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Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you catch the train from Seattle to Portland?
Is Portland warmer than Seattle?
How many stops are there between Seattle and Portland?
On the Amtrak Cascades, there are six stops between King Street Station in Seattle and Union Station in Portland. These stops are: Tukwila, WA; Tacoma, WA; Lacey (Olympia), WA; Centralia, WA; Longview (Kelso), WA; and Vancouver, WA.
On the Amtrak Coast Starlight, there are five stops between King Street Station in Seattle and Union Station in Portland. These stops are: Tacoma, WA; Lacey (Olympia), WA; Centralia, WA; Longview (Kelso), WA; and Vancouver, WA.
Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle to Portland right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Can you take a train all the way from Seattle to Portland?
What is the price of a train ticket from Seattle to Portland?
In the last month, $28.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR. 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 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $14.58 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Seattle to Portland?
The distance between Seattle and Portland is approximately 145 miles, or 233 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Seattle to Portland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Seattle 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.
Is there a direct train from Seattle to Portland?
Trains leave the station in Seattle 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 Portland faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.
Which train should you take from Seattle to Portland?
Where is the train station in Seattle?
There is one train station in Seattle:
- King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
Where is the train station in Portland?
Portland receives travelers from Seattle at its two active train stations:
- Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
- 10470 SW Barnes Rd
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