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Bus Route Overview: Seattle to Leavenworth

There are usually 3 daily bus trips available from Seattle to Leavenworth. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Leavenworth usually takes 3 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Northwestern Stage Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance78 mi (125 km)
Shortest duration2h 55m
Cheapest price$40.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceNorthwestern Stage Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Seattle to Leavenworth

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)




April 30, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The bus was comfortable and on time! Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.



December 21, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The experience for traveling safe to Leavenworth was priceless. Cons: Maybe a short stay at Everett . Tips: Bring some snacks / water.



July 24, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway



January 11, 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak Thruway

The stay and town



December 13, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The ride was smooth. The bus was warm but not hot. Interior clean. Cons: NA.

Seattle to Leavenworth Route Map

Seattle Leavenworth

How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Leavenworth?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Seattle and Leavenworth cost $55.37, on average. Booking your trip at least 27 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $1.54 more.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, a one-way bus trip from Seattle to Leavenworth will cost between $54 and $57. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

You can find the lowest prices on this route during June. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Seattle to Leavenworth, with the average price at just $40. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in September, when the average price goes up to $51. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your bus trip from Seattle to Leavenworth, book online with Wanderu at least 27 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $1.54 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Leavenworth?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Seattle to Leavenworth that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Northwestern Stage Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway13h 20m$40.00
Northwestern Stage Lines23h 8m$59.00
  • 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 Leavenworth start at $40. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Northwestern Stage Lines from Seattle to Leavenworth from $59. There are 2 trips per day offered by Northwestern Stage Lines from Seattle to Leavenworth and you can expect on average to pay for a Northwestern Stage Lines ticket to Leavenworth. In Seattle, Northwestern Stage Lines departs to Leavenworth from Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way and one other station. In Leavenworth, Northwestern Stage Lines arrives at Leavenworth .

    An average trip on Northwestern Stage Lines from Seattle to Leavenworth takes 3 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available Northwestern Stage Lines trip will get you to Leavenworth in 2 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Northwestern Stage Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Leavenworth.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 78 miles from Seattle to Leavenworth. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 55 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from Seattle to Leavenworth on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Leavenworth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Leavenworth; ticket prices start at $40.00.

City Information


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.


Leavenworth is a truly unique destination since it looks exactly like a Bavarian mountain village. Most buildings are alpine-style lodges, and restaurants and cafes serve delicious German-style beer and food. The city is a year-round tourist destination not just for its German-themed events such as Oktoberfest, but also for its gorgeous outdoor scene. Visitors can explore a reindeer farm, hike in Icicle Gorge, wander through Eagle Creek, and enjoy the Leavenworth Ski Hill in winter. There's also the famous Nutcracker Museum, which has over 6,000 nut-cracking tools.

Leavenworth's closest airport is the Pangborn Memorial Airport, about 45 minutes away by car. The Amtrak Empire Builder has service from Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, and more for more direct access to the town. Buses service the town from across the nation, including from Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

Seattle, WA - King Street Station - SEAAMT-0

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Main departure station: King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

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.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Where does the bus arrive in Leavenworth?

Main arrival station: Leavenworth

All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Leavenworth.

All bus stations in Leavenworth:

  • Leavenworth

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