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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Emeryville to Seattle. Traveling by train from Emeryville to Seattle usually takes around 22 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 22 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance675 mi (1087 km)
Fastest train22h 4m
Lowest price$91.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Emeryville, CA to Seattle, WA

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Hendrika

November 6, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Was pleasantly surprised about the space allotted. I started my ride at 10pm so almost bedtime.I normally fly and never can sleep because of lack of space. On the train I slept 4.5 hrs. The coffee could be improved but other than that it was a very positive expe...

Pros: Was pleasantly surprised about the space allotted. I started my ride at 10pm so almost bedtime.I normally fly and never can sleep because of lack of space. On the train I slept 4.5 hrs. The coffee could be improved but other than that it was a very positive experience and will ride again. I can highly recommend Amtrak to anyone who is doubting. Just do it and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Cons: Wifi. There was none which most customers complained about, including me. Tips: If you're on the fence, just do it and be pleasantly surprised.

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5.0

Manny

December 25, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Every Thing You need ,Available ,Place close to Shopping Explore Seattle ,Quite ,Roomy plenty of space The Agent was assisting me super helpfull answer all of my Question Super Clean Everthing almost needed available. Cons: Obtaining the main Keys initially. Tips...

Pros: Every Thing You need ,Available ,Place close to Shopping Explore Seattle ,Quite ,Roomy plenty of space The Agent was assisting me super helpfull answer all of my Question Super Clean Everthing almost needed available. Cons: Obtaining the main Keys initially. Tips: Be in good communication with them ,they are very helpfull.

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1.0

Michelle

May 25, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: The train seats were spacious and the cross country views were spectacular. Once in a lifetime experience. Cons: The trip from Chicago to San Francisco was a disaster in regards to punctuality. We ended up SITTING stationary on the tracks for a total of 12 hours....

Pros: The train seats were spacious and the cross country views were spectacular. Once in a lifetime experience. Cons: The trip from Chicago to San Francisco was a disaster in regards to punctuality. We ended up SITTING stationary on the tracks for a total of 12 hours. First delay caused by freight train mechanical malfunction in Colorado. Sat for about 5 hours in the Rocky mountains while train had to be repaired. At one point train had to drive in reverse down a winding, steep mountain. Because of the delay had to sit for another few hours waiting for the arrival of a relief crew due to Amtrak crew exceeding their daily work hours. Few hours later another stand still delay due to boulder falling on track in front of train. Then ANOTHER multi hour delay in another state due another freight train malfunction. The only 'concession' Amtrak provided was a starchy potato stew bowl concoction. Aside from the abhorrent delays, the bathrooms were disgusting. Tips: Spend the extra money on the business or first class cars. Some of the coach passengers are down right scary.

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Price trends for trains from Emeryville to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

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Which train should you take from Emeryville to Seattle?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Emeryville, California to Seattle, Washington. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight122h 6m$140.28
  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Emeryville to Seattle start from $91, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Emeryville leaves from 5885 Horton St . And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St .

    From Emeryville to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 22 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 22 hours and 4 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Seattle on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Emeryville.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Emeryville 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.

How long is the train journey from Emeryville to Seattle?

The distance between Emeryville and Seattle is approximately 675 miles, or 1087 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 22 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 22 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 Emeryville to Seattle tend to have the most passangers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Emeryville at 9:00pm and arrives in Seattle around 22 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Emeryville to Seattle?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Seattle with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

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.

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 Emeryville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Emeryville.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Arrival stations

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

All train stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Need a return trip from Seattle to Emeryville?

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