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Trip Summary

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

Lowest PriceUS$36.75
Fastest Train4h 0m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Seattle to Vancouver Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the train from Seattle to Vancouver scenic?

Yes, the train route from Seattle to Vancouver—the Amtrak Cascades—is well-known for its scenic beauty. Gaze out the window at gorgeous ocean views during this trip, especially if you are able to find a seat on the left side of the train. In addition to the ocean, you can expect to see rolling mountains, quaint towns, ports and beaches.

Do you need your passport for the train to Vancouver, BC?

Yes, all passengers are required to travel with a passport or other valid proof of citizenship when commuting between Seattle and Vancouver BC. Alternative forms of ID include an Enhanced Identity Card, an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as a FAST). All passengers must show valid identification before boarding. Crossing the Canada-US border without a valid ID is not allowed.

When your train arrives at the border, all passengers at that time must disembark and subject their belongings to a security screening. Unclaimed belongings will be removed by customs officials at that time.

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

In the last month, US$36.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC. 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 Seattle to Vancouver?

The distance between Seattle and Vancouver is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours,

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 Seattle to Vancouver are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday 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 Seattle at 07:00 and arrives in Vancouver around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Seattle to Vancouver?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Vancouver with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vancouver to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to Vancouver for US$45.00.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Vancouver?

Amtrak Cascades is the one and only train line which connects Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, British Columbia. 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.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades14h 0mUS$36.75

Where is the train station in Seattle?

There is one train station in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver has one train station:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Price trends for trains from Seattle to Vancouver

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Tom

15 November 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: easy go easy return. Cons: not much. Tips: bring snacks. Pros: easy go easy return. Cons: not much. Tips: bring snacks.

5.0

Juanita

18 October 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Beautiful view and a great experience! Cons: N/A. Tips: Enjoy the ride! Pros: Beautiful view and a great experience! Cons: N/A. Tips: Enjoy the ride!

5.0

Lorraine

17 October 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Not too busy. Helpful staff. Buffet coach available. Clean restrooms. Cons: Not sure why free WiFi ended at Canadian border going from Seattle to Vancouver. For us European travellers this is not ideal. Tips: Do t leave boarding to the last minute as I didn’t fin... Pros: Not too busy. Helpful staff. Buffet coach available. Clean restrooms. Cons: Not sure why free WiFi ended at Canadian border going from Seattle to Vancouver. For us European travellers this is not ideal. Tips: Do t leave boarding to the last minute as I didn’t find it very clear where I was supposed to check in.More

5.0

Kathryn

27 July 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Cons: Better explanation regarding what will happen in Customs. Tips: Much, much, much more comfortable than the bus. Cons: Better explanation regarding what will happen in Customs. Tips: Much, much, much more comfortable than the bus.

5.0

Charles

30 June 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The view. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None. Pros: The view. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

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