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There are 9 ways to get from New York to Seattle by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from New York JFK  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Seattle (SEA) JFK - SEA

Cheapest option

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Seattle (SEA) PHL - SEA

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Fly from Newark  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Seattle (SEA) EWR - SEA

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Seattle (SEA) LGA - SEA

Fly from White Plains  •  12h 15m

  1. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Seattle (SEA) HPN - SEA

Train  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle Empire Builder

Bus  •  3 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from New York to Denver
  2. Take the bus from Denver to Stanfield
  3. Take the bus from Stanfield to Seattle

Train, bus  •  4 days 19h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Toronto Union Station
  2. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Vancouver
  3. Take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle

Drive  •  45h 16m

  1. Drive from New York to Seattle 2904.4 miles

New York to Seattle by train

The train journey time between New York and Seattle is around 2 days 21h and covers a distance of around 3168 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 25m. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 21h. Operated by Amtrak, the New York to Seattle train service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Seattle. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2 days 17h
Layover time:
4h 25m
Total time:
2 days 21h

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2 days 21h
Train distance:
3168 miles
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$288
Carbon emissions:
267 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:40
Last train departs at:
15:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Seattle train schedules

New York → Seattle
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Seattle is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Seattle is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Seattle is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Seattle is to fly which costs $130 - $380 and takes 8h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Seattle is to fly which costs $150 - $400 and takes 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Seattle. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Seattle via Denver and Stanfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Seattle. However, there are services departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arriving at Seattle via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18h.

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The distance between New York and Seattle is 2416 miles. The road distance is 2904.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Seattle without a car is to train which takes 2 days 18h and costs $280 - $420.

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It takes approximately 8h 10m to get from New York to Seattle, including transfers.

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New York to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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New York to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Seattle is to fly which takes 8h 10m and costs $150 - $400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $280 - $420 and takes 2 days 18h, you could also bus, which costs $320 - $460 and takes 3 days 6h.

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Map of how to get from New York to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 2415.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 10m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Delta, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines fly from New York to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Seattle via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 18h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Flights from Newark to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Flights from Newark to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $470
Flights from Newark to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from Philadelphia to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Detroit, Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $750
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Detroit, Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Seattle via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Newark to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Newark to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from White Plains to Seattle via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Newark to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Seattle via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Newark to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Seattle via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Seattle via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle
Ave. Duration
46h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $700
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Child
$90 - $130
First Class - Adult
$150 - $210
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $210
First Class - Child
$140 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
12h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$85 - $110
Business
$140 - $210
Economy
$120 - $140
EconomyPlus
$220 - $310
Train from Toronto Union Station to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 days 1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$400 - $460
Business
$500 - $850
Economy
$500 - $600
EconomyPlus
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Denver
Ave. Duration
44h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$260 - $370
Bus from Denver to Stanfield
Ave. Duration
26h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $160
Flexible
$160 - $240
Bus from Stanfield to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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New York to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle station.

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