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Old 11-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Best way to get to and from Seattle to Vancouver

We have 6 of us going to Alaska we will fly SW into Seattle. I will have my then 82 mom who is very active but I want to make it not stressful. The two options that I have seen are the train and the shuttle bus. Hi much does it cost to get from Vancouver to the Pan Pacific from the train station? For those that did the bus how long we're you at the boarder? Long delays? What time did you get to the pier ?
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Look for the big Vancouver FAQ thread. Has all the answers.
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I believe this is the thread that Lollipop's Mom is referring to:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ight=vancouver
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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We flew into Seattle and did one-way car rentals for our trips to/from Vancouver. It couldn't have been easier. There are a couple of rental agencies located right in Canada Place (where the cruise terminal is) so it was just like we had our own car parked in the garage there. We just stopped at the rental counter and then were on our way.
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I did this earlier this year. It was much cheaper to fly into Seattle and rent a car for the day ($100 one way). Here is a good blog post on the topic. http://powertouring.blogspot.com/201...a-seattle.html
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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We flew into Seattle and did one-way car rentals for our trips to/from Vancouver. It couldn't have been easier. There are a couple of rental agencies located right in Canada Place (where the cruise terminal is) so it was just like we had our own car parked in the garage there. We just stopped at the rental counter and then were on our way.
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It was much cheaper to fly into Seattle and rent a car for the day ($100 one way).
Can I ask what car rental companies you used? I've been trying to research this online, and haven't been able to come up with much.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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Can I ask what car rental companies you used? I've been trying to research this online, and haven't been able to come up with much.
I believe we used National or Alamo. Their desk is n the lobby of the Pan Pacific which is a floor or two above the cruise terminal.
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For those that did the bus how long we're you at the boarder? Long delays? What time did you get to the pier ?
Well, the very first thing anyone needs to remind you is to get into town *at least* a day before your cruise. That way a delay at the border isn't going to ruin the cruise.

I love the train, but for those flying in it does put extra days into the schedule because of Amtrak's schedule. You might have to stay a night in the Seattle area, and if you don't want to risk anything on the train day, that will be a day ahead of time as well.

(we live near Seattle and still went up 2 full days before our cruise, to make sure we didn't miss it, and, well, we LOVE Vancouver, love love love it)
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