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pacific central station

Pacific Central Station

Pacific Central Station

1150 Station Street
Vancouver, Canada V6A 4C7

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Expand your urban experiences in Vancouver, B.C., by visiting the revitalized neighborhood of Yaletown, shopping on Robson Street, or enjoying Asian cuisine in Chinatown.


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bellingham

Bellingham Station

Fairhaven Station
401 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Beautiful sunsets over Puget Sound illuminate the charms of Bellingham. Explore this small town with a big soul—historic neighborhoods, museums, and Western Washington University.

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mount vernon

Mount Vernon Station

Skagit Station
105 East Kincaid
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

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Nestled between the San Juan Islands and North Cascades, Mount Vernon is an adventurer's paradise.

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stanwood

Stanwood Station

Stanwood Station

27111 Florence Way
Stanwood, WA 98292

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Stanwood is the northern-most city of Snohomish County and the gateway to beautiful Camano Island. There you will find Camano Island State Park featuring boating, camping, picnic facilities and endless beachcombing.

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everett

Eugene, OR station

Everett Station

3201 Smith Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

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Visit Everett with its sparkling green outdoors and enticing downtown area brimming with culture, antiques, and a farmers market. Everett Station serves as both a transportation hub and a civic and educational center.

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edmonds

Bellingham Station

Edmonds Station

211 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA 98020

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Stop in Edmonds for antiques, delightful cafes, or a little scuba diving. Voted Western Washington's 'friendliest city,' you're sure to leave with a smile on your face.

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seattle

King Street Station

King Street Station

303 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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Visit Seattle, the 'Emerald City' and walk along the sparkling waterfront or tour the gems of yesterday in historic Pioneer Square.

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tukwila

Tukwila Station

Tukwila Station
7301 Longacres Way.
Tukwila, WA 98188

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No exaggeration: this is one of the best shopping locations a traveler can experience. With over 5 million sq. ft. of shopping, you're sure to find the perfect gift or the perfect fit.

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tacoma

Tacoma Station

Tacoma Station
1001 Puyallup Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98421

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There is a lot going on in the 'City of Destiny'. Discover an amazing combination of cultural attractions, historic sites, outdoor activities and stunning natural beauty.

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olympia/Lacey

Centennial Station

Centennial Station
6600 Yelm Highway SE
Olympia, WA 98513

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Learn about state government at Washington's capitol. Visit the majestic capitol dome building and listen to a bill being debated on the legislative floor.

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centralia

Bellingham Station

Centralia Station
210 Railroad Avenue
Centralia, WA 98531

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Take a step back in time to the city of murals, historic buildings, and antiques. Before you stroll through the quaint downtown, take a moment to tour the historic train station, built in 1912.

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kelso/longview

Centennial Station

Kelso/Longview Station
501 S. First Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

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Relive the eruption of Mount St. Helens over 20 years ago at the visitors' center located in Kelso. If volcanoes aren't your thing, visit the Farmer's Market in Longview for plenty of fresh vegetables and local crafts.

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vancouver, wa

Vancouver WA Station

Vancouver, WA Station
1301 West 11th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Step back in time in Vancouver, WA and visit historic Fort Vancouver, the Lewis and Clark trail, or Pearson Air Museum, the oldest active airfield in the West.

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portland

Union Station

Union Station
800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

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The City of Roses is in bloom every season of the year. Gentle breezes off the Willamette River and snow-peaked Mount Hood make this friendly city a delightful outdoor and urban experience.

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oregon city

Centennial Station

Oregon City Station
1757 Washington Street
Oregon City, OR 97045

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Oregon City is located about 15 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon, and is the oldest incorporated city west of the Rockies. The city is rich in historical homes, buildings, and museums dedicated to celebrating the pioneer spirit.

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salem

Salem Station

Salem Station
500 13th Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

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Adventure is high in Salem — soar over Willamette Valley in a glider or stay close to the ground on horseback. If you're in the mood for something more tame, tour a nearby winery or watch government work at the state capitol.

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albany

Albany Station

Albany Station
110 10th Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321

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Located in the fertile Willamette Valley, Albany lies between the Pacific Coast and Cascade Mountains. Historic Albany Station, built in 1908, was recently renovated and is now a central transfer point for trains, buses and cars.

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eugene

Eugene, OR station

Eugene Station
433 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

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Catch a football game of the University of Oregon's Fighting Ducks or stroll through the Saturday Market, one of the oldest in the United States. Looking to avoid the crowds? Try biking along some of the city's 53 miles of trails.

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Schools on Trains

Schools on Trains

The Schools on Trains program is specifically for school or community groups with students in grades K-12 (or 5-18 years old) and their designated chaperones. For only $15 (round-trip or one-way), school groups can ride Amtrak Cascades anywhere between Bellingham and Portland, or between Portland and Eugene. For trips from Washington State to cities south of Portland or from cities south of Portland into Washington State, it's only $30 (round-trip or one-way).

