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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Richmond usually takes around 3 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance114 mi (183 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$15.67
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Seattle to Richmond

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)




July 16, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Our trip was just lovely & our driver was a total gentleman as well as a GREAT DRIVER!! We felt very safe & had no hold ups, except about 30 minutes crossing the border to Canada for Customs & Immigration & that was done very efficiently & our driver explained hoe it would be done… Cons: It would be nice to have a cup of tea or coffee on the bus… We had soda with us, but a hot tea & a few cookies would have been lovely!! 3 hrs is a long time without a cup of tea for an Irish woman!! Tips: We had 2 passengers behind us at the back of the bus who talked LOUDLY for the full 3 hrs & we couldn’t sleep…. It would be nice if passengers would be considerate of their neighbors & keep their voices low…. We got on the bus at 9pm, which is past our bedtime as we are from North Carolina & it was just after midnight when we arrived in Vancouver…. That was 3am & when you’re in your 70’s & need to sleep or rest, it was very annoying to have to listen to 2 people talking loudly & disrupting everyone rest time close to them 😡 😡🙏🏻.



July 3, 2023- Vacation

Quick Shuttle (Econo+)

Instructions on where to get on the bus could be clearer for first timers.



May 14, 2023- Vacation

Quick Shuttle (Flex+)

Pros: The driver was very helpful and pointed out sights along the way. He also gave us information about how to efficiently get through the border crossing. Cons: Nothing - it was good.



May 6, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Very comfortable. I have been using Amtrak thruway for before pandemic. The ride is superb. The staff is super friendly and nice. The bus itself is always clean. No smell or odour of any kind.



March 24, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Friendly staff and superb driving. Cons: It should have the wifi password visible I tried to login but wasn't sure what the password was. Tips: Have all your paperwork ready so we don't have to wait for traveller's that get detained at the border.

How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Richmond?

Bus tickets for a trip from Seattle to Richmond cost $47.92 on average. Tickets cheaper than $47.92 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 Seattle to Richmond are expected to cost between $39 and $54 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Richmond within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $47. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

If you're planning on taking a bus from Seattle to Richmond, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $45 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

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 $1.16.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Richmond?

There are 3 bus lines from Seattle to Richmond available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Amtrak Thruway 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 Thruway53h 40m$51.74
Quick Shuttle (Econo+)44h 7m$36.92
Quick Shuttle (Flex+)44h 7m$52.99
  • 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 Seattle to Richmond start at $50. On average, there are 5 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Seattle to Richmond from $16. There are 4 trips per day offered by Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Seattle to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Econo+) ticket to Richmond. In Seattle, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) departs to Richmond from Downtown Seattle and one other station. In Richmond, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) arrives at River Rock Casino .

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Econo+) from Seattle to Richmond takes 4 hours and 7 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Econo+) trip will get you to Richmond in 2 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Econo+) offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Richmond.

  • Book Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Seattle to Richmond from $24. There are 4 trips per day offered by Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Seattle to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a Quick Shuttle (Flex+) ticket to Richmond. In Seattle, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) departs to Richmond from Downtown Seattle and one other station. In Richmond, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) arrives at River Rock Casino .

    An average trip on Quick Shuttle (Flex+) from Seattle to Richmond takes 4 hours and 7 minutes , while the fastest available Quick Shuttle (Flex+) trip will get you to Richmond in 2 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Quick Shuttle (Flex+) offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 114 miles from Seattle to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 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.

Because many passengers travel from Seattle to Richmond 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.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 Seattle, WA to Richmond, BC; ticket prices start at $59.00.

City Information


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.


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Richmond’s rich culture is a product of its coastal geography and multiethnic make-up. Visit Steveston, one of Richmond's iconic fishing villages that's also home to two National Historic Sites, to take in the city's long-standing marine history while enjoying stunning seaside vistas. Nature lovers can get out onto the water to spy on orcas or venture inland to watch the dozens of migratory bird species that touch down in town from winter to spring.

Popular heritage sites with no admission fee include the International Buddhist Temple, Richmond Museum, and Richmond Art Museum, offering visitors a great way to explore local culture on a shoestring budget. Known for its Chinese influences, Richmond offers some of the most authentic Chinese food found on this side of the Pacific in the Golden Village or along the Dumpling Trail. The Richmond Night Market also serves up a mouth-watering selection of street food hailing from all corners of the Asian continent.

Richmond is not far from Vancouver International Airport, which provides flights across North America and is also home to an award-winning gallery of indigenous artworks. Bus and rail networks serve the region while regular ferries run to Victoria through the scenic Strait of Georgia.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

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Main departure 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

  • Downtown Seattle

  • Pier 66

  • 3201 Smith Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Main arrival station: River Rock Casino

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • River Rock Casino

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

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