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Journey Information

Seattle to Oakland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$117.52
Fastest time23h 5m
Trips per day7
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Seattle to Oakland 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 Oakland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $117.52 was the low point for bus fares from Seattle to Oakland. Buses from Oakland to Seattle are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $117.52 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. You should book at least 22 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $94.68 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 25 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 677 miles (1090 kilometers) from Seattle, WA to Oakland, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 23 hours and 5 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Oakland. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Seattle?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Oakland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Oakland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Oakland; ticket prices start at $121.52.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Oakland?

There is one bus company that operates from Seattle to Oakland. Greyhound 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
Greyhound71d 1h 43m$144.45

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

Buses to Oakland leave from multiple locations in Seattle, Washington. These are the 7 most popular bus stations:

  • 702 Marion St
  • 1660 S Columbian Way
  • 9th Ave &spring St
  • 1301 Madison St
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
  • 1260 Cherry St
  • 325 9th St

Where does the bus arrive in Oakland?

All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Oakland, California:

  • Bus Terminal - 2103 San Pablo Ave

Price trends for buses from Seattle to Oakland

Average prices by travel date

$180$120$60JanJan

Monthly average prices

$200$160$120$80$40FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$234$187$140$93$473020100

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