LA to Vancouver - Discount Airlines?
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Jan 26, 2012 6:49 PM Last Post By: Shushwap
Jan 6, 2012 6:50 PM
LA to Vancouver - Discount Airlines?I'm interested in going to Vancouver / Victoria during my trip here to the U.S. and would like to know the best way to get there from LA. Does anyone have any recommendation for discount or affordable flights or train routes?
Preferrably, I'd like to go to Vancouver next week sometime - Maybe Monday, January 9.
Jan 6, 2012 7:14 PM
Jan 6, 2012 10:56 PM
2Better to fly (click here for Southwest Airlines to Seattle and than bus the rest of the way to Vancouver. From Sea-Tac Airport QuickShuttle offers direct bus service to Vancouver. Flights are cheaper if you can book 7 days or more in advance. The cheapest for Monday Jan 9 (for booking Saturday Jan 7) could be bus from Los Angeles to Vancouver via Sacramento, Portland and Seattle.
Edited by: anyone101
Jan 6, 2012 11:37 PM
Jan 6, 2012 11:40 PM
Jan 7, 2012 5:15 AM
A 24+ hr train/bus ride is worth NOT having to go through the Fascist TSA security at a US airport! IMO
Jan 7, 2012 7:18 AM
6There is only one train a day between LA & Seattle. It leaves LA about 2 PM (schedule shows noon, but AMTRAK has announced a delayed departure due to track work, until Feb.)
35 hours later, you get into Seattle at 1 AM. That's if there are no other delays, which are unfortunately common in this route. AMTRAK can also take you from Seattle to Vancouver by bus, with a 4 AM arrival.
Fare is $131 to Seattle; $140 to Vancouver. Another $286 will get you a roomette that converts from seats to two berths at night,
Jan 7, 2012 7:29 AM
7The Sunset limited Stays interesting to Paso Robles...The tracks then are inland & pass the great views of the Mt. Shasta area in darkness... The views get better, Klamath Falls into Eugene. After, it's farmland, trees & suburbs into Seattle...If the timing fits...Be sure the AMTRAK route you book out of Seattle is the AM train(not a bus). Leaving the Seattle area,the rails hug the sound with good views of the Olympic Mtns. to the West...Customs is done aboard, in a civilised manner, whilst rolling into Vancouver...carracar
Jan 7, 2012 7:31 AM
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Jan 7, 2012 9:21 AM
11In winter riding the Coast Starlight is like a short stay in Hades. Overheated, crying babies, dark outside, and inevitably late. Oy.
Fly on Alaska Airlines to YVR for $160. Flying to Seattle ($120) and taking the train ($40) won't save you anything and you'll kill a full day waiting for the evening train departure from Seattle.)
Jan 7, 2012 12:38 PM
12I took the Coast Starlight from Portland to L.A. last March. No Hades. Not overheated. No crying babies (they have those on planes, too). Dark outside at night--yes!! Shocking!! But not during the day!!!!! Our train actually arrived in L.A. early. I think OP can probably decide whehter to spend all the time on the train or fly. Their original question was about "discont" airlines. OP needs to check themselves. Sometimes Southwest is chapest and sometimes it's not, even with no baggage fees. Alaska may be chapest. Depends on the exact dates. No one airline will always be chapest. They can check Expedia, Orbitz, etc. for most airlines, and Southwest.com for that airline's flights, and look at possiblities both into Seattle and into Vancouver (then adding the bus or train time and cost to Vancouver if they've flown into Seattle).
Jan 7, 2012 1:38 PM
Jan 7, 2012 11:38 PM
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