Vancouver (Washington)

Vancouver is a city in the Southwest Washington region of Washington State, immediately north of the border with Oregon. Two bridges across the Columbia River connect Vancouver to the rest of the Portland metropolitan area. Vancouver is the fourth largest city in Washington (and is more populous than all cities in Oregon with the exception of Portland), but is obscured by its close proximity to and economic reliance on Portland, OR. It should not be confused with the larger city of the same name, Vancouver, BC (Canada) which is just under 300 miles (450 km) to the north.

Downtown Vancouver

Get in

By plane

Vancouver is closer to the Portland International Airport than most of Portland, about a 20-minute drive away.

By car

Interstate 5 and 205 passes directly through the city. From the east, Interstate 84 (in Oregon, connecting to 5 and 205) and SR 14 (in Washington) provide access through the Columbia River Gorge. SR 14 begins/ends in downtown Vancouver.

By train

By bus

Get around

By public transit

C-TRAN is Clark County's public bus system. Buses runs throughout the area, serving riders as far north as Ridgefield/La Center, as far east as Camas/Washougal and south across the river to Portland. Express buses and select routes allow connections and transfers to and from TriMet buses and MAX lines.









The area code for Vancouver is 360. Seven digit dialing for all local calls, but note that the 360 area code also covers most of Washington west of the Cascades but outside the greater Everett-Seattle-Tacoma corridor, so 360 numbers outside of the local calling area may incur long distance charges, depending on where in the 360 area code you are calling. You don't need to use the area code when calling within 360.




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Routes through Vancouver

Seattle Kelso  N  S  Portland Eugene
END Portland  W  E  Pasco Spokane
Seattle Ridgefield  N  S  Hayden Island Portland
END  W  E  Camas Ends at

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