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

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Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Spokane, Wa 1276 / ...

$30 - $85

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Train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak Empire Builder

$55 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Spokane 281.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Spokane  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Spokane (GEG) SEA - GEG

$75 - $246

Fly to Pullman, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Pullman (PUW) SEA - PUW
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Pullman, WA to Spokane, WA

$166 - $462

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Spokane is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Spokane is to fly which costs $75 - $250 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Spokane, Wa. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seattle King Street Station station and arriving at Spokane Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Spokane is 230 miles. The road distance is 281.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Spokane without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 25 min and costs $30 - $85.

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The bus from Seattle, Wa to Spokane, Wa takes 5 h 25 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Seattle to Spokane train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Spokane is to bus which takes 5 h 25 min and costs $30 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 8 h, you could also fly, which costs $75 - $250 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Spokane.
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  • Distance: 229.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Seattle to Spokane twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Spokane twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Spokane
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Spokane via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Pullman
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Spokane
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 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
Bus operators
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 Seattle, Wa to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $80
Northwestern Trailways
Phone
+1 800-366-6975
Website
northwesterntrailways.com
Bus from Seattle Greyhound to Spokane
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
northwesterntrailways.com
Bus from Pullman to Spokane
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
northwesterntrailways.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 Spokane, WA
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Pullman, WA to Spokane, WA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Spokane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Seattle to Spokane bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Spokane, Wa station.

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Seattle to Spokane train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Spokane Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Spokane is 281 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to drive from Seattle to Spokane.

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

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There are 71+ hotels available in Spokane. Prices start at $68 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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