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There are 3 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Los Angeles usually takes around 28 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 27 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||960 mi (1545 km)|
|Shortest duration||27h 25m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Greyhound|
How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Los Angeles?
$195.10 is the average price of a bus ticket from Seattle to Los Angeles. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Seattle to Los Angeles is expected to range from C$187 to C$226. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$188. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$187 and can be found on June 1, 2022.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$179 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Los Angeles in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$202 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$36.60 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Seattle to Los Angeles?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Seattle to Los Angeles. Greyhound 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.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Greyhound||3||1d 4h 32m||$199.31|
Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Seattle to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 28 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $186.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Seattle to Los Angeles 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 28 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 1545 kilometers from Seattle to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 27 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?
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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Seattle?
The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus trips to Los Angeles are there per day?
There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $131.03.
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.
Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.
The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.
With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.
Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?
Most buses depart from the main station in Seattle.
All bus stations in Seattle:
Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way
Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?
All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Los Angeles.
Bus stations in Los Angeles:
Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St
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