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Centralia - Tacoma Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 7 daily train trips available from Centralia to Tacoma. Traveling by train from Centralia to Tacoma usually takes one hour, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 59 minutes.

Distance44 mi (71 km)
Fastest train0h 59m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Centralia to Tacoma

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lucy

March 6, 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: I like staff. Cons: Clean, lock the bathroom. Tips: Yes, it's good to trave in. In time, friendly staff.

What is the price of a train ticket from Centralia to Tacoma?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Centralia and Tacoma cost $16.06, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $10.62 more.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Centralia to Tacoma is expected to fluctuate between $15 and $23 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Tacoma in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Centralia is $17.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Centralia to Tacoma, with the average price at just $13. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in July, when the average price goes up to $19. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

By booking your train trip from Centralia to Tacoma on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $10.62 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Centralia to Tacoma?

2 train services operate from Centralia to Tacoma. Amtrak Cascades usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades61h 0m$18.97
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 3m$14.58
  • The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 6 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Centralia to Tacoma, and the average train ticket costs .

  • The Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Centralia and Tacoma is approximately 44 miles, or 71 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 59 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Tacoma.

Trains from Centralia to Tacoma are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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.

The earliest train departs Centralia at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Centralia to Tacoma.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Tacoma to Centralia.

City Information

Tacoma

Tacoma has seen some hard times in recent years, but the city is receiving many new revival attempts, turning it into a charming town with its own unique attractions. For those interested in the history of the city, as well as the creativity of its residents, head towards the Museum District, which houses numerous interesting museums such as the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. While in the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural ingenuity of the Bridge of Glass. If you wish to enjoy a bit of outdoor air, diving into the cold water of American Lake in Lakewood in the morning is bound to make you happy.

Seafood has always been among Tacoma’s finest offerings, and the best place to enjoy these dishes is Duke’s Chowder House, which features a bay view. For a more exquisite taste, head over to Indochine, a pan-Asian restaurant featuring mouth watering dishes.

The main bus station and the Amtrak train station in Tacoma are both near downtown, just a few blocks from each other. Tacoma is served by Amtrak’s Cascades and Coast Starlight lines. The city’s main airport is Seattle–Tacoma International and it sits 22 miles north of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Centralia?

Main departure station: 210 Railroad Ave

There is one train station in Centralia.

All train stations in Centralia:

  • 210 Railroad Ave

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

422 E 25th Ave  - TACAMT-0

Image credit: WSDOT/AmtrakCascades

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Main arrival station: 422 E. 25th St.

The Amtrak station in Tacoma is located at 422 E 25th St, near I-5 and close to the Tacoma Dome. The Tacoma Dome Station is served by Amtrak Cascades, which travels between Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Portland, and Eugene, and Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles. Local Sound Transit's commuter rail station is next door. The bus terminal on Puyallup Ave is across the street from the train station complex for easy transfers to local or intercity buses. The station complex includes two parking garages and a customer service center with restrooms and vending machines. Nearby attractions in Tacoma include Freighthouse Square, a shopping mall inside an old depot, and several museums like the Washington State History Museum and the Museum of Glass.

All train stations in Tacoma:

  • 422 E. 25th St.

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