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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Portland. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Portland usually takes around 4 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance145 mi (233 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR

(Based on 31 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?

Typically $19.77 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Portland. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

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 $17 to $25. If you are looking to travel to Portland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $17. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $17 and can be found on December 2, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Seattle to Portland in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $23 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.93 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Portland?

There are 3 bus lines from Seattle to Portland available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US64h 1m$22.56
Greyhound24h 23m$25.51
OurBus23h 15m$22.57
  • 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 6 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 2 bus trips from Seattle to Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from $22.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $19, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Seattle to Portland if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

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.

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 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 5 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?

Because many passengers travel from Seattle to Portland 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Seattle?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. 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 8 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 Washington to Oregon 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.

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 one of the key travel hubs in the Pacific Northwest. 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?

Departure stations

Buses to Portland leave from 5 stations in Seattle.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

  • Space Needle (Broad St & 5th Ave)

  • Adj 600 5th Av S - Intl Dist - 5th Av. N of N Dearborn St - front of Uwajimaya PL

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Portland at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 7411 NW Station Way

  • Union Station

  • Lloyd Center

Need a return trip from Portland to Seattle?

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