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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Vancouver to Tacoma. Traveling by train from Vancouver to Tacoma usually takes around 2 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance112 mi (180 km)
Fastest train2h 13m
Lowest price€18.68
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver to Tacoma

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Gwendolyn

21 October 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Quick, efficient, comfortable and the staff is always remarkable..... I'll be traveling by train as much as possible for the rest of my days..... Thanks very much for your great service... Gwendolyn Franklin. Tips: Go to the club car and visit with fellow travel...

Pros: Quick, efficient, comfortable and the staff is always remarkable..... I'll be traveling by train as much as possible for the rest of my days..... Thanks very much for your great service... Gwendolyn Franklin. Tips: Go to the club car and visit with fellow travelers very interesting.....

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5.0

Yuriy

30 July 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: on time,comfortable for this time and faster. Tips: I advise you to use this transport conveniently both in time and at the price of a ticket. Thank you very much!

Pros: on time,comfortable for this time and faster. Tips: I advise you to use this transport conveniently both in time and at the price of a ticket. Thank you very much!

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

In the last month, €20.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver to Tacoma. 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 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €19.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€28€19€9MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Vancouver to Tacoma will vary between €19 and €28. Planning a train trip to Tacoma within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Vancouver over the next 7 days is €20. 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
Traveling from Vancouver to Tacoma by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €25 whenever you decide to board the train to Tacoma.

Prices as travel date approaches

€47€37€28€19€93020100

Since the average price of train trips from Vancouver to Tacoma remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Tacoma?

2 train services operate from Vancouver to Tacoma. Amtrak Cascades usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades32h 14m€24.26
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 22m€24.65
  • 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 3 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Tacoma, 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 Vancouver to Tacoma takes 2 hours and 22 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at €21.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Vancouver and Tacoma 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 13 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Vancouver to Tacoma on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vancouver at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Tacoma?

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

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

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 Vancouver?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Vancouver.

All train stations in Vancouver:

  • 1301 W 11th St

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