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There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Chelan by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle Greyhound to Wenatchee 736
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to Johnson at Chelan City Hall 21

$42 - $58

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Seattle, WA to Leavenworth, WA 8848
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to Johnson at Chelan City Hall 21

$29 - $62

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Wenatchee Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to Johnson at Chelan City Hall 21

$38 - $87

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Chelan 182 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Wenatchee (EAT) SEA - EAT
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to Johnson at Chelan City Hall

$120 - $247

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Chelan is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Chelan is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Chelan. However, there are services departing from Seattle Greyhound and arriving at Johnson at Chelan City Hall via Columbia Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Chelan is 109 miles. The road distance is 182 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Chelan without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 27 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Seattle to Chelan, including transfers.

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Seattle to Chelan bus services, operated by Northwestern Trailways, depart from Seattle Greyhound station.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Wenatchee Airport is the direct flight which takes 43 min.

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Seattle to Chelan bus services, operated by Link Transit, arrive at Johnson at Chelan City Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Chelan is 182 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Seattle to Chelan.

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  • Distance: 109.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Chelan, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Seattle to Chelan via Wenatchee and Columbia Station in around 5 h 27 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Wenatchee
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Wenatchee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
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
Link Transit
Phone
+1 509-662-1155
Website
linktransit.com
Bus from Columbia Station to Johnson at Chelan City Hall
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
linktransit.com
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 to Leavenworth, WA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
amtrak.com

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from Seattle Airport to Wenatchee Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in Chelan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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