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King Street Station (SEA)

Train Station
Pioneer Square, Seattle
  • Jorge Ayauhtli O.
    "The evening Cascades is not scenic..."(5 Tips)
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    "Coast Starlight train from/to Los Angeles"(3 Tips)
    Andrew A.
    "Beautifully remodeled station that houses Sound Transit."(2 Tips)
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    "... to depart to get seat assignments and settled onboard xx"(2 Tips)
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  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreJuly 12, 2011
    Seattle's King Street Station is getting renovated to its old glory. Amazing ceiling work and expanded seating offers a grand interior as travelers make connections to Vancouver or Portland on Amtrak. Read more
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreNovember 7, 2010
    This stunning 1906 red-brick station with a clock tower modeled on the Campanile di San Marco in Venice is a major train hub for Amtrak and Sounder rail service serving Vancouver, Tacoma and Portland. Read more
  • Eldon K.
    Eldon KirbyApril 14, 2013
    Even though there is no food or beverage outlets, once they get the remodeling done, this will be a beautiful train station and I am sure will have food and beverage outlets.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreSeptember 30, 2011
    Planning your next trip to Vancouver, BC or Portland? If you have iPhone, download the free Amtrak iPhone app. Check train times, order tickets, and you're good to go. Free wifi on Amtrak Cascades. Read more
  • Steve P.
    Steve PritchardJune 21, 2013
    The remodel is stunning but they didn't fix one of the fundamental problems with all stations- there is no way you're going to hear the overhead announcements. Don't rely on them.
  • Jaime V.
    Jaime VogtJune 2, 2010
    Don't forget to tap your ORCA Card. If you have an ORCA card, it’s your ticket for riding Sounder – but you must tap it when you get on and off the train. Every ORCA card must be tapped every time,
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreJuly 14, 2010
    Hot tip for morning travelers: bring Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee packets with you in case the bistro car coffee machine is out of service; you can always ask for hot water to make coffee
  • Bob C.
    Bob CareyMarch 7, 2015
    Very cool renovated station that looks like a "traditional" older modern station. Beautiful architecture
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 14, 2013
    This is both the end of and the beginning of Amtrak's Coast Starlight. Make sure you arrive at least an hour before the train is scheduled to depart to get seat assignments and settled onboard xx
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.July 21, 2010
    A good option for sea-tacoma when the weather is good and traffic is bad. Check WSDOT website before deciding to bus or train during peak times.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BairdJanuary 23, 2012
    If you're a frequent traveler, buy a NARP membership. For $35/year you save 10% off Amtrak fares. Must book min of 3 days in adv to use the discount.
  • Randy W.
    Randy WoloshinOctober 4, 2012
    Upgrade to business class for just a few dollars more. Food discount, reserved seat and bigger seats make for an easier ride.
  • DenMom & MoMo W.
    DenMom & MoMo WJune 12, 2013
    Freely admit: this is NOT as glorious as Grand Central. For being about 100 years younger than that AND in The Wild West... not bad at all!
  • Azar K.
    Azar KoulibalyNovember 28, 2009
    If you have a puget pass or the Orca equivalent, you can travel to and from Everett for free on the Amtrak train on weekdays.
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 21, 2013
    Start and End of the line for Amtrak's Coast Starlight train from/to Los Angeles and you can catch service to Chicago, Vancouver, BC and Portland
  • Charles D.
    Charles Douglas IIIMarch 24, 2010
    On a Sounder train, table seats are the only ones with outlets. But get there early if you want one... they go fast!
  • Sabrina C.
    Sabrina ChampagneMarch 15, 2010
    Take the Cascades up to Vancouver, BC or down to Portland, won't be disappointed with the scenery!
  • Anna Sophia O.
    Anna Sophia O'NeilAugust 30, 2011
    Make sure to give yourself some time to get Business Class seat assignments- you can't use the kiosk!
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PriceOctober 14, 2014
    Very nice station. Walk up the stairs outside and cross the street for several coffee places.
  • Timothy R.
    Timothy RollerAugust 23, 2011
    While no food is readily visible, if you cross 4th Avenue to your East and walk over one block there are several cafés.
