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There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Vancouver by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC Seattle-Vancouver / ...

$13 - $50

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Train  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Cascades

$35 - $85

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Vancouver 141 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Vancouver  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Vancouver (YVR) SEA - YVR

$100 - $297

Fly to Bellingham, shuttle  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Bellingham (BLI) SEA - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond

$118 - $227

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Vancouver is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Vancouver is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 2h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle, WA and arriving at Vancouver, BC. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seattle King Street Station station and arriving at Vancouver Pacific Central Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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The distance between Seattle and Vancouver is 120 miles. The road distance is 141 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Vancouver without a car is to bus which takes 4h and costs $13 - $50.

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The bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC takes 4h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Seattle to Vancouver bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Seattle, WA station.

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Seattle to Vancouver train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Vancouver is to bus which takes 4h and costs $13 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 4h, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $300 and takes 2h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 119.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Vancouver, BC, Canada?

Boltbus operates a bus from Seattle to Vancouver 5 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $50 and the journey takes 4h. Amtrak Thruway also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Vancouver twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Boltbus
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
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gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Seattle to Vancouver bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Vancouver, BC station.

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Seattle to Vancouver train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Vancouver Pacific Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Vancouver is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Seattle to Vancouver.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Air Canada and Delta offer flights from Seattle Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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There are 668+ hotels available in Vancouver. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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