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Chico - Vancouver Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Chico to Vancouver. Traveling by train from Chico to Vancouver usually takes around 16 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can make the trip in 14 hours and 26 minutes.

Distance410 mi (661 km)
Fastest train14h 26m
Lowest price£44.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chico, CA to Vancouver, WA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




1 August 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Traveling by train is very slow but it's also very relaxing. Cons: More information about train amenities and their location on train. Tips: Download shows or books because there are long stretches without any services. Zero wifi or cell signals.

Pros: Traveling by train is very slow but it's also very relaxing. Cons: More information about train amenities and their location on train. Tips: Download shows or books because there are long stretches without any services. Zero wifi or cell signals.

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

In the last month, £44.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Chico, CA to Vancouver, WA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £36.83 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Chico to Vancouver by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chico to Vancouver in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £68 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Vancouver from Chico will be about £36.83 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Chico to Vancouver?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak118h 0m£52.20
Amtrak Coast Starlight114h 27m£54.80
  • 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 Chico to Vancouver every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £44.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chico 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.

How long is the train journey from Chico to Vancouver?

The distance between Chico and Vancouver is approximately 410 miles, or 661 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 26 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 Chico to Vancouver are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Chico at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 01:00. 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 Chico to Vancouver?

Trains leave the station in Chico twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Vancouver faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chico?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Chico.

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Arrival stations

Vancouver has one train station.

Need a return trip from Vancouver to Chico?

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