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

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle Greyhound to Wenatchee 736
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to US 97A & Water 21

$41 - $56

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Seattle, WA to Leavenworth, WA 8848
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to US 97A & Water 21

$29 - $61

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Wenatchee Columbia Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to US 97A & Center 21

$38 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Lake Chelan 180 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Wenatchee (EAT) SEA - EAT
  2. Take the bus from Columbia Station to US 97A & Center

$120 - $247

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Lake Chelan. However, there are services departing from Seattle Greyhound and arriving at US 97A & Water via Columbia Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Lake Chelan is 108 miles. The road distance is 180 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Lake Chelan without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Seattle to Lake Chelan, including transfers.

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Seattle to Lake 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 49 min.

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Seattle to Lake Chelan bus services, operated by Link Transit, arrive at US 97A & Water station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Lake Chelan is 180 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Seattle to Lake Chelan.

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

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There are 115+ hotels available in Lake Chelan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Lake Chelan.
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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Seattle to Lake Chelan via Wenatchee and Columbia Station in around 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Wenatchee
Ave. Duration
51 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Wenatchee Columbia Station
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 US 97A & Water
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
linktransit.com
Bus from Columbia Station to US 97A & Center
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
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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