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Pacific Central Station

Train Station
1150 Station St (at Terminal Ave), Vancouver BC V6A 4C7, Canada
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 AM–1:00 AM
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Based on 68 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Danielle S.
    "Amtrak bus from Seattle arrives at the front of the station."(3 Tips)
    Eric T.
    "Greyhound Canada from Pacific Central Station"(4 Tips)
    Books for Cooks
    "Vancouver to seattle for the views"(3 Tips)
    Susan W.
    "big gluten free selection"(2 Tips)
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  • Angela W.

    Taxi stand is to the left after exiting the station - no good signage to tell you that!

    Angela W. · September 10, 2015
  • Timothy John G.

    Here for a trip to the U.S.? Bolt Bus / Amtrak (Bus/Train) / Greyhound are your best bets. Book online for better prices (Ahead of schedule).

    Timothy John Garcia · February 18, 2015
  • cherie

    McDonald's is gone, replaced by A&W.

    cherie · November 23, 2014
  • Irina

    Bring pen for customs forms and be prepared to fill them out in line. If wanting to sit on specific side of the train, tell the agent at the end of that line as you're handing over your passport/forms

    Irina · September 2, 2014
  • Books for Cooks

    Vancouver to seattle for the views - double check the schedule to make sure you get the train not the bus - schedule info is very confusing :(

    Books for Cooks · January 19, 2014
  • Jas S.

    McDonalds is gone :(

    Jas Sohi · December 31, 2013
  • Kelly M.

    Don't buy the muffins from the little coffee shop. So stale.

    Kelly Marion · November 12, 2013
  • Kate R.

    If you're taking the southbound train: Try to get a seat on the eastern side. (seats A/B)

    Kate Ray · August 30, 2013
  • Ben H.

    No more luggage lockers here - they just removed them! Chalk up another practicality lost to "security".

    Ben Hughes · August 11, 2013
  • Charles K.

    The Boltbus is a great form of transportation to go to and from Seattle/Portland. Plus, there's wifi on the bus.

    Charles Koh · July 21, 2013
  • Susan W.

    Maybe no big gluten free selection but at least there is cold beers Canadian too!

    Susan Weiss · June 26, 2013
  • Scott R.

    Ah, McDonald's- we hardly knew ye. Here's hoping something better replaces it.

    Scott Rose · June 10, 2013
  • Dave D.

    Dining car options are slim and without Gluten Free options (aside from coffee and bananas.)

    Dave DeVisser · May 22, 2013
  • Patchara K.

    For train 6:40am, Foreigner to USA must be here atound 5:30am

    Patchara Kerdsiri · April 16, 2013
  • ÜberBrunch R.

    If you are taking the train to the US it's better to have some American money to use at the on board cafe, because they don't give you a fair exchange for Canadian money.

    ÜberBrunch Rose · September 13, 2012
  • Alex D.

    Automatically fining parking meters - what an intense level of asshattery

    Alex Dawson · August 17, 2012
  • Kei T.

    The 516 never arrives here on time, so make sure you're prepared to wait

    Kei Tan · April 15, 2012
  • Kym W.

    When taking the Greyhound ALWAYS arrive 30mins early to buy your ticket and clear security check. No sharp or dangerous items in your carry-on and have your ticket and ID ready to show security.

    Kym Wilson · March 29, 2012
  • Jenna M.

    Reminds me of Hugo. Best thing about this place is most definitely the McDonalds ;)

    Jenna McNaught · March 20, 2012
  • Gurjeet S.

    Definitely a traffic hub. Trains, buses, etc. You'll always find tourists here

    Gurjeet Singh · January 2, 2012
  • Eric T.

    Ditch the car and take Greyhound Canada from Pacific Central Station to Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Eight daily coach bus trips serve transit to Whistler Village on a 2.5 hour scenic drive. Read more

    Eric Tigre · December 5, 2011
  • Nathan K.

    If you're on the AM train heading south and sitting on the left side, expect sun the entire way down. Gorgeous views though!

    Nathan Kam · September 28, 2011
  • Timika H.

    Stay away from the bathrooms. Last resort only!

    Timika Hogan · August 20, 2011
  • @FusionRockRadio V.

    Really nice attendant working for via rail who knew just about everything you needed to know!

  • Danielle S.

    Amtrak bus from Seattle arrives at the front of the station.

    Danielle S · May 20, 2011
  • Michael W.

    Do not eat mcdonald's before any long travel. It's never worth it.

    Michael Wilson · May 15, 2011
  • Tyrell W.

    Catch the Greyhound bus here to get non-stop service to Whistler!

    Tyrell Witherspoon · February 4, 2011
  • Eric T.

    Pacific Central's grand Neoclassical building serves as a major stop for Amtrak Cascades service to and from Seattle and transportation hub for Vancouver. Skytrain access to downtown runs all day.

    Eric Tigre · October 17, 2010
  • Erin L.

    The color photobooth is great! A wonderful way to remember last moments with a friend before a journey.

    Erin L · October 2, 2010
  • Pat B.

    The bus to whistler is actually a gray hound, not an Amtrak bus behind the station. When you make an online reservation, it doesn't mention that...

    Pat Branch · August 10, 2010
  • Pat B.

    They don't have a ticket machine... so you have to wait in line...

    Pat Branch · August 10, 2010
  • Shawna J.

    A solid place to people watch!

    Shawna Jacques · June 29, 2010
  • Simon C.

    Yay, finally made it home

    Simon Cowburn · January 3, 2010
  • MikaelDorian

    Des trains pour Toronto, Calgary, Kamloops et Seattle. Pour l'entrée aux USA (Amtrak Cascades), venez au moins 1h30 avant le départ du train.

    MikaelDorian · September 8, 2014

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