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Seattle to Vancouver bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$61.98
Fastest time3h 15m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Seattle to Vancouver
4.5
Based on 81 reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 74 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.1
Poliana Sofia
4.0
January 29, 2020Solo travel
Cons
There was no internet connection in the bus. I followed all the instructions for connecting but didn't work
Tips
In Seattle there is just a bus station for Bolt Bus, no big sign. All people were kind of lost looking for the right place where to wait.
Evangel
5.0
January 1, 2020Vacation
Cons
Wifi on the bus is very weak.
Mei Rong
4.0
December 9, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Very good, only my seat cover was torn
Devansh
5.0
December 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I took the morning 6:50 am bus to Vancouver. The bus arrived at the stop at 6:37 am. On time departure from Seattle 5th Ave S location. The boltbus board marking on the stop is pretty small, although google maps will take you at the correct location. There were two sto...More
Cons
More and/or bigger boltbus markings at the Seattle stop
Catherina
4.0
November 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Smooth journey and punctual in departure and arrival.
Cons
Wi-fi didn't seem to be working at all.
Tips
Worth trying Bus Bolt if you haven't previously.

Based on 26 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Quick Shuttle report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.4
Value
3.4
Condition
4.4
Katherine
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was very lovely to interact with and I was glad I could purchase a ticket online last minute as a late flight made me miss my original bus.
Cons
I couldn’t work out how to book through the Quick Shuttle website so booked through Wanderu which was very easy.
Tips
Bring a long cable if you intend to charge a device as the ports are located above your head.
Ihsan
5.0
December 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Our friendly driver. Unfortunately for quick shuttle, there were only three four passengers but schedule was kept which I appreciated.
Cons
I like this service a lot. Very convenient for me location wise and always had a quick departure after my flight.
Tips
Enjoy...
Jenny
4.0
September 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
The bus ride offered a scenic view of northern Washington, leading into Vancouver. Also, it was convenient to charge mobile devices in the bus.
Cons
Minor etiquette rules on the bus would help. During our 4 hr bus ride, a rowdy group of tourists sat directly behind and across from us. They talked loudly and distracted the driver with questions like "changing the clock from Seattle time to Vancouver time" and "the sp...More
Tips
Utilize bathroom breaks well. WiFi is unsecure and requires sign in.
Patricia
4.0
August 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
To sit back and read.
Cons
Maybe stop passengers putting luggage on seats when bus very full as was the case on Sunday.
Yeni
5.0
August 19, 2019Vacation
Pros
Extremely friendly driver, clean bus, being early, super quick custom
Tips
There was a lady talking on the speaker phone for almost ab hour and I was a bit irritated. I thought it is common sense not to do such thing? Regardless, this doesn’t have much to do with Quick Shuttle.

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 45 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.4
Value
3.5
Condition
4.1
Haynam
5.0
February 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Friendly staff, comfy seats.
Cons
Sockets behind seats are loose so chargers fall off within minutes.
Joachim
5.0
December 30, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The driver was very organized and advised everyone to have everything ready to ensure smooth border crossing.
Cons
The seat was very uncomfortable as it was inclined in a certain angle and could not be adjusted. Virtually no legroom - worse than inflight.
Christopher
5.0
December 17, 2019Vacation
Pros
Very smooth and streamlined
Akm
4.0
December 15, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Left the bus station on time and arrived 25 minutes earlier than the estimated time.
Cons
Customer Service at the Greyhound bus counter in Seattle. Need smiling face from the Ticketing/Customer service Agent, not the attitude. People from all walks of life and from all over the world come to visit Seattle and take the bus to Vancouver. They don't know every...More
Rosanna
5.0
October 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable
Cons
Have strong wifi

Based on 7 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.7
Value
3.4
Condition
4.7
Aideen
5.0
August 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
We were delighted to find this bus as we needed to get to Vancouver quickly and all greyhounds were full and few trains . The station was lovely and the bus trip fine as there was a lot of traffic .
Cons
USB charging ports would be good ! I don’t think there was wi fi .
Tips
A better choice than greyhound I think , more expensive but a lovely station and a very pleasant ride .
Ruth
5.0
August 5, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I was late and the bus was pulling out of the station when I arrived. I flagged down the driver and he was kind enough to stop and let me on. The driver was very friendly and kind.
Cons
I don’t usually use wifi but it’s always a good option to have. There was none in this bus.
Christina
5.0
July 22, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
No stress.
Tips
Will recommend taking the bus rather than driving to Seattle.
Luong
5.0
May 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
A good trip
Tips
Wanderu is a good choice
Teresa
4.0
May 24, 2019Vacation
Pros
scenery was beautiful
Cons
customs took way too long ...had to carry in all our luggage, and they never looked at it! wifi would have been nice, or even just charging outlets

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequent questions about traveling by bus from Seattle to Vancouver.

How is the bus versus the train for this route?

The bus and the train take roughly the same amount of time to get from Seattle to Vancouver BC: 3 to 4.5 hours. Traveling by bus is a better overall deal, however, with tickets costing as low as $1, while the train costs a minimum of $35.

Do you need your passport on the bus from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada?

You must have your passport when traveling between Seattle and Vancouver. Alternatively, you can carry another valid proof of citizenship, such as a Trusted Traveler Program Card, an Enhanced Identity Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. All passengers must present valid ID before boarding the bus. Crossing the Canada–US border without a valid ID is not allowed.

When your bus arrives at the border, you must get off and subject your belongings to a security screening. Unclaimed items will be removed by customs officials at that time.

Is Seattle to Vancouver a good day trip?

Traveling from Seattle to Vancouver and back is a pretty reasonable day-trip. The bus ride averages between 3 and 4.5 hours, so leaving early in the morning ensures you a relatively full day of activities in Vancouver. Avoid traveling on Sunday, as it is the busiest day to travel this route, and instead plan a Thursday or Friday trip if possible, since those days are the least busy. If you depart at 8 a.m. from Seattle, you can expect to spend about 7-8 hours in Vancouver BC before having to board a bus home if you want to return by 11 p.m.

How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Vancouver?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $61.98 was the low point for bus fares from Seattle to Vancouver. Buses from Vancouver to Seattle are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $61.98 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 26 minutes to cover the 195 kilometers (121 miles) from Seattle to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 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?

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 Vancouver, 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 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Vancouver, 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 Vancouver every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Vancouver; ticket prices start at $46.83.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Vancouver?

There is one bus company that operates from Seattle to Vancouver. 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.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway43h 27m$61.98

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 Vancouver?

All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Vancouver, British Columbia:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

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