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

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Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak 8948 / ...

$13 - $50

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Train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$35 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Seattle 140.8 miles

$18 - $27

Fly from Vancouver  •  2 h 48 min

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

$99 - $293

Shuttle to Bellingham, fly  •  4 h 52 min

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

$116 - $224

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Seattle, WA - Amtrak. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station station and arriving at Seattle King Street Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is 192 km. The road distance is 225.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Seattle without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $17 - $60.

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The Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $17 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 4 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $390 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 119.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Amtrak Thruway operates a bus from Vancouver to Seattle 4 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Boltbus also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Vancouver to Seattle twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Bellingham to Seattle
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle via Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
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
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
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Boltbus
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
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 Vancouver Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Seattle is 225 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Vancouver to Seattle.

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

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There are 709+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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