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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Portland. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Portland usually takes around 3 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance145 mi (233 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price$29.40
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Seattle to Portland

(Based on 32 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Maria D

July 7, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Confort. Quit.so im very hapy traveling to greyhouse. Tks. Tips: No.

5.0

Federica

February 19, 2020- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: The driver was friendly and helpful, the bus pretty clean and I had a lot of space for my stuff. Cons: Maybe renovating the bus itself. It was pretty old. Tips: Boltbus is really reliable and cheap, Safe, and sometimes you arrive also earlier than expected.

4.0

Heidi

January 18, 2020- Visiting friends

BoltBus

Fast and safe without stops. I can take the bus in the same time it takes me to drive!!!

5.0

Leif

January 4, 2020- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: First driver slept in so another driver took his route. Driver was really funny. Saying funny things over the loud speaker. Right before arriving in Portland . "Here we are folks! Downtown Wenatchee". Tips: This bus line plays by its own rules dont be too uptight or into the whole "time thing".

5.0

Willis

January 3, 2020- Vacation

BoltBus

Pros: There was only 10 people on the bus, it was nice roomy and I didn’t feel like I was in anyone’s bubble. Cons: Seats that had a little pillow or moved back a little for naps.

Seattle to Portland Route Map

Seattle Portland

How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Portland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Seattle to Portland cost $32.60 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Seattle to Portland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $31 to $45. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 30, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Portland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $33.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Seattle to Portland is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $37. If you're planning to take the bus from Seattle to Portland during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $62. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $13.78 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Portland?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Seattle to Portland. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US123h 50m$38.00
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 12 trips per day from Seattle to Portland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are two train lines that run from Seattle to Portland: Amtrak Cascades and Amtrak Coast Starlight. The Amtrak Cascades makes 3 daily trips to Portland from Seattle, and averages about 3 hours and 30 minutes in duration. Tickets for the Cascades cost around $37. The Amtrak Coast Starlight makes 1 daily trip to Portland from Seattle, and averages about 4 hours and 15 minutes in duration. Tickets for the Coast Starlight cost around $39.
A day-trip from Seattle to Portland is doable — however, because a direct trip takes about 3.5 hours by bus, you may be better off staying in Portland overnight. The earliest bus from Seattle departs Seattle at 6:00 a.m., and the latest return bus from Portland leaves around 6:00 p.m.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 233 kilometers from Seattle to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 5 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Portland. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Portland 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 Seattle to Portland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Portland; ticket prices start at $39.68.

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. 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.

Portland

Portland, OR - PDX-0

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. Also known as the City of Roses, this city along the Willamette River wows visitors with its diverse street food, quirky counterculture, and sprawling bookstores such as the world-famous Powell's Books.

Portland is the 5th best city in the United States for outdoor activities, thanks in part to open-air grounds like the expansive Forest Park. Gardens are also excellent outdoor date locales for couples on a romantic getaway: stop and smell the roses at either the International Rose Test Garden or the Portland Japanese Garden.

Once you've gotten hungry from a long day wandering outside, nearly every block downtown has a plethora of food trucks waiting to tickle your taste buds. Or, kick back at one of the many breweries in the #3 best city for craft beer in the United States. Unique locations like McMenamin's brewpubs in renovated cinemas or historic hotels do their part to "keep Portland weird."

As the biggest city in Oregon, Portland is a hub for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak train service and various bus services operate primarily out of Union Station, conveniently-located downtown, and nearby Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel to Portland from near and far.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

Main departure station: U of Washington (Condon Hall)

Buses to Portland leave from 3 stations in Seattle.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: 7411 NW Station Way

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

Bus stations in Portland:

  • 7411 NW Station Way

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