Trips from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. will be a little easier by the end of the month.
Amtrak announced that it will resume service to Vancouver, B.C. Monday, September 26. Daily trips will depart Seattle at 7:45 a.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 11:45 a.m., stopping in Edmonds, Everett, Stanwood, Mt. Vernon and Bellingham along the way. Southbound trains will leave Vancouver at 5:45 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 10:10 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at Amtrak.com, AmtrakCascades.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and by calling 800/USA-RAIL. Travelers departing from Canada can also book their tickets at ViaRail.ca, and through 888/VIA-RAIL.
Amtrak Cascades service between Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle has been suspended since 2020 due to the pandemic. Amtrak has plans to add a second daily trip between the two cities when staffing and equipment allow, according to an August 31 Amtrak press release.
Passengers traveling into Canada must use the ArriveCAN app before travel and wear a mask in Canadian stations and on trains while traveling through Canada, according to the press release. Non-Canadian citizens must be fully vaccinated and carry record of vaccination uploaded into ArriveCAN.
Passengers traveling into the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens must also provide proof that they are fully vaccinated.
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