There are 8 ways to get from Tacoma to Ellensburg 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Tacoma, Wa to Seattle, Wa 1420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Ellensburg, Wa 6910 / ...

$28 - $73

7 alternative options

Bus via Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone D  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone D to Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St 594
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Ellensburg, Wa 6910 / ...

$28 - $54

Train, bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Tacoma Dome Station to King Street Station Sounder Lakewood - Seattle / ...
  2. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Ellensburg, Wa 6910 / ...

$30 - $98

Line 574 bus, line 156 bus, bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 574 bus from Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E to SeaTac Station 574
  2. Take the line 156 bus from S 176th St & International Blvd - Bay 4 to Andover Park W & Baker Blvd - Bay 1 156
  3. Take the bus from Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA to Ellensburg, WA

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Tacoma to Ellensburg 121.3 miles

$11 - $18

Fly to Wenatchee, drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Wenatchee (EAT) SEA - EAT
  2. Drive from Wenatchee to Ellensburg

$84 - $204

Fly to Yakima  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Yakima (YKM) SEA - YKM

$130 - $576

Shuttle  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from SeaTac Airport to Ellensburg, WA - CWU Starbucks Central Washington Eastbound

$47 - $82

What companies run services between Tacoma, WA, USA and Ellensburg, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Tacoma to Ellensburg via Seattle, Wa and Ellensburg, Wa in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, Alaska Airlines, Inc. flies from Tacoma to Ellensburg 4 times a day.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Wenatchee
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Seattle to Yakima
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Train operators
Sound Transit (ST)
Website
soundtransit.org
Train from Tacoma Dome Station to King Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Tacoma, Wa to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Ellensburg, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Sound Transit (ST)
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from Tacoma Dome Station - Zone B to Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Bus from Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone D to Bus Wy & Royal Brougham St
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Bus from Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E to SeaTac Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
King County Metro
Website
metro.kingcounty.gov
Bus from S 176th St & International Blvd - Bay 4 to Andover Park W & Baker Blvd - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metro.kingcounty.gov
Wheatland Express
Website
wheatlandexpress.com
Bus from Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA to Ellensburg, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
wheatlandexpress.com
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from SeaTac Airport to Ellensburg, WA - CWU Starbucks
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
airporter.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tacoma to Ellensburg?

The distance between Tacoma and Ellensburg is 146 km. The road distance is 194 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tacoma to Ellensburg?

The cheapest way to get from Tacoma to Ellensburg is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Tacoma to Ellensburg?

The quickest way to get from Tacoma to Ellensburg is to drive which takes 2 h 7 min and costs $11 - $18.

Is there a direct bus between Tacoma and Ellensburg?

No, there is no direct bus from Tacoma to Ellensburg. However, there are services departing from Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E and arriving at Ellensburg, WA via S 176th St & International Blvd - Bay 4 and Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Tacoma to Ellensburg?

It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Tacoma to Ellensburg, including transfers.