There are 4 ways to get from Seattle to Bismarck by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Bismarck (BIS) SEA - BIS

$233 - $617

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Bus  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  3. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Bismarck, ND 938

$206 - $353

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Train, bus, night bus  •  31 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  3. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 942
  4. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Bismarck, ND 938

$237 - $439

Drive  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Bismarck 1241.1 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Bismarck. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Bismarck, ND via Missoula, MT and Billings, MT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 25 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Bismarck is 1016 miles. The road distance is 1241.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Bismarck without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Seattle to Bismarck, including transfers.

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Seattle to Bismarck bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Bismarck is to fly which takes 6 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 29 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Bismarck Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 18 min and has one stopover.

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Seattle to Bismarck bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Bismarck, ND station.

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Bismarck is 2 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 7:07 PM in Seattle and 9:07 PM in Bismarck.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Bismarck is 1241 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 10 min to drive from Seattle to Bismarck.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Bismarck.
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  • Distance: 1015.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Bismarck, ND, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Seattle to Bismarck hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Bismarck via Missoula, Mt, Missoula, MT, and Billings, MT in around 29 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Bismarck via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Bismarck via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Bismarck via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Bismarck via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Bismarck via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Bismarck via Portland, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Bismarck via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
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 Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
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 Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Bismarck, ND
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Bismarck Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Bismarck. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs .

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