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Kamloops - Vancouver Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Kamloops to Vancouver. Traveling by train from Kamloops to Vancouver usually takes 12 hours and 57 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance157 mi (253 km)
Fastest train12h 57m
Lowest price$80.61
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Kamloops to Vancouver

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Which train should you take from Kamloops to Vancouver?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Kamloops to Vancouver. 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
VIA Rail112h 58m$84.33
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Kamloops and Vancouver. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Kamloops and Vancouver is approximately 157 miles, or 253 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 57 minutes,

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.

Trains from Kamloops to Vancouver are the most crowded on Sunday. 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.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Kamloops at 7:00pm and arrives in Vancouver around 12 hours later.

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 Kamloops.

City Information

Kamloops

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Kamloops is an exciting, family-friendly city set against a backdrop of jaw-dropping natural beauty in the mountains of British Columbia. A temperate climate, rugged hills, and translucent bodies of water provide the perfect setting for such outdoor activities as mountain biking, hiking, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing on one of the many beaches that line the South Thompson River. Visitors can step back in time at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, which features the remains of a 2,000-year-old indigenous village, or view stunning landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia at one of Kamloops' provincial parks. The British Columbia Wildlife Park to the east of the city is home to 65 different animal species, including cougars and bears.

The city boasts four first-rate wineries that offer tours and tastings within beautiful green spaces. Kamloops also features an eclectic food scene comprising luxury restaurants, health-conscious eateries, hearty pub meals, and several mobile food trucks.

Kamloops has a vast network of transport links that allow visitors to travel efficiently. VIA Rail service runs from the central train station while buses take advantage of scenic mountain routes to carry passengers throughout the region.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Kamloops?

Kamloops North VIA Station, Kamloops, BC - CAKAMVIA-0

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Main departure station: Kamloops North

Kamloops North is a VIA Rail Station off of the Yellowhead Highway. The station includes a small building with restrooms and seating, plus limited parking in the lot outside. The station is in a fairly industrial area of Kamloops, so there are no restaurants or other amenities close to the station. From Kamloops, VIA Rail trains head to Vancouver, Jasper, Edmonton, and beyond.

All train stations in Kamloops:

  • Kamloops North

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

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Main arrival station: Pacific Central Station

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.

All train stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

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