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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Portland. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Portland usually takes around 4 hours, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance145 mi (233 km)
Shortest duration3h 35m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Seattle to Portland

(Based on 32 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Maria D

July 7, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Confort. Quit.so im very hapy traveling to greyhouse. Tks. Tips: No.

Pros: Confort. Quit.so im very hapy traveling to greyhouse. Tks. Tips: No.

5.0

Federica

February 19, 2020- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: The driver was friendly and helpful, the bus pretty clean and I had a lot of space for my stuff. Cons: Maybe renovating the bus itself. It was pretty old. Tips: Boltbus is really reliable and cheap, Safe, and sometimes you arrive also earlier than expected.

Pros: The driver was friendly and helpful, the bus pretty clean and I had a lot of space for my stuff. Cons: Maybe renovating the bus itself. It was pretty old. Tips: Boltbus is really reliable and cheap, Safe, and sometimes you arrive also earlier than expected.

4.0

Heidi

January 18, 2020- Visiting friends

BoltBus

Fast and safe without stops. I can take the bus in the same time it takes me to drive!!!

Fast and safe without stops. I can take the bus in the same time it takes me to drive!!!

5.0

Leif

January 4, 2020- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: First driver slept in so another driver took his route. Driver was really funny. Saying funny things over the loud speaker. Right before arriving in Portland . "Here we are folks! Downtown Wenatchee". Tips: This bus line plays by its own rules dont be too uptight...

Pros: First driver slept in so another driver took his route. Driver was really funny. Saying funny things over the loud speaker. Right before arriving in Portland . "Here we are folks! Downtown Wenatchee". Tips: This bus line plays by its own rules dont be too uptight or into the whole "time thing".

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5.0

Willis

January 3, 2020- Vacation

BoltBus

Pros: There was only 10 people on the bus, it was nice roomy and I didn’t feel like I was in anyone’s bubble. Cons: Seats that had a little pillow or moved back a little for naps.

Pros: There was only 10 people on the bus, it was nice roomy and I didn’t feel like I was in anyone’s bubble. Cons: Seats that had a little pillow or moved back a little for naps.

Seattle to Portland Route Map

Seattle Portland

How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Portland?

The average price for a bus ticket to Portland is $23.34, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Seattle. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Seattle to Portland is expected to range from $22 to $36. If you are looking to travel to Portland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $22. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $22 and can be found on December 13, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Seattle to Portland by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $21 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $16.84 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Portland?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Seattle to Portland that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 10 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US103h 58m$32.45
Greyhound34h 15m$30.61
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 10 trips per day from Seattle to Portland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Seattle to Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Seattle to Portland?

Yes, there are two train lines that run from Seattle to Portland: Amtrak Cascades and Amtrak Coast Starlight. The Amtrak Cascades makes 3 daily trips to Portland from Seattle, and averages about 3 hours and 30 minutes in duration. Tickets for the Cascades cost around $37. The Amtrak Coast Starlight makes 1 daily trip to Portland from Seattle, and averages about 4 hours and 15 minutes in duration. Tickets for the Coast Starlight cost around $39.

Is Seattle to Portland a good day-trip?

A day-trip from Seattle to Portland is doable — however, because a direct trip takes about 3.5 hours by bus, you may be better off staying in Portland overnight. The earliest bus from Seattle departs Seattle at 6:00 a.m., and the latest return bus from Portland leaves around 6:00 p.m.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Seattle to Portland 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.

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.

How long is the bus ride from Seattle to Portland?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours to cover the 145 miles from Seattle to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 35 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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 Seattle?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Portland are there per day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Portland 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 Seattle to Portland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Portland; ticket prices start at $27.00.

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. 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.

Portland

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. Also known as the City of Roses, this city along the Willamette River wows visitors with its diverse street food, quirky counterculture, and sprawling bookstores such as the world-famous Powell's Books.

Portland is the 5th best city in the United States for outdoor activities, thanks in part to open-air grounds like the expansive Forest Park. Gardens are also excellent outdoor date locales for couples on a romantic getaway: stop and smell the roses at either the International Rose Test Garden or the Portland Japanese Garden.

Once you've gotten hungry from a long day wandering outside, nearly every block downtown has a plethora of food trucks waiting to tickle your taste buds. Or, kick back at one of the many breweries in the #3 best city for craft beer in the United States. Unique locations like McMenamin's brewpubs in renovated cinemas or historic hotels do their part to "keep Portland weird."

As the biggest city in Oregon, Portland is a hub for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak train service and various bus services operate primarily out of Union Station, conveniently-located downtown, and nearby Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel to Portland from near and far.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

Main departure station: 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

Buses to Portland leave from 4 stations in Seattle.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

  • Space Needle (Broad St & 5th Ave)

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: 7411 NW Station Way

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

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 7411 NW Station Way

  • Union Station

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