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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Seattle to Vancouver. Traveling by train from Seattle to Vancouver usually takes 4 hours, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Fastest train4h 0m
Lowest price$34.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Seattle to Vancouver

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)




September 7, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

The relaxed travel instead of rushing.



July 17, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: LOVE Amtrak. Cons: A bit friendlier Amtrak staff. Tips: Get there early to get seat(s) you prefer.



July 17, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: It was our first time on an Amtrack train so I liked seeing the ocean. Cons: Clean the windows! They were filthy. We could barely see out. Tips: Upgrade!! The economy class seats are very small and close together. Have even number of family members or you will sit with a stranger when the train picks up new passengers.



June 6, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

It was calm and clean



April 30, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Relaxed. Cons: Wifi.

Seattle to Vancouver Route Map

Seattle Vancouver

What is the price of a train ticket from Seattle to Vancouver?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC was $47.61. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 25 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $33.03 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Seattle to Vancouver will cost between $37 and $80. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Seattle to Vancouver often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in March when the average ticket price is only $43. If you're thinking of traveling from Seattle to Vancouver during June, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $233 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in June, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


By booking your train trip from Seattle to Vancouver on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time, you can save about $33.03 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Seattle to Vancouver?

Amtrak Cascades is the one and only train line which connects Seattle to Vancouver. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades24h 0m$59.92
  • 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 2 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Vancouver, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the train route from Seattle to Vancouver—the Amtrak Cascades—is well-known for its scenic beauty. Gaze out the window at gorgeous ocean views during this trip, especially if you are able to find a seat on the left side of the train. In addition to the ocean, you can expect to see rolling mountains, quaint towns, ports and beaches.

Yes, all passengers are required to travel with a passport or other valid proof of citizenship when commuting between Seattle and Vancouver BC. Alternative forms of ID include an Enhanced Identity Card, an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as a FAST). All passengers must show valid identification before boarding. Crossing the Canada-US border without a valid ID is not allowed.

When your train arrives at the border, all passengers at that time must disembark and subject their belongings to a security screening. Unclaimed belongings will be removed by customs officials at that time.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

The distance between Seattle and Vancouver is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours,

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.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Seattle to Vancouver. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday 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.

The earliest train departs Seattle at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Seattle twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Vancouver with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vancouver to Seattle.

City Information


Welcome to Seattle, where innovation meets natural beauty against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest. With its iconic skyline, coffee culture, and a blend of urban charm and outdoor adventure, Seattle is a city that captivates. Get ready to explore a city brimming with diverse experiences.

Begin your Seattle journey at the iconic Space Needle, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Nearby, Pike Place Market showcases a vibrant blend of local produce, artisans, and the famous fish toss. Stroll along the waterfront for scenic beauty and a taste of the freshest seafood.

Immerse yourself in Seattle's cultural scene by visiting the Seattle Art Museum and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Discover the rich history of aviation at the Museum of Flight, perfect for aviation enthusiasts. Don't forget to explore the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit for stunning glass art installations.

Seattle boasts an array of transportation options for easy exploration. Touch down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the region's major gateway. For an eco-friendly commute, hop on the Seattle Streetcar or take advantage of the city's extensive bus network. The King Street Station serves as a central hub for Amtrak train travel.

Embrace Seattle's connection to nature by visiting Discovery Park, a sprawling urban oasis offering hiking trails and stunning Puget Sound views. The nearby Washington Park Arboretum showcases diverse plant life, and a trip to the Olympic National Park unveils lush rainforests and rugged coastline.

From the bustling tech scene of South Lake Union to the vibrant neighborhoods of Capitol Hill and Fremont, Seattle exudes a welcoming diversity. Taste global flavors in its renowned restaurants and cafes, where locally sourced ingredients shine.

Whether you're sipping artisan coffee, exploring bustling markets, or gazing at the city's architectural wonders, Seattle invites you to experience its unique blend of urban and natural treasures. With convenient transportation options connecting every corner, your Seattle adventure awaits!


Welcome to Vancouver, a vibrant city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain range. With its stunning natural beauty, diverse neighborhoods, and thriving cultural scene, Vancouver promises a one-of-a-kind experience. Let's dive into what makes this city truly special.

Begin your exploration at Stanley Park, an urban oasis offering lush gardens, serene trails, and breathtaking waterfront views. The Seawall, a picturesque path, takes you on a scenic journey around the park's perimeter. Don't miss the iconic Granville Island, a hub of creativity with its bustling Public Market and artisan shops.

For a taste of the city's cosmopolitan vibe, head to Downtown Vancouver. Marvel at the modern architecture, explore the historic Gastown district, and take in the lively atmosphere of Robson Street's shops and restaurants. Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery's diverse collection and immerse yourself in the vibrant neighborhood of Yaletown.

Vancouver boasts a well-connected transportation system. Arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), a major gateway with global connections. The Waterfront Station, a historic transportation hub, offers access to the SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express train services. Getting around is a breeze with the TransLink network.

Nature enthusiasts will love Grouse Mountain, where outdoor activities await year-round, from skiing to hiking. A short ferry ride takes you to Granville Island, where you can explore its artisan market and enjoy local cuisine. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers a thrilling treetop adventure amid lush forests.

From exploring multicultural neighborhoods to savoring world-class dining, Vancouver invites you to immerse yourself in its captivating blend of urban energy and natural wonders. With efficient transportation options connecting every corner, your Vancouver experience is just a journey away.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Main departure station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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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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