Amtrak Adds Train Service ~ Seattle to Portland

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced there will be two more daily Amtrak round trips between Seattle and Portland.

The two additional trips brings the total up to seven. The new service begins on December 11, 2023. 

Trains will now depart Seattle starting at 5:52 a.m. and Portland at 6:45 a.m. In the previous schedule, the earliest trains in those destinations were 7:08 a.m. and 8:20 a.m., respectively. 

In addition, later evening times were added. Seattle will now have a train departing at 7:50 p.m. and Portland at 7:25 p.m. Previously, the latest departure times were 5:40 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. 

Stops between Seattle and Portland include Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia/Lacey, Centralia, Kelso/Longview, and Vancouver, Washington and the two new round trips will be operated with Cascades trains from both WSDOT and Oregon Department of Transportation. Currently, there is still one Coast Starlight round trip between the two cities.