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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)
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    "... to depart to get seat assignments and settled onboard xx"(2 Tips)
    Andrew A.
    "Beautifully remodeled station that houses Sound Transit."(2 Tips)
87 Tips and reviews
  • cascade
  • coast starlight
  • architecture
  • wifi
  • balcony
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  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • Bob C.
    Bob CareyMarch 7, 2015
    Very cool renovated station that looks like a "traditional" older modern station. Beautiful architecture
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • 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
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • 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
  • Michael B.
    Michael BairdJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Bogo G.
    Bogo GiertlerMay 30, 2014
    For the best views on the Cascades service to PDX ask to be seated in the right row!
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MillerJanuary 24, 2015
    This station is beautiful! Very clean and the architecture and design is incredible.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.May 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Nice place to escape the elements. Beautifully remodeled station that houses Sound Transit. Maintained public restrooms.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PriceOctober 14, 2014
    Very nice station. Walk up the stairs outside and cross the street for several coffee places.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Sabrina C.
    Sabrina ChampagneMarch 15, 2010
    Take the Cascades up to Vancouver, BC or down to Portland, won't be disappointed with the scenery!
    Upvoted Oct 7
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Peter B.
    Peter BrayMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful, recently completed renovation is best experienced going upstairs to balcony.
  • 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!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PritchardJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
    Been here 50+ times
    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,
  • Lavinia L.
    Lavinia LansdownApril 3, 2014
    Worth a visit to the station just to go back in time to the 1920s good restoration
  • Adam C.
    Adam CecchettiSeptember 4, 2013
    Enjoy 21st century human rights, respect, and privacy while traveling on 19th century technology.
  • DJ P.
    DJ PheloneousOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have you ride pick you up in front of tiki bobs to avoid the traffic cluster out front of the station!
  • 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.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.July 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Robert F.
    Robert FrostOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to look up and see the progress they are making on restoring the original ceiling!
  • Catherine T.
    Catherine TorelliApril 29, 2013
    The station underwent a renovation and look up to see what a drop ceiling obscured.
  • Jacob B.
    Jacob BriarsJune 25, 2011
    A very disorganized train station, arrive early tho the train will be sure to leave late.
  • Timothy John G.
    Timothy John GarciaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Trains to Vancouver and Seattle and Portland and everywhere else in between!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MakanSeptember 16, 2011
    Don't count on finding a coffee shop or convinience store here. Vending machines only during the renovation.
  • Charles D.
    Charles Douglas IIIMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    On a Sounder train, table seats are the only ones with outlets. But get there early if you want one... they go fast!
  • Felice L.
    Felice LamNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Save yourself time by skipping the lines and using one of the two self service machines!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SilvermanJune 21, 2014
    Look up. The ceiling restoration is amazing!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    The clock tower is modeled after the Campanile di Piazza San Marco in Venice,
  • Kate E.
    Kate EllenzDecember 30, 2011
    Check out the ceiling of the station, it's really beautiful!
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PaguioJuly 13, 2012
    Pay the extra $20 for business tickets. You don't have worry about long or any lines!!!
  • Candace K.
    Candace KramerJanuary 27, 2012
    Business seats are SO worth it. Tuesdays are slow day of week.
  • 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.
  • Timothy R.
    Timothy RollerAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    While no food is readily visible, if you cross 4th Avenue to your East and walk over one block there are several cafés.
  • Gustavo R.
    Beautiful interior!
  • Karl B.
    Karl ButcherJune 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is separate from king street amtrak station. No access to amtrak from here.
  • 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.
  • Matthew
    MatthewSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love catching the Sounder from here to get home early
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderOctober 31
    Great old school train station
  • 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.
  • Joe C.
    Joe ClearyJune 4, 2013
    The updated station is gorgeous!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackmeisterNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get on a train, so somewhere cool, enjoy not driving Read more
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