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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver?

Lowest price$33.87
Fastest train2h 58m
Trains per day1
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle to Vancouver during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

What is the price of a train ticket from Seattle to Vancouver?

In the last month, $35.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, WA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $34.42 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Vancouver?

The distance between Seattle and Vancouver is approximately 137 miles, or 220 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 58 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Seattle to Vancouver are the most crowded on Sunday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Seattle at 9:00am and arrives in Vancouver around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Seattle to Vancouver?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Vancouver with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vancouver to Seattle.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Vancouver?

2 train services operate from Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, Washington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades12h 58m$47.50
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 30m$45.30

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver start from $34, and on average cost $48. 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 1301 W 11th St, From Seattle to Vancouver train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 2 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Vancouver on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cascades scheduled trip per day, which will cost $55 for a one-way weekend reservation from Seattle.

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver start from $35, and on average cost $45. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Vancouver. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Seattle leaves from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St, And in Vancouver trains arrive at 1301 W 11th St, From Seattle to Vancouver train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vancouver faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Vancouver on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $48 for a one-way weekend reservation from Seattle.

Price trends for trains from Seattle to Vancouver

Average prices by travel date

$56$38$19AprApr

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13MJJASONDJFMA

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, WA

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Bonnie

November 5, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: It was just fun. Cons: Nothing really. Tips: The train was spacious and very comfortable. Pros: It was just fun. Cons: Nothing really. Tips: The train was spacious and very comfortable.

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