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

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Fly Vancouver Harbour to Seattle - Lake Union

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Seattle - Lake Union

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle

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Fly Vancouver to Seattle

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Seattle

Drive

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Seattle

Vancouver to Seattle by bus

55 Weekly Buses
3h 45m Average Duration
$13 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to bus, which costs $17 - $80 and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to fly which costs $299 and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver and arriving at Seattle. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vancouver and arriving at Seattle. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is 122 miles. The road distance is 143.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs $17 - $80.

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The plane from Vancouver Harbour to Seattle - Lake Union takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Vancouver to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Vancouver station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to fly which takes 1h 5m and costs $299. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $80 and takes 3h 45m, you could also train, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 4h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 122 miles
  • Duration: 1h 5m

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

Harbour Air flies from Vancouver to Seattle 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Vancouver to Seattle 4 times a day, and the journey takes 3h 45m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Amtrak
Quick Shuttle
Phone
1.800.665.2122
Email
rez@quickcoach.com
Website
quickcoach.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Holiday Inn Downtown to Seattle, WA - Convention centre
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
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Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$18 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$13 - $18
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Seattle - Lake Union
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$231
Schedules at
harbourair.com
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harbourair.com

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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

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Vancouver to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Seattle is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Vancouver to Seattle.

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

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Book your Vancouver to Seattle train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Vancouver to Seattle bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 382+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 24 min and costs $3 - $6.

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