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Kelso - Seattle Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

7 trains operate daily from Kelso to Seattle. The train trip from Kelso to Seattle is usually about 2 hours and 36 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Fastest train2h 32m
Lowest price$25.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Kelso to Seattle

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

La’Monica

December 18, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Fast, convenient & safe! Worry free. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: Read and ask questions!

5.0

Dane

October 26, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The staff was so helpful to me a first time West Coast train trip. Cons: Not a thing. Tips: Enjoy.

5.0

Toni

July 28, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Comfort, space and quiet

4.0

Chuck

July 23, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Like riding the train

5.0

Lisa

March 23, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The scenery. Cons: No improvements needed. Tips: Bring a snack, water,.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Kelso to Seattle was $30.17. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Seattle if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $19.03.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Kelso to Seattle will range from $27 to $39. If you're planning to travel by train to Seattle in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Kelso you can find in the next 7 days is $31. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Kelso to Seattle. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $25. If you're planning a trip from Kelso to Seattle during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $35 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Kelso to Seattle. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $19.03. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Kelso to Seattle?

2 train services operate from Kelso to Seattle. 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 Cascades62h 33m$34.34
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 0m$41.87
  • 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 Kelso to Seattle, 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 Kelso and Seattle is approximately 104 miles, or 168 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 32 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Kelso to Seattle on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Kelso at 7:00am 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 Kelso to Seattle.

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

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. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.

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 Kelso?

Main departure station: 501 S First Ave

There is one train station in Kelso.

All train stations in Kelso:

  • 501 S First Ave

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Main arrival station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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

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