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Bus Trip Information: Bellingham to Seattle

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Bellingham to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Bellingham to Seattle usually takes around one hour and 55 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price$8.99
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Bellingham to Seattle

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Joy

February 11, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Silence. Cons: Everyone using their seatbelt. Tips: No.

Pros: Silence. Cons: Everyone using their seatbelt. Tips: No.

5.0

Emma

November 27, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Friendly and professional driver, spacious and comfortable seating. The fact that you can see out of so many windows plus the windshield is greatly appreciated in reducing the motion sickness I usually experience on Greyhound buses.

Friendly and professional driver, spacious and comfortable seating. The fact that you can see out of so many windows plus the windshield is greatly appreciated in reducing the motion sickness I usually experience on Greyhound buses.

5.0

Rosemary

May 17, 2021- Visiting family

BoltBus

You have a wonderful employee in that bus driver. Exceptional. It was not his fault we arrived late; he had to accommodate last minute arrivals at the airport, and made a scheduled but proved unnecessary stop which was explained to us. He told the most wonderful joke...

You have a wonderful employee in that bus driver. Exceptional. It was not his fault we arrived late; he had to accommodate last minute arrivals at the airport, and made a scheduled but proved unnecessary stop which was explained to us. He told the most wonderful jokes. An absolute treasure.

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5.0

Eli Hart

October 13, 2019- Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: Actually arrived almost thirty minutes early. Cons: Didn't see anywhere on the website that travelers would be asked for proof of their age (or, indeed, that there is a minimum age for solo travel). Didn't have any ID but it worked out.

Pros: Actually arrived almost thirty minutes early. Cons: Didn't see anywhere on the website that travelers would be asked for proof of their age (or, indeed, that there is a minimum age for solo travel). Didn't have any ID but it worked out.

4.0

Debra

September 25, 2019- Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: Driver was very polite. Cons: The WiFi seemed slow.

Pros: Driver was very polite. Cons: The WiFi seemed slow.

How much is a bus ticket from Bellingham to Seattle?

The average price for a bus ticket to Seattle is $16.65, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Bellingham to Seattle is expected to range from $15 to $28. If you are looking to travel to Seattle within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $15. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $15 and can be found on September 28, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Bellingham to Seattle by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $25 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.30 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Bellingham to Seattle?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Bellingham to Seattle that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway12h 41m$21.73
FlixBus US71h 52m$22.87
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    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 Bellingham to Seattle start at $19. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 7 trips per day from Bellingham to Seattle, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bellingham to Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

How long is the bus ride from Bellingham to Seattle?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 55 minutes to cover the 79 miles from Bellingham to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

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

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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bellingham?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bellingham to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Seattle each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Bellingham 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 Bellingham to Seattle without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bellingham to Seattle; ticket prices start at $19.00.

City Information

Bellingham

Bellingham, WA, US - BLH-0

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Bellingham is a scenic coastal city nestled between Mount Baker and the Puget Sound in Washington State. Its waterfront port is the launch point for fishing trips, leisure boating, and cruises to Alaska — a convenient starting point, since the city is only 25 miles south of the Canadian border. Sprawling Whatcom Falls Park showcases the best of the Northwest's natural forested beauty, one of the features that make Bellingham a top Washington destination. Plus, it's only a short drive to the #1 most instagrammable National Park, North Cascades National Park.

Kiddos will light up when they visit the SPARK Museum of Electrical Inventions, home to hands-on science exhibits and live demonstrations. If you're traveling without kids, prepare to hit up Bellingham's brewery scene. Bars, wineries, cideries, and more fine establishments offer quality drinks at prices that still lure students from local Western Washington University. Find some of the best restaurants and shops in the Fairhaven Historic District, distinctive for its Victorian architecture and views over Bellingham Bay.

FlixBus, Quick Shuttle, and Amtrak Thruway buses connect Bellingham to major cities in the Northwest like Seattle. Ambitious travelers can even travel to Bellingham by bus from Minneapolis! Bellingham's proximity to Canada makes it easy to travel to Vancouver, BC via bus or train on the Amtrak Cascades. Several airlines fly into Bellingham International Airport, but Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is only about 2 hours away if you need to catch a flight to farther destinations.

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 Bellingham?

Main departure station: 516 High St

Bellingham has two bus stations with service to Seattle.

All bus stations in Bellingham:

  • 516 High St

  • 401 Harris Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

Main arrival station: 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

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

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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