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Seattle - Spokane Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Seattle to Spokane. Traveling by bus from Seattle to Spokane usually takes around 7 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance228 mi (368 km)
Shortest duration4h 55m
Cheapest price$29.99
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceNorthwestern Stage Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Seattle to Spokane

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Robert

June 9, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

The rear ceiling emergency exit was leaking, dripping water on the people and seats in the vicinity.

4.0

Susana

June 24, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The arrival to see my family. Cons: Better communication between Amtrak, staff and drivers. Tips: It’s a very basic trip it got us there but it was overpriced and rushed at all our rest stops and meal break.

5.0

Obadiah

January 27, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Very comfy. Cons: WiFi really needed. Tips: This is a good way to travel anytime.

How much is a bus ticket from Seattle to Spokane?

Bus tickets for a trip from Seattle to Spokane cost $36.64 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Seattle to Spokane is expected to be between $37 and $69. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 16, 2024, when tickets are available for July 16, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $37.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Seattle to Spokane is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $44. If you're planning to take the bus from Seattle to Spokane during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $68. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $15.36.

What bus companies travel from Seattle to Spokane?

There are 3 bus lines from Seattle to Spokane available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Northwestern Stage Lines 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
Amtrak Thruway17h 40m$52.00
FlixBus US46h 18m$38.96
Northwestern Stage Lines77h 57m$68.92
  • 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 Spokane start at $52. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 4 trips per day from Seattle to Spokane, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Book Northwestern Stage Lines from Seattle to Spokane from $47. There are 7 trips per day offered by Northwestern Stage Lines from Seattle to Spokane and you can expect on average to pay for a Northwestern Stage Lines ticket to Spokane. In Seattle, Northwestern Stage Lines departs to Spokane from King St Station - 303 S Jackson St and one other station. In Spokane, Northwestern Stage Lines arrives at Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave and one other station.

    An average trip on Northwestern Stage Lines from Seattle to Spokane takes 7 hours and 57 minutes , while the fastest available Northwestern Stage Lines trip will get you to Spokane in 4 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Northwestern Stage Lines offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Spokane.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 228 miles from Seattle to Spokane. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Spokane at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Seattle to Spokane, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Seattle to Spokane every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Seattle to Spokane; ticket prices start at $69.00.

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.

Spokane

As the second-largest city in the state, Spokane is a family-friendly Washington destination that offers plenty of fun for everyone. The first thing you should do is explore the numerous lakes that the city is blessed with. Offering idyllic views as well as the chance to enjoy outdoor recreational activities, the local lakes allow you to fill an entire day with plenty of fun. The best choice would be Lake Pend Oreille, which features still water and a calm vibe. While you’re in town, check out Riverfront Park. Voted one of the most beautiful urban parks in the U.S. by National Geographic, the park sits on the bank of the Spokane River, offering a great chance for you to unwind and get lost in nature. If you seek a cultural experience, Corbin Art Center might just have what you need.

Spokane greets its hungry visitors with plenty of farm-to-table restaurants, which offer the freshest produce. Some local favorites you should check out include Gander & Ryegrass, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, or Churchill’s Steakhouse.

Spokane’s main hub of transportation is the bus & train station at 221 W 1st Ave right in the heart of the city’s downtown area. From there, you can catch buses to various cities like Seattle, Missoula and Portland, as well as trains to San Francisco, Chicago and Salt Lake City, among many other places. Spokane is served by Amtrak’s Empire Builder line. The city’s main airport is Spokane International Airport, situated 5 miles west of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Seattle?

Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

Buses to Spokane leave from 3 stations in Seattle.

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

Where does the bus arrive in Spokane?

Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave  - SPKAMT-0

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Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave  - SPKAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave

The Spokane Intermodal Center on 1st Ave is Spokane’s primary hub for bus and train service. The city’s original train station was built at this location in 1891, and the red brick building has since been remodeled and expanded to include intercity bus service, too. Today, passengers can catch the iconic Amtrak Empire Builder train along its route from Chicago to Seattle or Portland, or hop on a FlixBus US or Jefferson Lines bus heading to destinations throughout the Northwest. The station is just north of I-90 and centrally located in Spokane, within a mile of the sprawling Riverfront Park, the Spokane Convention Center, and Gonzaga University.

All bus stations in Spokane:

  • Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave

  • Transit Bus Stop adjacent to Car Rental Building

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