Beginning May 24, Amtrak Cascades is adding more daily roundtrips to its schedule. A second daily roundtrip between Eugene and Seattle is joining the schedule, along with a third roundtrip between Seattle and Portland. The planned schedule allows travel throughout the day in both directions, with stops at seven cities in Washington and five cities in Oregon. This is the next step in ultimately returning Cascades service to its full pre-pandemic schedule.
Under the new schedule, southbound trains will leave Seattle at 7:25 a.m., 2:20 p.m., and 6:10 p.m. Northbound trains will leave Eugene at 5:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. and leave Portland at 8:20 a.m., noon, and 7:30 p.m. Amtrak’s long-distance trains -- the Coast Starlight and the Empire Builder -- also will resume daily service to the Pacific Northwest starting May 24.
All Amtrak Cascades trains currently operate at 50% seating capacity to allow for physical distancing, with strict cleaning protocols and federal mask requirements still in place. Bistro car service also will be returning to all trains, with food and beverages available using debit or credit cards.
Train trips between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia will resume when the Canadian border reopens. In the meantime, daily buses carry passengers in both directions between Seattle and Bellingham.
Passengers can book tickets now at Amtrak Cascades www.AmtrakCascades.com.