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Journey Information

Portland to Seattle coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£0.78
Shortest Duration4h 5m
Trips per day4
Coach lines2

Portland to Seattle Route Map

Portland Seattle

Frequently Asked Questions

What bus companies go from Portland to Seattle?

Two bus companies provide routes between Portland to Seattle: BoltBus and Greyhound.

BoltBus offers 7 daily schedules, with an average travel time of 3 hours and 26 minutes. Tickets on BoltBus average about $22.

Greyhound offers 6 daily schedules, with an average travel time of 4 hours and 55 minutes. Tickets on Greyhound average about $23.

What is the best way to travel to Seattle from Portland?

Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to get from Portland to Seattle, with tickets averaging about $20. (Amtrak tickets for this route)[/train/us-or/portland/us-wa/seattle/] cost about $28, so you’ll have to pay a little bit more. Travel time is pretty comparable between the two, with each taking around 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get to Seattle from Portland, with nonstop trips taking less than an hour. However, tickets typically start at more than $115, so you can expect to pay far more than bus and train alternatives.

Is it more expensive to visit Seattle or Portland?

Overall, it is more expensive to visit Seattle. Seattle is a bigger city with more tourist attractions, meaning the prices are generally higher. That said, many of Seattle’s sites, such as the Space Needle and the Museum of Pop Culture, are worth the extra cost. In Portland, costs for entertainment, food and drinks are slightly cheaper.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Portland to Seattle 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Portland to Seattle?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £17.29 was the low point for coach fares from Portland to Seattle. Coaches from Seattle to Portland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £17.29 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £4.54 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 145 miles (233 kilometers) from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the coach.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Portland?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 10:00. To see the times for all coaches from Portland to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Portland to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portland to Seattle; ticket prices start at £21.19.

What coach companies travel from Portland to Seattle?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. Of these two services, BoltBus usually offers more choice, with 3 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BoltBus34h 27m£18.04
Greyhound110h 40m£15.65

Where does the coach leave from in Portland?

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

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

Where does the coach arrive in Seattle?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Seattle, Washington:

  • 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St
  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Price trends for coaches from Portland to Seattle

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
Based on 32 ratings and reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
5 February 2020Vacation
The bus was perfect for what we needed, the seats had good space and there was a bathroom if needed.
The bus could have been a little cleaner, and the driver was a little short but that might have just been his job.
Make sure to check the outlet before you pick a seat if you plan on charging phones or anything.
17 October 2019Solo travel
It was a super bargain. It cost me $1.00....
On the way to Seattle, it was raining and the ceiling window was slightly open so we had some rain falling on the bus.
15 October 2019Visiting friends
Fast and not expensive. Good value.
Bathroom very smelly.
Remember you wIll wIt on the street There is no building which was a surprise to this first time rider
9 October 2019Visiting friends
Quick. Arrived early.
My seat wasn't in good shape.
5 October 2019Visiting friends
The bus arrived on time and departed as scheduled.
The staff interaction could have been improved. Travelers were new to the town and the staff didn’t announce the stops. When asked in person he seemed to be busy working on some other tracking things. One lady needed help with her check in , staff didn’t guide her well....More

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
1 September 2019Vacation
It was very good, but we departured late from Portland.
Be on time .
28 June 2019Solo travel
The bus was a comfortable temperature, had spacious seats and was very clean. I felt safe traveling alone and it was easy to know what I was supposed to do.

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