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Cheap train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver

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

Lowest PriceMX$816.62
Fastest Train4h 0m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Seattle to Vancouver
4.8
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.4
Tom
4.0
November 15, 2019Vacation
Pros
easy go easy return
Cons
not much
Tips
bring snacks
Juanita
5.0
October 18, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Beautiful view and a great experience!
Cons
N/A
Tips
Enjoy the ride!
Lorraine
5.0
October 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Not too busy. Helpful staff. Buffet coach available. Clean restrooms.
Cons
Not sure why free WiFi ended at Canadian border going from Seattle to Vancouver. For us European travellers this is not ideal.
Tips
Do t leave boarding to the last minute as I didn’t find it very clear where I was supposed to check in
Charles
5.0
June 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
The view
Cons
Nothing
Tips
None
Kathryn
5.0
July 27, 2019Vacation
Cons
Better explanation regarding what will happen in Customs.
Tips
Much, much, much more comfortable than the bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 for 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 do you find cheap train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver?

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 MX$822.14. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of MX$258.68 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 ride from Seattle to Vancouver?

The distance between Seattle and Vancouver is approximately 121.41 miles, or 195.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours,

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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Seattle to Vancouver?

Trains from Seattle to Vancouver are the busiest on Friday. 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Where is the train station in Seattle?

There is one train station from which trains depart Seattle on their way to Vancouver:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station where trains from Seattle arrive in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

What train services are there from Seattle to Vancouver?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Vancouver. 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 2 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Vancouver, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Seattle to Vancouver, BC, which start at MX$24.02. To compare all possible modes of travel, check out our guide on how to get from Seattle to Vancouver.

One train company connects Seattle to Vancouver

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver start from MX$816.62, and on average cost MX$938.87. Daily there are 2 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 MX$963.61 for a one-way train ticket to Vancouver.

Avg. Time
4h 0m
Avg. Price
MX$938.87

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