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Vancouver to Seattle bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||3h 30m|
|Trips per day||4|
Vancouver to Seattle Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need your passport on the bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle?
Yes, you will need to carry a passport or proof of citizenship on your person when traveling from Vancouver, Canada, to Seattle. Forms of valid ID include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, as well as a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as FAST cards). You will be asked to present your identification to the bus driver along with your ticket before boarding. Travelers cannot commute between Canada and the US without a valid type of ID.
When your bus arrives at the US border, all passengers will be asked to get off and submit their belongings to a mandatory security screening. All unclaimed belongings will be removed by officials at that time.
Is it safe to travel by bus from Vancouver to Seattle right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Seattle?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $60.09 was the low point for bus fares from Vancouver to Seattle. Buses from Seattle to Vancouver are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $60.09 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 121 miles (195 kilometers) from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?
The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 British Columbia to Washington without transferring.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vancouver to Seattle; ticket prices start at $45.40.
What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Seattle?
There is one bus company that operates from Vancouver to Seattle. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Thruway||4||3h 45m||$60.09|
Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?
Most buses depart from the main station in Vancouver, British Columbia:
- Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?
All buses from Vancouver arrive at one main station in Seattle, Washington:
- King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
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