The Amtrak Cascades route travels between Vancouver, British Columbia and Eugene, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. It is one of the most scenic Amtrak routes with beautiful views of the Cascade Range and Puget Sound. Plus, it is the only Amtrak route that uses a European trainset and a bistro car.

Things to Know

  • There are multiple trains each day that travel between Eugene and Seattle.
  • The Seattle to Vancouver segment is one of the most scenic parts of the route.
  • If you are crossing the border between US and Canada, you have to have proper documents and identification. Get more details.


You can view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets.


  • Multiple trains each day with WiFi, a cafe and business class seating
  • The entire route is just over 10.5 hours
  • The Seattle-Portland segment has the most trains

Popular Stops

  • Eugene
  • Salem
  • Portland
  • Tacoma
  • Seattle
  • Vancouver B.C.


Attractions Along the Route

  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Science World
  • Bellingham Cruise Terminal
  • San Juan Cruises
  • Premier Harvest Seafood Market
  • Downtown Seattle
  • CenturyLink Field
  • The Great Hall at Union Station
  • Tacoma Dome
  • Downtown Portland
  • Moda Center
  • Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Williamette Hertitage Center
  • Martha Springer Botanical Garden
  • Deepwood Museum & Gardens
  • Skinner Butte Park
  • Alton Baker Park
  • Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

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