Due to COVID-19 constraints, Amtrak Cascades is only offering limited service for essential travel:
Trains 500 and 505 will continue to operate, offering one daily train in each direction between Seattle and Eugene. There is no train service north of Seattle at this time but the daily bus service between Seattle, Everett, Mount Vernon, and Bellingham is running.
Facial coverings: To protect customers and employees, all customers are required to wear a facial covering. Facial coverings can be removed when customers are seated alone or with their travel companions and six feet away from other passengers and crew. Small children who are not able to maintain a facial covering are exempt from this requirement. Customers can go to CDC.gov for detailed instructions on how to make their own facial covering. Service will be denied to customers not wearing facial coverings.
Trip flexibility: Amtrak is waiving all change and cancellation fees for reservations made by August 31, 2020. This includes reservations booked with points. To modify a reservation, log in to your account, go to ‘Modify Trip’ on Amtrak.com, or find your reservation from your account on the home screen in the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation without a fee, you must call 1-800-USA-RAIL and speak with an agent (not available via Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app).
All trains between Seattle and Eugene will stop at all stations. Please note, the volunteer-staffed Olympia/Lacey and Kelso stations are closed and while people can still board and detrain on the platforms at Olympia/Lacey and Kelso stations, the stations are closed and no services are available.
The easiest way to check the schedule is to click on the Buy Tickets button and enter your origin and destination. The site will do the rest and you are not committed to purchase unless you choose.
For the health and safety of all and to reduce the risk of exposure, Amtrak is deep-cleaning trains and wiping touch surfaces frequently. With lower than normal ridership, there's plenty of room for the recommended social distancing. Amtrak Cascades food and beverage service is suspended. Passengers are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages onboard.
Amtrak’s Coast Starlight long-distance train will continue to connect Eugene, Portland, Seattle and stations in between.
Amtrak’s Empire Builder will continue to connect Seattle, Edmonds, and Everett.
Vancouver, BC’s train station is closed, the Canadian border is closed, and there is no train service into Canada.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you and your loved ones are well.
Amtrak Cascades is sponsored by the states of Washington and Oregon.
Amtrak Cascades trains normally connect 18 cities along the I-5 corridor including Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, BC, and Eugene, Oregon.
Daily round trip service normally includes:
Four daily round trips between Portland and Seattle
Two daily round trips between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia
Two daily round trips between Eugene and Portland
WSDOT invests in Amtrak Cascades
Work is completed on $800 million in rail improvements resulting in faster, more reliable Amtrak Cascades service.
Amtrak Cascades is funded primarily by ticket revenues, with the balance of operating costs paid for the states of Washington and Oregon. For questions and comments regarding Washington and Oregon's involvement in intercity passenger rail and Amtrak Cascades, please contact WSDOT or ODOT.
WSDOT is responsible for Amtrak Cascades service in Washington and British Columbia:
Washington State Department of Transportation
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
ODOT is responsible for Amtrak Cascades service in Oregon:
Oregon State Department of Transportation
555 13th St SE
Salem, OR 97301- 3871
Washington and Oregon strive to:
Provide an efficient, safe and cost-effective alternative to highway and air travel.
Support future growth and operate an efficient, high-quality intercity passenger rail service that helps minimize the need for state subsidies.
Be sensitive to community and environmental impacts, and business costs.
Integrate with local roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian transportation networks.
Amtrak Cascades is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.