Amtrak service is resuming between Seattle and Vancouver BC


The first return trip will take place on September 26th. She departs Seattle at 7:45 am and arrives in Vancouver, BC at 11:45 am

VANCOUVER, BC – Amtrak travel between Seattle and Vancouver, BC is resuming after being suspended for more than two years.

The first Amtrak Cascades train departs Seattle on Monday, September 26 at 7:45 am. It will stop in five cities before reaching Vancouver, BC at 11:45 am

Southbound, Amtrak Cascades departs Vancouver at 5:45 p.m. and arrives in Seattle at 10:10 p.m. This one-way round-trip service is offered daily, with a second daily service to be added in the future as Amtrak staff and equipment permit.

In addition to resuming service to Canada, the route also offers three daily round-trips between Portland and Seattle, two daily round-trips between Eugene and Portland, two daily buses between Seattle and Bellingham, and four daily buses between Seattle and Vancouver, BC .

This is the second of three services traveling to Canada to resume operations since the pandemic. Amtrak Maple Leaf resumed services to and from Toronto in June.

In addition to the standard documents required to enter another country, a few more requirements have been introduced.

For travel to Canada, all passengers must use the ArriveCAN app before travel and wear a mask in Canadian stations and onboard trains when traveling through Canada. Non-Canadian citizens must be fully vaccinated and carry the vaccination card uploaded to ArriveCAN.

To travel to the United States, non-US citizens must be fully vaccinated with a USFDA or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. These requirements were introduced by the Canadian and US governments. Visit the Viarail website for more information.

Customers can purchase tickets on,, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket counters and kiosks, and by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. Travelers departing from Canada can also book their tickets at and via 1-888-VIA-RAIL.


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