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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Spokane to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Spokane to Seattle usually takes around 7 hours and 37 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 day11
Most frequent serviceNorthwestern Stage Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Spokane to Seattle

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Abigail

March 1, 2024- Vacation

FlixBus US

Pros: Bus was on time, driver was friendly and helpful, bus was clean. Cons: The seats were a bit cramped and uncomfortable, but overall it was a good experience. Tips: Following bus etiquette makes it a great trip for everyone.

4.0

Frank

September 14, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Quick. Cons: Passengers were drinking on bus and odor was bad.

5.0

Loinel

December 27, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Safe trip over snow and icy pass. Driver was good and knew the route.

4.0

Frankie

September 3, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Timely. Cons: Nothing.

4.0

Svetlana

December 31, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: it was quick and easy. good price. Cons: require masks and to block off some seats to practice social distancing.

How much is a bus ticket from Spokane to Seattle?

Bus tickets for a trip from Spokane to Seattle cost $57.28 on average. Tickets cheaper than $57.28 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.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Spokane to Seattle in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $57 to $73. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 7, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Seattle this week, bus tickets are available starting at $59.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Spokane to Seattle, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $51. However, taking the bus from Spokane to Seattle during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $68. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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. Book at least 19 days in advance to save $9.93 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Spokane to Seattle?

There are 4 bus lines from Spokane to Seattle available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 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 Thruway28h 33m$74.51
FlixBus US46h 14m$38.69
Northwestern Stage Lines88h 22m$79.02
Salt Lake Express17h 40m$89.05
  • 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 Seattle start at $52. On average, there are 2 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 Spokane to Seattle, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Book Northwestern Stage Lines from Spokane to Seattle from $47. There are 8 trips per day offered by Northwestern Stage Lines from Spokane to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Northwestern Stage Lines ticket to Seattle. In Spokane, Northwestern Stage Lines departs to Seattle from Transit Bus Stop adjacent to Car Rental Building and one other station. In Seattle, Northwestern Stage Lines arrives at King St Station - 303 S Jackson St and one other station.

    An average trip on Northwestern Stage Lines from Spokane to Seattle takes 8 hours and 22 minutes , while the fastest available Northwestern Stage Lines trip will get you to Seattle in 4 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Northwestern Stage Lines offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Seattle.

  • Book Salt Lake Express from Spokane to Seattle from $89. Typically there is one Salt Lake Express schedule per day from Spokane to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Salt Lake Express ticket to Seattle. In Spokane, Salt Lake Express departs to Seattle from Spokane Airport . In Seattle, Salt Lake Express arrives at Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way .

    An average trip on Salt Lake Express from Spokane to Seattle takes 7 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Salt Lake Express trip will get you to Seattle in 4 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Salt Lake Express offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Seattle.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 228 miles from Spokane to Seattle. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Spokane to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Spokane to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 Seattle; ticket prices start at $69.00.

City Information

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.

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.

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

  • Pullman

  • Spokane Airport

  • Intermodal Transit Ctr - 1006 Railroad St

  • 610 South Main St

  • Shell Dyna Mart - 1920 Hwy 128

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

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

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

All bus stations in Seattle:

  • Bus Terminal - 503 S Royal Brougham Way

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • U of Washington (Condon Hall)

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