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Train Route Overview: Seattle to Wenatchee

There is one daily train from Seattle to Wenatchee. Traveling by train from Seattle to Wenatchee usually takes around 3 hours and 56 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance95 mi (153 km)
Fastest train3h 56m
Lowest price$23.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle to Wenatchee

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)




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: ...

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.




November 24, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Nice enjoyable ride

Nice enjoyable ride



October 5, 2021- Business

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Very relaxing way to commute to the airport from Wenatchee. Smooth ride and very quiet. Cons: More clear directions on how to access WiFi, if any. No network was available.

Pros: Very relaxing way to commute to the airport from Wenatchee. Smooth ride and very quiet. Cons: More clear directions on how to access WiFi, if any. No network was available.



January 29, 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Builder

Wonderfull experience

Wonderfull experience



July 14, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

The view of nature

The view of nature

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

$23.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Seattle to Wenatchee. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Wenatchee will vary between $23 and $45. Planning a train trip to Wenatchee within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Seattle over the next 7 days is $24. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Seattle to Wenatchee 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 $26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Wenatchee in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $52 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Wenatchee from Seattle will be about $39.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Wenatchee?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Seattle to Wenatchee. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder13h 56m$35.09
  • 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 Wenatchee 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.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Wenatchee?

The distance between Seattle and Wenatchee is approximately 95 miles, or 153 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Friday is the busiest travel day for trains as people head from Seattle to Wenatchee for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 4:00pm and arrives in Wenatchee around 3 hours later.

How many train departures serve Wenatchee each day?

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 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, 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 train companies serving the city include the Amtrak Empire Builder and Amtrak, 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

Where is the train station in Wenatchee?

Main arrival station: Kittitas St and S Columbia St

Wenatchee has one train station.

All train stations in Wenatchee:

  • Kittitas St and S Columbia St

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