There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Tacoma by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Seattle Lake Union SPB, bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Seattle Lake Union SPB (LKE) CXH - LKE
  2. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Seneca St to Pacific Ave & S 14th St

$27 - $212

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Seattle  •  3 h 14 min

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

$99 - $293

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

Bus Greyhound USA #2  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Tacoma, Wa 1429

$22 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Tacoma 176.8 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Tacoma is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Tacoma is to fly and bus which costs $35 - $280 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Tacoma is 231 km. The road distance is 282.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Vancouver to Tacoma, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at Tacoma, Wa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak station 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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There are 134+ hotels available in Tacoma. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Tacoma.
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  • Distance: 144.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Air Canada and Delta fly from Vancouver to Tacoma hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Tacoma via Seattle, WA and 2nd Ave & Seneca St in around 5 h 24 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Kenmore Air
Website
kenmoreair.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Seattle Lake Union SPB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$22 - $210
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 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
Bus operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Seneca St to Pacific Ave & S 14th St
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
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
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
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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Tacoma, Wa
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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