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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Seattle usually takes around 18 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance625 mi (1006 km)
Shortest duration15h 20m
Cheapest price$59.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Sacramento to Seattle?

Bus tickets for a trip from Sacramento to Seattle cost $77.83 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Sacramento to Seattle is usually cheapest in April, when the average ticket price is only $98. If you're planning to take the bus from Sacramento to Seattle during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $147. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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 $55.80 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Seattle?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sacramento to Seattle. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US818h 16m$144.26
  • 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 8 trips per day from Sacramento to Seattle, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 625 miles from Sacramento to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Seattle. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sacramento to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Sacramento to Seattle; ticket prices start at $141.00.

City Information

Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

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 Sacramento?

Main departure station: 420 Richards Blvd

Sacramento has two bus stations with service to Seattle.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 420 Richards Blvd

  • 961 2nd St

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Buses arrive in Seattle at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

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