April 6, Amtrak Cascades trains 501 and 504 between Seattle and Portland will be suspended.
Trains 500 and 505 will continue to operate, offering one daily train in each direction between the two cities.
For the health and safety of all, Amtrak Cascades suspends food and beverage services. Passengers are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages onboard.
March 26, Amtrak Cascades service will be reduced by one more round trip; Trains 517 and 518 are cancelled until further notice.
All trains will continue stopping at all stations. All stations are open between Seattle and Eugene, except the volunteer-staffed Olympia/Lacey and Kelso stations. 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.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you stay healthy.
March 21, in response to COVID-19, Amtrak Cascades service will be reduced. These temporary reductions are in response to reduced ridership and efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 transmission.
All trains between Seattle and Vancouver, BC are suspended. The evening trains between Seattle and Portland are suspended and train service between Portland and Eugene will be reduced to one round trip per day on a daily schedule. These reductions will continue for at least two weeks, but may be extended.
"We know some of you need to travel so we are doing what we can to help," said Ron Pate, Amtrak Cascades corridor director and WSDOT Rail, Freight and Ports division director.
"Amtrak is deep-cleaning trains and wiping touch surfaces frequently to reduce risk. With lower than normal ridership, there's plenty of room for the recommended social distancing," said Karyn Criswell, ODOT Public Transportation Division Administrator.
To date, no Amtrak Cascades passengers or crew are known to have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Trains north of Seattle are suspended until further notice; however, the daily bus service between Seattle, Everett, Mount Vernon, and Bellingham will continue. Amtrak’s Empire Builder also will continue to connect Seattle, Edmonds and Everett. Vancouver, BC’s train station is closed and there is no train service into Canada.
The evening trains between Seattle and Portland (#507 and #508) are suspended beginning March 21 until further notice. Three additional daily roundtrips continue to be offered between the two cities, in addition to Amtrak’s Coast Starlight daily long-distance train.
Only one daily roundtrip train (#500 and #505) will operate between Portland and Eugene seven days a week. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight long-distance train also will continue to connect Eugene, Portland, Seattle and stations in between. All other Amtrak Cascades trains in Oregon have been suspended.
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.
"During this time, we know some travelers may seek to change or cancel their reservations," said Pate. Amtrak is waiving change fees on all existing or new reservations made before April 30, 2020. To change reservations, log in to your account or 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, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).
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 connect 18 cities along the I-5 corridor including Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, BC, and Eugene, Oregon. Skip traffic. Take the train.
Current daily round trip service 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.