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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Portland to Seattle 2110 / ...

$17 - $120

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Train  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Portland to Seattle Amtrak Cascades / ...

$35 - $55

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Portland to Seattle 174 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Seattle (SEA) PDX - SEA

$40 - $156

Portland to Seattle by bus

The bus journey time between Portland and Seattle is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 178 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 45m. Services are operated by FlixBus-us, Boltbus and PDX. Typically 21 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 18m
Fastest bus time:
2h 45m
Buses per week:
21
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Portland to Seattle bus schedules

Portland → Seattle
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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Seattle is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Portland to Seattle is to fly. Taking this option will cost $35 - $160 and takes 2h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portland and arriving at Seattle. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland and arriving at Seattle. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between Portland and Seattle is 146 miles. The road distance is 174 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs $17 - $120.

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The bus from Portland to Seattle takes 3h 20m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Portland to Seattle bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Portland station.

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Portland to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Portland station.

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The best way to get from Portland to Seattle is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs $17 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 30m, you could also fly, which costs $35 - $160 and takes 2h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 145.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

FlixBus-us operates a bus from Portland to Seattle twice daily, and the journey takes 3h 20m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Seattle 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $230
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$50 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland Greyhound to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
PDX
Website
rnopdx.com
Bus from Portland OR Greyhound to Seattle WA
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Schedules at
rnopdx.com
60 Days in Advance
$49
Regular
$106 - $111

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Portland to Seattle bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Seattle station.

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Portland to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Seattle is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Portland to Seattle.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Portland Airport to Seattle Airport.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs $3.

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