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Journey Information

Vancouver to Seattle bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$45.00
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Vancouver to Seattle Route Map

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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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Seattle?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $45.00 was the low point for bus fares from Vancouver to Seattle. Buses from Seattle to Vancouver are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $45.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 121 miles (195 kilometers) from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver 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 British Columbia to Washington without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vancouver to Seattle; ticket prices start at $34.00.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Seattle?

There is one bus company that operates from Vancouver to Seattle. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway43h 45m$45.00

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

Most buses depart from the main station in Vancouver, British Columbia:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

All buses from Vancouver arrive at one main station in Seattle, Washington:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for buses from Vancouver to Seattle

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA
4.5
Based on 89 ratings and reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 54 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Roberta
4.0
February 23, 2020Vacation
Pros
Driver was nice and funny + we got there on time.
Cons
It could have more info about the customs process at the border and where we would meet the driver. Also, the seats were not very comfortable.
Tips
There is on board internet but it’s just 100mb. It works fine.
Leanne
5.0
January 26, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Clean bus and on time.
Erika
5.0
January 17, 2020Vacation
Pros
Very smooth and driver did her best to stay on time. She had an unexpected passenger in Everett, WA in a wheelchair and she handled it well.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
When you get to customs you have to get off the bus and take all your belongings.
Sammuel
5.0
January 1, 2020Couples trip
Cons
More information about what’s required to travel across border to USA and what to consider before traveling (such as what to declare and what can someone bring in their luggage)
Tips
Try arriving one hour before your bus departure, this will allow plenty of time to see where bus departures and get some breakfast at A&W
Aileen
5.0
December 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
clean bolt bus, driver is helpful and efficient he seems to be hardworking and serious with his Job. Pleasant experience huat the wifi i cannot connect
Cons
So far so good, the wifi seems to be slow and hard to connect

Based on 24 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Quick Shuttle report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 62 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.4
Value
3.8
Condition
4.6
Ali
4.0
February 14, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The WIFI was very weak this has to improve.
Cons
The bus is little old so the seats are not comfortable this could be improved either by renovating the seats or having better buses.
Edward
4.0
December 22, 2019Visiting family
Pros
On time, comfortable, and friendly driver.
Cons
There should definitely be seatbelts on the coaches. This wouldn't cost much to add and would dramatically improve safety.
Padma
5.0
December 23, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Convenience
Matthew
4.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
The bus arrived within the arrival window for pickup however I was never told that there was a window. From the time I was told, the bus was 12 minutes late for pickup with no indication
Evelyn
5.0
November 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus left on time and arrived 30 mins earlier. The instructions during the trip were given by the bus driver and were super clear.

Based on 19 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.1
Value
4.1
Condition
4.3
Stephen
5.0
January 21, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Vacation
Cons
Wifi
Tips
Wifi sucks
Clotilde
4.0
December 30, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The arrival in Seattle by night 😍
Cons
Wifi only available to consult messages, could be extended to IE navigation and mms
Tips
Book early so as to ensure price and place
Paulina
4.0
November 10, 2019Solo travel
Cons
i dont like that quick... no send my ticket, they are work with a list.
Chaeyun
4.0
November 5, 2019Solo travel
Cons
I couldn't use wifi at all.
Chengyu
4.0
October 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I like by myself travel feel free and happy. my trip I like see view different foods
Cons
I need more English
Tips
all nice people around me

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 29 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.7
John
5.0
September 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
Ease of travel.
Cons
Border crossing
Tips
Travel light
Paula
5.0
August 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Seat could be reclined, driver provided instructions when needed, bus made it to Seattle almost on time even though we spent 1 hour at the border.
Cons
The signage at the station was almost non-existent -maybe buses leave from different bays at different times but large signs could display generic directions. May be helpful to highlight the section on tickets that talks about I94 and paying the $6 at the border in cas...More
Tips
Have $6 US in cash for each person if you have to pay the visa entrance fee.
Edna S.
5.0
August 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver is friendly, helpful and he drive safely. I feel so comfortable during our trip.
Tips
They’re ok
Amelia
2.0
May 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was on time which was very helpful.
Cons
There was no wifi or outlets, no expected time for loading, and when I went to check in, my ticket didn't work-- apparently it had been "lifted" in Connecticut, very far away from my Pacific Northwest trip. I nearly didn't make it home thanks to this, and had to get a n...More
Tips
Don't do the Amtrak thruway.

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