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Seattle - Mt Vernon Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Mt Vernon. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Mt Vernon usually takes around 5 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance56 mi (91 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$14.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Seattle to Mt Vernon

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




September 2, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The Driver did a Great job, beings that the trip was from Seattle to Mt Vernon on the Friday of Labor Day weekend! The traffic actually behaved. I think we only came to a complete stand still 1or 2 times during the whole trip. We were about 10-15 minutes behind schedule due to the heavy traffic, but any well seasoned travelers should know to expect times to shift, especially during Holiday Times. Overall 8.5/10. Cons: It seems the world has left covid in the past. There were ZERO protocols in place. Passengers were not wearing any PPD's nor the Driver. As people were lined up to board, everyone was heal to toe with each other, not even 3 feet of space let alone 6. This was my only negative feeling. I had my PPD and felt like the outcast because I was the only one wearing a mask. COVID IS STILL REAL! NOW WE HAVE MONKEY POX! Tips: Respect other people's space due to covid. Be more patient with workers who are overworked due to staff shortages. Just plain and simply BE MORE KIND TO OTHERS & AND STOP BEING SELFISH!



August 25, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Peaceful. Cons: ?



August 13, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Swift, smooth, and a bargain.



August 27, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Comfortable, affordable and straightforward. Cons: Finding how and where to catch this bus was a challenge! Zero signage, zero information. The only way I found it was Stopping a series of strangers who bit by bit were able to help me find the proper building and then the secret unmarked spot where the unmarked bus was parked. Tips: See above.

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What bus companies travel from Seattle to Mt Vernon?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway26h 35m$64.63
Greyhound11h 30m$21.46
  • 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 Mt Vernon start at $14. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Seattle to Mt Vernon every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Mt Vernon usually start from $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 56 miles from Seattle to Mt Vernon. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Seattle to Mt Vernon 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Mt Vernon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Seattle to Mt Vernon. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Mt Vernon; ticket prices start at $14.00.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

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Main departure station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Where does the bus arrive in Mt Vernon?

Main arrival station: Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

All buses from Seattle arrive at one main station in Mt Vernon.

All bus stations in Mt Vernon:

  • Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

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