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Everything you need to know about this cheap bus from Vancouver to Seattle

Find out how much you can expect to pay for tickets, what other cities it travels to, and more.

Flixbus offers a cheap and convenient way for locals to travel on the popular route from Vancouver to Seattle and to numerous cities across North America.

Travelling from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) can cost several hundred dollars, despite the two cities being close.

The Amtrak train also connects Vancouver and Seattle but often fills up quickly over peak travel periods, such as on holiday weekends. 

Find out everything you need to know about taking Flixbus from Vancouver to Seattle and other cities. 

How much does the trip from Vancouver to Seattle cost with Flixbus?

One-way tickets from Pacific Central Station in Vancouver to several locations in Seattle start for as little as $39.99. 

While you may not always be able to get the lowest fare, there are typically options costing just over $40 on numerous dates at non-peak travel times (see slide two).

On average, tickets for the Vancouver-to-Seattle route cost $48.99, according to Flixbus. 

When you book your ticket, ensure that the final Seattle stop works with your itinerary as there will be several listed as options, including the University of Washington 1100 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle (6th Ave S & S Lane St), the SEA airport, and the Seattle Bus Station (503 S Royal Brougham Way). 

Round-trip tickets on the popular Vancouver-to-Seattle route start around $80 (see slide three). 

How long does the Vancouver-to-Seattle bus take and when does it run?

The bus route from Vancouver to Seattle covers 228 km and takes about three hours and 20 minutes to complete. However, this time can vary based on current traffic conditions. 

The first bus is at 7:20 a.m., with the last bus leaving at 6 p.m. with multiple trips in between.

How do Flixbus tickets work?

Travellers will receive a PDF booking confirmation via email containing a QR code to use as a ticket. If they use the Flixbus app to book, it will be stored directly in it. 

Printed copies of tickets aren't required. 

Can you reserve seats with Flixbus? 

Customers can reserve seats on select routes when they book their tickets, subject to availability. 

  • Panorama seats: Located at the front of the bus, these seats provide better views during the trip.
  • Table seats: Located on the lower deck of the double-decker buses, these seats have a table that is ideal for playing cards, working or studying.
  • Classic seats: Choose between a window or aisle in this basic option.

What is another popular route from Vancouver with Flixbus? 

Many travellers enjoy taking trips down the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to places in Oregon and California. 

San Francisco is a popular final destination for people who want to make a multi-stop itinerary on their bus route. However, it is a significant distance from Vancouver. 

The quickest bus trip from San Francisco to Vancouver takes 31 hours and covers 1,667 km. 

Round-trip options from Vancouver to San Francisco start at $299.99 (see slide four). 

What are some other popular routes I can take with Flixbus from Vancouver?

Other popular routes from Vancouver include Bellingham, Portland, Everett, Washington, Medford-Ashland, Phoenix-Tempe, Washington, D.C., New York, Mount Vernon, and Tacoma.