Compare train tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco
How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to San Francisco, CA?
|Fastest Train||27h 30m|
|Trains Per Day||1|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to San Francisco 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Vancouver to San Francisco?
What is the price of a train ticket from Vancouver to San Francisco?
In the last month, €111.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to San Francisco, CA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.
How long is the train journey from Vancouver to San Francisco?
The distance between Vancouver and San Francisco is approximately 796 miles, or 1281 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 27 hours and 30 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 San Francisco are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vancouver at 05:00 and arrives in San Francisco around 27 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Vancouver to San Francisco?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Which train should you take from Vancouver to San Francisco?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to San Francisco, California. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak||1||1d 3h 30m||€111.89|
Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to San Francisco start from €112, and on average cost €112. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in San Francisco trains arrive at Salesforce Plaza, From Vancouver to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 27 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to travel to San Francisco on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost €112 for a one-way weekend reservation from Vancouver.
Where is the train station in Vancouver?
There is one train station in Vancouver:
- Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
Where is the train station in San Francisco?
San Francisco has one train station:
- Salesforce Plaza
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