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Leavenworth - Seattle Bus Schedule

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Other ways to get from Leavenworth to Seattle

There are usually 1 daily train trips available from Leavenworth to Seattle.

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Leavenworth to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Leavenworth to Seattle usually takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance78 mi (125 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$45.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceNorthwestern Stage Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Leavenworth to Seattle

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)



Jane Catherine

October 29, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: I like that the driver interacted with the passengers. It was a short trip, 3hrs, so there was no need to stop, but driver offered opportunity to use the rest rooms while he fueled the bus. Cons: The directions on where to get the bus were not very clear. This should have been clarified. In the ticket there was gas station 76, when we called, we were told 200 Ward Strasse. Many passengers were confused on the pick-up spot, especially those like us who were returning by bus and came by train. Tips: I did not use WIFI this time No tips for travelers except what I mentioned above, applies to all.



June 25, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Didn't get motion sick. Cons: Traffic. Tips: Sit in the front.



December 26, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

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How much is a bus ticket from Leavenworth to Seattle?

Bus tickets for a trip from Leavenworth to Seattle cost $45.97 on average. Tickets cheaper than $45.97 are an excellent bargain. 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


Bus tickets from Leavenworth to Seattle are expected to cost between $47 and $55 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Seattle within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $52. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Leavenworth to Seattle is usually cheapest in July, when the average ticket price is only $48. If you're planning to take the bus from Leavenworth to Seattle during January, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $55. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 16 days in advance to save up to $11.41.

What bus companies travel from Leavenworth to Seattle?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Leavenworth to Seattle that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Northwestern Stage Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway13h 15m$45.00
Northwestern Stage Lines23h 23m$59.00
  • 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 Leavenworth to Seattle start at $45. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Northwestern Stage Lines from Leavenworth to Seattle from $59. There are 2 trips per day offered by Northwestern Stage Lines from Leavenworth to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Northwestern Stage Lines ticket to Seattle. In Leavenworth, Northwestern Stage Lines departs to Seattle from Leavenworth . In Seattle, Northwestern Stage Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way and one other station.

    An average trip on Northwestern Stage Lines from Leavenworth to Seattle takes 3 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available Northwestern Stage Lines trip will get you to Seattle in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Northwestern Stage Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Seattle.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 78 miles from Leavenworth to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Seattle at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Leavenworth to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Leavenworth to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Leavenworth to Seattle; ticket prices start at $36.00.

City Information


Leavenworth is a truly unique destination since it looks exactly like a Bavarian mountain village. Most buildings are alpine-style lodges, and restaurants and cafes serve delicious German-style beer and food. The city is a year-round tourist destination not just for its German-themed events such as Oktoberfest, but also for its gorgeous outdoor scene. Visitors can explore a reindeer farm, hike in Icicle Gorge, wander through Eagle Creek, and enjoy the Leavenworth Ski Hill in winter. There's also the famous Nutcracker Museum, which has over 6,000 nut-cracking tools.

Leavenworth's closest airport is the Pangborn Memorial Airport, about 45 minutes away by car. The Amtrak Empire Builder has service from Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, and more for more direct access to the town. Buses service the town from across the nation, including from Chicago, Los Angeles, and 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 Leavenworth?

Main departure station: Leavenworth

Most buses depart from the main station in Leavenworth.

All bus stations in Leavenworth:

  • Leavenworth

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Main arrival station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

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