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Cheapest priceUS$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day36
coach carriers4
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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Vancouver to Seattle
4.4
Based on 69 reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 52 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.2
Value
4.0
Condition
4.4
Jennifer
5.0
15 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver was incredibly friendly, attentive, and answered all my questions.
Tobias
5.0
14 November 2019Couples trip
Pros
seat was comfy, lots of space for legs
Cons
some seats were super used like the leather was broken, wifi didnt work properly like u could watch the movies but nothing more
Maryam
4.0
19 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was a comfortable and safe trip.
Tips
I will recommend Boltbus to travelers. .The driver was very helpful and drived safe.Online booking was so easy with usfule information .
Gabrielle
5.0
4 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus driver was amazing! Honestly the best customer service I have ever had. He was so lovely, answered any questions passengers had and kept us all entertained with his great sense of humor.
Momo
5.0
22 September 2019Vacation
Pros
This’s good

Based on 19 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Quick Shuttle report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 56 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.3
Value
3.9
Condition
4.6
Evelyn
5.0
16 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus left on time and arrived 30 mins earlier. The instructions during the trip were given by the bus driver and were super clear.
Sabrena
4.0
25 August 2019Vacation
Tips
Our trip was delayed because the bus broke down in Vancouver and then a long delay at the border. But the bus company got a replacement bus very quickly. I was pleased with the service.
Tahiem
4.0
2 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Quick, convenient and affordable.
Cons
Communication with the bus driver. At times it seemed that there was an underlying aggression when asking questions.
Kavya
5.0
13 August 2019Vacation
Tips
Sit as far forward as possible as the bathrooms can be smelly.
Iarfhlaith
5.0
8 August 2019Couples trip
Pros
It was good customs delayed
Cons
Pen provided
Tips
Bring a pen

Based on 16 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 47 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.1
Value
4.1
Condition
4.2
Paulina
4.0
10 November 2019Solo travel
Cons
i dont like that quick... no send my ticket, they are work with a list.
Chaeyun
4.0
5 November 2019Solo travel
Cons
I couldn't use wifi at all.
Chengyu
4.0
26 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
I like by myself travel feel free and happy. my trip I like see view different foods
Cons
I need more English
Tips
all nice people around me
Jessica
4.0
31 August 2019Couples trip
Pros
the bus was on time
Cons
The bus was full of garbage. wasn't cleaned at all when we get on the bus in Vancouver. The driver was explaining things and/or sharing information but was mumbling so you could barely hear him.
Tips
Be ready to get on a dirty bus.
Anne
4.0
26 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable bus with big windows
Cons
Outline that it was not a non stop bus
Tips
Not non stop. Three stops enroute that I was unaware of.

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 29 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.8
John
5.0
13 September 2019Vacation
Pros
Ease of travel.
Cons
Border crossing
Tips
Travel light
Paula
5.0
14 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
Seat could be reclined, driver provided instructions when needed, bus made it to Seattle almost on time even though we spent 1 hour at the border.
Cons
The signage at the station was almost non-existent -maybe buses leave from different bays at different times but large signs could display generic directions. May be helpful to highlight the section on tickets that talks about I94 and paying the $6 at the border in cas...More
Tips
Have $6 US in cash for each person if you have to pay the visa entrance fee.
Edna S.
5.0
14 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver is friendly, helpful and he drive safely. I feel so comfortable during our trip.
Tips
They’re ok
Amelia
2.0
19 May 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was on time which was very helpful.
Cons
There was no wifi or outlets, no expected time for loading, and when I went to check in, my ticket didn't work-- apparently it had been "lifted" in Connecticut, very far away from my Pacific Northwest trip. I nearly didn't make it home thanks to this, and had to get a n...More
Tips
Don't do the Amtrak thruway.

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

Yes, you will need to carry a passport or proof of citizenship on your person when traveling from Vancouver, Canada, to Seattle. Forms of valid ID include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, as well as a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as FAST cards). You will be asked to present your identification to the bus driver along with your ticket before boarding. Travelers cannot commute between Canada and the US without a valid type of ID.

When your bus arrives at the US border, all passengers will be asked to get off and submit their belongings to a mandatory security screening. All unclaimed belongings will be removed by officials at that time.

How to book cheap coach tickets from Vancouver to Seattle

The best way to get deals on coach tickets from Vancouver to Seattle is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from Vancouver to Seattle were US$30.98. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average US$9.65 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the coach ride from Vancouver to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 121.41 miles, or 195.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 4 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by coach from Vancouver to Seattle?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Vancouver to Seattle by coach is at 00:00 on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Thursday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle has the most daily schedules

On average there are 36 coach trips per day. Quick Shuttle has the most options for departures from Vancouver to Seattle, with an average of 23 trips per day and 463 monthly trips. 4 coach carriers currently travel from Vancouver to Seattle. Of the 36 trips there are 36 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Vancouver to Seattle starts at US$34.00.

4 carriers offer Vancouver to Seattle coach trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Vancouver to Seattle from US$1.00. There are 7 BoltBus schedules from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay US$24.50 for a BoltBus ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, BoltBus departs to Seattle from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St and no other station. In Seattle, BoltBus arrives at 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St and 1 other station.

An average trip on BoltBus from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$25.55 for a weekend getaway to Seattle.

Toilet
WiFi
Films
Extra legroom
Games
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 12m
Avg. Price
US$24.50

Quick Shuttle

Book Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle from US$43.00. There are 23 Quick Shuttle schedules from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay US$49.84 for a Quick Shuttle ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, Quick Shuttle departs to Seattle from Holiday Inn on Howe and 2 other stations. In Seattle, Quick Shuttle arrives at Downtown Seattle and 1 other station.

An average trip on Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Quick Shuttle trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Quick Shuttle offers 22 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$49.93 for a weekend getaway to Seattle.

WiFi
Films
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 46m
Avg. Price
US$49.84

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Vancouver to Seattle from US$15.00. There are 1 Greyhound schedules from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay US$21.69 for a Greyhound ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, Greyhound departs to Seattle from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St and no other station. In Seattle, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$23.72 for a weekend getaway to Seattle.

Toilet
WiFi
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 18m
Avg. Price
US$21.69

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver to Seattle from US$45.00. There are 3 Amtrak Thruway schedules from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay US$45.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, Amtrak Thruway departs to Seattle from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St and no other station. In Seattle, Amtrak Thruway arrives at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$45.00 for a weekend getaway to Seattle.

Toilet
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 46m
Avg. Price
US$45.00

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the coach line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have coach departures from Vancouver. Most coach trips to Seattle will depart from:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
  • Holiday Inn on Howe
  • Skytrain Station
Coach trips arrive in Seattle at 5 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Seattle for trips arriving from Vancouver:
  • Downtown Seattle
  • SeaTac Airport
  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way
  • 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St