Northwest Train Routes

The gratification of train riding in the Northwest is three-fold: Travel within the Northwest and British Columbia on sleek, newly-refurbished European-designed trains while you appreciate the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest on the Amtrak Cascades; see the Pacific Northwest in style with the Coast Starlight, or trace the footsteps of the early pioneers with a trip aboard the Empire Builder.
  • Regional Highlights

    Cascade Mountains

    Enjoy the magnificent snow-capped mountains of the Cascade Range. Discover waterfalls and glaciers on Mt. Rainier, marvel at alpine meadows bursting with wildflowers on Mt. Baker or ski on Mt. Shasta.
    Relive the power and fury of Mother Nature at the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, where a growing lava dome and blossoming ecosystems stand in stark contrast to the destruction that occurred when the mountain erupted in 1980.
  • Regional Highlights

    Fabulous Feasting

    Come hungry and taste the signature flavors of the Northwest. Indulge in Dungeness and King crab, salmon and oysters. Bask in an abundance of raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries, elderberries and glorious Rainier cherries.
    Sip on lattes, microbrews or award-winning wines produced from grapes grown along latitude 46ºN, approximately the same as that of France’s Bordeaux and Burgundy regions.
  • Region Highlights

    Big Sky Country

    Sit back and gaze in wonder at the vastness of the Northern Plains and Big Sky country. Experience Glacier National Park’s namesake rivers of ice before they disappear.
    Let National Park Service Trails & Rails volunteers bring context to Native American history and culture in places like Nez Perce National Historic Park, Bear Paw National Battlefield, Knife River Indian Villages and the Ft. Union Trading Post National Historic Site.

FEATURED ROUTE

Coast Starlight
Seattle - Portland - Los Angeles
Break free of congested airports and freeways to get up-close-and-personal with America’s spectacular West Coast. Hug rocky coastlines, glide beside the majestic Cascade Mountains and immerse yourself in the creativity and energy of the great cities of Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. Discover inspiration at every stop, where history, nature and adventure create memories that will linger long after your journey ends.
"The Pacific is my home ocean…I know its moods, its color, its nature." — John Steinbeck

Train Routes in the Northwest