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Lacey - Tacoma Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Lacey to Tacoma. Traveling by train from Lacey to Tacoma usually takes around 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 37 minutes.

Distance23 mi (38 km)
Fastest train0h 37m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Lacey to Tacoma

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Deborah

December 4, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Conductors and helpers were friendly and available to assist with heavy luggage. Cons: It was good. Tips: I recommend traveling by Amtrak. Fair price, fast and friendly.

Pros: Conductors and helpers were friendly and available to assist with heavy luggage. Cons: It was good. Tips: I recommend traveling by Amtrak. Fair price, fast and friendly.

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

In the last month, $15.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Lacey to Tacoma. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.79 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Lacey to Tacoma by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $12 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Lacey to Tacoma in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $18 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Tacoma from Lacey will be about $10.79 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Lacey to Tacoma?

2 train services operate from Lacey to Tacoma. Amtrak Cascades usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades30h 39m$17.97
Amtrak Coast Starlight10h 37m$19.24
  • Amtrak Cascades

    Amtrak Cascades

    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 3 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Lacey to Tacoma, and the average train ticket costs .

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    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

Is it safe to travel by train from Lacey to Tacoma during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Lacey to Tacoma?

The distance between Lacey and Tacoma is approximately 23 miles, or 38 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Tacoma.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Lacey to Tacoma. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Lacey at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Lacey to Tacoma?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lacey to Tacoma.

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

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 located on Puyallup Ave 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 Lacey?

Main departure station: 6600 Yelm Hwy SE

There is one train station in Lacey.

All train stations in Lacey:

  • 6600 Yelm Hwy SE

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

1001 Puyallup Ave  - TACAMT-0

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1001 Puyallup Ave  - TACAMT-1

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Main arrival station: 422 E. 25th St.

The Amtrak station in Tacoma is located at 1001 Puyallup Ave, just north of I-5 and very close to the Tacoma Dome. Local Sound Transit commuter rail uses the station, as well as Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles and Cascades from Vancouver, BC to Eugene. The bus terminal at 510 Puyallup Ave is connected to 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 Museum of Glass.

All train stations in Tacoma:

  • 422 E. 25th St.

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