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Portland-Tacoma Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Portland to Tacoma bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 10m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Portland to Tacoma 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 Portland to Tacoma?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $19.07 was the low point for bus fares from Portland to Tacoma. Buses from Tacoma to Portland are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $19.07 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. You should book at least 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $7.08 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Portland, OR to Tacoma, WA. 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from Portland to Tacoma 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Portland?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Portland to Tacoma, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Portland to Tacoma. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portland to Tacoma; ticket prices start at $22.00.

What bus companies travel from Portland to Tacoma?

There is one bus company that operates from Portland to Tacoma. BoltBus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BoltBus23h 23m$20.50

Where does the bus leave from in Portland?

Portland, Oregon has two bus stations with service to Tacoma, Washington:

  • Greyhound Sta
  • Lloyd Center

Where does the bus arrive in Tacoma?

All buses from Portland arrive at one main station in Tacoma, Washington:

  • Bus Terminal

Price trends for buses from Portland to Tacoma

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Portland, OR to Tacoma, WA
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 18, 2019Visiting family
The diver was nice and very funny which made the time we spent waiting for a draw bridge and stuck in bad traffic pas easily and without much notice. The seat was fairly comfortable and the plug ins to charge your phone on the trip are a nice feature.
I couldn't put the arm rest to my left in the vertical position which made trying to sleep leaning against the side of the bus difficult. That could have been me not knowing how to raise it properly though and it didn't bother me that much
If you intend to sleep on the bus I would advise a neck pillow.

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