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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Vancouver to Seattle. Traveling by train from Vancouver to Seattle usually takes around 3 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance137 mi (220 km)
Fastest train3h 12m
Lowest price$33.99
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Manish

April 10, 2021 -

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: nice booking exp with wanderu booking and the amtrak train itself+the journey were pretty good, with nice scenery. Cons: the wifi speed couldve been better.. the bolt bus has better speeds. Tips: sit on the right on the amtrak train, going from portland to seattl...

Pros: nice booking exp with wanderu booking and the amtrak train itself+the journey were pretty good, with nice scenery. Cons: the wifi speed couldve been better.. the bolt bus has better speeds. Tips: sit on the right on the amtrak train, going from portland to seattle.

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5.0

Tatyana

January 6, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The train was on time, no delays, it was smooth👍. Cons: The seat covers need replacing. Tips: It is so convenient and much safer to go to Seattle by train.

Pros: The train was on time, no delays, it was smooth👍. Cons: The seat covers need replacing. Tips: It is so convenient and much safer to go to Seattle by train.

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

In the last month, C$35.46 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, WA to Seattle, 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 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$32.26 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$57$38$19JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Vancouver to Seattle will vary between C$34 and C$49. Planning a train trip to Seattle within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Vancouver over the next 7 days is C$35. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Vancouver to Seattle by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$37 whenever you decide to board the train to Seattle.

Prices as travel date approaches

$94$76$57$38$193020100

Since the average price of train trips from Vancouver to Seattle remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Seattle?

There are 3 train lines with service from Vancouver, Washington to Seattle, Washington. Amtrak Cascades is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 41m$40.60
Amtrak Cascades33h 13m$43.73
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 40m$43.43
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Vancouver to Seattle every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $35.

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  • Amtrak Cascades

    Amtrak Cascades

    The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 3 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Seattle, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to Seattle 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.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 137 miles, or 220 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 12 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 Friday 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 8:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Vancouver to Seattle?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Vancouver to Seattle.

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

City Information

Seattle

Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Vancouver.

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Arrival stations

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

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