The Amtrak Cascades route travels from the United States to Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is the only stop in Canada on this route, and there is direct service from many cities in Washington State (including Seattle, Tacoma, Everett) and from Portland, Oregon. To connect with these cities, you can travel on the Empire Builder from the Upper Midwest and Montana Rocky Mountains, or board the Coast Starlight in Los Angeles and other California cities.

To view your trip options, use the Find Trains feature on the homepage.

US-Canada Border Crossing

You’ll need appropriate documents to cross into Canada from the United States, such as a passport or trusted traveler card. When booking your train tickets, you’ll need to provide the ID information that you plan to use to cross the border. View the Amtrak website to learn more.

Travel Times

Plan for the following travel times when traveling to Vancouver on the Amtrak Cascades.

Everett to Vancouver, BC3 hours
Seattle to Vancouver, BC4 hours
Tacoma to Vancouver, BC5.5 hours
Portland to Vancouver, BC8 hours

More Information

Top photo credit: Nick Kenrick