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Bellingham - Seattle Bus Schedule

Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Bellingham to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Bellingham to Seattle usually takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price$25.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Bellingham, WA to Seattle, WA

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

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.

3.0

Brian

June 6, 2019- Business

BoltBus

Pros: It got me there, but about 2 hrs late. the cost was reasonable. Cons: On time departure. Tips: Allow an extra hr or two.

Pros: It got me there, but about 2 hrs late. the cost was reasonable. Cons: On time departure. Tips: Allow an extra hr or two.

Price trends for buses from Bellingham to Seattle

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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What bus companies travel from Bellingham to Seattle?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Bellingham to Seattle. Amtrak Thruway is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway12h 41m$25.00
  • 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 $25. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 79 miles from Bellingham to Seattle. 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.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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?

There is usually only one bus per day from Bellingham to Seattle. It leaves the station in Bellingham at 3:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Bellingham to Seattle. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

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

City Information

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.

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?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Bellingham.

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Arrival stations

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

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