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Seattle - Wenatchee Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Seattle to Wenatchee. The train trip from Seattle to Wenatchee is usually about 4 hours and 15 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance95 mi (153 km)
Fastest train3h 56m
Lowest price$16.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Seattle to Wenatchee

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Lee

October 5, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Nice experience, very clean & comfortable. Beautiful trip from Seattle to Wenatchee. Would do again. Good Coffee!!! Cons: N/A. Tips: Sit back & relax. Enjoy the beautiful trip.

5.0

Patricia

July 12, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: It was spacious seating with staff coming through regularly. We felt safe, even though we had to get through downtown Seattle and drive around aimless people with police everywhere dealing with people. Cons: Have the restrooms restocked of toilet paper or checked at each stop.

5.0

Shelly

May 9, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: It was very relaxing and comfortable. Cons: Seemed fine to me. Tips: Come along for the ride and enjoy.

5.0

Dianne

June 15, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Very comfortable. Staff efficient and helpful. What a delight the National park narrative from Seattle to Wenatchee was! Felt like I was on a luxury tour of the area. Would love to ride again just to hear it! Keep up the parks and rails program. Wonderful! Cons: Cant think of anything. Tips: No.

5.0

Nancy

November 24, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Nice enjoyable ride

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Seattle to Wenatchee was $56.13. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 28 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $62.50 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25AprApr

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Wenatchee is expected to fluctuate between $52 and $71 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Wenatchee in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Seattle is $52.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Seattle to Wenatchee, with the average price at just $38. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $192. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Seattle to Wenatchee, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $62.50 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Wenatchee?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 36m$134.67
Amtrak Empire Builder13h 56m$70.86
  • 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 Wenatchee every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $126.

  • 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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Seattle to Wenatchee. 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 Wenatchee is approximately 95 miles, or 153 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 56 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.

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Seattle to Wenatchee. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 7:00am and arrives in Wenatchee around 3 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Wenatchee 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 Wenatchee 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.

Wenatchee

Wenatchee, WA, US - WEN-0

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Wenatchee is a central Washington city located at the Cascade Mountains' foot. It's popularly known as the Apple Capital of the World since it has many orchards with crisp, delicious fruit.

Wenatchee has a mix of museums for historical spots like the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and recreational and outdoor centers like the Wenatchee Confluence State Park and Walla Walla Point Park. You can check out the Two Rivers Art Gallery for art lovers or visit the Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort for skiing and lifts. Outdoor enthusiasts can check out the different outdoor trails, hiking trails, natural areas, and different trailheads.

Wenatchee is home to different wineries due to the many vineyards, like the Stemilt Creek Winery and Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery. Different famous breweries, brewpubs, bars, and taprooms enhance the nightlife and dining experience. You can visit bars, shops, clubs, restaurants, the Ohme Gardens, and more when you visit downtown Wenatchee.

You can easily access Wenatchee by train and bus from neighboring cities. The Amtrak serves the city by train via the Amtrak Empire Builder, while Amtrak Thruway and FlixBus provide bus services.

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 Wenatchee?

Main arrival station: Wenatchee Train Station

Wenatchee has one train station.

All train stations in Wenatchee:

  • Wenatchee Train Station

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