The Amtrak Cascades Schools on Trains fare is

  • for school/youth groups with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 72 people. Groups larger than 72 may still participate, however, only 72 people will qualify for the special fare.
  • Passengers over the 72-person limit will be booked on separate reservations at the regular available fare.
  • A minimum of one designated chaperone is required for every six students aboard the train.
  • Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult (not listed as a chaperone) and are not eligible for the Schools on Trains discount.
  • Schools on Trains reservations can only be made for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.
  • The schedule for the Schools on Trains program is available to download here. (pdf)
  • Due to the increased interest in the Amtrak Cascades Schools on Trains program, school groups will be limited to participating in the program once between October and February, and once between March and May.The program ends in May.
  • Only one group will be scheduled on the train at a time.

making reservations

  1. Filling out the reservation request form (pdf) is the first step in reserving your trip. One form is required for each field trip. Note: submitting a request does not automatically guarantee a reservation.
  2. A reservation request must be submitted at least 30 days prior to requested travel date. Submit your reservation request form (pdf) to Amtrak via email at Amtrak-SchoolsonTrains@Amtrak.com or Fax to 1-800-872-3298.
  3. Amtrak will contact you within 5 business days to confirm your reservation. Please note that you do not have a reservation until you receive a confirmation from Amtrak.
  4. Once you receive your confirmation notification, you may purchase tickets. Tickets must be presented on your day of travel and are non-refundable, even if the total number of passengers traveling in your group is less than what you planned for. Please note that once your reservation request has been submitted to Amtrak, no changes in dates, schedules, or number of passengers is allowed. Please do not lose your tickets. Stolen or misplaced tickets will incur a non-refundable $75 replacement fee.
  5. For safety and security reasons, Amtrak requires the first and last names of all adults and students/children traveling with the group. After you have received your reservation number, please submit your Passenger List to Amtrak via email at Amtrak-SchoolsonTrains@Amtrak.com or Fax to 1-800-872-3298. The Passenger List must be submitted to Amtrak before purchasing your tickets. A Passenger List is available to download here. (pdf)

tickets/payment

  • The cost of Schools on Trains tickets is $15 each round-trip or one-way, between Eugene and Portland, Oregon; or between Portland, Oregon and Bellingham, Washington.
  • Trips that begin south of Portland and cross the border into Washington State, or begin in Washington State and end south of Portland, will be charged $30. Round-trip fares are for same-day travel only.
  • Tickets may be purchased with a credit card, by phone Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST at 1-800-872-1477, or at a staffed Amtrak station.
  • You may also mail a Business Check as payment to Amtrak Group Sales, 7920 Lindbergh Drive, Riverside, CA 92508. Amtrak will accept a single credit card, check, or Postal money order for payment. (Purchase orders will not be accepted.)
  • Please note that once your reservation request has been submitted to Amtrak, no changes in dates, schedules, or number of passengers is allowed.
  • No refunds after tickets have been issued. If your tickets are lost or stolen, contact Amtrak immediately at 1-800-872-1477.Payment for tickets must be received at least 14 days prior to travel date. If payment is not received at least 14 days prior to travel date, your reservation will automatically be cancelled.
  • Once payment is received, no changes can be made to date of travel, train, or number of passengers.
  • Once the reservation is confirmed no changes are permited.
  • Mailed tickets will be sent via Federal Express (for an additional $15 fee). You may also purchase tickets at your nearest staffed Amtrak station.
  • You will not be allowed on the train without your ticket.
  • Contact Amtrak immediately if you have not received your ticket one week prior to the trip.
  • Additional participants may be added at regularly published Amtrak fares by making separate reservations. Due to capacity limits in each coach car, we cannot guarantee seating will be in the same car.

chaperones

  • There must be at least one adult chaperone for every six children.
  • The number of adults can not exceed the number of students.
  • Designated chaperones are adults specifically responsible and accountable for students participating in the program. Any adult traveling in connection with the group who is responsible for an infant or preschool child will not be considered a designated chaperone and must have a separate reservation paying regular published Amtrak fares. Chaperones are responsible for following all Group Leader and Chaperone Guidelines. (pdf)
  • Any changes made to the original Passenger List must comply with the student-to-chaperone ratio.
  • If you need to make a substitution to the list, you must notify Amtrak of the change prior to departure. If the change occurs the morning of the travel date, notify Amtrak and inform the train Conductor as well.

activities and transportation

The Amtrak Cascades Schools on Trains program provides passenger rail service only. School groups are responsible for making their own arrangements for activities and transportation in their destination cities. For activities (e.g., Seattle Aquarium, State Capitol, Washington State Historical Museum, etc.) and transportation service options in your destination city, please visit our Stations page.

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