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Journey Information

Seattle to Portland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.33
Fastest time4h 20m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2
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Price trends for buses from Seattle to Portland

Average prices by travel date

$40$27$13AugAug

Monthly average prices

$33$27$20$13$7SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$33$27$20$13$73020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
4.6
Based on 30 reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 78 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.4
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Federica
5.0
February 19, 2020Solo travel
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.
Heidi
4.0
January 18, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Fast and safe without stops. I can take the bus in the same time it takes me to drive!!!
Leif
5.0
January 4, 2020Solo travel
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"
Willis
5.0
January 3, 2020Vacation
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.
Jason
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet and respectful

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
2.0
Value
3.0
Condition
3.0
Carol
3.0
August 12, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Since the road was clear, once we were on the bus, which was late, it was pretty direct. The driver was a really good even driver. I sat behind him and admired his evenness, complimented him when I left the bus.
Cons
The communication in the Seattle Station was awful. No one was at the desk to print out my ticket for 12 minutes while I was first in line... then there was no direct communication on the lateness of the bus and why, and when it was expected. There was only a change in ...More
Tips
Have snacks. Be prepared to be frustrated. Don't take the bus if you expect to be on schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Seattle to Portland?

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.

Is Seattle to Portland a good day-trip?

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.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $28.54 was the low point for bus fares from Seattle to Portland. Buses from Portland to Seattle are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $28.54 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 3 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 145 miles (233 kilometers) from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 20 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?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Portland; ticket prices start at $35.91.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Portland?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 7 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BoltBus15h 0m$30.60
Greyhound78h 4m$29.54

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

Seattle, Washington has two bus stations with service to Portland, Oregon:

  • 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St
  • 1301 Madison St
  • 1660 S Columbian Way
  • 9th Ave &spring St
  • 702 Marion St
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
  • 325 9th St
  • 1260 Cherry St
  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Portland, Oregon:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
  • Lloyd Center

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