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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Vancouver to Seattle. Traveling by train from Vancouver to Seattle usually takes around 4 hours and 25 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Fastest train4h 25m
Lowest price$34.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Pietro

February 19, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: I’ve really liked the train. Cons: The wifi needs to be faster.

Pros: I’ve really liked the train. Cons: The wifi needs to be faster.

5.0

Naomi

February 15, 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The train was straightforward and the views were beautiful. Cons: The food on the train was limited and only came heavily wrapped in plastic. Tips: Bring your own food for the train and don't plan anything too tightly after arrival, there's a good chance for dela...

Pros: The train was straightforward and the views were beautiful. Cons: The food on the train was limited and only came heavily wrapped in plastic. Tips: Bring your own food for the train and don't plan anything too tightly after arrival, there's a good chance for delay.

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4.0

Ramon Christopher

February 8, 2020- Couples trip

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Convenience in checking in and boarding. Cons: The train itself, wifi, bar or restaurant.

Pros: Convenience in checking in and boarding. Cons: The train itself, wifi, bar or restaurant.

4.0

Pieter

January 27, 2020- Business

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: The peacefulness of the ride. The efficiency of the border control.The train staff. The train experience. Cons: 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 ...

Pros: The peacefulness of the ride. The efficiency of the border control.The train staff. The train experience. Cons: 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 almost missed my departure train as I did not know how long in advance I should arrive. Wifi was good on the return but mostly absent on the way to Seattle.

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5.0

Taewoo

January 25, 2020- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

you could sit back , relax and enjoy the view!!

you could sit back , relax and enjoy the view!!

Vancouver to Seattle Route Map

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Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Seattle

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Which train should you take from Vancouver to Seattle?

Amtrak Cascades is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington. 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
Amtrak Cascades14h 25m$34.00
  • 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 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Seattle, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Vancouver to Seattle. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vancouver at 5:00pm and arrives in Seattle around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Vancouver to Seattle?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Seattle 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 Seattle to Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle for $45.00.

City Information

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.

Seattle

Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Departure stations

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 - 1150 Station St

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Arrival stations

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

All train stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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