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Journey Information

Bellingham to Seattle bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 30m
Trips per day6
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bellingham to Seattle 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 Bellingham to Seattle?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.04 was the low point for bus fares from Bellingham to Seattle. Buses from Seattle to Bellingham are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.04 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $3.77 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 79 miles (128 kilometers) from Bellingham, WA to Seattle, WA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 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 Bellingham to Seattle 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 Bellingham?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am 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 buses are there each day?

There are 6 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 Washington to Washington without transferring.

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

What bus companies travel from Bellingham to Seattle?

There are 3 bus lines from Bellingham, Washington to Seattle, Washington. With 4 daily trips, BoltBus 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 Thruway12h 40m$25.00
BoltBus42h 45m$14.16
Greyhound12h 50m$13.00

Where does the bus leave from in Bellingham?

Bellingham, Washington has two bus stations with service to Seattle, Washington:

  • 401 Harris Ave
  • 4194 Cordata Pkwy

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

Buses arrive in Seattle at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Seattle, Washington:

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way
  • 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

Price trends for buses from Bellingham to Seattle

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Bellingham, WA to Seattle, WA
Based on 8 ratings and reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Eli Hart
October 13, 2019Visiting family
Actually arrived almost thirty minutes early
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.
September 25, 2019Visiting family
Driver was very polite
The WiFi seemed slow
June 6, 2019Business
It got me there, but about 2 hrs late. the cost was reasonable.
On time departure.
Allow an extra hr or two.

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