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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Seattle to Leavenworth. Traveling by train from Seattle to Leavenworth usually takes around 4 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 3 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance78 mi (125 km)
Fastest train3h 22m
Lowest price$20.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle to Leavenworth

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Susan

August 25, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: The room between the seats, great leg room and bigger seats than planes. Big windows. Very smooth ride, very nice. Cons: Bathrooms could of been cleaner, probably need to be checked more often. Tips: Just enjoy the ride!!!

Pros: The room between the seats, great leg room and bigger seats than planes. Big windows. Very smooth ride, very nice. Cons: Bathrooms could of been cleaner, probably need to be checked more often. Tips: Just enjoy the ride!!!

5.0

Mary Ellen

December 29, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Communication on the delay

Communication on the delay

5.0

JEFF

July 23, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Extremely comfortable and spacious seating. The ride was smooth and the views amazing. Tips: Taxi shuttle service will take you to the doorstep of your destination for $6, tip optional.

Pros: Extremely comfortable and spacious seating. The ride was smooth and the views amazing. Tips: Taxi shuttle service will take you to the doorstep of your destination for $6, tip optional.

5.0

Lisa

February 11, 2020- Regular commuter

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: It was the first time I took this train to Leavenworth. It was very nice. Cons: The time of the departure could have been earlier. I would have loved to have seen all the sites. Tips: Make sure to book a lower level if you need it, or you will have to be in the u...

Pros: It was the first time I took this train to Leavenworth. It was very nice. Cons: The time of the departure could have been earlier. I would have loved to have seen all the sites. Tips: Make sure to book a lower level if you need it, or you will have to be in the upper level. It's very tricky to get you and your bag up stairs.

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5.0

Noriko

October 19, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Builder

Super helpful staff on the train

Super helpful staff on the train

Seattle to Leavenworth Route Map

Seattle Leavenworth

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

In the last month, $20.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle to Leavenworth. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $33.46 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25OctOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Leavenworth will vary between $20 and $62. Planning a train trip to Leavenworth within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Seattle over the next 7 days is $22. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Seattle to Leavenworth 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 $23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Leavenworth in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $46 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Leavenworth from Seattle will be about $33.46 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Leavenworth?

2 train services operate from Seattle to Leavenworth. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 32m$75.38
Amtrak Empire Builder13h 22m$36.74
  • Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Seattle to Leavenworth every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $53.

  • Amtrak Empire Builder

    Amtrak Empire Builder

    The Amtrak Empire Builder is a long-distance passenger rail service that has been in operation since 1929. The full 2,200-mile route takes 45 hours to connect Chicago with the Pacific Northwest. Don’t let the length of the trip intimidate you; the Empire Builder is one of Amtrak’s most popular services, and often rated as the most scenic train route in the country. The sightseer lounge, home to enormous windows, is the perfect place to drink in the incredible views of the Mississippi River, the North Dakota Plains, Glacier National Park, and the Columbia River Gorge. Overnight trips on the Empire Builder include the option to book sleeper cabins, for a more comfortable journey and included meals. All passengers can purchase meals or snacks in the cafe car.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle to Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth?

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

The distance between Seattle and Leavenworth is approximately 78 miles, or 125 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 22 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Seattle to Leavenworth on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 11:00am and arrives in Leavenworth around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Seattle to Leavenworth?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Leavenworth with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Leavenworth 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.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a truly unique destination since it looks exactly like a Bavarian mountain village. Most buildings are alpine-style lodges, and restaurants and cafes serve delicious German-style beer and food. The city is a year-round tourist destination not just for its German-themed events such as Oktoberfest, but also for its gorgeous outdoor scene. Visitors can explore a reindeer farm, hike in Icicle Gorge, wander through Eagle Creek, and enjoy the Leavenworth Ski Hill in winter. There's also the famous Nutcracker Museum, which has over 6,000 nut-cracking tools.

Leavenworth's closest airport is the Pangborn Memorial Airport, about 45 minutes away by car. The Amtrak Empire Builder has service from Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, and more for more direct access to the town. Buses service the town from across the nation, including from Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

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 Leavenworth?

Main arrival station: Icicle Station

Leavenworth has one train station.

All train stations in Leavenworth:

  • Icicle Station

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