There are 4 ways to get from Seattle to Yelm by train, bus 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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Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Olympia-Lacey Centennial Station Amtrak Cascades / ...

$27 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus, line 612 bus, line 94 bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Cherry St to Lakewood Station - Bay 4 592 / ...
  2. Take the line 612 bus from Lakewood Station [sb] to Olympia Transit Center 612
  3. Take the line 94 bus from Olympia Transit Center to Yelm Ave at 3rd [eb] 94

$5 - $10

2 alternative options

Bus, line 94 bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Olympia, Wa 1431 / ...
  2. Take the line 94 bus from Olympia Transit Center to Yelm Ave at 3rd [eb] 94

$14 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Yelm 58.4 miles

$5 - $9

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Yelm. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Yelm Ave at 3rd [eb] via Olympia Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Yelm is 48 miles. The road distance is 58.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Yelm without a car is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Seattle to Yelm, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Seattle to Yelm is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 94 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Seattle to Yelm bus services, operated by Intercity Transit, arrive at Yelm Ave at 3rd [eb] station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Yelm is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to drive from Seattle to Yelm.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Yelm. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Yelm.
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  • Distance: 48 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Yelm 5 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Yelm via Olympia, Wa and Olympia Transit Center in around 2 h 46 min.

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 Olympia-Lacey Centennial Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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.

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 Olympia, Wa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28
Intercity Transit
Phone
+1 360-786-1881
Website
intercitytransit.com
Bus from Olympia Transit Center to Yelm Ave at 3rd [eb]
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intercitytransit.com
Bus from Lakewood Station [sb] to Olympia Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
intercitytransit.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Cherry St to Lakewood Station - Bay 4
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org

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