Let the freedom of riding a bike take you somewhere new. Take your time to explore the amazing nature all over the PNW and West Coast.
Find your way back to an Amtrak city and you can ship the bike back to Seattle!
Here is Amtrak’s Bring your Bicycle page and below is a summary of the information
Bike as Checked Baggage
With Amtrak, you can send us back the bike without having to ride back yourself!
Our most popular touring ride takes you from Seattle to San Francisco where you use the Oakland Amtrak station to ship the bike back.
Bicycles can be checked in all cities that allow checked baggage.
Bike Shipping $10
Bike boxes $15
Bicycles must be partially disassembled in order to fit in an Amtrak bicycle box. Loosen and turn the handlebars sideways, and remove the pedals. Amtrak does not supply tools for disassembling.
Carry On & Trainside
If you are traveling on Amtrak you can bring the bike with you on certain trains. Standard full-size bicycles may be transported in bicycle racks located in the baggage car. Reservations are required as only Amtrak personnel are allowed in baggage cars.
Check out which trains allow Trainside Checked Bicycle Service by opening the TRAINSIDE CHECKED BICYCLE SERVICE tab on the Bring your Bicycle page
Bicycle Service $5-$20 depending on train