buying a ticket

It's easy to purchase your Amtrak Cascades ticket.  Here's how:

By Phone

Call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to speak with an Amtrak ticket agent.

At the Station

You can purchase tickets at these Amtrak stations: Vancouver, BC; Bellingham; Everett; Edmonds; Seattle; Tacoma; Centralia; Vancouver, WA; Portland; Salem; Albany; and Eugene.

Mobile App

Download the Amtrak app for Android and iPhone.


Reservations for Amtrak Cascades travel can be made up to eleven months in advance of the travel date. Remember to mention special needs, including wheelchair access, Business Class upgrade, food restrictions, or checked baggage or bicycle.

Upgrade to Business Class during peak travel times. Trains are often full on Friday and Sunday evenings and during the summer and holidays.

receive your ticket

E-mail Confirmation

If you have not received a confirmation e-mail within 24-hours of making a reservation online, call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) and speak to a Reservation Sales Agent. The agent can find out whether the reservation was successfully booked. If the reservation was completed, they can e-mail a copy of the confirmation to you.

At a Quik-Trak Ticket Machine

Tickets purchased on-line can be picked up at a Quik-Trak Ticket Machine located at most stations. Record the confirmation number when you book on-line (this number is displayed on your e-mail confirmation). Enter this number and your credit card at a Quik-Trak Ticket Machine to instantly access your ticket information. Most stations have Quik-Trak Ticket Machines available—check availability at your departure station.

Tickets by Mail

Amtrak can mail your ticket to your home or business for an additional fee, if purchased at least ten business days in advance (20 days in Canada).

get the lowest fare

Reserve Early

You will get lower fares by purchasing tickets well in advance of your trip. Fares gradually rise as trains fill and as the departure date nears, so make reservations as soon as you're confident of your travel schedule.

Take a Midweek Trip

Lower fares are more available on train schedules that are less popular. On most Amtrak Cascades routes, Friday evenings, Sunday evenings, and holidays are most popular. If you can adjust your travel schedule, explore midweek travel or morning trains for lower fares. Visit Special Offers for travel deals. Explore everyday discounts available to seniors, children, AAA members, military personnel, and more.