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Vancouver-Seattle Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

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

Lowest PriceCA$45.40
Fastest Train4h 25m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Vancouver to Seattle Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to Seattle right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, CA$45.40 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 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 from Vancouver to Seattle 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 Friday 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 Vancouver at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. 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. Luckily, both trains will get you to Seattle with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Seattle to Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle for CA$60.09.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Seattle?

Amtrak Cascades is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades24h 25mCA$45.40

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 Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Seattle

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA
4.8
Based on 24 ratings and reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 65 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.2
Value
3.7
Condition
4.2
Taewoo
5.0
25 January 2020Vacation
Pros
you could sit back , relax and enjoy the view!!
Pietro
5.0
19 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
I’ve really liked the train
Cons
The wifi needs to be faster.
Naomi
5.0
15 February 2020Visiting friends
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.
Ramon Christopher
4.0
8 February 2020Couples trip
Pros
Convenience in checking in and boarding
Cons
The train itself, wifi, bar or restaurant
Pieter
4.0
27 January 2020Business
Pros
The peacefulness of the ride. The efficiency of the border control.The train staff. The train experience.
Cons
More information on when to arrive and what to expect when we arrive. An app maybe to indicate the train status if it is late and which gate we should enter. I was a novice user of the system and more easily accessible information on the procedures would be helpful. I a...More

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