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New York, NY to Seattle, WA by train

The journey from New York, NY to Seattle, WA by train is 2,404.57 mi and takes 91 hr 40 min. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:47 AM and the last at 3:40 PM. It is possible to travel from New York, NY to Seattle, WA by train for as little as $441.44 or as much as $2,485.03. The best price for this journey is $441.44.

Lowest Price$441.44
Journey Duration91 hr 40 min
Connection per Day12
Lowest Price$441.44
Highest Price$2,485.03
First Departure9:47 AM
Last Departure3:40 PM
Distance2,404.57 mi
DepartureNew York, NY
ArrivalSeattle, WA
CarriersAmtrak

New York, NY to Seattle, WA Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Take the train from New York, NY, to Seattle, WA

Embark on an train journey from New York, NY, to Seattle, WA, typically lasting around 91 hr 40 min. With approximately 12 train departures daily, the average ticket price is about $860.04, but fares can be found starting from $441.44.

Most services on the route from New York to Seattle are operated by Amtrak, particularly the Lake Shore Limited line to Chicago and then the Empire Builder line to Seattle. This combination of services offers a unique glimpse into America's diverse landscapes, allowing you to traverse from the bustling cityscape of New York to the coastal splendor of Seattle.

Passengers can choose from various sleeping accommodations to enhance their travel comfort. Options range from Roomettes, which provide cozy spaces with seats that convert into beds, to larger Bedrooms with a queen-sized bed and private bathrooms. Family Rooms are also available on Superliner trains, accommodating up to four people with full-sized beds, extra storage, and a private restroom. It's important to note that you must book the entire room for maximum comfort.

Onboard dining facilities include a Cafe Car, where all passengers can enjoy a variety of carryout-style food options. Alternatively, a full-service Dining Car is typically prioritized for those in sleeper classes, with meals included in the ticket price. Coach passengers can also dine here, subject to additional cost and availability.

You will board the train at New York's Penn Station's newest addition - Moynihan Train Hall. Recently opened in 2021, the new transportation facility and architectural marvel is situated across 8th Avenue from Penn Station. Fun fact or a warning: Penn Station is the busiest train station in the western hemisphere, so be prepared to find your new terminal in time.

In Seattle, you will arrive at  King St Station - 303 S Jackson St. It was opened at the beginning of the 20th Century as a Union Station for the Great Northern Railway and the Pacific Northwest Railway. It is still, to this day, an important hub. Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses, local commuter trains, and the Metro use it as a stop. Like many other train terminals in the United States, Seattle's station is a historical landmark. Still, unlike other stations, the clock tower on King Street Station is inspired by the clock tower on Piazza San Marco in Venice. How fancy is that?

Seattle has a lot to offer to culture and nature lovers. Home of the grunge movement that gave us Nirvana and Pearl Jam, the city still has a bustling music and craft beer scene. Visit the Space Needle or check out one of the museums. The city's relaxed vibe made it a backdrop of many TV series like Frasier and Grey's Anatomy. Nature lovers can emerge themselves in the North Pacific experience, hiking, skiing, boating, taking a ferry to one of the nearby islands, or just enjoying the rain in the lush forests (there is no shortage of that).

If you plan to take the train from New York to Seattle, Virail can assist you in comparing a myriad of rail, bus, and flight routes to find the best possible price and schedule for your travel needs. Enjoy the cross-country journey through the heart of America!

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from New York, NY to Seattle, WA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from New York, NY to Seattle, WA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from New York, NY to Seattle, WA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Seattle, WA by train

When travelling to Seattle, WA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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New York, NY to Seattle, WA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
270.88kg
Bus
290.23kg
Flight
773.96kg
Car
619.17kg
What are the CO2 emissions from New York, NY to Seattle, WA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between New York, NY and Seattle, WA are 270.88kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between New York, NY and Seattle, WA? By taking the train between New York, NY and Seattle, WA you will save 503.08kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 19.35kg compared to a bus and 348.29kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from New York, NY to Seattle, WA?
A train ticket from New York, NY to Seattle, WA is $860.04. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $441.44.
What's the cheapest train ticket from New York, NY to Seattle, WA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from New York, NY to Seattle, WA is $441.44. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between New York, NY and Seattle, WA by train?
New York, NY to Seattle, WA is 2,404.57 mi.
How long does the train between New York, NY and Seattle, WA take?
New York, NY to Seattle, WA is on average 91 hr 40 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 70 hr 49 min.
How many train connections per day go from New York, NY to Seattle, WA?
New York, NY to Seattle, WA has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from New York, NY to Seattle, WA leave?
The earliest train from New York, NY to Seattle, WA departs at 9:47 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from New York, NY to Seattle, WA depart?
The latest train from New York, NY to Seattle, WA departs at 3:40 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from New York, NY to Seattle, WA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $441.44 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between New York, NY to Seattle, WA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between New York, NY and Seattle, WA is 70 hr 49 min.
Is there a direct train from New York, NY to Seattle, WA?
Yes, there is a direct train between New York, NY and Seattle, WA.
What are the CO2 emissions for New York, NY to Seattle, WA by train?
The train journey from New York, NY to Seattle, WA creates 270.88kg of CO2 emissions.

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