Seattle to Vancouver Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $18
Fastest Way Flight — 49min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 16 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 119 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, WestJet, Multiple Airlines, BoltBus, Quick Shuttle
Bus
$18 · 2h 49min · 22 lb of CO2
Seattle to Vancouver
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Train
$33 · 2h 26min · 31 lb of CO2
SEA to VAC
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Flight
$97 · 49min · 446 lb of CO2
LKE to CXH
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Seattle to Vancouver Flights

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

Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, WestJet operate flights which can help you travel from Seattle to Vancouver.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from Seattle Tacoma Intl (SEA) to Vancouver Intl (YVR). Alaska Airlines flies from Seattle Tacoma Intl (SEA) to Vancouver Intl (YVR) and is the quickest flight to get you from Seattle to Vancouver.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Vancouver from Seattle, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$16 · 2h 19min · 27 lb of CO2
Seattle to Vancouver

Drive from Seattle to Vancouver

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.

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

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Seattle to Vancouver. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Seattle towards Vancouver, as it is the cheapest to Vancouver. It's common to find tickets for as low as $18. Greyhound operates from Seattle to Vancouver, 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 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.

Is the train or the bus better from Seattle to Vancouver British Columbia?

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

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Seattle to Vancouver
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Seattle to Vancouver
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Air Canada Air Canada from Seattle to Vancouver
Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Vancouver
Flight
WestJet WestJet from Seattle to Vancouver
Bus
BoltBus
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Quick Shuttle