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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Seattle to Centralia. Traveling by train from Seattle to Centralia usually takes around 3 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 36 minutes.

Distance68 mi (110 km)
Fastest train1h 36m
Lowest price$18.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle to Centralia

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




June 3, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Scenery. Cons: Seeing the tent-cities. DEPRESSING!! It needs to all go away but I also know there are alot of people trying to come up with solutions. Tips: Sit back and enjoy. We ordered pizza to go and had it on the train.

Pros: Scenery. Cons: Seeing the tent-cities. DEPRESSING!! It needs to all go away but I also know there are alot of people trying to come up with solutions. Tips: Sit back and enjoy. We ordered pizza to go and had it on the train.



October 19, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Coast Starlight

I was in car 11 which was very close to the lounge car and the service car where I purchased a muffin and drink. Also the conductor told me when we were close to Centralia so I could get ready to disembark the train.

I was in car 11 which was very close to the lounge car and the service car where I purchased a muffin and drink. Also the conductor told me when we were close to Centralia so I could get ready to disembark the train.

What is the price of a train ticket from Seattle to Centralia?

In the last month, $31.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle to Centralia. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 $17.98 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Centralia will vary between $32 and $66. Planning a train trip to Centralia within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Seattle over the next 7 days is $32. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Seattle to Centralia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Centralia in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $26 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


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 Centralia from Seattle will be about $17.98 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Centralia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Seattle to Centralia. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak65h 16m$45.71
Amtrak Cascades21h 36m$27.22
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 50m$30.34
  • Amtrak


    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 6 Amtrak trains from Seattle to Centralia every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $18.

  • 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 2 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Centralia, and the average train ticket costs .

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Seattle to Centralia takes 1 hours and 50 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle to Centralia 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Seattle to Centralia?

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

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Centralia?

The distance between Seattle and Centralia is approximately 68 miles, or 110 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 36 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Seattle to Centralia tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Seattle at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Centralia?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Centralia. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Centralia to Seattle.

City Information


Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Main departure station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

All train stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • 3201 Smith Ave

  • Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave

  • 401 Harris Ave

  • Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

  • 211 Railroad Ave

  • Ferry Dock

  • Shell Station - 19721 US Hwy 2

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 420 4th St N

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Penn Station

  • Whitefish Cmnty Library

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where is the train station in Centralia?

Main arrival station: 210 Railroad Ave

Centralia has one train station.

All train stations in Centralia:

  • 210 Railroad Ave

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