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Seattle - Richmond Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Richmond usually takes around 2 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance114 mi (183 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$56.85
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Seattle, WA to Richmond, BC

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Vandana

December 12, 2019- Visiting family

Quick Shuttle

No seatbelts, theoretically wifi is there but doesn't work

No seatbelts, theoretically wifi is there but doesn't work

5.0

Sandeep

November 11, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

There was no charge plug if you will install some charge plugs that would be awesome

There was no charge plug if you will install some charge plugs that would be awesome

5.0

Briana

May 19, 2019- Vacation

Quick Shuttle

Quick, efficient, great price, nice drivers!

Quick, efficient, great price, nice drivers!

Price trends for buses from Seattle to Richmond

Monthly average prices

$95$76$57$38$19ONDJFMAMJJAS

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Richmond?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway42h 57m$56.85
  • 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 Seattle to Richmond start at $57. 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 Seattle to Richmond 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 2 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 183 kilometers from Seattle to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 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 Seattle to Richmond 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, 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 Seattle?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Richmond 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 Washington to British Columbia without transferring.

City Information

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.

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 Seattle?

Departure 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.

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Arrival stations

All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Richmond.

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