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About Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

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Pacific Central Station

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

Popular train stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

What train companies travel to Vancouver, British Columbia?

Located in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver is accessible by train from 200 other cities. You can choose from 299 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Vancouver on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Ferry tickets to Vancouver are also available Bus trips to Vancouver are yet another option .

Train companies serving Vancouver

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1761d 4h 43m$181.69
VIA Rail222d 5h 8m$236.17
Amtrak Cascades63h 17m$43.40
  • 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.

  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.

  • 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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Vancouver?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Vancouver by train with Amtrak Cascades giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Cascades had the most comfortable train service to Vancouver taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Cascades offers. They rate Amtrak Cascades a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Vancouver punctually, travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Vancouver, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Vancouver?

$14.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Vancouver, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Vancouver. In the last month, trains from Stanwood to Vancouver had the lowest average price at $20.00.

Where is the train station in Vancouver, BC?

The main train station in Vancouver is Pacific Central Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Vancouver.

Is Vancouver a popular train travel destination?

Vancouver ranks number 15 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 76 in Canada. Vancouver has the most train connections in the region. There are 28 train schedules arriving in Vancouver each day.

What is the population of Vancouver?

The population of Vancouver is 600000. Vancouver ranks number 18 in terms of population in British Columbia and number 75 in all of Canada.

How much do train tickets to Vancouver cost?

Train tickets to Vancouver range from $14 for a short trip to Vancouver, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Vancouver starts at , and a longer trip by train to Vancouver can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $14 .

What type of traveler does Vancouver attract?

Taking a train to Vancouver is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that train travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the train to Vancouver a great option when planning your next vacation.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Vancouver?

The closest train station to the city center of Vancouver is Pacific Central Station, located just 1.2 miles away. Select Pacific Central Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Vancouver. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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