Travel from Seattle to VAN

2h 57min
35 lb of CO2
452 lb of CO2

Seattle to VAN Flights

There are 2 airports — LKE, SEA — that make sense to fly out of from Seattle and 1 airports — PDX — to access VAN. The best deals are usually found by flying out of SEA.

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, jetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Seattle to VAN.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from Seattle Tacoma Intl (SEA) to Portland Intl (PDX). Alaska Airlines flies from Seattle Tacoma Intl (SEA) to Portland Intl (PDX) and is the quickest flight to get you from Seattle to VAN.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to VAN from Seattle, a flight is the quickest method.
5h 26min
31 lb of CO2
2h 37min
30 lb of CO2

Drive from Seattle to VAN

It's 138 miles between Seattle to VAN. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 37min and 2h 45min from Seattle to VAN under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 53min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to VAN by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $18.

What is the best way to travel from Seattle to VAN?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Seattle to VAN. The fastest way out of Seattle towards Portland is by bus, as it is the quickest to the VAN area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $15. Alaska Airlines operates from Seattle to VAN, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Seattle to VAN?

On your trip from Seattle to VAN, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Seattle to VAN WA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Seattle to VAN. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to VAN is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Seattle/VAN buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Seattle is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Seattle WA and VAN during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Seattle to VAN? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of VAN traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to VAN is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Seattle to VAN?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Seattle to VAN is by bus. The bus costs $15 roughly and will take 5 hours 26 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Seattle to VAN?

Amtrak costs about $44 between Seattle and VAN. In total, the train will take roughly 3 hours 9 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at SEA Seattle King Street Station, which is 1 miles from Seattle. Further, once you arrive at VAN Vancouver Amtrak or you will still have 0 miles to VAN.

How long does it take from Seattle to VAN by car?

The total distance between Seattle and VAN is 138 miles and will take you about 2 hours 37 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $19.

Seattle to VAN Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $15
Fastest Way Flight — 45min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 25 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, flight, bus and by car
Distance 138 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak from Seattle to VAN
Train company
19015 routes
Alaska Airlines from Seattle to VAN
Alaska Airlines
848 routes
Hawaiian Airlines from Seattle to VAN
Hawaiian Airlines
40 routes
jetBlue from Seattle to VAN
440 routes
Virgin America from Seattle to VAN
Virgin America
73 routes