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King Street Station (SEA)

Train Station
Pioneer Square, Seattle
  • Kate E.
    "Check out the ceiling of the station, it's really beautiful!"(7 Tips)
    Jorge Ayauhtli O.
    "The evening Cascades is not scenic..."(5 Tips)
    Anna Sophia O.
    "time to get Business Class seat assignments"(3 Tips)
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    "Coast Starlight train from/to Los Angeles"(3 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
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  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ 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
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ 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
  • Bob C.
    Bob CareyMarch 7, 2015
    Very cool renovated station that looks like a "traditional" older modern station. Beautiful architecture
  • Erin M.
    Erin M.January 27
    Clean and easy to find. Arrive about 30 minutes before your train leaves for seat assignments and to make sure you're on time.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bogo G.
    Bogo GiertlerMay 30, 2014
    For the best views on the Cascades service to PDX ask to be seated in the right row!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bill T.
    Bill TngJanuary 7
    Gorgeous architecture for a railway station. Pity there there is not many facilities available
  • 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 G.
    Melissa GoodnightJanuary 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 25+ 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
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ 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
  • 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,
  • Peter B.
    Peter BrayMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful, recently completed renovation is best experienced going upstairs to balcony.
  • Sabrina C.
    Sabrina ChampagneMarch 15, 2010
    Take the Cascades up to Vancouver, BC or down to Portland, won't be disappointed with the scenery!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SilvermanJune 21, 2014
    Look up. The ceiling restoration is amazing!
  • Kate E.
    Kate EllenzDecember 30, 2011
    Check out the ceiling of the station, it's really beautiful!
  • 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.
  • John G.
    Simply gorgeous train station ready for your adventure!
  • Adam C.
    Adam CecchettiSeptember 4, 2013
    Enjoy 21st century human rights, respect, and privacy while traveling on 19th century technology.
  • Lavinia L.
    Lavinia LansdownApril 3, 2014
    Worth a visit to the station just to go back in time to the 1920s good restoration
  • 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
    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.
  • Timothy John G.
    Timothy John GarciaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Trains to Vancouver and Seattle and Portland and everywhere else in between!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Diane M.
    Beautiful ceilings uncovered during restoration
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PaguioJuly 13, 2012
    Pay the extra $20 for business tickets. You don't have worry about long or any lines!!!
  • 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!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MakanSeptember 16, 2011
    Don't count on finding a coffee shop or convinience store here. Vending machines only during the renovation.
  • Candace K.
    Candace KramerJanuary 27, 2012
    Business seats are SO worth it. Tuesdays are slow day of week.
  • Laura R.
    Nice terminal, lots of homeless people.
  • 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.
  • Gustavo R.
    Gustavo ResendeJanuary 9, 2016
    Beautiful interior!
  • 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.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    The clock tower is modeled after the Campanile di Piazza San Marco in Venice,
  • 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.
  • Karl B.
    Karl ButcherJune 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is separate from king street amtrak station. No access to amtrak from here.
  • Matthew
    MatthewSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love catching the Sounder from here to get home early
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderOctober 31, 2016
    Great old school train station
  • Joe C.
    Joe ClearyJune 4, 2013
    The updated station is gorgeous!
  • 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.
  • Mae D.
    Mae DiligenciaOctober 7, 2011
    subscribe to sound transit updates on their website. they email you delayed busses or trains.
  • Raymond P.
    Raymond PriceDecember 9, 2011
    Opens up at 6am..don't get here an sooner or you'll freeze lol
  • Jim R.
    Jim RemsikFebruary 28, 2012
    Skip the boarding lines and upgrade to business class.
  • Bill B.
    Bill BezukAugust 16, 2011
    Don't look up. How could such a beautiful building be turned into something so ugly?
  • Jorge Ayauhtli O.
    Jorge Ayauhtli OOctober 6, 2012
    The evening Cascades is not scenic...
  • Erik M.
    Erik MSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Find people that look nervous and tell them they've missed their train.
  • Jimmy M.
    Jimmy MikhailenkoJuly 18, 2010
    Don't forget there is seating in the upper level
  • Chris aka B A.
    Great way to get places faster during rush hour times.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WagnerSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Look around for personal belongings, and watch your head on the luggage racks.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WinburnApril 28, 2010
    Be sure to get on the WiFi train and a window seat.
  • Craig C.
    Craig ColledgeSeptember 23, 2015
    The architecture
  • Wine T.
    Wine TravelerMay 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The west side of the train has the best views
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenDecember 15, 2012
    Take the Sounder to Tacoma.
  • Anna K.
    Anna Kim-WilliamsMarch 2, 2010
    Make sure you get on the right train. Sometimes it is not clear.
  • Brandon J.
    Brandon JeffriesSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out, the stairs smell like poo-gas.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great people work here!
  • Brooke W.
    Brooke WoolfsonOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There's no food and no coffee here. If you're passing through keep going
  • 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.
  • Jaime V.
    Jaime VogtMay 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you don't tap your card you could get a $124 fine
  • Christy H.
    Christy HouseAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Getting reading to leave Seattle...rolling to the Station!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GrecSeptember 30, 2012
    I now realize why people don't take the train.
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PeperOctober 1, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    wear your headphones if you aren't a chitchatter. lots of talkers on the train.
  • David E.
    David EzellMarch 31, 2012
    I wish America took rail travel seriously....
  • Jeff
    JeffApril 22, 2010
    No need to get here too early... 30 minutes prior is enough.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MillerJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tap your Orca card after exiting to get credit. If not, may be charged for all the way to Tacoma.
  • Jacob E.
    Jacob EvansJune 17, 2011
    Rude is a nice word for it
  • Cormac D.
    Cormac DriverNovember 14, 2009
    Amazing walls, pitiful ceiling!
  • Tyler P.
    Tyler PhillipiAugust 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Print your ticket confirmation and take advantage of the self service machines.
  • Janine B.
    Janine BozaApril 24, 2010
    reducing my carbon footprint
  • Wine T.
    Wine TravelerJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Long Tunnel with o Cell phone signal
  • Martin T.
    Martin TobiasSeptember 28, 2009
    do not take a train. this place is the dark ages
  • Dan D.
    Dan DeanAugust 29, 2009
    Rude people work here!
  • 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.
  • Denisse I.
    Denisse Ibañez SànchezNovember 23, 2013
    Excelente puntualidad, amabilidad y hasta souvenirs haha
  • Betty H.
    Betty HersheyAugust 8, 2014
    The Tyler Group Expat Connections at Barcelona: Barcelona penger å spare Tips - I denne økonomien hjelper hvert øre lagret. For å gjøre din euro gå videre i Barcelona, kan du følge vår spare penger. Read more
  • 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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