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Richmond - Seattle Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Richmond to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Richmond to Seattle usually takes around 3 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance114 mi (183 km)
Shortest duration3h 10m
Cheapest price$15.67
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Richmond to Seattle

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Tauseef Ali

July 2, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Over all its look good bug there is lot of space for improvement by making seat comfortable there was no light in wash room seats covers look very old as well which is very easy to replace or u can add new covers as well

5.0

Luis Rodolfo

January 3, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Driver's attention. Cons: Continue with this service. Tips: Trust and safety is a guarantee with Amtrak.

4.0

Louisa

November 23, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Left the driving to the professional. Cons: The driver was 20 minutes late and I was in a panick thinking he forgot to get me but the bus was full so I understand the tardiness. Tips: Yes.

5.0

Laila

October 26, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: On time. Cons: Internet. Tips: Wifi is needed.

4.0

Josefina

August 12, 2022- Solo travel

Quick Shuttle (Flex+)

Wifi is very slow; not sure in other trips or other bus.

How much is a bus ticket from Richmond to Seattle?

Bus tickets for a trip from Richmond to Seattle cost $47.09 on average. Tickets cheaper than $47.09 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Richmond to Seattle in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $46 to $50. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on March 3, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Seattle this week, bus tickets are available starting at $48.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Richmond to Seattle, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $45 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 15 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $0.25 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to Seattle?

There are 3 bus lines from Richmond to Seattle available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Amtrak Thruway 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
Amtrak Thruway43h 18m$50.00
Quick Shuttle (Econo+)14h 8m$32.42
Quick Shuttle (Flex+)14h 8m$48.64
  • 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 Richmond to Seattle start at $50. On average, there are 4 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Richmond to Seattle from $16. Typically there is one Quick Shuttle (Econo+) schedule per day from Richmond to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Econo+) ticket to Seattle. In Richmond, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) departs to Seattle from River Rock Casino . In Seattle, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) arrives at Downtown Seattle .

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Richmond to Seattle takes 4 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Econo+) trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Seattle.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Richmond to Seattle from $24. Typically there is one Quick Shuttle (Flex+) schedule per day from Richmond to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Flex+) ticket to Seattle. In Richmond, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) departs to Seattle from River Rock Casino . In Seattle, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) arrives at Downtown Seattle .

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Richmond to Seattle takes 4 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Flex+) trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Seattle.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 114 miles from Richmond to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 10 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.

Because many passengers travel from Richmond 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, 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 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to Seattle 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 Richmond to Seattle without transferring.

City Information

Richmond

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Richmond’s rich culture is a product of its coastal geography and multiethnic make-up. Visit Steveston, one of Richmond's iconic fishing villages that's also home to two National Historic Sites, to take in the city's long-standing marine history while enjoying stunning seaside vistas. Nature lovers can get out onto the water to spy on orcas or venture inland to watch the dozens of migratory bird species that touch down in town from winter to spring.

Popular heritage sites with no admission fee include the International Buddhist Temple, Richmond Museum, and Richmond Art Museum, offering visitors a great way to explore local culture on a shoestring budget. Known for its Chinese influences, Richmond offers some of the most authentic Chinese food found on this side of the Pacific in the Golden Village or along the Dumpling Trail. The Richmond Night Market also serves up a mouth-watering selection of street food hailing from all corners of the Asian continent.

Richmond is not far from Vancouver International Airport, which provides flights across North America and is also home to an award-winning gallery of indigenous artworks. Bus and rail networks serve the region while regular ferries run to Victoria through the scenic Strait of Georgia.

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 bus leave from in Richmond?

Main departure station: 10251 St Edwards Dr

Amtrak Thruway buses to Richmond stop at 10251 St Edwards Drive, in front of the Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel. Passengers board the bus right outside the hotel, next to the hotel restaurant, Chop. This is a convenient stop for travelers on their way to or from the Vancouver Airport, as hotel guests can take the hotel's free shuttle to airport terminals. Other travelers will find the 10-minute drive to the airport short and seamless, too. The bus stop does not offer any amenities of its own, but the hotel lobby has seating and restrooms if needed.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

  • River Rock Casino

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

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Main arrival station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Downtown Seattle

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