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

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Bus  •  4h

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

$13 - $50

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Train  •  4h 25m

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

$35 - $85

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Seattle 143.4 miles

$19 - $28

Fly from Vancouver  •  2h 53m

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

$100 - $298

Shuttle to Bellingham, fly  •  5h

  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

$118 - $228

Shuttle  •  3h 50m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Seattle, WA - Convention Centre S1. Summer Schedule May 5 / ...

$45 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Seattle is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2h 42m.

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

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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 4h 25m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is 195 km. The road distance is 229.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 4h and costs $17 - $60.

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

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Vancouver to Seattle bus services, operated by Boltbus, 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 bus which takes 4h and costs $17 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 4h 25m, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $390 and takes 2h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 122 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

Boltbus operates a bus from Vancouver to Seattle 5 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $50 and the journey takes 4h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Vancouver to Seattle twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Bellingham to Seattle
Ave. Duration
47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
55m
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 Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
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
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.

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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 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60
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 Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
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Shuttle from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Seattle, WA - Convention Centre
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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

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Vancouver to Seattle bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Seattle, WA 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 229 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m 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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There are 697+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25m and costs $3 - $5.

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