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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Bellingham to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Bellingham to Vancouver usually takes around 2 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance47 mi (76 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price€14.40
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceQuick Shuttle (Econo+)
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Bellingham to Vancouver

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Steven

17 July 2022- Vacation

Quick Shuttle (Flex+)

Pros: Straightforward and direct. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Prepare to wait at border crossing.

5.0

Chris

8 July 2019- Vacation

BoltBus

Pros: The safe feeling of the bus and passengers, and even the streetside location for boarding. The driver was sterling; very nice and warm and friendly. Cons: The electric plug for my seat did not work so I couldn't Charge my device. Tips: Try Bolt, it is great.

How much is a bus ticket from Bellingham to Vancouver?

€15.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from Bellingham to Vancouver. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Bellingham to Vancouver is expected to be between €21 and €35. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 3 July 2024, when tickets are available for 3 July 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just €27.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Bellingham to Vancouver are at their cheapest average price in March. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around €19. On the other hand, traveling on this route during September might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for September trips cost €32, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 24 days in advance to save €8.67 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Bellingham to Vancouver?

There are 4 bus lines from Bellingham to Vancouver available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 daily trips, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41h 53m€17.70
Greyhound11h 50m€17.31
Quick Shuttle (Econo+)82h 40m€30.59
Quick Shuttle (Flex+)82h 40m€45.33
  • 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 4 trips per day from Bellingham to Vancouver, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 1 bus trips from Bellingham to Vancouver every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 50 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Vancouver usually start from €16.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Bellingham to Vancouver from €14. There are 8 trips per day offered by Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Bellingham to Vancouver and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Econo+) ticket to Vancouver. In Bellingham, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) departs to Vancouver from Bellingham International Airport . In Vancouver, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) arrives at Holiday Inn on Howe and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Bellingham to Vancouver takes 2 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Econo+) trip will get you to Vancouver in 1 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Vancouver.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Bellingham to Vancouver from €22. There are 8 trips per day offered by Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Bellingham to Vancouver and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Flex+) ticket to Vancouver. In Bellingham, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) departs to Vancouver from Bellingham International Airport . In Vancouver, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) arrives at Waterfront Skytrain Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Bellingham to Vancouver takes 2 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Flex+) trip will get you to Vancouver in 1 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Vancouver.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 76 kilometers from Bellingham to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Vancouver. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Bellingham to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Bellingham to Vancouver every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Bellingham to Vancouver without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bellingham to Vancouver; ticket prices start at €9.19.

City Information

Bellingham

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Bellingham is a scenic coastal city nestled between Mount Baker and the Puget Sound in Washington State. Its waterfront port is the launch point for fishing trips, leisure boating, and cruises to Alaska — a convenient starting point, since the city is only 25 miles south of the Canadian border. Sprawling Whatcom Falls Park showcases the best of the Northwest's natural forested beauty, one of the features that make Bellingham a top Washington destination. Plus, it's only a short drive to the #1 most instagrammable National Park, North Cascades National Park.

Kiddos will light up when they visit the SPARK Museum of Electrical Inventions, home to hands-on science exhibits and live demonstrations. If you're traveling without kids, prepare to hit up Bellingham's brewery scene. Bars, wineries, cideries, and more fine establishments offer quality drinks at prices that still lure students from local Western Washington University. Find some of the best restaurants and shops in the Fairhaven Historic District, distinctive for its Victorian architecture and views over Bellingham Bay.

FlixBus, Quick Shuttle, and Amtrak Thruway buses connect Bellingham to major cities in the Northwest like Seattle. Ambitious travelers can even travel to Bellingham by bus from Minneapolis! Bellingham's proximity to Canada makes it easy to travel to Vancouver, BC via bus or train on the Amtrak Cascades. Several airlines fly into Bellingham International Airport, but Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is only about 2 hours away if you need to catch a flight to farther destinations.

Vancouver

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bellingham?

Main departure station: Bellingham International Airport

Buses to Vancouver leave from 3 stations in Bellingham.

All bus stations in Bellingham:

  • Bellingham International Airport

  • 800 Lincoln St

  • 401 Harris Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

Main arrival station: Waterfront Skytrain Station

Buses arrive in Vancouver at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Waterfront Skytrain Station

  • Holiday Inn on Howe

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Canada Place Pier (Curbside)

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