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Seattle to Portland, OR bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 15m
Trips per day23
bus carriers2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Seattle to Portland
4.6
Based on 29 reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 78 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.4
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Federica
5.0
February 19, 2020Solo travel
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.
Heidi
4.0
January 18, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Fast and safe without stops. I can take the bus in the same time it takes me to drive!!!
Leif
5.0
January 4, 2020Solo travel
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"
Willis
5.0
January 3, 2020Vacation
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.
Jason
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet and respectful

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
2.0
Value
3.0
Condition
3.0
Carol
3.0
August 12, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Since the road was clear, once we were on the bus, which was late, it was pretty direct. The driver was a really good even driver. I sat behind him and admired his evenness, complimented him when I left the bus.
Cons
The communication in the Seattle Station was awful. No one was at the desk to print out my ticket for 12 minutes while I was first in line... then there was no direct communication on the lateness of the bus and why, and when it was expected. There was only a change in ...More
Tips
Have snacks. Be prepared to be frustrated. Don't take the bus if you expect to be on schedule.

Is there a direct bus to Portland from Seattle?

Out of 18 daily scheduled bus routes, 10 are direct, meaning they do not require a transfer. The earliest bus departs at about 6:00 a.m. PDT, and the latest bus departs around 6:00 p.m. PDT. Greyhound offers 10 trips per day, which is the most of any bus company for this route.

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Seattle to Portland, OR cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Seattle to Portland were $15.69.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Seattle to Portland is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average $5.50 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Seattle to Portland, OR?

The distance between Seattle and Portland is approximately 144.94 miles, or 233.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Seattle to Portland?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Seattle to Portland, OR by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Portland?

On average there are 23 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Seattle to Portland, OR, with an average of 16 trips per day and 307 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Seattle to Portland. Of the 23 trips there are 10 trips that are direct connections to Portland.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Seattle to Portland, OR start at $27.00. To compare all possible modes of travel, check out our guide on how to get from Seattle to Portland.

2 carriers offer Seattle to Portland, OR bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Seattle to Portland from $1.00. There are 7 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Seattle to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $17.16 for a BoltBus ticket to Portland. In Seattle, BoltBus departs to Portland from 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St, In Portland, BoltBus arrives at Lloyd Center,

An average trip on BoltBus from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Portland in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17.94 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 26m
Avg. Price
$17.16

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Seattle to Portland from $17.00. There are 16 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Seattle to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $21.24 for a Greyhound ticket to Portland. In Seattle, Greyhound departs to Portland from Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way and 7 other stations. In Portland, Greyhound arrives at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave,

An average trip on Greyhound from Seattle to Portland takes 6 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Portland in 3 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.37 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 33m
Avg. Price
$21.24

Plan your next adventure

There are 9 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Portland will depart from these stations in Seattle:
  • 5th Ave S and S Dearborn St
  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way
  • 9th Ave &spring St
  • 1301 Madison St
  • 1260 Cherry St
  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St
  • 702 Marion St
  • 325 9th St
  • 1660 S Columbian Way
Buses arrive in Portland at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Portland for trips arriving from Seattle:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
  • Lloyd Center