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Seattle to Vancouver bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||3h 15m|
|Trips per day||4|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequent questions about traveling by bus from Seattle to Vancouver.
How is the bus versus the train for this route?
The bus and the train take roughly the same amount of time to get from Seattle to Vancouver BC: 3 to 4.5 hours. Traveling by bus is a better overall deal, however, with tickets costing as low as $1, while the train costs a minimum of $35.
Do you need your passport on the bus from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada?
You must have your passport when traveling between Seattle and Vancouver. Alternatively, you can carry another valid proof of citizenship, such as a Trusted Traveler Program Card, an Enhanced Identity Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. All passengers must present valid ID before boarding the bus. Crossing the Canada–US border without a valid ID is not allowed.
When your bus arrives at the border, you must get off and subject your belongings to a security screening. Unclaimed items will be removed by customs officials at that time.
Is Seattle to Vancouver a good day trip?
Traveling from Seattle to Vancouver and back is a pretty reasonable day-trip. The bus ride averages between 3 and 4.5 hours, so leaving early in the morning ensures you a relatively full day of activities in Vancouver. Avoid traveling on Sunday, as it is the busiest day to travel this route, and instead plan a Thursday or Friday trip if possible, since those days are the least busy. If you depart at 8 a.m. from Seattle, you can expect to spend about 7-8 hours in Vancouver BC before having to board a bus home if you want to return by 11 p.m.
How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Vancouver?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $45.00 was the low point for bus fares from Seattle to Vancouver. Buses from Vancouver to Seattle are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $45.00 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Seattle?
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. 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 Seattle to Vancouver; ticket prices start at $34.00.
What bus companies travel from Seattle to Vancouver?
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Thruway||4||3h 27m||$45.00|
Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?
Most buses depart from the main station in Seattle, Washington:
- King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?
All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Vancouver, British Columbia:
- Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
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