Cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Seattle


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

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Overall score for Vancouver to Seattle
Based on 15 reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 54 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
29 October 2019Solo travel
The views along the train route are amazing, and the seats are more spacious than the bus.
Seats could be more comfortable.
9 October 2019Vacation
Staff very friendly
Train was cold
Arrive early for good seat
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11 October 2019Visiting family
Wifi was a little slow.
9 October 2019Visiting friends
The scenery and ease of travel are outstanding.
Be aware of the long wait in lines both in leaving Seattle and going through customs on the return in Vancouver.
23 September 2019Vacation
Very convenient and pleasant trip would certainly choose this mode travel in the future

Frequent questions about traveling by train from Vancouver to Seattle.

Do you need your passport on the train from Vancouver BC to Seattle?

Yes, you will need a passport or proof of citizenship on this route. Valid options for proof of citizenship include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, or you can use a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as FAST cards). Your ID will be checked before you get onto the train. You will not be able to travel from Canada to the US (or vice versa) without a valid type of identification.

When you get to the US border, all passengers must disembark with their belongings to pass through security. All unclaimed belongings will be removed by officials at that time.

How is the Amtrak Cascades train?

The Amtrak Cascades train is a comfortable, affordable and time-saving commute that may be a great option compared to buses, planes or driving yourself. This route is exceptionally scenic, passing through forests in the picturesque Cascade Range of mountains.

Between Vancouver and Seattle, the Amtrak Cascades has seven stops, and the ride takes roughly 4.5 to 5 hours. The Amtrak Cascades offers an assortment of amenities and accommodations, such as free Wi-Fi, restrooms, café cars, extra legroom, power outlets and more.

How much does a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to Seattle cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Vancouver to Seattle were £28.19.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average £22.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the train ride from Vancouver, BC to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 121.41 miles, or 195.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 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 Seattle?

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

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 Seattle?

Typically there is one train schedules per day. One train company currently travels from Vancouver to Seattle.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak Cascades has the most regularly scheduled departures from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, with an average of 0 trip per day and 40 monthly trips.

Of the 1 trip there is one direct trip available per day.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, which start at £0.78.

One train company connects Vancouver to Seattle

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle start from £26.49, and on average cost £35.69. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Cascades in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Vancouver to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 4 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Seattle faster, Amtrak Cascades offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 25 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Seattle on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cascades scheduled trip per day, which will cost £37.94 for a one-way weekend reservation from Vancouver.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to Seattle. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Vancouver are:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Seattle from Vancouver. These are the busiest arriving stations in Seattle:
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St