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Trains from Seattle to Vancouver

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Seattle to Vancouver. Traveling by train from Seattle to Vancouver usually takes around 3 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance137 mi (220 km)
Fastest train2h 58m
Lowest price€23.27
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

Marianela

22 October 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The seat was very spacious and comfy and was very convenient for us,. Cons: The communication when stop on the station.

Pros: The seat was very spacious and comfy and was very convenient for us,. Cons: The communication when stop on the station.

5.0

Debra

10 October 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I read my book, quiet passengers, train left on time but took time on stops so 30 minutes late. Enjoyed the scenery. Cons: Conductor could have updated us on ETA’s to various destinations.

Pros: I read my book, quiet passengers, train left on time but took time on stops so 30 minutes late. Enjoyed the scenery. Cons: Conductor could have updated us on ETA’s to various destinations.

5.0

Susan M

5 October 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Comfortable, beautiful view of Puget Sound you would never normally see, smooth ride, very relaxing. Cons: Nothing really. Staff were very upbeat and helpful. Tips: This was so much more relaxing than driving!

Pros: Comfortable, beautiful view of Puget Sound you would never normally see, smooth ride, very relaxing. Cons: Nothing really. Staff were very upbeat and helpful. Tips: This was so much more relaxing than driving!

5.0

Adam

26 August 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Good scenario, train was old school fun

Good scenario, train was old school fun

5.0

KALPANA

15 June 2021- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: Rates and staff! Tips: Travel Amtrak!

Pros: Rates and staff! Tips: Travel Amtrak!

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

In the last month, €24.14 was the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, WA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €13.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€39€26€13OctNov

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Seattle to Vancouver will vary between €23 and €32. Planning a train trip to Vancouver within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Seattle over the next 7 days is €23. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Seattle to Vancouver by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Vancouver in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €31 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Vancouver from Seattle will be about €13.84 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Seattle to Vancouver?

There are 3 train lines with service from Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, Washington. Amtrak Cascades is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 58m€26.94
Amtrak Cascades22h 58m€29.72
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 30m€29.55
  • 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 Seattle to Vancouver every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €23.

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  • 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 2 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Vancouver, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Vancouver?

The distance between Seattle and Vancouver is approximately 137 miles, or 220 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 58 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Seattle to Vancouver 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 Saturday 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 Seattle at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Seattle to Vancouver?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Seattle to Vancouver.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vancouver to Seattle.

City Information

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.

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 Seattle?

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Departure stations

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.

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Arrival stations

Vancouver has one train station.

Need a return trip from Vancouver to Seattle?

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