Cheap Vancouver BC to Seattle  train tickets

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How much are Vancouver BC to Seattle train tickets?

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Frequent questions about traveling by train from Vancouver to Seattle.

Do you need your passport on the train from Vancouver BC to Seattle?

Yes, you will need a passport or proof of citizenship on this route. Valid options for proof of citizenship include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, or you can use a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as FAST cards). Your ID will be checked before you get onto the train. You will not be able to travel from Canada to the US (or vice versa) without a valid type of identification.

When you get to the US border, all passengers must disembark with their belongings to pass through security. All unclaimed belongings will be removed by officials at that time.

How is the Amtrak Cascades train?

The Amtrak Cascades train is a comfortable, affordable and time-saving commute that may be a great option compared to buses, planes or driving yourself. This route is exceptionally scenic, passing through forests in the picturesque Cascade Range of mountains.

Between Vancouver and Seattle, the Amtrak Cascades has seven stops, and the ride takes roughly 4.5 to 5 hours. The Amtrak Cascades offers an assortment of amenities and accommodations, such as free Wi-Fi, restrooms, café cars, extra legroom, power outlets and more.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Vancouver BC to Seattle ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Vancouver to Seattle was $52.55. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $13.44 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Vancouver BC to Seattle ? What is the distance between Vancouver BC to Seattle ?

The distance between Vancouver BC to Seattle is 121.41 miles or 195.34 km. A train trip from Vancouver BC to Seattle typically takes 4 hours, If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Cascades. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 4 hours and 25 minutes to get from Vancouver to Seattle.

Going from Vancouver to Seattle by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Sunday trains from Vancouver to Seattle are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Cascades has the most frequent connections between Vancouver BC to Seattle

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Vancouver to Seattle route. Amtrak Cascades offers the most scheduled departures between Vancouver to Seattle, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Seattle with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Vancouver BC to Seattle, which start at $1.34.

One train carrier connects Vancouver to Seattle

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle start from $45.69, and on average cost $61.68. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Cascades in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Vancouver to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 4 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak Cascades offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Cascades offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $66.66 for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to Seattle. The busiest departure station in Vancouver serving this route is Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St.
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Seattle from Vancouver., The busiest departure station in Vancouver serving this route is King St Station - 303 S Jackson St.
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St