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Where should you stay in Seattle?

There are a number of appealing neighborhoods to stay in when you visit Seattle. If you’re looking for a spot around the Seattle Bus Station on Royal Brougham Way, then we recommend taking a look at the SoDo (South of Downtown) neighborhood near CenturyLink Field and T-Mobile Park. A bit further away but still closeby, you can stay near Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle, or in North Beacon Hill which is close to scenic Jefferson Park.

Other appealing neighborhoods a little farther afield from the Seattle Bus Station include Belltown, Queen Anne and Capitol Hill.

Belltown is just north of downtown. It’s close to some of Seattle’s most famous sites, including Pike Place Market, and has budget hotel options.

Queen Anne (specifically Lower Queen Anne) is where you’ll find the Space Needle, the Seattle Center, and more. It’s not exactly a budget spot, but you can find some lower-priced options, and it’s a terrific area for first-time visitors.

Capitol Hill is often called one of Seattle’s coolest neighborhoods. It’s somewhat less touristy and is a solid spot for nightlife.

How do you get around Seattle?

Seattle has a pretty good public transportation system, making it easy to get around without a car. The most popular option is the King County Metro, which includes buses and trolleys. Sound Transit buses link Seattle to the surrounding area if you want to head outside of the city. Seattle also has two streetcar lines.

To get into downtown Seattle from the Seattle Bus Station, consider the SODO Busway (also known as the E-3 Busway). Using the busway you can get up to Pike’s Market and other attractions, and you can easily transfer to Link light rail stations. Tickets on the busway cost $2.75 per ticket. You can also board the Red Line at the Sound Transit’s Stadium stop. On Sound Transit, fares vary depending on the type of vehicle and how far you’ve traveled.

Downtown Seattle itself is pretty walkable, and the city is bike friendly, so consider renting a bike or walking short distances.

Finally, there’s the Seattle Center Monorail — but frankly, that’s more of a touristy activity that also just happens to take you from one spot to the next. Adult tickets are $3 each, and transports riders between downtown Seattle and the Space Center, home of the Space Needle, Museum of Pop Culture and other attractions.

What are some places to visit in Seattle?

The main attractions in Seattle include the Seattle Center and the Space Needle, as well as Pikes Place Market, one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the U.S. At Pikes Market, you can also visit the Original Starbucks (the Seattle-based coffee giant’s first brick and mortar store was opened in 1971). Another excellent spot to visit is the Pioneer Square Historic District.

Seattle has some amazing parks as well, including the Japanese Garden in Volunteer Park, Discovery Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The city also has a number of unique museums, including the Museum of Pop Culture and the Living Computer Museum, both of which have interactive exhibits.

What are some good restaurants in Seattle?

Food spots directly by the Seattle Bus Station are somewhat scarce, but Chinatown lies just a half-mile north with all sorts of terrific options. Some of the best include Dough Zone Dumpling House, Harbor City Restaurant, and King Noodle (which is also a terrific budget option).

Closer to downtown, Pikes Place Market is an ideal place to start your foodie journey. Choose from more than 80 restaurants, including Market Grill and Piroshky Piroshky.

Affordable seafood can be found at both The 100 Pound Clam and The White Swan Public House, and La Carta De Oaxaca is a great place for Mexican food. Then there’s Dick’s Drive-In is a classic Seattle burger joint with several locations around the city.

For Italian food, some say the homemade pasta at Il Corvo is the best in the city, but be warned — it’s a lunch-only spot, and you’ll want to be there right when it opens to avoid waiting a long time.

What is the best time to visit Seattle by bus?

Early fall is the best time to visit Seattle by bus. In late September through October, room rates will be lower and temperatures will be comfortable but not too cool.

How to find cheap bus tickets to Seattle?

The cheapest prices for a bus ticket to Seattle that users have found recently on Wanderu start at $1.00. Such great deals to Seattle are available on 7 routes including Vancouver, Bellingham and Portland. While there are some great deals that can be scored by searching around, there are some routes that always have low prices on bus travel to get you to Seattle. Edmonds at has consistently the lowest average bus ticket prices to Seattle.

What are the main bus stations in Seattle?

The most popular bus stations in Seattle are 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St, Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way and King St Station - 303 S Jackson St. 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St is the busiest bus station in Seattle.

Vancouver

There are 36 bus schedules per day connecting Vancouver with Seattle. It takes on average 4 hours and 13 minutes to travel 122 miles, 196 kms, by bus from Vancouver. 4 bus carriers offer schedules from Vancouver, with BoltBus offering the most daily connections to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Vancouver you will most likely to arrive in Seattle at Downtown Seattle.
Avg. Time
4h 13m
Avg. Price
$35.09

Los Angeles

There are 19 bus schedules per day connecting Los Angeles with Seattle. It takes on average 30 hours and 52 minutes to travel 961 miles, 1546 kms, by bus from Los Angeles. One bus company operates schedules from Los Angeles, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles you will most likely to arrive in Seattle at Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way.
Avg. Time
1d 6h 52m
Avg. Price
$111.63

Edmonds

There are 18 bus schedules per day connecting Edmonds with Seattle. It takes on average and 43 minutes to travel 15 miles, 23 kms, by bus from Edmonds. One bus company operates schedules from Edmonds, with Greyhound offering the most daily connections to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Edmonds you will most likely to arrive in Seattle at Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way.
Avg. Time
0h 43m
Avg. Price
$11.82

Bellingham

There are 17 bus schedules per day connecting Bellingham with Seattle. It takes on average 2 hours and 30 minutes to travel 80 miles, 128 kms, by bus from Bellingham. 3 bus carriers offer schedules from Bellingham, with BoltBus offering the most daily connections to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Bellingham you will most likely to arrive in Seattle at 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St.
Avg. Time
2h 30m
Avg. Price
$15.15

Portland

There are 15 bus schedules per day connecting Portland with Seattle. It takes on average 3 hours and 39 minutes to travel 145 miles, 234 kms, by bus from Portland. 2 bus carriers offer schedules from Portland, with BoltBus offering the most daily connections to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Portland you will most likely to arrive in Seattle at 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St.
Avg. Time
3h 39m
Avg. Price
$22.69

Located in Washington, United States of America, you can travel by bus to Seattle from 252 destinations and choose from 1248 daily bus schedules to get you there. BoltBus has the most bus connections to Seattle. The furthest bus arriving in Seattle covers a distance of 2733.16 miles, 4397.48 kms, covering the journey in 108 hours and 13 minutes

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bus companies serving Seattle

BoltBus

There are 34 daily BoltBus schedules to Seattle. BoltBus can get you to Seattle by bus from 7 destinations including Portland.
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Avg. Time
3h 9m
Avg. Price
$20.99

Quick Shuttle

There are 39 daily Quick Shuttle schedules to Seattle. Quick Shuttle can get you to Seattle by bus from 3 destinations including Vancouver.
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Avg. Time
4h 25m
Avg. Price
$49.88

Greyhound

There are 309 daily Greyhound schedules to Seattle. Greyhound can get you to Seattle by bus from 318 destinations including Bellingham.
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Avg. Time
1d 1h 50m
Avg. Price
$102.14

Amtrak Thruway

There are 20 daily Amtrak Thruway schedules to Seattle. Amtrak Thruway can get you to Seattle by bus from 24 destinations including Vancouver.
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Avg. Time
3h 52m
Avg. Price
$44.27