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Bus Route Overview: Vancouver to Seattle

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Seattle usually takes around 4 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price€11.76
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceQuick Shuttle
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Seattle

(Based on 108 ratings and reviews)




11 May 2022- Visiting friends

Quick Shuttle

Pros: Not too many people in the bus, and was a good ride. Cons: The window wasn't closed properly maybe, it was very loud the entire trip.

Pros: Not too many people in the bus, and was a good ride. Cons: The window wasn't closed properly maybe, it was very loud the entire trip.



10 May 2022- Visiting family

Quick Shuttle

Pros: We love the drive he’s very helpful.❤️😄. Cons: ❤️❤️. Tips: Excellent.

Pros: We love the drive he’s very helpful.❤️😄. Cons: ❤️❤️. Tips: Excellent.



27 April 2022- Solo travel

Quick Shuttle

Not so many passengers on the bus.

Not so many passengers on the bus.


Mr Brian D

16 April 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Actually arrived 15 minutes early.

Actually arrived 15 minutes early.



25 February 2022- Business

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Left Vancouver on time and arrived Seattle on time. Cons: All good. Tips: Arrive early.

Pros: Left Vancouver on time and arrived Seattle on time. Cons: All good. Tips: Arrive early.

Vancouver to Seattle Route Map

Vancouver Seattle

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Seattle?

€45.07 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vancouver to Seattle. Any tickets cheaper than €45.07 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Vancouver to Seattle is expected to range from €40 to €49. If you are looking to travel to Seattle within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €45. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €40 and can be found on 11 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Vancouver to Seattle by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €43 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


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

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Seattle?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vancouver to Seattle that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Quick Shuttle usually offers more choice, with 14 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway44h 16m€47.83
Quick Shuttle144h 31m€21.88
  • 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 Vancouver to Seattle start at €43. On average, there are 4 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Quick Shuttle

    Quick Shuttle

    Book Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle from €12. There are 14 Quick Shuttle schedules from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay 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 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 31 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Seattle.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vancouver to Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 195 kilometers from Vancouver to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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

"Because many passengers travel from Vancouver to Seattle at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Seattle are there per day?

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vancouver to Seattle; ticket prices start at €32.72.

City Information


Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.


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 bus leave from in Vancouver?

Departure stations

Buses to Seattle leave from 5 stations in Vancouver.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Holiday Inn on Howe

  • Waterfront Skytrain Station

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Canada Place Pier (Cruise Level)

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

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