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Getting Around

Centrally located between the metropolitan areas of Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington as well as the Ocean Beaches and Cascade Mountains, getting to Centralia is easy no matter how you travel.

By Road

Located along Interstate 5, Centralia is easily accessible from all directions and is one and a half hours from both Seattle and Portland. Washington's Ocean Beaches are less than two hours' drive via Highway 12, just north of Centralia. Going east, Mt. Rainier is less than two hours away in the Cascade Mountains. 

For current road conditions and road cams, visit the Washington State Department of Transportation website.

If you are on the road and need up-to-date weather and road information, call 511 in Washington.

Centralia on Washington State MapRental Cars are available in Centralia through Enterprise.

Mileage Chart - Driving Distances to Centralia

  • 25 miles south of Olympia, Washington
  • 84 miles south of Seattle, Washington
  • 92 miles north of Portland, Oregon
  • 76 miles east of Ocean Shores, Washington
  • 77 miles southwest of Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington
  • 343 miles west of Spokane, Washington

By Bus

Centralia is served by Greyhound Lines. Station address:
S and G Singh Inc.
1232 Mellen Street
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: 360-736-9811

Twin Transit is the public transportation provider for the cities of Centralia and Chehalis in Washington State. Twin Transit offers six fixed routes throughout the community and provides hourly bus service to many neighborhoods, shopping centers, governmental and medical offices.

Train CarBy Rail

AMTRAK provides convenient and affordable rail transportation to Centralia from various locations throughout the region. Call Amtrak for fares and schedules 800-872-7245 or visit the Amtrak website.

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