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Seattle - Mt Vernon Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Seattle to Mt Vernon. The train trip from Seattle to Mt Vernon is usually about 7 hours and 58 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance56 mi (91 km)
Fastest train1h 30m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Seattle to Mt Vernon

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Melanie

July 6, 2019- Regular commuter

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The old time feel with the uniforms. Cons: Turn volume up when announcements are made on train.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Seattle and Mt Vernon cost $48.55, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Mt Vernon. Booking your trip at least 1 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $19.63 more.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Mt Vernon is expected to fluctuate between $48 and $97 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Mt Vernon in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Seattle is $54.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Seattle to Mt Vernon. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $19. If you're planning a trip from Seattle to Mt Vernon during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $44 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

By booking your train trip from Seattle to Mt Vernon on Wanderu at least 1 days ahead of time, you can save about $19.63 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Seattle to Mt Vernon?

2 train services operate from Seattle to Mt Vernon. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 45m$71.68
Amtrak Cascades21h 32m$27.27
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Seattle to Mt Vernon every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $14.

  • 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 Mt Vernon, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Seattle to Mt Vernon. 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 Mt Vernon is approximately 56 miles, or 91 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 30 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Seattle to Mt Vernon tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. 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.

The earliest train departs Seattle at 7:00am 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.

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Seattle to Mt Vernon.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Mt Vernon 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

Where is the train station in Mt Vernon?

Main arrival station: Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

Mt Vernon has one train station.

All train stations in Mt Vernon:

  • Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

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