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There are 4 ways to get from Seattle to Salt Lake City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Salt Lake City (SLC) SEA - SLC

$126 - $267

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Bus  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR Seattle-Portland / ...
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Salt Lake City, Ut 1318 / ...

$90 - $228

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Train  •  36 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak California Zephyr

$213 - $608

Drive  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Salt Lake City 846.9 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Salt Lake City is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $120 - $270 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Seattle, WA and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Portland, Or. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak via Sacramento Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 26 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Salt Lake City is 704 miles. The road distance is 846.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Salt Lake City without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 10 min and costs $90 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Seattle to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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Seattle to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Seattle, WA station.

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Seattle to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $120 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 21 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs $210 - $650 and takes 36 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Salt Lake City.
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  • Distance: 703.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Salt Lake City, UT, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines fly from Seattle to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Salt Lake City via Portland, OR and Portland, Or in around 21 h 10 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Salt Lake City via Pasco
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Salt Lake City via Boise
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Seattle to Salt Lake City via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
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 Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
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
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.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 Portland, Or to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 54 min.

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Seattle to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 1:00 AM in Seattle and 2:00 AM in Salt Lake City.

Seattle to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salt Lake City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Salt Lake City is 847 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 30 min to drive from Seattle to Salt Lake City.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Seattle Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. Prices start at $79 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 $2 - $4.

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