Cheap train tickets from Portland, OR to Seattle

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How much are train tickets from Portland, OR to Seattle?

Lowest Price$27.00
Fastest3h 30m
trains per day4
train companies2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Portland to Seattle
4.2
Based on 19 reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 69 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
3.8
Condition
4.1
Peter
4.0
February 10, 2020Couples trip
Pros
The price makes traveling by train a better option than driving. Love the ease of relaxing and getting some work done while traveling, instead of being behind the wheel. Also appreciated the Wifi service.
Cons
This trip was pretty seamless; went smoothly.
Tips
The train is a great option, depending on your destination. From Portland to Seattle, it was cheaper than driving and much more relaxing.
Nurul Nadiatul Hidayah
5.0
January 1, 2020Vacation
Pros
The train ride was smooth and went by quickly. Would definitely recommend.
Cons
I guess the pre-seating arrangement could be improved; when we got on the train, we had to search for empty seats until the staff came to help everyone get seats.
Leo
5.0
December 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Relaxing , enjoyable
Cons
Problem with ticket I got on line. Did not receive bar code. Was hour early in PDX. Person at counter said I did not need to check in. Show print out at gate. At gate said print out was not good, Needed bar code. Did not get one on print out so had to go back to ti...More
Tips
Check in at ticket counter and show what you have to board and make sure you have bar code. Verify with waiting passanger for same.
Harry
5.0
October 19, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Loved seeing the Seahawks and staying within a few blocks at the Marriott Courtyard, walking to dinners at the Metropolitan Grille and the next night at the Capital Grille and having the best pasta in the world for lunch at Il Corvo Pasta.
Cons
Can’t think of one thing that could have been improved except we would have loved winning the game. Oh, it would be good if your staff noticed when passengers didn’t have their shoes on and the smell was affecting others.
Tips
Please don’t talk on your phone, especially with the speaker on. It is rude and I’m not interested in others conversations.
Carissa
4.0
October 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Sitting at the tables
Cons
nicer seats

Is there a direct train between Portland and Seattle?

Yes, there is a direct Amtrak train that goes between Portland and Seattle. There are four daily schedules for this route, all of them direct. The first train of the day departs at 8 a.m., while the last leaves at 7 p.m.

Is the train from Portland to Seattle scenic?

The two trains that operate this route are the Amtrak Coast Starlight and the Amtrak Cascades. Both trains offer views of Commencement Bay and the Tacoma waterfront, as well as Mt. Rainier on a clear day. Because you’re in the Pacific Northwest, expect stretches of the route to be lined with lush green trees. Otherwise, for large parts of the ride, both trains parallel the I-5 freeway.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Portland, OR to Seattle?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Portland to Seattle is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Portland to Seattle was $29.50. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $19.01 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Portland, OR to Seattle?

The distance between Portland and Seattle is approximately 144.94 miles, or 233.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Portland to Seattle?

On Tuesday trains from Portland to Seattle are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Portland to Seattle?

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Seattle. On the route to Seattle 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Cascades offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Seattle, usually offering 3 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Seattle, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Portland, OR to Seattle, which start at $1.00. To compare all possible modes of travel, check out our guide on how to get from Portland to Seattle.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Portland to Seattle

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Portland to Seattle start from $27.00, and on average cost $35.67. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Cascades in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Portland to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 3 hours and 30 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Cascades offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $40.71 for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 30m
Avg. Price
$35.67

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Portland to Seattle start from $28.00, and on average cost $35.93. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Portland to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 4 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 30 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 $39.76 for a one-way weekend reservation from Portland.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 0m
Avg. Price
$35.93

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Portland on their way to Seattle:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
There is one train station where trains from Portland arrive in Seattle:
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St