SEATTLE – Amtrak Cascades will help holiday revelers and their loot get home between Seattle and Portland with one additional train on Sunday, Dec. 27. The Washington State Department of Transportation makes this travel choice available to ease freeway congestion.
Amtrak Cascades will add one train to its regular schedule on Dec. 27, which departs Seattle, transports passengers to Portland and makes the same trip in reverse:
DP = Depart. AR = Arrive. Read down for Train 511 and from the bottom up for Train 514.
Regular, one-way adult fares between Seattle and Portland start as low as $26. All Amtrak Cascades trains require reservations. Passengers can also make a reservation for their bike for $5.
Amtrak Cascades is working hard to provide a great travel experience while connecting passengers with friends and family. These additional tips will help to ensure a smooth trip:
- Up to four baggage items travel free: Passengers can bring two bags and two carry-ons, collectively weighing up to 150 pounds, for free. Additional bags cost $20 each.
- Arrive early: Allow plenty of time at stations prior to departure – at least 45 minutes beforehand if picking up tickets. Arrange for pre-boarding if you need extra time or assistance, and use Amtrak Red Cap agents to help you with your baggage.
- Purchase tickets: Use eTicketing at AmtrakCascades.com, ticket machines at staffed stations, or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.
- Carry photo ID: Passengers are required to show valid photo identification when purchasing tickets. Make sure to carry valid photo ID at all times, as it may be requested aboard trains.
- Be safe: Be aware of your surroundings, stand back from the edge of the platform, do not leave your bags unattended, and watch your step when boarding or leaving the train or when walking between cars when the train is in motion.
Amtrak Cascades service is funded by WSDOT and ODOT and operated via contract by Amtrak. Visit AmtrakCascades.com or call 800–USA–RAIL for reservations and information.
Amtrak Cascades operates four daily round trips between Portland and Seattle; two daily round trips between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia; and two daily round trips between Portland and Eugene, Oregon.