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Wenatchee - Spokane Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Wenatchee to Spokane. Traveling by bus from Wenatchee to Spokane usually takes around 10 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance136 mi (218 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price$64.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceNorthwestern Stage Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Wenatchee to Spokane

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




December 9, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The driver was courteous and considerate. Cons: Make it more clear if one needs a hard copy ticket. I purchased on line with only my tablet. I was a bit confused as every one I saw had a paper ticket.

How much is a bus ticket from Wenatchee to Spokane?

Bus tickets for a trip from Wenatchee to Spokane cost $64.00 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $64.00. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Wenatchee to Spokane is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $59. If you're planning to take the bus from Wenatchee to Spokane during October, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $101. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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. Book at least 14 days in advance to save $33.33 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Wenatchee to Spokane?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Wenatchee to Spokane that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Northwestern Stage Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway13h 20m$69.64
Northwestern Stage Lines211h 10m$101.48
  • 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 Wenatchee to Spokane start at $64. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Northwestern Stage Lines from Wenatchee to Spokane from $64. There are 2 trips per day offered by Northwestern Stage Lines from Wenatchee to Spokane and you can expect on average to pay for a Northwestern Stage Lines ticket to Spokane. In Wenatchee, Northwestern Stage Lines departs to Spokane from Link Transit Columbia Station . In Spokane, Northwestern Stage Lines arrives at Transit Bus Stop adjacent to Car Rental Building and one other station.

    An average trip on Northwestern Stage Lines from Wenatchee to Spokane takes 11 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Northwestern Stage Lines trip will get you to Spokane in 3 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Northwestern Stage Lines offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Spokane.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 136 miles from Wenatchee to Spokane. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Wenatchee to Spokane for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Wenatchee to Spokane, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Wenatchee to Spokane 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 Wenatchee to Spokane; ticket prices start at $13.00.

City Information


Wenatchee, WA, US - WEN-0

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Wenatchee is a central Washington city located at the Cascade Mountains' foot. It's popularly known as the Apple Capital of the World since it has many orchards with crisp, delicious fruit.

Wenatchee has a mix of museums for historical spots like the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and recreational and outdoor centers like the Wenatchee Confluence State Park and Walla Walla Point Park. You can check out the Two Rivers Art Gallery for art lovers or visit the Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort for skiing and lifts. Outdoor enthusiasts can check out the different outdoor trails, hiking trails, natural areas, and different trailheads.

Wenatchee is home to different wineries due to the many vineyards, like the Stemilt Creek Winery and Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery. Different famous breweries, brewpubs, bars, and taprooms enhance the nightlife and dining experience. You can visit bars, shops, clubs, restaurants, the Ohme Gardens, and more when you visit downtown Wenatchee.

You can easily access Wenatchee by train and bus from neighboring cities. The Amtrak serves the city by train via the Amtrak Empire Builder, while Amtrak Thruway and FlixBus provide bus services.


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 Wenatchee?

Main departure station: Link Transit Columbia Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Wenatchee.

All bus stations in Wenatchee:

  • Link Transit Columbia Station

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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