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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Seattle to Portland?

Lowest Price$27.00
Fastest Train3h 30m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines3

Seattle to Portland Route Map

Seattle Portland

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you catch the train from Seattle to Portland?

The Amtrak in Seattle departs from King Street Station, and arrives into Union Station in Portland. King Street Station is located at 303 South Jackson St., near CenturyLink Field.

Is Portland warmer than Seattle?

Throughout most of the year, the temperature difference between Portland and Seattle is negligible. In the summer, however, Portland tends to be warmer due to Seattle’s more maritime climate. Essentially, because Seattle is closer to the sea, it’s cooler than further-inland Portland. Otherwise, both cities experience similar weather, including a lot of rain.

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?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Seattle to Portland. 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.

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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to Portland for $1.00.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Portland?

There are 3 train lines with service from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 20m$34.96
Amtrak Cascades13h 30m$33.80
Amtrak Coast Starlight14h 15m$33.75

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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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
Based on 23 ratings and reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 85 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 10, 2020Vacation
It was very nice and the staff was amazing!
Everything was good! Maybe the seats could be a little more comfortable but it wasn’t a huge issue.
December 24, 2019Solo travel
I almost missed my first departure due wrongfully written departure Time on a screen!
They could have kept the gates on the screen match the ones in the announcement
December 1, 2019Visiting family
Nice Ride best way to be that I-5 traffic. It will be my future way to travel to Seattle.
Better quality food.
Bring.a lunch
November 21, 2019Solo travel
Bad smell, seemed engrained in the carpet fiber. Also the wifi was spotty at best.
October 10, 2019Solo travel
The seats were much comfier than the ones on the way to Seattle
The lady at the station was intense, and the wifi didn't work
Get there on time

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 24, 2019Solo travel
Noise, the passengers in the train was really loud :( and cleanliness!
September 7, 2019Vacation
The shopping!!
July 16, 2019Vacation
Beats driving

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