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Schedule & Pricing Info
How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Seattle?
|Fastest Train||4h 25m|
|Trains Per Day||2|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequent questions about traveling by train from Vancouver to Seattle.
Do you need your passport on the train from Vancouver BC to Seattle?
Yes, you will need a passport or proof of citizenship on this route. Valid options for proof of citizenship include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, or you can use a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as FAST cards). Your ID will be checked before you get onto the train. You will not be able to travel from Canada to the US (or vice versa) without a valid type of identification.
When you get to the US border, all passengers must disembark with their belongings to pass through security. All unclaimed belongings will be removed by officials at that time.
How is the Amtrak Cascades train?
The Amtrak Cascades train is a comfortable, affordable and time-saving commute that may be a great option compared to buses, planes or driving yourself. This route is exceptionally scenic, passing through forests in the picturesque Cascade Range of mountains.
Between Vancouver and Seattle, the Amtrak Cascades has seven stops, and the ride takes roughly 4.5 to 5 hours. The Amtrak Cascades offers an assortment of amenities and accommodations, such as free Wi-Fi, restrooms, café cars, extra legroom, power outlets and more.
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How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Seattle?
The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 195 kilometers, or 121 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 25 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?
When are the first and last trains of the day?
How many trains per day run from Vancouver to Seattle?
Trains leave the station in Vancouver twice a day, so thre 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 on your return trip from Seattle to Vancouver, with tickets starting at US$34.00. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the coach from Vancouver to Seattle for US$45.00.
What train services are there from Vancouver to Seattle?
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Cascades||2||4h 25m||US$34.00|
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
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