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Old August 30th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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Default Seattle to Vancouver

My husband and I are going on our first cruise on RCI in May 2008.
We fly into Seatlle then we need to get to Vancouver.
What is the cheapest and easiest way to get there.

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A couple of years ago, we also flew into Seattle and were sailing out of Vancouver with friends. We found it fairly easy to rent a car and drive to Vancouver. We drove up the evening before the cruise just to be sure we didn't run into any delays.
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Easiest is to take QuickShuttle to run up there by bus. Did this door to door from SEA to One Canada Place.

However, I usually take Amtrak from King Street station up to the Vancouver Station, get a few bucks Canadian and walk across the street and up to the Sky Train and take it to One Canada Place. More scenic route, but then you have to tote your luggage.

Cheapest depends on what the fares run next year.

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My husband and I are going on our first cruise on RCI in May 2008.
We fly into Seatlle then we need to get to Vancouver.
What is the cheapest and easiest way to get there.

Tnanks!
Gina
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I would add to the other comments that it is a 3+ hour shuttle ride from SEA to the Vancouver Port (Ballantyne Pier).

One member of our party rode the shuttle for over 7 hours this last August due to traffic problems. Traffic accident, as I remember. He arrived at our Vancouver hotel about midnight. (ugh)

When you count the cost of Seattle vs Vancouver for airfare, remember that your shuttle will be $85-90 rt per person plus $10 baggage.

This puts a pretty big dent in the price difference between the two.

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Old October 5th, 2007, 09:43 PM
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My husband and I are going on our first cruise on RCI in May 2008.
We fly into Seatlle then we need to get to Vancouver.
What is the cheapest and easiest way to get there.

Tnanks!
Gina
As someone said the time fro Sea to Van canbe very long.
Normally the wait at the border can be up to 5 hrs depending on the
volume and it's the start/end of a long week-end . The third week-end
in May is a national holiday . The waits could be very long both ways.

There a number of sites that give wait times. If you can take a few extra days and visit Vancouver.

Very beautiful city (biased grew up there)

There are many things to see in the city close to the port that don't
require an organized tour.

1 - Chinatown
2 - Granville Island
3 - Stanley Park
4 - Robin street

The cheapest is probably the Greyhound . I think they a special lanes
for buses.
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Another possible source of delay on Canada entry by bus can occur when the Canadian Customs folk inspect luggage on entry. Have seen them empty all luggage off an entire bus adding an hour and a half delay. Doesn't happen on a train (as often?).

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I would add to the other comments that it is a 3+ hour shuttle ride from SEA to the Vancouver Port (Ballantyne Pier).

One member of our party rode the shuttle for over 7 hours this last August due to traffic problems. Traffic accident, as I remember. He arrived at our Vancouver hotel about midnight. (ugh)

When you count the cost of Seattle vs Vancouver for airfare, remember that your shuttle will be $85-90 rt per person plus $10 baggage.

This puts a pretty big dent in the price difference between the two.

Don't forget your passports!
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Another possible source of delay on Canada entry by bus can occur when the Canadian Customs folk inspect luggage on entry. Have seen them empty all luggage off an entire bus adding an hour and a half delay. Doesn't happen on a train.

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I would add to the other comments that it is a 3+ hour shuttle ride from SEA to the Vancouver Port (Ballantyne Pier).

One member of our party rode the shuttle for over 7 hours this last August due to traffic problems. Traffic accident, as I remember. He arrived at our Vancouver hotel about midnight. (ugh)

When you count the cost of Seattle vs Vancouver for airfare, remember that your shuttle will be $85-90 rt per person plus $10 baggage.

This puts a pretty big dent in the price difference between the two.

Don't forget your passports!

I've seen Canada Custom holdup the train at the border or Whiterock BC
for a immigration and baggage check.
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I'm booked on Amtrak to go Seattle-Vancouver and it only cost us $28 each one way. We thought that was pretty reasonable.
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