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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Richmond to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Richmond to Seattle usually takes around 3 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance114 mi (183 km)
Shortest duration3h 10m
Cheapest price$56.49
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Richmond to Seattle

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Valeria

January 6, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: It was on time and the bus driver was Friendly. Cons: Seats could be more comfortable and it would be hice to get a little help with the bagage. Tips: Don't Know.

Pros: It was on time and the bus driver was Friendly. Cons: Seats could be more comfortable and it would be hice to get a little help with the bagage. Tips: Don't Know.

4.0

Debbie

January 6, 2022- Business

Amtrak Thruway

Good price, comfortable, felt safe, good timing.

Good price, comfortable, felt safe, good timing.

4.0

Jian Yu

November 9, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Good and smooth.

Good and smooth.

5.0

Henry

August 30, 2019- Solo travel

Quick Shuttle

Pros: Just got to cross the US Border. Cons: Nope. Tips: I do not think if we could come back in the future?

Pros: Just got to cross the US Border. Cons: Nope. Tips: I do not think if we could come back in the future?

5.0

Barbara

August 30, 2019

Quick Shuttle

Pros: It was good sightseeing and enjoyable riding. We will go back in future. Thank you for your wonderful service. Cons: Only one thing is to clean the restroom. I can smell bad odor when I say in back. Tips: No command.

Pros: It was good sightseeing and enjoyable riding. We will go back in future. Thank you for your wonderful service. Cons: Only one thing is to clean the restroom. I can smell bad odor when I say in back. Tips: No command.

Price trends for buses from Richmond to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

$56$38$19JanJan

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

What bus companies travel from Richmond to Seattle?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Richmond to Seattle. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway43h 19m$56.49
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Richmond to Seattle start at $56. On average, there are 4 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Richmond to Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 183 kilometers from Richmond to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 10 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Richmond to Seattle for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Seattle, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Richmond?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Richmond to Seattle without transferring.

City Information

Richmond

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Richmond’s rich culture is a product of its coastal geography and multiethnic make-up. Visit Steveston, one of Richmond's iconic fishing villages that's also home to two National Historic Sites, to take in the city's long-standing marine history while enjoying stunning seaside vistas. Nature lovers can get out onto the water to spy on orcas or venture inland to watch the dozens of migratory bird species that touch down in town from winter to spring.

Popular heritage sites with no admission fee include the International Buddhist Temple, Richmond Museum, and Richmond Art Museum, offering visitors a great way to explore local culture on a shoestring budget. Known for its Chinese influences, Richmond offers some of the most authentic Chinese food found on this side of the Pacific in the Golden Village or along the Dumpling Trail. The Richmond Night Market also serves up a mouth-watering selection of street food hailing from all corners of the Asian continent.

Richmond is not far from Vancouver International Airport, which provides flights across North America and is also home to an award-winning gallery of indigenous artworks. Bus and rail networks serve the region while regular ferries run to Victoria through the scenic Strait of Georgia.

Seattle

Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

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Arrival stations

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

Bus stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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