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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Vancouver usually takes around 3 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$45.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC

(Based on 81 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Haynam

February 1, 2020- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Friendly staff, comfy seats. Cons: Sockets behind seats are loose so chargers fall off within minutes.

Pros: Friendly staff, comfy seats. Cons: Sockets behind seats are loose so chargers fall off within minutes.

4.0

Poliana Sofia

January 29, 2020- Solo travel

BoltBus

Cons: There was no internet connection in the bus. I followed all the instructions for connecting but didn't work. Tips: In Seattle there is just a bus station for Bolt Bus, no big sign. All people were kind of lost looking for the right place where to wait.

Cons: There was no internet connection in the bus. I followed all the instructions for connecting but didn't work. Tips: In Seattle there is just a bus station for Bolt Bus, no big sign. All people were kind of lost looking for the right place where to wait.

5.0

Evangel

January 1, 2020- Vacation

BoltBus

Wifi on the bus is very weak.

Wifi on the bus is very weak.

5.0

Joachim

December 30, 2019- Couples trip

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was very organized and advised everyone to have everything ready to ensure smooth border crossing. Cons: The seat was very uncomfortable as it was inclined in a certain angle and could not be adjusted. Virtually no legroom - worse than inflight.

Pros: The driver was very organized and advised everyone to have everything ready to ensure smooth border crossing. Cons: The seat was very uncomfortable as it was inclined in a certain angle and could not be adjusted. Virtually no legroom - worse than inflight.

5.0

Katherine

December 24, 2019- Visiting friends

Quick Shuttle

Pros: The driver was very lovely to interact with and I was glad I could purchase a ticket online last minute as a late flight made me miss my original bus. Cons: I couldn’t work out how to book through the Quick Shuttle website so booked through Wanderu which was very...

Pros: The driver was very lovely to interact with and I was glad I could purchase a ticket online last minute as a late flight made me miss my original bus. Cons: I couldn’t work out how to book through the Quick Shuttle website so booked through Wanderu which was very easy. Tips: Bring a long cable if you intend to charge a device as the ports are located above your head.

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Seattle to Vancouver Route Map

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Price trends for buses from Seattle to Vancouver

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What bus companies travel from Seattle to Vancouver?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Seattle to Vancouver. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway43h 27m$45.00
  • 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 Seattle to Vancouver start at $45. On average, there are 4 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Seattle to Vancouver 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 3 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 121 miles from Seattle to Vancouver. 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.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Seattle?

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 Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Vancouver 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 British Columbia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Vancouver; ticket prices start at $36.75.

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.

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Departure 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.

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Arrival stations

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

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