Amtrak’s train schedule offers flexibility

Animated GIF promoting Rail Plus program benefits.

Riding the train is awesome. You can sit back, read, sleep, check email, or just watch the world go by. Well, guess what? Your train ride just got more awesome. With Rail Plus, you have more times to ride in the morning and afternoon. 

If you have an ORCA card with a monthly pass, you can ride four weekday Amtrak Cascades trains between Seattle, Edmonds, and Everett free of charge. See the combined schedule here

How to get a Rail Plus ticket:

You can get a rail plus ticket at Sounder station ticket machines or International District Station.

  1. Choose your destination as Everett, Edmonds, or Seattle-King Street
  2. Select "Amtrak Rail Plus."
  3. Drop your ORCA card into the card slot, and the machine will print a ticket.
  4. Show your ticket to Amtrak conductors when boarding and boom, you're on your way.

Using Rail Plus at Seattle-King Street Station

If you're trying Rail Plus for the first time, know that it's different from your regular Sounder commute. Amtrak trains board from tracks 3-9, which you can only get to from inside King Street Station. Once you get your Rail Plus ticket, walk to King Street Station via either South Jackson Street or the Weller Street Bridge. Once boarding begins, Amtrak staff will assign you a seat.

Using Rail Plus at Edmonds and Everett stations

After getting a Rail Plus ticket, wait to board with other Amtrak customers. At Edmonds, board from the Amtrak station next to the north end of the Sounder platform. At Everett, board from inside the main building at Everett Station.