Cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Seattle


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Overall score for Vancouver to Seattle
Based on 21 reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 61 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Ramon Christopher
February 8, 2020Couples trip
Convenience in checking in and boarding
The train itself, wifi, bar or restaurant
January 27, 2020Business
The peacefulness of the ride. The efficiency of the border control.The train staff. The train experience.
More information on when to arrive and what to expect when we arrive. An app maybe to indicate the train status if it is late and which gate we should enter. I was a novice user of the system and more easily accessible information on the procedures would be helpful. I a...More
January 14, 2020Solo travel
lots to do! even for free
Yuen Yung
January 4, 2020Visiting friends
Hygine wifi
December 19, 2019Vacation
Quick and easy. Great staff
More seats with tables
Wifi doesn't work until you arrive in the USA

Frequent questions about traveling by train from Vancouver to Seattle.

Do you need your passport on the train from Vancouver BC to Seattle?

Yes, you will need a passport or proof of citizenship on this route. Valid options for proof of citizenship include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, or you can use a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as FAST cards). Your ID will be checked before you get onto the train. You will not be able to travel from Canada to the US (or vice versa) without a valid type of identification.

When you get to the US border, all passengers must disembark with their belongings to pass through security. All unclaimed belongings will be removed by officials at that time.

How is the Amtrak Cascades train?

The Amtrak Cascades train is a comfortable, affordable and time-saving commute that may be a great option compared to buses, planes or driving yourself. This route is exceptionally scenic, passing through forests in the picturesque Cascade Range of mountains.

Between Vancouver and Seattle, the Amtrak Cascades has seven stops, and the ride takes roughly 4.5 to 5 hours. The Amtrak Cascades offers an assortment of amenities and accommodations, such as free Wi-Fi, restrooms, café cars, extra legroom, power outlets and more.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Seattle?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Vancouver to Seattle was $35.67. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $20.36 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Vancouver, BC to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 121.41 miles, or 195.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Vancouver to Seattle?

On Sunday trains from Vancouver to Seattle are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Vancouver to Seattle?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Vancouver to Seattle route. Amtrak Cascades offers the most scheduled departures between Vancouver to Seattle, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Seattle with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, which start at $1.00.

One train company connects Vancouver to Seattle

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle start from $34.00, and on average cost $43.21. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Cascades in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Seattle trains arrive at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

From Vancouver to Seattle train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 4 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Cascades offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $47.69 for a one-way train ticket to Seattle.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to Seattle:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There is one train station where trains from Vancouver arrive in Seattle:
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St