There are 4 ways to get from Renton to Olympia by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Tukwila Station to Tacoma Dome Station Sounder Lakewood - Seattle
  2. Take the bus from Tacoma, Wa to Olympia, Wa 1431 / ...

$14 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus, line 500 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 1 to Federal Way TC - Bay 1
  2. Take the line 500 bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone B 500
  3. Take the bus from Commerce at S. 10th [sb] to Capitol at 11th [nb] 603 / ...

$9 - $11

2 alternative options

Train, line 94 bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Tukwila Amtrak to Olympia-Lacey Centennial Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the line 94 bus from Amtrak Station to Eastside at 18th [nb] 94

$26 - $51

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Renton to Olympia 53.3 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Renton to Olympia is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Renton to Olympia is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Renton to Olympia. However, there are services departing from S 2nd St & Shattuck Ave S and arriving at Capitol at 11th [nb] via Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 1, Federal Way TC - Bay 5 and Commerce at S. 10th [sb]. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Renton and Olympia is 45 miles. The road distance is 53.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Renton to Olympia without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 31 min and costs $13 - $26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from Renton to Olympia, including transfers.

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Renton to Olympia bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 1.

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Renton to Olympia bus services, operated by Intercity Transit, arrive at Capitol at 11th [nb] station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Renton to Olympia is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Renton to Olympia.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Olympia. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Renton to Olympia.
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  • Distance: 44.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

What companies run services between Renton, WA, USA and Olympia, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Renton to Olympia via Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 3, Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 1, Federal Way TC - Bay 1, Federal Way TC - Bay 5, Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone B, and Commerce at S. 10th [sb] in around 3 h 13 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tukwila Amtrak to Olympia-Lacey Centennial Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Tacoma, Wa to Olympia, Wa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Intercity Transit
Phone
+1 360-786-1881
Website
intercitytransit.com
Bus from Amtrak Station to Eastside at 18th [nb]
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intercitytransit.com
Bus from Commerce at S. 10th [sb] to Capitol at 11th [nb]
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intercitytransit.com
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 1 to Federal Way TC - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Pierce Transit
Phone
+1 253-581-8000
Website
piercetransit.org
Bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone B
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
piercetransit.org

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