Cheap Seattle to Vancouver BC train tickets

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Frequent questions about traveling by train from Seattle to Vancouver.

Is there a ferry from Seattle to Vancouver BC?

There is no ferry that travels directly from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada. That said, it is possible to take a ferry from Seattle to Victoria, Canada, and then an additional ferry from Victoria to Vancouver.

Such a trip would take at least 5 hours—including the time it would take to disembark the first ferry and board the second one—and would cost more than $100. Alternatively, a train from Seattle to Vancouver takes about 4 hours, and the average price is $35 per ticket.

Is the train from Seattle to Vancouver scenic?

Yes, the train route from Seattle to Vancouver—the Amtrak Cascades—is well-known for its scenic beauty. Gaze out the window at gorgeous ocean views during this trip, especially if you are able to find a seat on the left side of the train. In addition to the ocean, you can expect to see rolling mountains, quaint towns, ports and beaches.

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

Yes, all passengers are required to travel with a passport or other valid proof of citizenship when commuting between Seattle and Vancouver BC. Alternative forms of ID include an Enhanced Identity Card, an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as a FAST). All passengers must show valid identification before boarding. Crossing the Canada-US border without a valid ID is not allowed.

When your train arrives at the border, all passengers at that time must disembark and subject their belongings to a security screening. Unclaimed belongings will be removed by customs officials at that time.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver 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 Seattle to Vancouver was $68.67. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 14 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 Seattle to Vancouver BC? What is the distance between Seattle to Vancouver BC?

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

Going from Seattle to Vancouver 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 Saturday trains from Seattle to Vancouver 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

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

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Seattle to Vancouver route. Amtrak Cascades offers the most scheduled departures between Seattle to Vancouver, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Vancouver 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 Seattle to Vancouver BC, which start at $1.34.

One train carrier connects Seattle to Vancouver

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver start from $45.69, and on average cost $77.35. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Vancouver. Amtrak Cascades in Seattle leaves from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, And in Vancouver trains arrive at Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St,

From Seattle to Vancouver train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 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 $82.79 for a one-way train ticket to Vancouver.

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