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Journey Summary

Los Angeles to Seattle, WA Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
34 hours 46 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $127
Trains depart from:Los Angeles
Trains arrive in:Seattle, WA
Distance:1545 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Los Angeles to Seattle

The train from Los Angeles to Seattle operates on a twice-daily basis. Passengers can enjoy the stunning ride through Sacramento and Portland on the way to Seattle. The train also winds its way through Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Bay Area, giving passengers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean coast and the mountainous Cascade Range area, among many more selfie-worthy natural landmarks. There is one Coast Starlight train every day of the week, as well as one to two additional train journeys combining bus and train routes. The Coast Starlight train takes roughly 35 hours, whereas the alternative journeys take roughly 29 to 30 hours. The train covers a distance of 1163 miles (1,871 kilometers), and typically leaves mid-morning or mid-afternoon throughout the week. Trains depart either Union Station (LAX) or Westwood UCLA and arrive at Seattle's King Street Station.

Which train companies travel from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Amtrak is the sole provider of trains from Los Angeles to Seattle. Amtrak is a national railroad company with daily routes between major US cities across 46 states. The Amtrak train from Los Angeles to Seattle operates via regular trains, connecting buses, and the Coast Starlight train. The Coach Starlight train is roughly 5 hours longer in duration than the alternate journey, but involves fewer stopovers along the way. The indirect options make two stopovers in Bakersfield and Sacramento Valley, Martinez or Van Nuys. Stopovers are efficient, normally taking between 22 and 24 minutes or, at the longest, 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How long is the train ride from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Passengers can expect to take between 29 hours and 1 minute and 35 hours and 21 minutes traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle. The travel time depends on the station of origin and the operator of the route. The Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle takes roughly 5 hours longer than the alternate route which combines trains and buses. There are two stations of origin in Los Angeles: Union Station and Westwood UCLA Station. The train ride from Los Angeles Union Station to Seattle King Street Station is between 29 hours and 1 minute and 33 hours and 46 minutes in duration. The train from Los Angeles Westwood UCLA to Seattle King Street Station is 29 hours and 51 minutes to 35 hours and 21 minutes.

How many trains are there from Los Angeles to Seattle?

There are typically two train routes a day, from each of Los Angeles' two train stations. There is always one Coach Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle on a daily basis, and one alternate journey that combines trains and buses. The Coach Starlight train typically leaves mid-morning, just after 10:00 a.m., whereas the alternate journey usually departs in the afternoon.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Departure station: Trains depart Los Angeles from either Union Station (LAX) or Westwood UCLA. Los Angeles Union Station offers same-day or overnight parking options, with disabled parking spots available in both. The station itself has a lounge, 24-hour waiting rooms, and financial services like ATMs. There is also a ticket sale booth for passengers making last-minute train ticket purchases. It is recommended that passengers arrive at Union Station 30 to 45 minutes before their scheduled departure to allow time for baggage services. Union Station has facilities for passengers with limited mobility, including disabled restrooms, elevators, accessible platforms and assistance with ticket purchases. Trains also depart Westwood UCLA Station, a smaller station that is a short walk from the UCLA Residence Halls. Passengers with limited mobility should note that the Westwood UCLA Station is far less accessible than Union Station, with no accessible facilities such as wheelchair-accessible elevators or disabled restrooms. The station has limited facilities and amenities, and it is recommended that passengers arrive to Westwood UCLA Station at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled departure.

Arrival station: Trains arrive to Seattle at King Street Station. Seattle has another train station, called the Seattle Clipper Vacations Ferry Terminal, but travelers should note that trains from Los Angeles do not travel to this station. Seattle's King Street Station is a large station open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with ATMs and a ticket services office. There are a handful of accessibility services for travelers with limited mobility, including an accessible platform and disabled restrooms, an accessible waiting room and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There is no disabled parking available at the station. It is recommended that passengers arrive at King Street Station 30 to 45 minutes before their scheduled departure.

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Trains from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA
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How much do cheap trains from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA to cost as little as $168 (€133)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Seattle, WA from Los Angeles?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train price to come in at an average of $174 (€138)  one way.
How far is it from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA by train?
You should expect to travel around 958 miles (1545 km)  to Seattle, WA from Los Angeles by train.
How long is a train from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA on average?
On average the Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train travel time is 33 h 46 min  for the 958 miles (1545 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When is the earliest train from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA? When is the last train from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Los Angeles at 5: 10 PM. The last train leaves from Los Angeles at 7: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA is on average $174 (€138) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Los Angeles and Seattle, WA available a few months in advance.