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

Lowest PriceUS$34.00
Fastest Train4h 0m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
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Seattle-Vancouver Train Schedule

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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 is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, US$34.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Seattle to Vancouver.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Vancouver?

The distance between Seattle and Vancouver is approximately 195 kilometers, or 121 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Seattle to Vancouver are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Seattle at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Seattle to Vancouver?

Trains leave the station in Seattle twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Vancouver 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 Vancouver to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to Vancouver for US$45.00.

What train services are there from Seattle to Vancouver?

Amtrak Cascades is the one and only train line which connects Seattle to Vancouver. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades24h 0mUS$34.00

Where is the train station in Seattle?

There is one train station in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver has one train station:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

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