Travel from Seattle to Vancouver

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$18 | 4h 30min Flight$97 | 49min Bus16 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$18
    3h 49min · 22 lb of CO2
  2. Train$33
    2h 46min · 31 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$97
    4h 58min · 446 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$16
    2h 19min · 27 lb of CO2

Seattle to Vancouver Buses

bus tickets from Seattle to Vancouver

$18 · 3h 49min

Bus to Vancouver

Quick Shuttle
Bus Tickets
About $43
Travel Duration
3h 49min
GreyhoundGreyhound Seattle to Vancouver
Bus Tickets
About $18
Travel Duration
4h 30min
BoltBus
Bus Tickets
About $20
Travel Duration
4h 0min

bus tickets from Seattle to Richmond

$43 · 3h 20min

Bus to Richmond

Quick Shuttle
Bus Tickets
About $43
Travel Duration
3h 20min

bus tickets from Tukwila to Vancouver

$34 · 4h 58min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $34
Travel Duration
4h 58min

bus tickets from Seattle to Surrey

$43 · 2h 49min

Bus to Surrey

Quick Shuttle
Bus Tickets
About $43
Travel Duration
2h 49min

Seattle to Vancouver Trains

train tickets from Seattle to Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside)

$42 · 2h 46min
AmtrakAmtrak SEA train to VAC
Train Tickets
About $42
Travel Duration
2h 46min
Seattle - SEA
Amtrak from SEA to VACAmtrak · 2h 46minAmtrak Cascades
Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside) - VAC

train tickets from Renton to Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside)

$43 · 3h 1min
AmtrakAmtrak TUK train to VAC
Train Tickets
About $43
Travel Duration
3h 1min
Renton - TUK
Amtrak from TUK to VACAmtrak · 3h 1minAmtrak Cascades
Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside) - VAC

train tickets from Edmonds to Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside)

$39 · 2h 26min
AmtrakAmtrak EDM train to VAC
Train Tickets
About $39
Travel Duration
2h 26min
Edmonds - EDM
Amtrak from EDM to VACAmtrak · 2h 26minAmtrak Cascades
Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside) - VAC

train tickets from Tacoma to Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside)

$33 · 5h 26min
AmtrakAmtrak TAC train to VAC
Train Tickets
About $33
Travel Duration
5h 26min
Tacoma - TAC
Amtrak from TAC to VACAmtrak · 5h 26minAmtrak Cascades
Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside) - VAC

Seattle to Vancouver Flights

bus tickets from LKE to CXH

$228 · 4h 58min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $228
Travel Duration
4h 58min

bus tickets from LKE to YVR

$227 · 4h 57min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $227
Travel Duration
4h 57min

bus tickets from SEA to YVR

$97 · 49min

Flight to YVR

Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines SEA to YVR
Oneway
About $97
Travel Duration
49min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $1,022
Travel Duration
15h 40min
Air CanadaAir Canada SEA to YVR
Oneway
About $681
Travel Duration
11h 56min
WestJetWestJet SEA to YVR
Oneway
About $172
Travel Duration
1h 4min

Drive from Seattle to Vancouver

Driving from Seattle to Vancouver

$16 · 2h 19min

It's 120 miles between Seattle to Vancouver. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 19min and 2h 26min from Seattle to Vancouver under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 32min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Vancouver 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 $16.

Our recommendation to Vancouver

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Seattle to Vancouver?

On your trip from Seattle to Vancouver, 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 Vancouver British Columbia - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Seattle to Vancouver. 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 Vancouver is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Seattle/Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Seattle to Vancouver is by bus. The bus costs $18 roughly and will take 4 hours 30 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Seattle to Vancouver?

Amtrak costs about $42 between Seattle and Vancouver. In total, the train will take roughly 2 hours 46 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 VAC Vancouver Pacific Central Station or you will still have 2 miles to Vancouver.

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

The total distance between Seattle and Vancouver is 120 miles and will take you about 2 hours 19 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $16.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Seattle to Vancouver
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Seattle to Vancouver
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Air Canada from Seattle to Vancouver
Air Canada
Airline
388 routes
Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Vancouver
Alaska Airlines
Airline
848 routes
WestJet from Seattle to Vancouver
WestJet
Airline
77 routes
BoltBus
Bus company
32 routes
Quick Shuttle
Bus company
8 routes