Cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Tacoma

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How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Tacoma?

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Vancouver to Tacoma 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 Tacoma was $51.50. 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 $21.63 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 Tacoma?

The distance between Vancouver and Tacoma is approximately 143.74 miles, or 231.27 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 2 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's the best day to take the train from Vancouver to Tacoma?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Saturday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Vancouver to Tacoma.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Monday. If you are planning to book travel for Monday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Amtrak has the most connections between Vancouver, BC to Tacoma

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Tacoma. On the route to Tacoma 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Vancouver to Tacoma, usually offering 3 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Tacoma 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 Tacoma, which start at $1.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Vancouver to Tacoma

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to Tacoma start from $56.00, and on average cost $61.22. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Tacoma. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Tacoma trains arrive at 1001 Puyallup Ave,

From Vancouver to Tacoma train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Tacoma faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $62.24 for a one-way train ticket to Tacoma.

Restroom
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Avg. Time
6h 8m
Avg. Price
$61.22

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Vancouver to Tacoma start from $35.00, and on average cost $50.30. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Tacoma. Amtrak Cascades in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Tacoma trains arrive at 1001 Puyallup Ave,

From Vancouver to Tacoma train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 5 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Tacoma faster, Amtrak Cascades offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Tacoma on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cascades scheduled trip per day, which will cost $59.89 for a one-way weekend reservation from Vancouver.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 35m
Avg. Price
$50.30

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to Tacoma. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Vancouver are:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Tacoma from Vancouver. These are the busiest arriving stations in Tacoma:
  • 1001 Puyallup Ave