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Coach Route Overview: Seattle to Bellingham

There are 4 intercity coaches per day from Seattle to Bellingham. Traveling by coach from Seattle to Bellingham usually takes around 3 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price£7.52
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Seattle to Bellingham

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Ulrike

28 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Cons: The bus was 45 minutes late. Although no big problem for me, some people missed their connection to a bus to Anacortes and the ferry to Orcas Island. Tips: Expect delays since the bus has to wait for passengers coming in by train.

Cons: The bus was 45 minutes late. Although no big problem for me, some people missed their connection to a bus to Anacortes and the ferry to Orcas Island. Tips: Expect delays since the bus has to wait for passengers coming in by train.

5.0

Lily

12 March 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: I enjoyed this bus ride, I felt safe. Even with the stops, the bus driver never left us alone. The bus was full which me made me feel better. We got to Bellingham at the exact time and that was nice. Cons: Everything went really smooth, I actually traveled on mar...

Pros: I enjoyed this bus ride, I felt safe. Even with the stops, the bus driver never left us alone. The bus was full which me made me feel better. We got to Bellingham at the exact time and that was nice. Cons: Everything went really smooth, I actually traveled on march 11 and I liked how it gave me the option to switch it since my plans changed. But one thing I would improve is putting music on the bus maybe and if the driver can announce where we are at each stop. Tips: I think just keep voices at low setting, there was people trying to sleep and some people were having loud conversations. I had my headphones on the whole time and was watching YouTube videos.

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5.0

Graham

26 October 2019- Visiting friends

BoltBus

Pros: I was very nervous to be going on a bus trip, especially given the things I had heard about BoltBus. But I was very pleasantly surprised; the bus was on time and clean, and there was even wifi and free movies. Cons: I had trouble finding the bus stop in Seattle ...

Pros: I was very nervous to be going on a bus trip, especially given the things I had heard about BoltBus. But I was very pleasantly surprised; the bus was on time and clean, and there was even wifi and free movies. Cons: I had trouble finding the bus stop in Seattle because there wasn't very good signage.

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5.0

Sheri

28 July 2019- Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: Clean and quiet. Cons: Tray tables. Tips: Bring a plug, not just a usb plug.

Pros: Clean and quiet. Cons: Tray tables. Tips: Bring a plug, not just a usb plug.

5.0

Ruth

26 July 2019- Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: Prompt, good value. Cons: Lack of terminal facilities. Tips: Buy tix in advance.

Pros: Prompt, good value. Cons: Lack of terminal facilities. Tips: Buy tix in advance.

How much is a coach ticket from Seattle to Bellingham?

The average price for a coach ticket to Bellingham is £21.29, Traveling by coach on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Seattle. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

£38£25£13JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Seattle to Bellingham is expected to range from £20 to £31. If you are looking to travel to Bellingham within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £23. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £20 and can be found on 22 July 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £16 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Bellingham in February, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £34 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. Booking in advance is the best way to find cheap coach tickets, even if it’s only by a few days.

What coach companies travel from Seattle to Bellingham?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Seattle to Bellingham that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway25h 4m£37.97
FlixBus US22h 1m£13.44
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Seattle to Bellingham start at £21. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from Seattle to Bellingham, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get from the Seattle airport to Bellingham?

Bellingham is a little more than 100 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport via I-5N. From the SeaTac airport, take the Link light rail downtown where you can catch a variety of different buses to Bellingham, including BoltBus, Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway. The bus ride takes an average of 2 hours.

What bus carriers travel from Seattle to Bellingham?

There are 3 different bus companies that provide 23 trips per day on this route, 10 of which are direct:

On BoltBus, the average price for a bus from Seattle to Bellingham is around $14.00, with 5 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 2 hours and 2 minutes.

On Greyhound, the average price for a bus ride from Seattle to Bellingham is around $18.00, with 15 trips offered per day. The average travel time is 4 hours and 1 minute.

On Amtrak Thruway, the average price for a bus ride from Seattle to Bellingham is around $24.00, with only 1 trip per day. The average travel time is 2 hours.

Is there a ferry from Seattle to Bellingham?

Although both cities are located along the shores of the Puget Sound, unfortunately, there is not a ferry that travels from Seattle to Bellingham. Instead, your best bet is to travel by bus, tickets for which are as cheap as $11.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Seattle to Bellingham during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Seattle to Bellingham?

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 79 miles from Seattle to Bellingham. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 55 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 coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

"Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Seattle to Bellingham for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Seattle?

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 12:00. To see the times for all coaches from Seattle to Bellingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 4 scheduled coaches that travel from Seattle to Bellingham 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 Seattle to Bellingham; ticket prices start at £20.91.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Seattle?

Main departure station: 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

Coaches to Bellingham leave from 3 stations in Seattle.

All coach stations in Seattle:

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Pacific Central Station

Where does the coach arrive in Bellingham?

Main arrival station: 516 High St

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Bellingham.

Coach stations in Bellingham:

  • 516 High St

  • 401 Harris Ave

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