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Mt Vernon - Tacoma Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Mt Vernon to Tacoma. Traveling by train from Mt Vernon to Tacoma usually takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Fastest train3h 12m
Lowest price$28.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Mt Vernon to Tacoma was $35.33. 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 Tacoma if you book your train tickets at least 18 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $2.48.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for April if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Mt Vernon to Tacoma. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $26. If you're planning a trip from Mt Vernon to Tacoma during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $39 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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By booking your train trip from Mt Vernon to Tacoma on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time, you can save about $2.48 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Mt Vernon to Tacoma?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 32m$35.43
Amtrak Cascades13h 12m$48.00
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Mt Vernon to Tacoma every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $28.

  • 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 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Mt Vernon to Tacoma, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Mt Vernon to Tacoma. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Mt Vernon and Tacoma is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 12 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.

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

The earliest train departs Mt Vernon at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Mt Vernon twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Tacoma faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

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

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 Mt Vernon?

Main departure station: Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

There is one train station in Mt Vernon.

All train stations in Mt Vernon:

  • Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

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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