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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day37
bus carriers4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Vancouver to Seattle
4.5
Based on 86 reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 53 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
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
Leanne
4.0
December 13, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The consistency of ease, cleanliness and cost affordability/accessibility keeps me using Wanduru (Bolt Bus).
Cons
The seat cushioning is flat however it's easily fixed by putting a coat or scarf on the seat. For the cost it is not something I'd list as a complaint.
Tips
Be patient if the bus arrives JUST on time or 15 mins tardy. Time at the border can not be anticipated and a small break for a driver is needed especially to get travellers to the next location safely.

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.

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Vancouver to Seattle cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Vancouver to Seattle were $31.73.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Vancouver to Seattle is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $3.25 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Vancouver to Seattle?

The distance between Vancouver and Seattle is approximately 121.41 miles, or 195.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Vancouver to Seattle?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Vancouver to Seattle by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Seattle?

On average there are 37 scheduled bus trips per day. Quick Shuttle has the most regularly scheduled departures from Vancouver to Seattle, with an average of 23 trips per day and 474 monthly trips. 4 bus carriers serve the route from Vancouver to Seattle. Of the 37 trips there are 37 trips that are direct connections to Seattle.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Vancouver to Seattle start at $34.00.

4 carriers offer Vancouver to Seattle bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Vancouver to Seattle from $1.00. There are 7 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay $22.93 for a BoltBus ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, BoltBus departs to Seattle from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, In Seattle, BoltBus arrives at 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St and one other station.

An average trip on BoltBus from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $23.56 for a weekend trip to Seattle.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 12m
Avg. Price
$22.93

Quick Shuttle

Book Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle from $43.00. There are 23 trips per day offered by Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay $50.51 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 SeaTac Airport and one other station.

An average trip on Quick Shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available Quick Shuttle trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Quick Shuttle offers 23 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $50.49 for a weekend trip to Seattle.

WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 48m
Avg. Price
$50.51

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Vancouver to Seattle from $15.00. Typically there is one Greyhound schedule per day from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay $20.16 for a Greyhound ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, Greyhound departs to Seattle from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, In Seattle, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way,

An average trip on Greyhound from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $21.96 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Seattle.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 18m
Avg. Price
$20.16

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver to Seattle from $45.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay $45.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, Amtrak Thruway departs to Seattle from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, In Seattle, Amtrak Thruway arrives at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver to Seattle takes 3 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $45.00 for a weekend trip to Seattle.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 46m
Avg. Price
$45.00

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Seattle will depart from these stations in Vancouver:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
  • Holiday Inn on Howe
  • Skytrain Station
Buses arrive in Seattle at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Seattle for trips arriving from Vancouver:
  • Downtown Seattle
  • SeaTac Airport
  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way
  • 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St