Amtrak Cascades

Vancouver, BC - Seattle - Tacoma - Portland - Salem - Eugene
10 hours 25 minutes
Multiple Departures Daily
The best way to experience the great Pacific Northwest is on the Amtrak Cascades. From Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, past Mount St. Helens and across the Columbia River Gorge, you'll witness some of our continent's most distinctive cities and most spectacular natural attractions.

Onboard these sleek, European-style trains, you'll enjoy wide, reclining seats, laptop outlets and bike racks. Relax in the Bistro Car, which features fresh, regional cuisine, wine, microbrews, and the coffees Seattle made famous.

To truly experience the luxury of travel on Amtrak Cascades, book a seat in Business Class. You'll enjoy a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, priority boarding and deboarding, seating in a dedicated car, wider seats with extra legroom, a coupon for $3 off any menu item and access to the Metropolitan Lounge in Portland.

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Surround yourself with the natural wonders of majestic mountains, glacier blue bays, waterfalls and volcanoes. Explore rain forests and alpine meadows, lava fields and tulip fields. But leave time for lattes and microbrews, salmon and king crab. Amtrak’s Cascades invites you to indulge your senses with the sights, sounds and flavors of the Pacific Northwest’s chic cities and magnificent landscapes.
“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” — Jules Renard

Features & Amenities

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    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Adventure awaits in the eclectic neighborhoods of Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island, on the steep slopes of Grouse Mountain or while swaying on a suspension footbridge 230 feet above the Capilano River. Play the day way amid the gardens, beaches and attractions in Stanley Park.
    As the sun sets, watch seaplanes land on Coal Harbour amid the beautiful backdrop of the Coast Mountains.
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    Seattle, Washington

    Discover how the Alaskan gold rush helped shape the city’s early history at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum in Pioneer Square. Hop a ferry and glide silently across Elliott Bay for striking views of the Olympic and Cascade ranges.
    Grab a latte, and perhaps a fish, at Pike Place Public Market. Soar above the clouds in the Space Needle or dig deep into pop culture at the Experience Music Project Museum.
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    Tacoma, Washington

    Cross a bridge of masterpieces by internationally renowned Tacoma native Dale Chihuly to discover glass blowers at work in the Museum of Glass. Hike the trails of Point Defiance Park, where moss-carpeted forests give way to the rocky shores of Puget Sound and sunbathing seals and sea lions.
    For man-made thrills, check out the classic collections of America’s Car Museum, rated among the best in the world.
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    Portland, Oregon

    Pedal your way through parks and public gardens, to organic markets and across the Willamette River in America’s #1 biking town. Explore the Columbia River Gorge’s majestic waterfalls or ski Mt. Hood’s 3,690 vertical foot terrain.
    Prefer more “chill” thrills? Check out Powell’s, the world’s largest book store, sample Portland’s multitude of microbrews or catch the aerial tram for a quick climb to great views atop Marquam Hill.

Train Stations Served by the Amtrak Cascades