Cheap train tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco

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How much are train tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco?

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How much does a train ticket from Vancouver to San Francisco cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Vancouver to San Francisco were £119.88.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average £15.50 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the train ride from Vancouver to San Francisco?

The distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is approximately 796.33 miles, or 1281.24 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 27 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 27 hours and 25 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.

What's the best day to take the train from Vancouver to San Francisco?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Sunday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Vancouver to San Francisco.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Friday. If you are planning to book travel for Friday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to San Francisco?

Typically there are 2 scheduled trains per day. One train company currently travels from Vancouver to San Francisco.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak has the most regularly scheduled departures from Vancouver to San Francisco, with an average of 2 trips per day and 49 monthly trips.

Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the train and boarding another train to complete your trip.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco, which start at £53.44.

One train company connects Vancouver to San Francisco

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco start from £103.78, and on average cost £126.37. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in San Francisco trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other train stations.

From Vancouver to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 27 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 27 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £134.69 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.

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Avg. Time
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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to San Francisco. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Vancouver are:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There are 4 different stations where trains arrive to in San Francisco. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Francisco:
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 425 Mission St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf