Travel from VAN to Seattle

5h 26min
31 lb of CO2
2h 57min
42 lb of CO2
65 lb of CO2

VAN to Seattle Flights

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

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

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

Drive from VAN to Seattle

It's 138 miles between VAN to Seattle. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 37min and 2h 45min from VAN to Seattle 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 Seattle 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 VAN to Seattle?

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from VAN to Seattle. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the train out of VAN towards SEA, as it is the cheapest to Seattle. It's common to find tickets for as low as $26. Amtrak operates from VAN to Seattle, so you book your trip with them! Take the train, it is cheaper and more comfortable than the bus!

When to book trip from VAN to Seattle?

On your trip from VAN to Seattle, 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.

VAN to Seattle WA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from VAN to Seattle. 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 Seattle is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the VAN/Seattle buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from VAN 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 VAN WA and Seattle 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 VAN to Seattle? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Seattle 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 Seattle 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 VAN to Seattle?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from VAN to Seattle is by train. The train costs $26 roughly and will take 3 hours 51 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from VAN to Seattle?

Amtrak costs about $26 between VAN and Seattle. In total, the train will take roughly 3 hours 51 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at VAN Vancouver Amtrak, which is 0 miles from VAN. Further, once you arrive at SEA Seattle King Street Station or you will still have 1 miles to Seattle.

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

The total distance between VAN and Seattle 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.

VAN to Seattle Travel Information

Cheapest Way Train — $26
Fastest Way Flight — 43min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 25 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 138 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines

Travel companies on this route

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