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Train Trip Information: Vancouver to Seattle

There are 2 daily trains from Vancouver to Seattle. Traveling by train from Vancouver to Seattle usually takes around 6 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Fastest train4h 25m
Lowest price€31.15
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver to Seattle

(Based on 25 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Alona

3 November 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Awesome trip meeting more friend. Cons: All good. Tips: Amtrak could be best for the traveller.

Pros: Awesome trip meeting more friend. Cons: All good. Tips: Amtrak could be best for the traveller.

5.0

Pietro

19 February 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: I’ve really liked the train. Cons: The wifi needs to be faster.

Pros: I’ve really liked the train. Cons: The wifi needs to be faster.

5.0

Naomi

15 February 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The train was straightforward and the views were beautiful. Cons: The food on the train was limited and only came heavily wrapped in plastic. Tips: Bring your own food for the train and don't plan anything too tightly after arrival, there's a good chance for dela...

Pros: The train was straightforward and the views were beautiful. Cons: The food on the train was limited and only came heavily wrapped in plastic. Tips: Bring your own food for the train and don't plan anything too tightly after arrival, there's a good chance for delay.

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4.0

Ramon Christopher

8 February 2020- Couples trip

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Convenience in checking in and boarding. Cons: The train itself, wifi, bar or restaurant.

Pros: Convenience in checking in and boarding. Cons: The train itself, wifi, bar or restaurant.

5.0

Taewoo

25 January 2020- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

you could sit back , relax and enjoy the view!!

you could sit back , relax and enjoy the view!!

Vancouver to Seattle Route Map

Vancouver Seattle

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

In the last month, €56.78 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €47.74 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€82€55€27JanFeb

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Vancouver to Seattle will vary between €50 and €71. Planning a train trip to Seattle within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Vancouver over the next 7 days is €52. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€46€37€27€18€9FMAMJJASONDJ
Traveling from Vancouver to Seattle by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €31 whenever you decide to board the train to Seattle.

Prices as travel date approaches

€115€92€69€46€233020100

Since the average price of train trips from Vancouver to Seattle remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Seattle?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak112h 25m€96.11
Amtrak Cascades14h 25m€45.31
  • Amtrak

    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 Vancouver to Seattle every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €84.

  • Amtrak Cascades

    Amtrak Cascades

    The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Seattle, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to Seattle 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Seattle?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Vancouver to Seattle. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 46 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Vancouver to Seattle tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vancouver at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Vancouver to Seattle?

Trains leave the station in Vancouver 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 Seattle 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 Seattle to Vancouver.

City Information

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Seattle

Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Main departure station: Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

Victoria's Capital City Station combines all of Victoria's top bus companies in one central location. BC Ferries Connector, YYJ Airport Shuttle, and Tofino Bus operate service departing from this downtown location, steps away from the Parliament House, Victoria Harbour, and the iconic Fairmont Empress. Customer service agents are available at the station to provide whatever assistance the passengers need. The station offers an indoor waiting area and an adjacent cafe, providing excellent foods and drinks to waiting passengers. There are also public restrooms and Wi-Fi services for passengers' comfort while waiting for departure.

All train stations in Vancouver:

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

  • Pacific Central Station

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Main arrival station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

Train stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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