  • Missy M.
    Missy MillerJanuary 24, 2015
    This station is beautiful! Very clean and the architecture and design is incredible.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JenningsNovember 13, 2010
    If you're headed south, but not farther than Eugene, OR, take the Cascades train. the Coast Starlight is almost invariably an hour or more late.
  • Tim H.
    Tim H.August 23, 2013
    If you are going to travel by train do everyone a favor, take a shower first we don't want to smell you the whole trip
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MakanSeptember 16, 2011
    Don't count on finding a coffee shop or convinience store here. Vending machines only during the renovation.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BrayMay 7, 2013
    Beautiful, recently completed renovation is best experienced going upstairs to balcony.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FrostOctober 18, 2010
    Be sure to look up and see the progress they are making on restoring the original ceiling!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.May 21, 2013
    Nice place to escape the elements. Beautifully remodeled station that houses Sound Transit. Maintained public restrooms.
  • Jacob B.
    Jacob BriarsJune 25, 2011
    A very disorganized train station, arrive early tho the train will be sure to leave late.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SaxonNovember 4, 2010
    When on the train don't get a hot dog. They are disgusting by far worse one I've almost eaten.
  • Catherine T.
    Catherine TorelliApril 29, 2013
    The station underwent a renovation and look up to see what a drop ceiling obscured.
  • Joy I.
    Joy Iris-WilbanksAugust 17, 2014
    If you're planning to go to Vancouver expect a lot if delays along the way. But otherwise a good trip.
  • DJ P.
    DJ PheloneousOctober 28, 2012
    Have you ride pick you up in front of tiki bobs to avoid the traffic cluster out front of the station!
  • Bogo G.
    Bogo GiertlerMay 30, 2014
    For the best views on the Cascades service to PDX ask to be seated in the right row!
  • Felice L.
    Felice LamNovember 15, 2011
    Save yourself time by skipping the lines and using one of the two self service machines!
  • Tyler N.
    Tyler NeilsonOctober 16, 2012
    Don't show up early -- there is nothing to do here, and no one cares if you are early.
  • Mae D.
    Mae DiligenciaOctober 7, 2011
    subscribe to sound transit updates on their website. they email you delayed busses or trains.
  • Trevin C.
    Trevin ChowJune 22, 2013
    Buy your ticket online and Get the Amtrak iPhone app. You'll have an eticket with QR code they can scan directly from your phone.
  • Adam C.
    Adam CecchettiSeptember 4, 2013
    Enjoy 21st century human rights, respect, and privacy while traveling on 19th century technology.
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PeperOctober 1, 2009
    wear your headphones if you aren't a chitchatter. lots of talkers on the train.
  • Lavinia L.
    Lavinia LansdownApril 3, 2014
    Worth a visit to the station just to go back in time to the 1920s good restoration
  • Anna K.
    Anna Kim-WilliamsMarch 2, 2010
    Make sure you get on the right train. Sometimes it is not clear.
  • Karl B.
    Karl ButcherJune 29, 2012
    This is separate from king street amtrak station. No access to amtrak from here.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MillerJanuary 14, 2010
    Tap your Orca card after exiting to get credit. If not, may be charged for all the way to Tacoma.
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PaguioJuly 13, 2012
    Pay the extra $20 for business tickets. You don't have worry about long or any lines!!!
  • Timothy John G.
    Timothy John GarciaAugust 7, 2014
    Trains to Vancouver and Seattle and Portland and everywhere else in between!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WinburnApril 28, 2010
    Be sure to get on the WiFi train and a window seat.
  • Kate E.
    Kate EllenzDecember 30, 2011
    Check out the ceiling of the station, it's really beautiful!
  • MikaelDorian
    MikaelDorianSeptember 8, 2014
    À proximité du quartier International et du CenturyLink, la gare voit des trains pour Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Chicago & Los Angeles. Admirez la tour horloge d'inspiration italienne.
  • Betty H.
    Betty HersheyAugust 8, 2014
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  • Ken ..
    Ken .UJune 5, 2012
    シアトルなのにカフェも売店もありません。 基本的には早朝の電車に乗るにはここで朝ごはんは買えないので車内購入となります。
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