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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Seattle to Tacoma?

Lowest Price$12.00
Fastest Train0h 40m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $12.10 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Tacoma, WA. 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 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Tacoma?

The distance between Seattle and Tacoma is approximately 25 miles, or 40 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 40 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Tacoma.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Seattle to Tacoma are the most crowded on Sunday. 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?

The earliest train departs Seattle at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Tacoma?

Trains leave the station in Seattle twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Tacoma with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Tacoma to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to Tacoma for $1.00.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Tacoma?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades10h 40m$12.90
Amtrak Coast Starlight10h 47m$12.45

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 Tacoma?

Tacoma has one train station:

  • 1001 Puyallup Ave

Price trends for trains from Seattle to Tacoma

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5SepOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle, WA to Tacoma, WA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

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