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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Seattle by plane, bus, train, car or shuttle

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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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Train

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Seattle

4 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Seattle

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle

Drive

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Seattle

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Seattle, WA - Convention centre

Vancouver to Seattle by bus

The bus journey time between Vancouver and Seattle is around 3h 45m and covers a distance of around 145 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 30m. Services are operated by Amtrak. Typically 28 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 45m
Fastest bus time:
3h 30m
Bus distance:
145 miles
Buses per week:
28
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:30
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vancouver to Seattle bus schedules

Canada → United States
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International entry into United States from Canada

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Canada and Mexico land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited EU Schengen Area, Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, South Africa and United Kingdom in the past 14 days. Canada and Mexico land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in United States

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Considerations leaving from Canada

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Seattle is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Seattle is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Seattle is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to drive, which costs $24 - $35 and takes 2h 43m.

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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 four times a day, 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 .

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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 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, 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.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $260
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Seattle, WA - Convention centre
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
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gotobus.com
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
$237
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 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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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Air Canada and Delta offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 416+ 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 25 min and costs $3 - $6.

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