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Trains from Spokane to Sandpoint

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Spokane - Sandpoint Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Spokane to Sandpoint. Traveling by train from Spokane to Sandpoint usually takes around one hour and 5 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance59 mi (95 km)
Fastest train1h 5m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Spokane to Sandpoint

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Which train should you take from Spokane to Sandpoint?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Spokane, Washington to Sandpoint, Idaho. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder21h 5m$15.22
  • Amtrak Empire Builder

    Amtrak Empire Builder

    Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Spokane to Sandpoint start from $14, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to Sandpoint. Amtrak Empire Builder in Spokane leaves from Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave . And in Sandpoint trains arrive at 450 Railroad Ave .

    From Spokane to Sandpoint train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 1 hours and 5 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Sandpoint.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Spokane to Sandpoint 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Spokane to Sandpoint?

The distance between Spokane and Sandpoint is approximately 59 miles, or 95 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 5 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Spokane to Sandpoint are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday 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 Spokane at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00am. 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 Spokane to Sandpoint?

Trains leave the station in Spokane twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint to Spokane.

City Information

Spokane

As the second-largest city in the state of Washington, Spokane is a family-friendly destination that offers plenty of fun for everyone. The first thing you should do is explore the numerous lakes that the city is blessed with. Offering idyllic views as well as the chance to enjoy outdoor recreational activities, the local lakes allow you to fill an entire day with plenty of fun. The best choice would be lake Pend Oreille, which features still water and a calm vibe. While you’re in town, check out Riverfront Park. Voted one of the most beautiful urban parks in the U.S. by National Geographic, the park sits on the bank of the Spokane River, offering a great chance for you to unwind and get lost in nature. If you seek a cultural experience, Corbin Art Center might just have what you need.

Spokane greets its hungry visitors with plenty of farm-to-table restaurants, which offer the freshest produce. Some local favorites you should check out include Gander & Ryegrass, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, or Churchill’s Steakhouse.

Spokane’s main hub of transportation is the bus & train station at 221 W 1st Ave right in the heart of the city’s downtown area. From there, you can catch buses to various cities like Seattle, Missoula and Portland, as well as trains to San Francisco, Chicago and Salt Lake City, among many other places. Spokane is served by Amtrak’s Empire Builder line. The city’s main airport is Spokane International Airport, situated 5 miles west of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Spokane?

Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave  - SPKAMT-0

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Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave  - SPKAMT-1

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Departure stations

The Spokane Intermodal Center on 1st Ave is Spokane’s primary hub for bus and train service. The city’s original train station was built at this location in 1891, and the red brick building has since been remodeled and expanded to include intercity bus service, too. Today, passengers can catch the iconic Amtrak Empire Builder train along its route from Chicago to Seattle or Portland, or hop on a FlixBus US or Jefferson Lines bus heading to destinations throughout the Northwest. The station is just north of I-90 and centrally located in Spokane, within a mile of the sprawling Riverfront Park, the Spokane Convention Center, and Gonzaga University.

All train stations in Spokane:

  • Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave

Where is the train station in Sandpoint?

Arrival stations

Sandpoint has one train station.

All train stations in Sandpoint:

  • 450 Railroad Ave

Need a return trip from Sandpoint to Spokane?

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