Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train

Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

187

Average

204

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
09:51AMUnion Station34h00 07:51PMKing Street Station
0 transfers
1871One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:55PMUnion Station30h56 07:51PMKing Street Station
3 transfers
2071One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:05PMUnion Station30h46 07:51PMKing Street Station
3 transfers
2071One-way
11:05AMUnion Station32h46 07:51PMKing Street Station
2 transfers
2111One-way
10:55AMUnion Station32h56 07:51PMKing Street Station
2 transfers
2111One-way

Train schedule from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28
09:51AMUnion Station34h00 07:51PMKing Street Station
0 transfers
10:55AMUnion Station32h56 07:51PMKing Street Station
2 transfers
11:05AMUnion Station32h46 07:51PMKing Street Station
2 transfers
12:55PMUnion Station30h56 07:51PMKing Street Station
3 transfers
01:05PMUnion Station30h46 07:51PMKing Street Station
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

1d 6 h 46 m

Average

1d 8 h 16 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

1545 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Los Angeles for Seattle, WA every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
01:05PMUnion Station30h46 07:51PMKing Street Station
3 transfers
2071One-way
2nd Fastest
12:55PMUnion Station30h56 07:51PMKing Street Station
3 transfers
2071One-way
11:05AMUnion Station32h46 07:51PMKing Street Station
2 transfers
2111One-way
10:55AMUnion Station32h56 07:51PMKing Street Station
2 transfers
2111One-way
09:51AMUnion Station34h00 07:51PMKing Street Station
0 transfers
1871One-way

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Overview: Train from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA

distanceDistance958 miles (1545 km)
durationAverage train duration34 h
priceAverage train ticket price$129 (€127)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA cover the 958 miles (1545 km) long trip taking on average 34 h with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $129 (€127), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $109 (€106).

Train companies: Amtrak from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA trains

For as little as $109 (€106) you can travel by train to Seattle, WA from Los Angeles with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey to Seattle, WA from Los Angeles.

Amtrak from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train information:

  • Average Duration: 34 h
  • Average Price: $109
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA

Travel by train to Seattle, WA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Los Angeles and Seattle, WA for as low as $109 (€106)  for the next 7 days.
The Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train ticket price is on average $129 (€127)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The distance between Los Angeles and Seattle, WA by train is approximately 958 miles (1545 km).
While the time it takes to travel 958 miles (1545 km) between Los Angeles and Seattle, WA can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train journey time is on average 34 h.
For the best Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Los Angeles and Seattle, WA to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA with Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Los Angeles for Seattle, WA is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA leaves at 2: 13 PM. The last train departing from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA leaves at 8: 15 PM. You can find the latest Los Angeles to Seattle, WA train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA is on average $129 (€127) if you purchase 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 companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Los Angeles to Seattle, WA available a few months in advance.

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