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Cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC?

Lowest Price£109.88
Fastest Train26h 15m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Francisco to Vancouver
4.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Stephen
4.0
21 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was a great way to see the country, enjoying the Lounge area’s panoramic views.
Cons
Working free WiFi would have been great for such a long trip.
Tips
Bring warm clothing and a blanket. The air conditioning is running all the time, which is fine during the day, but it is extremely cold during the evening.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Francisco to Vancouver is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Francisco to Vancouver was £125.77. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £24.50 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between San Francisco and Vancouver 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 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 15 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 is the busiest day for trains from San Francisco to Vancouver?

On Monday trains from San Francisco to Vancouver are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from San Francisco to Vancouver?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Francisco to Vancouver route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Francisco to Vancouver, usually offering 1.481 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Francisco to Vancouver, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC, which start at £76.75.

One train company connects San Francisco to Vancouver

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to Vancouver start from £109.88, and on average cost £134.60. Daily there are 1.480769 Amtrak schedules to Vancouver. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from 425 Mission St and 2 other stations. And in Vancouver trains arrive at Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St,

From San Francisco to Vancouver train travel on Amtrak takes 27 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vancouver faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 26 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 1.714286 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £134.40 for a one-way train ticket to Vancouver.

Avg. Time
1d 3h 15m
Avg. Price
£134.60

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 train stations in San Francisco with trains to Vancouver. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 425 Mission St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
There is one train station where trains from San Francisco arrive in Vancouver:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

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