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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Seattle to Salt Lake City?

Lowest Price$159.00
Fastest Train40h 20m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle to Salt Lake City 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Seattle to Salt Lake City?

In the last month, $159.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Salt Lake City, UT. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $96.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Salt Lake City?

The distance between Seattle and Salt Lake City is approximately 700 miles, or 1126 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 hours and 20 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 Salt Lake City 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 9:00am and arrives in Salt Lake City around 40 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Seattle to Salt Lake City?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salt Lake City to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to Salt Lake City for $56.00.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Salt Lake City?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Seattle, Washington to Salt Lake City, Utah. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 16h 20m$166.87

Amtrak train tickets from Seattle to Salt Lake City start from $159, and on average cost $167. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Salt Lake City. Amtrak in Seattle leaves from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, And in Salt Lake City trains arrive at 340 S 600 W, From Seattle to Salt Lake City train travel on Amtrak takes 40 hours and 20 minutes.

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 Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City has one train station:

  • 340 S 600 W

Price trends for trains from Seattle to Salt Lake City

Average prices by travel date

$180$120$60AugSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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