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Bus Route Overview: Vancouver to Seattle

There are 40 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Seattle usually takes around 4 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price$15.67
Trips per day39
Most frequent serviceQuick Shuttle (Econo+)
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Vancouver to Seattle

(Based on 169 ratings and reviews)




September 17, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Thruway

Driver was informative & quick.



September 16, 2023- Solo travel

Quick Shuttle (Econo+)

Pros: good price. Cons: I would be happy if there was an outlet installed.



September 9, 2023- Visiting family

Quick Shuttle (Econo+)

We were allowed to take an earlier bus than our ticket and our driver was calm, cool and friendly



September 2, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Can the driver was excellent. Kept us informed, helpful and allowed us on an earlier trip. Great service! Cons: People not late. Tips: Stick to what driver says.



August 29, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The bus drive was very nice and was a good driver. We got to our location safely. Cons: I know that this is not in your control, but customs could be stream lined much better so that so much time is not lost. Tips: Nothing to offer.

Vancouver to Seattle Route Map

Vancouver Seattle

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Seattle?

Bus tickets for a trip from Vancouver to Seattle cost $43.92 on average. Tickets cheaper than $43.92 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Vancouver to Seattle in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $40 to $60. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on September 26, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Seattle this week, bus tickets are available starting at $40.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Vancouver to Seattle is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $41. If you're planning to take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $48. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $6.71 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Seattle?

There are 5 bus lines from Vancouver to Seattle available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 14 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
Amtrak Thruway54h 25m$56.16
FlixBus US94h 9m$47.35
Greyhound24h 13m$40.57
Quick Shuttle (Econo+)144h 52m$38.22
Quick Shuttle (Flex+)144h 52m$55.29
  • 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 Vancouver to Seattle start at $50. On average, there are 5 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 9 trips per day from Vancouver to Seattle, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 2 bus trips from Vancouver to Seattle every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 13 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Seattle usually start from $30.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Vancouver to Seattle from $16. There are 14 trips per day offered by Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Econo+) ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) departs to Seattle from Holiday Inn on Howe and 3 other stations. In Seattle, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) arrives at Downtown Seattle and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 52 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Econo+) trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) offers 17 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Seattle.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Vancouver to Seattle from $24. There are 14 trips per day offered by Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Vancouver to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Flex+) ticket to Seattle. In Vancouver, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) departs to Seattle from Holiday Inn on Howe and 3 other stations. In Seattle, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) arrives at Downtown Seattle and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Vancouver to Seattle takes 4 hours and 52 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Flex+) trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) offers 17 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Seattle.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 121 miles from Vancouver to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking buses from Vancouver to Seattle. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the bus and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am 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.

There are 40 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 39 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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

City Information


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.


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 Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Main departure station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Holiday Inn on Howe

  • Waterfront Skytrain Station

  • Canada Place Pier (Curbside) Mon-Sat / Waterfront Skytrain Sundays (until 9/30, & 7/1 & 8/7)

  • Canada Place Pier (Cruise Level)

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

Main arrival station: Downtown Seattle

Buses arrive in Seattle at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • Downtown Seattle

  • Pier 66

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

  • Pier 91

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

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