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There are 4 ways to get from Salt Lake City to Seattle by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Seattle (SEA) SLC - SEA

$124 - $266

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Bus  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Portland, Or 1337
  2. Take the bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA Portland-Seattle / ...

$100 - $251

2 alternative options

Train  •  36 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Seattle King Street Station Coast Starlight

$212 - $604

Drive  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Seattle 845.7 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to Seattle is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Seattle is to fly which costs $120 - $270 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salt Lake City to Seattle. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City, Ut and arriving at Seattle, WA via Portland, OR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salt Lake City station to Seattle station. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station and arriving at Seattle King Street Station via Sacramento Valley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 40 min.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Seattle is 704 miles. The road distance is 845.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 10 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Salt Lake City to Seattle, including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salt Lake City Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Seattle is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $120 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 22 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs $210 - $650 and takes 36 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 703.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Seattle via Portland, Or and Portland, OR in around 22 h 10 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle via Pasco
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
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 Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $220
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 16 min.

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Salt Lake City to Seattle bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Seattle, WA station.

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Seattle is 1 h behind Salt Lake City. It is currently 1:09 PM in Salt Lake City and 12:09 PM in Seattle.

Salt Lake City to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Seattle is 846 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 30 min to drive from Salt Lake City to Seattle.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 713+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs $3.

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