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Spokane - Wenatchee Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Spokane to Wenatchee. Traveling by train from Spokane to Wenatchee usually takes around 3 hours and 10 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance136 mi (218 km)
Fastest train3h 10m
Lowest price$17.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $17.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Spokane, WA to Wenatchee, 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $16.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Spokane to Wenatchee by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Spokane to Wenatchee in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $30 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.

Which train should you take from Spokane to Wenatchee?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Spokane, Washington to Wenatchee, Washington. 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 11m$32.68

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Spokane 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.

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 Wenatchee?

The distance between Spokane and Wenatchee is approximately 136 miles, or 218 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 10 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?

Trains from Spokane to Wenatchee are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Spokane at 2:00am and arrives in Wenatchee around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Spokane to Wenatchee?

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 Spokane. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Spokane to Wenatchee for $44.00.

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?

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.

Where is the train station in Wenatchee?

Arrival stations

Wenatchee has one train station.

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