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Getting In and Around Vancouver

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Vancouver is easily accessible via interstate highways, air and rail. Interstate-5 is the major highway serving Vancouver. The public transportation system of Vancouver is also well-developed, making it easy and convenient to navigate within the city. Read further to know how to get in and around Vancouver-


Getting to Vancouver

Getting to Vancouver by Plane

Vancouver is near to the Portland International Airport. It is just 10-15 minutes drive away from Vancouver, WA.  Several regional, international and national airlines serve the airport. Many rental car companies operate at the airport. You can rent a car at the airport and easily reach Vancouver. Some of the rental car agencies operating at the Portland International Airport are:

National Car Rental
Address: 7105 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6890

Dollar Rent a Car
Address: 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220, United States
Phone: 1 503-249-4792

Avis Car Rental
Address: 7102 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220, United States
Phone: 1 503-249-4950

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
Address: 7105 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, United States
Phone: 1 503-252-1500

Hertz Rent a Car
Address: 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, United States
Phone: 1 503-528-7900

Getting to Vancouver by Car

Vancouver Interstate Highway
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Vancouver is easily accessible via interstate highways 5 and 205. I-5 is the major freeway in the central part of the city, while I-205 is the main freeway on the east side of Vancouver crossing the Columbia from the east Portland and terminates on I-5 in North Vancouver.  Also, there are other state highways that offer easy access to Vancouver-
  • Washington State Route 14 ends in downtown Vancouver, offering access to the eastern suburbs of Vancouver. 
  • State Route 503 and State Route 500 offers access to the eastern Vancouver. 

Getting to Vancouver by Train

Vancouver Train
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Amtrak train serves Vancouver. The Amtrak station is in downtown.  The Amtrak station in Vancouver is served by the Empire Builder, Cascades and Coast Starlight lines. Every day, about 8 Cascades Amtrak trains stop at the Vancouver Station. The Coast Starlight and the Cascades lines are boarded on the north-west side of the Vancouver station, while the Empire builder line is boarded on the south-east part of the station.

Vancouver Station-
Address: 1301 W 11th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660, United States
Phone: 1 800-872-7245

Getting to Vancouver by Bus

Greyhound Bus offers service to Vancouver.  C-Tran  also offers buses from Portland to Vancouver. 

Getting Around Vancouver

Public Transportation in Vancouver

Vancouver Public Transit
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C-Tran is the public bus service of the Clark County and the Vancouver. It covers the whole of Clark County and various points in Portland. Visitors can explore Vancouver on C-Tran buses as it connects to several areas of interests within and outside the city limits. 

Address: 2425 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661, United States
Phone: 1 360-695-0123

Getting Around Vancouver by Walking

Walking around Vancouver is convenient and easy. There are many points of interests in the city that can be covered on foot, such as Uptown Village, downtown area, and more. 

Getting Around Vancouver by Rental Cars

Budget Car Rental
Address: 14605 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98682, United States
Phone: 1 360-896-3076

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 7503 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98664, United States
Phone: 1 360-750-1111

Vancouver Toyota Rent a Car
Address: 10009 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662, United States
Phone: 1 360-253-0217

Hertz Rent a Car
Address: 2700 NE Andresen Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661, United States
Phone: 1 360-993-2184

Dollar Rent a Car
Address: Vancouver, WA, United States
Phone: 1 360-993-2184

Avis Car Rental
Address: 8800 NE Vancouver Mall Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662, United States
Phone: 1 360-254-5991

Getting Around Vancouver by Cabs/Taxi Services

Cabs/Taxis are dependable and easy way to get around Vancouver.

Radio Cab
Address: 3010 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, United States
Phone: 1 360-694-1234

Vancouver Cab Company
Address: 2821 NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661, United States
Phone: 1 360-737-3333

Getting In and Around Vancouver Map Guide

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