train. On the right side of the lobby, you'll find the Sounder commuter rail ticket counter and boarding gates. The Sounder service provides commuter rail service to several cities in the Puget Sound region, including Tacoma and Everett. If you need assistance navigating inside King Street Station or finding a particular area or service, you can ask one of the station attendants or staff members for help. They are usually stationed throughout the station and are happy to assist travelers.

Interior view of King Street Station in Seattle
Interior view of King Street Station in Seattle

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Train Carriers at King Street Station in Seattle

At King Street Station, Amtrak operates several trains that travel to cities throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Portland, Eugene, and Vancouver, BC.

Sound Transit operates the Sounder commuter rail service, and the Link light rail service stops at the International District/Chinatown station, which is just a short walk from King Street Station.

Several intercity bus carriers also operate at or near King Street Station. These carriers include Greyhound, BoltBus, and various regional bus companies.

  • At King Street Station, Amtrak operates several trains that travel to cities throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Portland, Eugene, and Vancouver, BC.

  • The Amtrak Empire Builder is a long-distance train service that runs from Seattle to Chicago, with stops at various cities along the way. Amtrak, the national rail operator in the United States, operates the train.

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight is a train service that runs along the Pacific Coast of the United States, providing a scenic and relaxing journey. The route starts in Seattle and terminates in Los Angeles, passing through a variety of stunning landscapes and cities along the way.

  • Amtrak Cascades is a passenger train service that operates in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The service runs from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Eugene, Oregon, with stops in major cities such as Seattle, Portland, and Tacoma.

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