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There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to Whistler by bus, train, 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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Amtrak Thruway, Express Bus to Whistler  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC 8948
  2. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop Vancouver to Whistler / ...

$48 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC Seattle-Vancouver / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler Village, BC Vancouver

$34 - $75

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Train, Express Bus to Whistler  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop Vancouver to Whistler / ...

$56 - $142

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Whistler 219.6 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to Vancouver, Express Bus to Whistler  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Vancouver (YVR) SEA - YVR
  2. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$118 - $352

Fly to Bellingham, shuttle, Express Bus to Whistler  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Bellingham (BLI) SEA - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bellingham Airport, WA to Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels
  3. Take the Express Bus to Whistler from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop

$136 - $283

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Whistler is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Whistler is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Whistler. However, there are services departing from Seattle, WA - Amtrak and arriving at Whistler Gate Loop via Northbound Main St @ Terminal Ave and Burrard Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Whistler is 177 miles. The road distance is 219.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Whistler without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and Express Bus to Whistler which takes 6 h 42 min and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Seattle to Whistler, including transfers.

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Seattle to Whistler bus services, operated by Amtrak Thruway, depart from Seattle, WA - Amtrak station.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Seattle to Whistler bus services, operated by Epic Rides, arrive at Whistler Gate Loop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Whistler is 220 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Seattle to Whistler.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Whistler.
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  • Distance: 176.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

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

You can take a bus from Seattle to Whistler via Vancouver, BC, Northbound Main St @ Terminal Ave, Westbound W Pender St @ Burrard St, and Burrard Station in around 6 h 42 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver via Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
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 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
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 - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Epic Rides
Phone
604 349 1234
Email
Abeer@EpicRides.ca
Website
epicrides.ca
Bus from Burrard Station to Whistler Gate Loop
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
epicrides.ca
Pacific Coach
Website
pacificcoach.com
Bus from Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station to Whistler Village - Gate Loop
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
pacificcoach.com
Boltbus
BC Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
1.833.276.5841
Website
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Whistler Village, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Book at
bcconnector.ca
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport, WA to Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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

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There are 212+ hotels available in Whistler. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs $2 - $4.

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