Spokane to Lewiston bus

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Spokane - Lewiston Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Spokane to Lewiston. Traveling by bus from Spokane to Lewiston usually takes around 3 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance89 mi (144 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price$53.00
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Spokane to Lewiston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Spokane to Lewiston cost $56.68 on average. Tickets cheaper than $56.68 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from Spokane to Lewiston are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $52. On the other hand, traveling on this route during March might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for March trips cost $86, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Booking early is the best way to secure the lowest prices and avoid any last-minute price hikes.

What bus companies travel from Spokane to Lewiston?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Spokane to Lewiston 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 Thruway24h 26m$73.10
Northwestern Stage Lines42h 50m$55.98
  • 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 Spokane to Lewiston start at $58. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Northwestern Stage Lines from Spokane to Lewiston from $53. There are 4 trips per day offered by Northwestern Stage Lines from Spokane to Lewiston and you can expect on average to pay for a Northwestern Stage Lines ticket to Lewiston. In Spokane, Northwestern Stage Lines departs to Lewiston from Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave and one other station. In Lewiston, Northwestern Stage Lines arrives at Shell Dyna Mart - 1920 Hwy 128 .

    An average trip on Northwestern Stage Lines from Spokane to Lewiston takes 2 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available Northwestern Stage Lines trip will get you to Lewiston in 2 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Northwestern Stage Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Lewiston.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 89 miles from Spokane to Lewiston. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Lewiston 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Spokane to Lewiston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Spokane to Lewiston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Spokane to Lewiston; ticket prices start at $145.00.

City Information


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 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 departure 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

  • Bus Terminal - 510 Puyallup Ave

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • 19746 US Hwy 2

  • 3201 Smith Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Lewiston?

Main arrival station: Shell Dyna Mart - 1920 Hwy 128

All buses from Spokane arrive at one main station in Lewiston.

All bus stations in Lewiston:

  • Shell Dyna Mart - 1920 Hwy 128

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