There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Tacoma by bus, train, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Boltbus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA Vancouver-Seattle / ...
  2. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Seneca St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G 594

$15 - $50

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Tacoma Amtrak Amtrak Cascades

$40 - $100

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Seattle, Wa 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G 594

$22 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Tacoma 174.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Vancouver  •  3 h 1 min

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

$99 - $293

Subway to Bellingham, fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the subway from King Edward Station to Bridgeport Station
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Seattle (SEA) BLI - SEA

$116 - $224

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Tacoma is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Tacoma is to fly which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $130 - $390.

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The distance between Vancouver and Tacoma is 228 km. The road distance is 279 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Vancouver to Tacoma, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G via 2nd Ave & Seneca St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak and arriving at Tacoma Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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

You can take a bus from Vancouver to Tacoma via Seattle, WA and 2nd Ave & Seneca St in around 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Vancouver to Tacoma once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Bellingham to Seattle
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Tacoma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Subway from King Edward Station to Bridgeport Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
translink.ca
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Seneca St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Bus from Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Greyhound USA
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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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