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Trains from Bellingham to Vancouver with Amtrak

Trains from Bellingham in Washington State are the quickest and most effective way for a trip across the border to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Passengers can experience a picturesque trip to the eclectic Vancouver in less than 2 hours from Bellingham with Amtrak's new European-style train services. Amtrak Cascades trains from Bellingham do not stop at the border as the US and Canadian immigration or customs clearances are done on arrival at Vancouver. Amtrak Cascades operates international services with trains from Bellingham to Vancouver offering timely, reliable mid-week and weekend schedules on a direct route basis. This service makes two departures daily from Bellingham to Vancouver with services that may include stops along the way in Seattle, WA without switching or exchanging trains. The distance is 47 miles (76 kilometers) from Bellingham, Washington to Vancouver, BC Canada and Amtrak train trips take an average of 1 hour and 54 minutes to make the journey. Trains depart Bellingham from Fairhaven Station on 401 Harris Avenue to arrive in Vancouver at the Pacific Central Station at 1150 Station Street.

Which train companies travel from Bellingham to Vancouver?

Amtrak's Cascades services offer the most reliable schedule with two trains from Bellingham to Vancouver, and in under 2 hours. The Bellingham to Vancouver route is at its busiest on Wednesdays, while Fridays have intermittent passenger numbers. Train tickets for the Amtrak train from Bellingham to Vancouver can be booked or secured online via the e-Ticket facility of the Amtrak website and directly at the Quik-Trak Kiosk within the Fairview departure station. The first train leaves Bellingham at 9.52 a.m. to arrive at 11.45 a.m., while the last departing train to Vancouver is at 9.05 p.m. every evening. Passengers will alight from the last train at 11:00 p.m. and have to clear Canadian customs at Pacific Central Terminus.

How long is the train ride from Bellingham to Vancouver?

The train from Bellingham to Vancouver by the carrier Amtrak is part of the Cascades service that takes an average of 1 hour and 54 minutes with two trips available daily. This is the best way to experience the most of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, with scenic gorges and mountains along the route. Luxurious Amtrak Cascades trains from Bellingham to Vancouver feature dedicated cars that offer wide varieties of amenities that include reclining seats, bicycle racks, WiFi onboard and power outlets. During the two hour journey, passengers can visit the bistro car's café services which excel in regional cuisine and serve coffee, wine or microbrews. Get close to the attractions that Vancouver has to offer the minute travelers step out of Pacific Central Station on a trip from Fairview.

How many trains are there from Bellingham to Vancouver?

Amtrak operates two daily trips from Bellingham to Vancouver, with a journey duration that is reflective of the modern trains. There are 14 departures every week for train trips from Bellingham to Vancouver, amounting to about 60 trips every month. Trains are boarded in Bellingham, Washington at Fairhaven station and travelers arrive at Pacific Central Station in Vancouver, BC. The first departing train to Vancouver from Bellingham leaves at 9:50 a.m. while the last train makes out of Fairview Station at 9:05 p.m. daily. Amtrak's train services enable passengers to soak up inspiration at Science World, get a 360° view of the entire city from The Lookout or browse through the art gallery.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Bellingham to Vancouver?

Departure station: Fairhaven Station at 401 Harris Avenue Bellingham serves Amtrak's routes for their Cascades service to Vancouver, BC in Canada. This station is the last stop for Amtrak's international northbound services before leaving the US for Canada and is owned and operated by the Port of Bellingham. Ticketing agents and checked luggage services are available at Fairview Station from between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:05 p.m. Metro-bus services, yellow cab taxis, and rideshares are available from Fairhaven Station, which has paid car park facilities and disabled access.

Arrival station: Pacific Central Station, on 1150 Station Street in Vancouver, British Columbia is the arrival station for Amtrak Cascades passengers. The train from Bellingham to Vancouver crosses the border twice daily and the Pacific Central Station is the immigration terminus where passengers are received by US and Canadian customs. This station is a designated heritage railway station that dates back to 1919, and shuttle-bus or train services are adjacent to its building. Owned by Via Rail, Pacific Central Station features three train platforms and 24 bus stands with full disabled access. Taxis, ride-shares and shuttle services at the Pacific Central Station terminus connect to popular hotels and attractions within the heart of the city.

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FAQs
How many miles is it from Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA by train?
The distance from Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA by train is approximately 215 miles (347 km).
How long is a train between Bellingham, WA and Vancouver, WA on average?
On average the Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA train travel time is 9 h 52 min  for the 215 miles (347 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
How many trains are there to Vancouver, WA from Bellingham, WA a day?
The average number of trains departing Bellingham, WA for Vancouver, WA is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA? What time is the last train from Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA?
The earliest train departing from Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA leaves at 11: 00 PM. The last train departing from Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA leaves at 11: 00 PM. You can find the latest Bellingham, WA to Vancouver, WA train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.