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Enjoy the Bus Alternative between Seattle and Vancouver - Train Travel

Amtrak Trains: a Smarter Travel Option than the Bus

Beat the Bus from Seattle to Vancouver - Vancouver Seattle Trains Whether you’re traveling for work, a weekend getaway or a family visit, Amtrak station locations simplify your trip between Seattle and Vancouver. No matter your travel purpose, the bus between Seattle and Vancouver is slower and less picturesque than Amtrak train routes. Both Pacific Central Station in Vancouver and King Street Station in Seattle rest in the heart of each city; providing immediate access to metro buses, taxis, hotels and popular attractions.

Popular Attractions near Each Train Station

Seattle Space Needle - Vancouver Science World

If you’re looking to get started with your trip immediately after detraining, you're in luck. Both the Seattle King Street Station and the Vancouver Pacific Central Station put riders within close proximity of many neighboring attractions.

Passengers destined for the Seattle King Street Station can walk to SAFECO field and CenturyLink field for a Mariners or Seahawks game. Other close and prominent sites include Pioneer Square, Seattle’s historic district; the original Starbucks; and the Seattle’s towering space needle.

Likewise, passengers destined for the Vancouver Pacific Central Station can walk or find quick transportation to a host of prevalent localities. If you're traveling with kids, consider soaking in a bit of inspiration at Science World. Head over to the Vancouver lookout for a 360-degree view of the city or appreciate fine art at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Onboard Benefits

Hindering Traffic delays that affect buses and cars won’t be an issue when you opt to ride the Amtrak Cascades or Coast Starlight. The Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight will escort you north and south along the astonishing Pacific Rim, providing a host of amenities. You'll appreciate the wide reclining seats, electric outlets for your mobile equipment and a Quiet car to relax in. Something you won't find on a bus from Vancouver to Seattle but you will on the train is the Bistro car where passengers can purchase delicious microbrews, wines, regional cuisines and famous Seattle coffee blends. You can even bring your bike to and from Vancouver and Seattle.

We even offer great deals to our passengers traveling alone or with family. Children ages 2 through 15 ride at half-price every day and infants ride for free. Students carrying a Student Advantage Card may purchase tickets at a 15% discount. Travelers in large groups (20 or more) are eligible for up to 20% off each passenger's ticket cost. Others who benefit from choosing the train over the bus include, but are not limited to: AAA Members, Military, NARP Members and Veterans. No matter who you are, if you buy your ticket 14 days in advance, you’ll receive 25% off the lowest available fairs.

Tickets can be booked anytime online, over the phone or at the station. You can complete your trip with our best price guaranteed hotels, car rentals and prearranged things to do in your destination. So forget the bus from Seattle to Vancouver and take the train instead.

Photo credit, Vancouver Science World: Kenny Louie