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

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

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Fly Seattle to Oakland, bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Oakland (OAK) SEA - OAK
  2. Take the bus from BART Dublin Station to Downtown Transit Center

$104 - $278

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Bus  •  21h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Modesto, Ca 1443 / ...

$80 - $210

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Fly Seattle to San Francisco, bus  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) SEA - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$114 - $298

Fly Seattle to San Jose, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to San Jose (SJC) SEA - SJC
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$111 - $291

Fly Seattle to Sacramento, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sacramento (SMF) SEA - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Modesto Amtrak Station

$128 - $538

Fly Everett to San Francisco, bus  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Everett (PAE) to San Francisco (SFO) PAE - SFO
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$96 - $384

Fly Everett to San Jose, bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Fly from Everett (PAE) to San Jose (SJC) PAE - SJC
  2. Take the bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca

$98 - $387

Train  •  23h 53m

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Modesto Amtrak Station San Joaquins

$141 - $381

Drive  •  14h 12m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Modesto 834.6 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Modesto is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Modesto is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $280 and takes 6h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Modesto, Ca. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h 35m.

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The distance between Seattle and Modesto is 696 miles. The road distance is 834.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Modesto without a car is to bus which takes 21h 35m and costs $80 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Seattle to Modesto, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Seattle to Modesto is to bus which takes 21h 35m and costs $80 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $390 and takes 23h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Seattle to Modesto bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Modesto, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Modesto.
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  • Distance: 696 miles
  • Duration: 6h 29m

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Modesto, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Seattle to Modesto every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $210 and the journey takes 21h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seattle to Modesto via Sacramento Valley Station, Modesto Amtrak Station, and Amtrak Station - Held Dr & Briggsmore Av in around 23h 53m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Everett to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Everett to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Everett to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Everett to San Jose via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Seattle to San Jose
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Seattle to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Everett to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
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 Sacramento Valley Station to Modesto Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
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
Modesto Area Express
Website
modestoareaexpress.com
Bus from BART Dublin Station to Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
modestoareaexpress.com
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 Oakland, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Hayward, Ca to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Modesto, Ca
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Modesto is 835 miles. It takes approximately 14h 12m to drive from Seattle to Modesto.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Book your Seattle to Modesto bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Modesto. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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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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