Using transit is an easy and economical way to get to your downtown Vancouver destination. Our metro area is served by C-TRAN (based in Vancouver), TriMet (based in Portland), and Amtrak. For directions to downtown by transit, visit How to Get Downtown.
Using transit takes you out of the driver's seat and into the passenger seat where you can relax, read, enjoy the passing scenery, and let someone else do the driving for you. Walking to and from the transit stop can add a bit of easy, aerobic exercise to your daily routine and many employers subsidize monthly passes for their employees, further reducing the cost of your daily ride.
For general directions to downtown by transit, go to our How to Get Downtown page.
C-TRAN provides 12 different routes to downtown Vancouver from all corners of the city and Clark County.
Select one from the list below to learn more:
If you are new to riding the bus, read these transit tips.
C-TRAN Downtown Transit Stops
Download this map of downtown bus stops and the bus routes they serve.
Bike & Bus with C-TRAN
All C-TRAN buses are equipped with easy-to-use bike racks and there is no additional charge to use them. Load your bike before boarding, and once you've reached your destination unload your bike, fold up the rack and ride away. Find more information here on taking your bike on C-TRAN.
Portland's TriMet transit system provides both bus and light rail options for travelers connecting between north and south sides of the Columbia River.
TriMet's Yellow Line MAX service extends to Delta Park, and the #6 MLK Jr. Boulevard bus line serves Jantzen Beach.
From Delta Park or Jantzen Beach, connect to downtown Vancouver via the #4 Fourth Plain, #41 Camas/Washougal Limited, #44 Fourth Plain Limited, and #47 Battle Ground Limited.
Amtrak runs five trains each day through Oregon City, Portland, Vancouver and Kelso/Longview.
Trains offer a café car, comfortable seating and wi-fi. The trip between Portland and Vancouver takes 15-25 minutes. Learn more about this service and download the schedule here.