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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Tacoma to Vancouver. Traveling by train from Tacoma to Vancouver usually takes around 2 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance112 mi (180 km)
Fastest train2h 11m
Lowest price€18.74
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tacoma to Vancouver

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Leobardo

6 February 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: My first time on a train 🙂🙂. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: My first time on a train 🙂🙂. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

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

In the last month, €19.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Tacoma to Vancouver. 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 €12.88 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Tacoma to Vancouver will vary between €19 and €33. Planning a train trip to Vancouver within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Tacoma over the next 7 days is €21. 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

€47€37€28€19€9JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tacoma to Vancouver by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €22 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tacoma to Vancouver in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €26 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

€47€37€28€19€93020100

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 Tacoma will be about €12.88 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tacoma to Vancouver?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 11m€21.22
Amtrak Cascades22h 11m€24.60
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 30m€24.15
  • 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 Tacoma to Vancouver every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €19.

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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 Tacoma to Vancouver, and the average train ticket costs .

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Tacoma to Vancouver takes 2 hours and 30 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at €21.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Tacoma and Vancouver is approximately 112 miles, or 180 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 11 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 Tacoma 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 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 Tacoma at 08:00 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 Tacoma to Vancouver?

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

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

City Information

Tacoma

Tacoma has seen some hard times in recent years, but the city is receiving many new revival attempts, turning it into a charming town with its own unique attractions. For those interested in the history of the city, as well as the creativity of its residents, head towards the Museum District, which houses numerous interesting museums such as the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. While in the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural ingenuity of the Bridge of Glass. If you wish to enjoy a bit of outdoor air, diving into the cold water of American Lake in Lakewood in the morning is bound to make you happy.

Seafood has always been among Tacoma’s finest offerings, and the best place to enjoy these dishes is Duke’s Chowder House, which features a bay view. For a more exquisite taste, head over to Indochine, a pan-Asian restaurant featuring mouth watering dishes.

The main bus station and the Amtrak train station in Tacoma are both located on Puyallup Ave near downtown, just a few blocks from each other. Tacoma is served by Amtrak’s Cascades and Coast Starlight lines. The city’s main airport is Seattle–Tacoma International and it sits 22 miles north of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

1001 Puyallup Ave  - TACAMT-0

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1001 Puyallup Ave  - TACAMT-1

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Departure stations

The Amtrak station in Tacoma is located at 1001 Puyallup Ave, just north of I-5 and very close to the Tacoma Dome. Local Sound Transit commuter rail uses the station, as well as Amtrak’s Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles and Cascades from Vancouver, BC to Eugene. The bus terminal at 510 Puyallup Ave is connected to the train station complex for easy transfers to local or intercity buses. The station complex includes two parking garages and a customer service center with restrooms and vending machines. Nearby attractions in Tacoma include Freighthouse Square, a shopping mall inside an old depot, and several museums like the Washington State History Museum and Museum of Glass.

All train stations in Tacoma:

  • 422 E. 25th St.

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