Cheap train tickets fromPortland to Seattle

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traveling from Portland to Seattle by train

Cheapest price$26.00
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day4
train carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Portland to Seattle?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Portland to Seattle is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Portland to Seattle were $29.54. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $9.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Portland to Seattle?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Portland to Seattle by train is at 3:00 PM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6:00 PM on Wednesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Portland to Seattle?

On average there are 4 train trips per day. Amtrak Cascades has the most options for departures from Portland to Seattle, with an average of 3 trips per day and 79 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Portland to Seattle. Of the 4 trips there are 4 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Portland start at $1.00.

train lines that run from Portland to Seattle

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Portland to Seattle. The average Amtrak Coast Starlight ticket to Seattle costs $36.59. Cheap Amtrak Coast Starlight tickets to Seattle are available on Wanderu starting from $28.00. In Portland, Amtrak Coast Starlight departs from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave and no other station. In Seattle, Amtrak Coast Starlight arrives at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Coast Starlight from Portland to Seattle takes 4 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Coast Starlight trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $39.11 for a weekend getaway trip to Seattle.

Amtrak Coast Starlight
Amtrak Coast Starlight
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Avg. Time
4h 0m
Avg. Price
$36.59

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades operates, on average, 3 train schedule(s) from Portland to Seattle. The average Amtrak Cascades ticket to Seattle costs $37.73. Cheap Amtrak Cascades tickets to Seattle are available on Wanderu starting from $26.00. In Portland, Amtrak Cascades departs from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave and no other station. In Seattle, Amtrak Cascades arrives at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Cascades from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Cascades offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $42.85 for a weekend getaway trip to Seattle.

Amtrak Cascades
Amtrak Cascades
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 30m
Avg. Price
$37.73

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Portland. Most train trips to Seattle will depart from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave.
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
Train trips arrive in Seattle at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. King St Station - 303 S Jackson St are the main train stations in Seattle for trips arriving from Portland.
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St