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Seattle - Lacey Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

10 trains operate daily from Seattle to Lacey. The train trip from Seattle to Lacey is usually about 3 hours and 50 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as one hour and 19 minutes.

Distance46 mi (74 km)
Fastest train1h 19m
Lowest price$10.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Seattle to Lacey

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

David

May 5, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Everything went smoothly and I was treated to good customer service. Cons: N/a. Tips: N/a.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Seattle to Lacey is $26.97, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 22 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $16.36 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Lacey is expected to fluctuate between $40 and $63 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Lacey in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Seattle is $40.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Seattle to Lacey often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $18. If you're thinking of traveling from Seattle to Lacey during May, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $41 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in May, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Seattle to Lacey on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time, you can save about $16.36 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Seattle to Lacey?

There are 3 train lines with service from Seattle to Lacey. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak55h 28m$57.63
Amtrak Cascades41h 19m$18.15
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 27m$23.94
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Seattle to Lacey every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

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

  • The Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Seattle to Lacey. 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 Seattle and Lacey is approximately 46 miles, or 74 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Seattle to Lacey are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Seattle at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Lacey. 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 Lacey to Seattle.

City Information

Seattle

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

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where is the train station in Lacey?

Main arrival station: 6600 Yelm Hwy SE

Lacey has one train station.

All train stations in Lacey:

  • 6600 Yelm Hwy SE

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