There are 10 ways to get from Seattle to Nelson by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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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Train, bus, drive  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
  3. Drive from Arden "1" Stop Conoco to Trail
  4. Take the bus from Trail to Nelson

$96 - $245

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Bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC Seattle-Vancouver / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Nelson, BC 5010

$53 - $156

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Bus via Coquitlam, Bc  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc 1420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Coquitlam, BC to Nelson, BC 5010

$59 - $144

Train, bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Nelson, BC 5010

$76 - $193

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Nelson 431.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Seattle to Castlegar  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Castlegar (YCG) SEA - YCG

$172 - $1,628

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Castlegar  •  7 h 56 min

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

$192 - $573

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Trail, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Trail (YZZ) YVR - YZZ
  3. Take the bus from Trail to Nelson

$195 - $483

Fly Seattle to Kelowna, bus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Kelowna (YLW) SEA - YLW
  2. Take the bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC

$156 - $374

Fly Seattle to Spokane, bus, drive  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Spokane (GEG) SEA - GEG
  2. Take the bus from Spokane Airport to Kettle Falls, WA
  3. Drive from Kettle Falls, WA to Christina Lake, BC
  4. Take the bus from Christina Lake, BC to Nelson, BC

$114 - $370

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Nelson. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Nelson, BC via Coquitlam, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 50 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Nelson is 266 miles. The road distance is 431.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Nelson without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 24 min to get from Seattle to Nelson, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Seattle to Nelson is to bus which takes 16 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 8 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Castlegar Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Seattle to Nelson bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Nelson, BC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Nelson is 431 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to drive from Seattle to Nelson.

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

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 266.4 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 24 min

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

You can take a bus from Seattle to Nelson via Coquitlam, Bc and Coquitlam, BC in around 16 h 50 min. Alternatively, Air Canada, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Seattle to Nelson every 3 hours.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Seattle to Spokane
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Spokane via Portland
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Castlegar via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Castlegar
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Kelowna via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Spokane
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Trail
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
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
Gold Line
Website
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Airport to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $85
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Trail to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$10 - $15
Online Fare
$10 - $24
Standard Fare
$18 - $27
Refundable
$21 - $35
Bus from Coquitlam, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$70 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$75 - $120
Bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $65
Bus from Christina Lake, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Boltbus
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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There are 23+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $76 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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