Amtrak Cascades adds 11 trains for busy Thanksgiving travel week

Amtrak Cascades adds 11 trains for busy Thanksgiving travel week

Amtrak will add 11 trains along the Amtrak Cascades route between Portland and Seattle to accommodate the travel demand during the Thanksgiving holiday week. The extra Amtrak Cascades trains will operate today, through Sunday, Nov. 25.

For the third year, rail passengers can take a Thanksgiving Eve express service to Portland from Seattle. The non-stop train will depart one minute before midnight and arrive in Portland at 4:14 am. The week of Thanksgiving is typically Amtrak’s busiest travel period of the year. Passengers boarding at Seattle’s King Street station may incur some congestion due to ongoing construction in the area. Passengers may also consider other station options such as Everett, Edmonds, Tukwila or Tacoma, WA, while traveling during this holiday season.

Regular one-way adult fares between Seattle and Portland start as low as $32, but are going fast. All Amtrak Cascades trains require reservations and passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets early to obtain lowest fares.

Amtrak Cascades operates four daily round trips between Portland and Seattle; one daily round trip between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., and one between Portland and Vancouver, B.C.; and daily service between Eugene and Seattle, via Portland. Amtrak Cascades is operated by Amtrak in partnership with the Washington and Oregon Departments of Transportation.