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There are 6 ways to get from Tacoma to Pullman by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Pullman  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Pullman (PUW) SEA - PUW

$146 - $422

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Tacoma Greyhound to Spokane 736
  2. Take the bus from Spokane to Pullman, WA 734

$77 - $139

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Fly to Spokane, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Spokane (GEG) SEA - GEG
  2. Take the bus from Spokane Airport to WSU French Admin, Pullman, WA

$111 - $282

Train, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Tacoma Dome Station to Tukwila Station Sounder Lakewood - Seattle
  2. Take the bus from Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA to WSU French Admin, Pullman, WA Weekend Express EB

$86 - $87

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone D to 4th Ave S & Jackson St 594
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Spokane, WA to Pullman, WA 732

$78 - $194

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Tacoma to Pullman 301.2 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Tacoma to Pullman is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tacoma to Pullman is to fly which costs $140 - $430 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tacoma to Pullman. However, there are services departing from Tacoma Greyhound and arriving at Pullman, WA via Spokane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 27 min.

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The distance between Tacoma and Pullman is 252 miles. The road distance is 301.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Tacoma to Pullman without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 32 min and costs $85 - $87.

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

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Tacoma to Pullman bus services, operated by Northwestern Trailways, depart from Tacoma Greyhound station.

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The best way to get from Tacoma to Pullman is to fly which takes 3 h 4 min and costs $140 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 11 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Pullman Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Tacoma to Pullman bus services, operated by Northwestern Trailways, arrive at Pullman, WA station.

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Map of how to get from Tacoma to Pullman.
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  • Distance: 252.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc. flies from Tacoma to Pullman 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tacoma to Pullman via Spokane in around 11 h 27 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Pullman
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
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
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Spokane
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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
Wheatland Express
Website
wheatlandexpress.com
Bus from Spokane Airport to WSU French Admin, Pullman, WA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
wheatlandexpress.com
Bus from Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA to WSU French Admin, Pullman, WA
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
wheatlandexpress.com
Northwestern Trailways
Phone
+1 800-366-6975
Website
northwesterntrailways.com
Bus from Tacoma Greyhound to Spokane
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
northwesterntrailways.com
Bus from Spokane to Pullman, WA
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
northwesterntrailways.com
Bus from Spokane to Pullman
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
northwesterntrailways.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone D to 4th Ave S & Jackson St
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
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 Spokane, WA to Pullman, WA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Tacoma to Pullman is 301 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Tacoma to Pullman.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from Seattle Airport to Pullman Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Pullman. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tacoma to Seattle Airport is to line 574 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $4.

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