Seattle to Orcas Island and Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands by Amtrak Train and Ferry

Anyone wishing to travel from Seattle by train to Friday Harbor or Orcas must travel part-way by ferry.   Connections are provided between  Amtrak and the San Juan Islands ferry piers.  The cost of the connecting car and ferry services is included in your fare.  

Amtrak Cascades trains offer an upper (UC) and a lower (LC) class of service. Passengers traveling to Orcas or Friday Harbor from  Seattle can choose between coach and Business Class.  Food service is available

For reservations call:

800-457-3549 8am to 6pm PDT

or 812-935-7960


or email us at:


Fares shown are one-way and are the lowest adult fare per person possible for each schedule.  Friend Fares require two people to travel together.  Fares are higher for popular departures and for bookings made fewer than 5 days prior to the date of departure




Spring    March 20--June 11 2016

Summer June 12--September 17 2016

Fall        September 20 2015--December 26 2015

Winter   December 27, 2015-March 19, 2016

Getting to Orcas Island and Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands by train and ferry



Seattle to Friday Harbor & Orcas Island by train and ferry


 Seattle     Orcas   Friday Harbor Spring & Fall
   leave         arrive       arrive   

  7:45am  11:50am   2:00pm      1234567

    8:50am    2:45pm    3:45pm     1234567 

  12:25pm    4:45pm   5:50pm      1234567

  4:40pm     9:55pm   9:45pm     1234567

  5:05pm                    9:45pm     12345

  5:35pm     9:55pm                    12345

  6:50pm   11:55pm 12:35am*   5


   7:45am  11:25am    1:00pm      1234567

     8:50am    1:45pm    1:00pm      1234567

   12:25pm    4:55pm    5:50pm      123456

    4:40pm   7:25pm    9:25pm     1234567

    5:05pm                    9:25pm     12345

    5:35pm  10:20pm                     12345

    6:50pm  12:30am*  1:10am*   5


    7:40am 12:30pm 11:40am      12345

    7:40am 11:05am   2:30pm      67

      8:50am                  3:15pm      12345

      8:50am   1:45pm   2:30pm       67
    12:40pm   4:25pm    5:55pm      5

    12:40pm   4:25pm    7:05pm      1234

    12:40pm   4:20pm    5:00pm      67

     4:05pm   8:10pm                      12345

     4:33pm                   9:05pm      5

     4:40pm   9:55pm    9:45pm      67

     5:35pm 10:25pm  11:05pm      12345



Reverse Seattle to Friday Harbor and Orcas by train and ferry

Friday Harbor    Orcas       Seattle  Spring & Fall 
      leave            leave         arrive           
    5:45am                         10:55am     

  11:35am        12:25pm       4:45pm      

  11:35am        12:25pm       5:30pm      

    4:15pm         5:15pm    10:00pm      


    5:45am                          10:55am       

  10:55am        12:05pm        4:45pm              

  10:55am        12:05pm        5:30pm       
    3:45pm         5:20pm      10:00pm      
    5:55am                            10:55am       Monday thru Friday
  11:55am        12:00no           4:45pm       Saturday & Sunday
  11:55am        12:00no           5:30pm      Saturday & Sunday
  12:10pm        12:55pm          4:45pm       Monday thru Friday
  12:10pm        12:55pm          5:30pm       Monday thru Friday
    3:40pm         4:50pm        10:00pm      Monday thru Thursday   
    6:15pm                             10:00pm       Friday
    4:30pm         3:35pm        10:00pm      Saturday & Sunday