Washington January 19, 2017
5 Incredible Washington Day Trips You Can Take By Train
Road trips are great, but if you want to see Washington like you’ve never seen it before, take a day trip by train. We’ve got some beautiful options for train travel here, and when you don’t have to drive, you’ll have an easier time enjoying the scenery.
1. Seattle to Bellingham, Amtrak Cascades
Escape the city for a day and head north to Bellingham on an Amtrak Train. These European-style trains run along a 467 mile corridor, spanning the majority of the Pacific Northwest. The trains are even named after Northwest mountains. Check out their schedules and rate
2. Snoqualmie to North Bend, Snoqualmie Valley Railroad
On weekends from April to October, you can utilize
this picturesque railroad.
Start in Snoqualmie and ride to North Bend, where you can spend the day shopping or exploring the town before heading back. Or you can start in North Bend and spend your afternoon admiring Snoqualmie Falls.
3. Spokane to Ephrata, Amtrak Empire Builder
This two hour train ride will take you through some relaxing Eastern Washington scenery from the city to the country. Ephrata’s Amtrak station is right next to several great shops, restaurant options like Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant, and you’ll only have a 10 minute walk to the Grant County Historical Museum. Check out the schedules and ticketing information
4. The Ruth Dinner Train, Chehalis-Centralia Railway
On this two hour 18 mile train trip, you’ll ride in a refurbished 1920s dining car and enjoy a beautiful ride and a great meal on white linen tablecloths.
for available dates and details.
5. Vancouver to Seattle, Amtrak Cascades
If you live in Southern Washington but enjoy an occasional trip to the city, the 3.5 hour train ride from Vancouver to Seattle is a great option. Seattle has all the public transportation you’ll need to check out any neighborhood, and if you leave in the morning, you’ll be back home in time to sleep in your own bed.
Have you ever explored Washington by train? This is a small sample of some of the great train ride you can take in our state.
Check out some of our historic railroads.