Spokane, WA (SPK)

A city landmark since 1891, the Spokane station is where the Portland and Seattle sections of the Empire Builder are joined (east-bound) or separated (west-bound).

221 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (FY 2017): $4,261,160
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2017): 50,347
  • Facility Ownership: City of Spokane
  • Parking Lot Ownership: City of Spokane
  • Platform Ownership: City of Spokane
  • Track Ownership: BNSF Railway

Rob Eaton
Regional Contact
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Renovation of the historic Spokane station was completed in 1994 with funding from the city of Spokane, the state of Washington, the Federal Railroad Administration, Greyhound and Amtrak. The station serves as an intermodal facility for local transit services, Greyhound and Amtrak.

Amtrak provides ticketing and baggage services at this station, which is served by two daily trains. At Spokane, the westboundEmpire Builder splits into two sections, with one heading to Seattle and the other to Portland. The eastbound sections from Portland and Seattle join in Spokane and head to Chicago.

Station Type:

Station Building (with waiting room)


  • 60 Short Term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only not overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Accessible Payphones
  • Accessible Platform

    Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Ticket Office
  • Accessible Waiting Room
  • Accessible Water Fountain
  • ATM
  • Baggage Storage

    Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags equivalent to 'left luggage' in Europe. A storage fee may apply.

  • Bike Boxes
  • Checked Baggage
  • Dedicated Parking
  • Elevator
  • Enclosed Waiting Area
  • Help With Luggage
  • High Platform

    A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train with the exception of Superliners.

  • Lockers

    Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage

  • Long-term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Lounge
  • Parking Attendant
  • Pay Phones
  • QuikTrakKiosk
  • Restrooms
  • Shipping Boxes
  • Ski Bags
  • Wheelchair Lift

    Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.

  • Wheelchairs
  • WiFi