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There are 9 ways to get from Seattle to Alberta by plane, shuttle, bus, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Seattle to Calgary  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Calgary (YYC) SEA - YYC

$111 - $391

8 alternative options

Shuttle to Abbotsford, fly to Calgary  •  6h 1m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Lynden, WA
  2. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Calgary (YYC) YXX - YYC

$133 - $396

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Calgary  •  6h 34m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Calgary (YYC) YVR - YYC

$153 - $401

Fly Seattle to Lethbridge  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Lethbridge (YQL) SEA - YQL

$181 - $676

Fly Seattle to Edmonton, line 120 bus  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Edmonton (YEG) SEA - YEG
  2. Take the line 120 bus from 105 Street & Jasper Avenue to 90 Street & Jasper Avenue

$177 - $405

Fly Seattle to Kalispell, drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Kalispell (FCA) SEA - FCA
  2. Drive from Kalispell to Lethbridge

$138 - $1,443

Bus  •  17h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB Vancouver

$133 - $176

Train, bus  •  18h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB Vancouver

$142 - $219

Drive  •  12h 58m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Calgary 680.1 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Alberta is to drive which costs $90 - $130 and takes 12h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Alberta is to fly which costs $110 - $400 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Alberta. However, there are services departing from Seattle, WA - Amtrak and arriving at Sb 8 St Sw @ 7 Av Sw via Vancouver, BC, Wb 32 Av Ne @ 26 St Ne and Sb 4 St Nw @ 40 Av Nw. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 32m.

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The distance between Seattle and Alberta is 604 miles. The road distance is 680.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Alberta without a car is to bus which takes 17h 32m and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Seattle to Alberta, including transfers.

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Seattle to Alberta bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, depart from Seattle, WA - Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Alberta is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs $110 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $180 and takes 17h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 33m.

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Seattle to Alberta bus services, operated by Rider Express, arrive at Calgary, AB station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Alberta.
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  • Distance: 603.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Alberta, Canada?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Seattle to Calgary hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Calgary via Vancouver, BC, Wb 32 Av Ne @ 26 St Ne, Wb 40 Av Nw @ 4 St Nw, and Sb 4 St Nw @ 40 Av Nw in around 17h 32m.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Edmonton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Edmonton via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
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 Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Lynden, WA
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
airporter.com
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Edmonton Transit
Website
edmonton.ca
Bus from 105 Street & Jasper Avenue to 90 Street & Jasper Avenue
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
edmonton.ca
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca

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More Questions & Answers

Alberta is 1h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 5:55 PM in Seattle and 6:55 PM in Alberta.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Alberta is 680 miles. It takes approximately 12h 58m to drive from Seattle to Alberta.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., WestJet, Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Seattle Airport to Calgary Airport.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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