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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Seattle?

Lowest Price€30.89
Fastest Train4h 25m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Vancouver-Seattle Train Schedule

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Vancouver to Seattle
4.8
Based on 24 reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 65 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.2
Value
3.7
Condition
4.2
Taewoo
5.0
January 25, 2020Vacation
Pros
you could sit back , relax and enjoy the view!!
Pietro
5.0
February 19, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I’ve really liked the train
Cons
The wifi needs to be faster.
Naomi
5.0
February 15, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The train was straightforward and the views were beautiful.
Cons
The food on the train was limited and only came heavily wrapped in plastic.
Tips
Bring your own food for the train and don't plan anything too tightly after arrival, there's a good chance for delay.
Ramon Christopher
4.0
February 8, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Convenience in checking in and boarding
Cons
The train itself, wifi, bar or restaurant
Pieter
4.0
January 27, 2020Business
Pros
The peacefulness of the ride. The efficiency of the border control.The train staff. The train experience.
Cons
More information on when to arrive and what to expect when we arrive. An app maybe to indicate the train status if it is late and which gate we should enter. I was a novice user of the system and more easily accessible information on the procedures would be helpful. I a...More

Frequently Asked Questions

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 do you find cheap train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, €30.89 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Vancouver to Seattle.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 195 kilometers, or 121 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Vancouver to Seattle are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vancouver at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Vancouver to Seattle?

Trains leave the station in Vancouver twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Seattle with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle for €40.88.

What train services are there from Vancouver to Seattle?

Amtrak Cascades is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver to Seattle. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades24h 25m€30.89

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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