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Tukwila - Salem Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Tukwila to Salem. The train trip from Tukwila to Salem is usually about 5 hours and 52 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance179 mi (288 km)
Fastest train4h 44m
Lowest price$37.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Tukwila to Salem?

The average price for a train ticket from Tukwila to Salem is $52.50, By booking your trip at least 5 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $19.58 more.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Tukwila to Salem, with the average price at just $42. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in July, when the average price goes up to $62. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Tukwila to Salem?

2 train services operate from Tukwila to Salem. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak36h 10m$63.12
Amtrak Cascades14h 44m$69.09
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Tukwila to Salem every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $37.

  • The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Tukwila to Salem, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tukwila to Salem. 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 Tukwila and Salem is approximately 179 miles, or 288 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 44 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.

Trains from Tukwila to Salem are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Tukwila at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Salem. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salem to Tukwila.

City Information

Salem

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Salem is the capital of Oregon and one of the state's best vacation destinations. Nestled in the Willamette Valley, the city is rich with outdoor activities, diverse cuisine, and sites reflecting Oregon's history.

The Deepwood Estate, a mansion built in 1893, runs tours that share early Salem history. Explore the surrounding gardens at Deepwood or walk the many paths in Bush's Pasture Park to discover their lush plant life. The Willamette River that runs through Salem is a gorgeous spot to fish, kayak, or board the historic Willamette Queen steamboat for a dinner cruise.

Salem's charming downtown overflows with local coffee shops, cafés, and restaurants serving fresh fare and the best wines from the Willamette Valley. The Saturday Farmers Market near the state capitol serves up fresh produce alongside live music and food trucks.

Many bus services operate in Salem, including Jefferson Lines, FlixBus, Shuttle Oregon, and the Amtrak Thruway. Amtrak's Coast Starlight line also stops in Salem, heading to LA and Seattle, as well as the Cascades, going to Vancouver and Eugene, Oregon.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tukwila?

Main departure station: Sounder Rail Station - 7301 Longacres Way

There is one train station in Tukwila.

All train stations in Tukwila:

  • Sounder Rail Station - 7301 Longacres Way

Where is the train station in Salem?

Main arrival station: 500 13th St SE

Salem has one train station.

All train stations in Salem:

  • 500 13th St SE

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