Amtrak Cascades Encourages Travelers to Book Thanksgiving Tickets Early

Expect increased
ridership between Vancouver, Canada and Eugene, Oregon

– Nov. 14, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year,
Amtrak is encouraging holiday travelers on the Amtrak Cascades route, which travels between Vancouver, Seattle,
Portland and Eugene to make ticket reservations early. Last year, the Cascadessaw a 60% increase in
ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following. Similar passenger counts are
anticipated this year. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to
plan ahead and book early.

Oregon’s trains will run on their weekend schedule all five
days, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. Details are available on the Amtrak Cascades
website at

The best way to experience the Pacific Northwest is on
Amtrak Cascades which connects 18 cities along the I-5 corridor. From
Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Oregon — along
Puget Sound, past Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens and across the Columbia
River Gorge — the train offers some of the most distinctive cities and natural
attractions that the U.S. has to offer. Customers can skip traffic this year
for the holidays and take the train.

and Oregon strive to:

  • Provide
    an efficient, safe and cost-effective alternative to highway and air travel.
  • Support
    future growth and operate an efficient, high-quality intercity passenger rail
    service that helps minimize the need for state subsidies.
  • Be
    sensitive to community and environmental impacts, and business costs.
  • Integrate
    with local roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian transportation networks.

Ticketing and reservations are available on, the Amtrak mobile app or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Boarding documents can be self-printed, or customers using a smartphone or mobile device can present the eTicket to the conductor by opening a document in their email.

Regular one-way adult fares between Seattle and Portland
start as low as $36. All Amtrak Cascades trains require reservations.