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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Spokane to Seattle. Traveling by bus from Spokane to Seattle usually takes around 7 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance228 mi (368 km)
Shortest duration5h 10m
Cheapest price$29.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Spokane to Seattle

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Loinel

December 27, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

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

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.

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.

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

5.0

Shelly

May 19, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Had to get out and about! Was going stir crazy so I headed to Spokane via Greyhound and found the Quest casino. At the time the only casino in the Seattle area was non-smoking. Spent hours gambling and walked out with $300. A big plus to my little adventure was...

Pros: Had to get out and about! Was going stir crazy so I headed to Spokane via Greyhound and found the Quest casino. At the time the only casino in the Seattle area was non-smoking. Spent hours gambling and walked out with $300. A big plus to my little adventure was leaving the driving to someone else eliminating yet more stress. Had a great time! Cons: Have zero complaints. Tips: No tips but have met some really nice people.

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How much is a bus ticket from Spokane to Seattle?

$36.97 is the average price of a bus ticket from Spokane to Seattle. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Spokane to Seattle is expected to range from $37 to $48. If you are looking to travel to Seattle within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $38. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $37 and can be found on June 2, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in July. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Spokane to Seattle in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $39 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $22.63 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Spokane to Seattle?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Spokane to Seattle 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 Thruway28h 4m$47.24
FlixBus US15h 10m$35.09
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    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 $29. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Spokane to Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Spokane to Seattle?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 228 miles from Spokane to Seattle. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 10 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Seattle. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Spokane?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Spokane to Seattle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Spokane to Seattle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 $29.00.

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

  • 1205 North Grand Ave

  • Intermodal Transit Ctr - 1006 Railroad St

  • Shell Dyna Mart - 1920 Hwy 128

  • 610 South Main St

Where does the bus arrive in Seattle?

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Main arrival 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

  • 622 S Lane St & 6th Ave S

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