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Bus Trip Information: Bellingham to Seattle

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Bellingham to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Bellingham to Seattle usually takes around 2 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$17.99
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Bellingham to Seattle

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)




May 7, 2023- Business

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Very confortable bus,. Cons: Additional schedules. Tips: better than driving.



February 11, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

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



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.



May 17, 2021- Visiting family


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.


Eli Hart

October 13, 2019- Visiting family


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.

How much is a bus ticket from Bellingham to Seattle?

Bus tickets for a trip from Bellingham to Seattle cost $20.16 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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 Bellingham to Seattle in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $19 to $34. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on October 5, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Seattle this week, bus tickets are available starting at $23.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Bellingham to Seattle is usually cheapest in July, when the average ticket price is only $21. If you're planning to take the bus from Bellingham to Seattle during April, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $26. 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 28 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $13.35 on your bus ticket compared to booking 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 40m$19.00
FlixBus US71h 49m$33.13
  • 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 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

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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 2 hours to cover the 79 miles from Bellingham to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Buses departing from Bellingham to Seattle tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bellingham to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 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, 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 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

Buses to Seattle leave from 3 stations in Bellingham.

All bus stations in Bellingham:

  • 516 High St

  • 800 Lincoln 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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