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Seattle to Banff bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||20h 0m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Seattle to Banff 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 Seattle to Banff?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $154.91 was the low point for bus fares from Seattle to Banff. Buses from Banff to Seattle are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $154.91 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 24 hours to cover the 392 miles (630 kilometers) from Seattle, WA to Banff, AB. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 Banff, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Seattle?
The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Banff, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Seattle to Banff. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Banff; ticket prices start at $190.43.
What bus companies travel from Seattle to Banff?
There is one bus company that operates from Seattle to Banff. Amtrak Thruway is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Thruway||2||23h 53m||$156.51|
Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?
Most buses depart from the main station in Seattle, Washington:
- King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
Where does the bus arrive in Banff?
All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Banff, Alberta:
- 327 Railway Ave
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