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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle?

Lowest Price$27.00
Fastest Train3h 12m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $27.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, WA to Seattle, WA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $14.89 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 137 miles, or 220 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 12 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?

Trains from Vancouver to Seattle are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vancouver at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Vancouver to Seattle?

Trains leave the station in Vancouver twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Seattle 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 Seattle to Vancouver.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Seattle?

2 train services operate from Vancouver, Washington to Seattle, Washington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades13h 12m$29.03
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 40m$30.84

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • 1301 W 11th St

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Seattle has one train station:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver, WA to Seattle, WA
4.8
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
3.0
Tatyana
5.0
January 6, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The train was on time, no delays, it was smooth👍
Cons
The seat covers need replacing.
Tips
It is so convenient and much safer to go to Seattle by train.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0

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