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St Paul-Seattle Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from St Paul to Seattle?

Lowest Price$142.00
Fastest Train38h 5m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saint Paul to Seattle right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $142.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Saint Paul, MN to Seattle, WA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from St Paul to Seattle?

The distance between St Paul and Seattle is approximately 1400 miles, or 2253 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 38 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 38 hours and 5 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 St Paul 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 Saturday 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 St Paul at 10:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 St Paul to Seattle?

Trains leave the station in St Paul twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Seattle faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to St Paul. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Paul to Seattle for $167.00.

Which train should you take from St Paul to Seattle?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Saint Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder21d 14h 8m$148.77

Where is the train station in St Paul?

There is one train station in St Paul:

  • Union Depot

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for trains from St Paul to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50SepOct

Monthly average prices

$225$180$135$90$45NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$225$180$135$90$453020100

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