User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Seattle to Portland
Ratings and Reviews (30)
Our driver was a hero. As the bus was clearly stuck in Everett, for unknown reasons, even when headquarters was called, our driver stepped up and ubered to a spare bus in another town. We were still over 2 hours late across the board, but at least the bus driver made sure we eventually reached our destination. For all we know, that bus in Everett never left or arrived.
Literature says Bolt bus fills 50 seats,and wifi, which I expected, allowing for a modecum od SOCIAL DISTANCINGand sime sort of entertainment on the trip. Wekk, no wifion yhe bus, bo explication, just no eifi... At the STOPS in Tacoma and Olympia , additional passengers entered. Enough to fill EVERY SEAT, thus over crowding the bus and NO SOCIAL DISTANCING of any sort, my legs were going numb from lack of movement ( i was ‘fortunate’ enough to uphave a 6 foot 6inch basketball player in the seat next to me.) before we arrived in Portland. the trip was horrible, and i eveb the time and place for departure in seattle is convenient doubt i will ever ride BoltBus again. I am very disappointed
We arrived early and the bus driver kindly let us broad the earlier bus - many thanks
Only one complaint. We were seated at the back of the bus and the toilet smelt strongly of urine for most of the journey.
Apparently the bus before ours never arrived and they loaded us on our bus and the other passengers were still there. On the return trip to Seattle the bus was 45 minutes late and the seat I was in was broken
bus arrived 20 mins late for depart and 40 minutes late on arrival. the driver was unfriendly and unhelpful, just standing by as passengers crawled into the luggage space under the bus to fetch their bags
Seattle station was almost comically dingy and smelled terrible. Bus driver, Sally, harassed me for my shorts (which were appropriate length but khaki, so they blended with my skin) and, in front of the line of almost entirely men, claimed it looked like I wasn’t wearing shorts and called my outfit “inappropriate,” which was not only an attempt at humiliating me but also led to many men making comments at me as they passed me to take their seats. Sally also treated some Dutch tourists very nicely while being very rude and condescending to two men speaking Arabic behind me. She assumed, based on their appearance, that they were Latino and then switched to barking very disjointed Spanish to them in an equally condescending fashion. When they told her that they didn’t understand what she was saying, she just yelled in Spanish louder, attracting negative attention to them like she had me. Sally also made the same depressing “jokes” at every stop, which became so painfully redundant that I had to put in earplugs. Bus was clean and new. Portland bus station had two children who looked like they were in middle school or freshmen in high school at their “store.” Altogether extremely bizarre and slightly offensive experience.
The bus was efficient and the driver was a good driver. However the bus was pretty dirty/messy. The floors had liquid spilled near my seat, the trash bags were overflowing and the seats had a lot of crumbs on them. One seat seemed to be broken and was leaning to one side.
Bus Driver was great! My wife and I both were pleased that the driver was present and competent. Excellent driving skill, and style.
We had a 1+ hour delay due to freeway construction on I-5. :( 3 lanes into one ~90 min delay.
I was surpised not every row had an outlet. I moved my seat as thankfully it wasn't very crowded. Both of the outlets were very loose and need to be replaced with a new setup that will hold the charger cords more firmly. Also the wifi cut out several times and I had to restart the movie I was watching. I did appreciate the entertainment options. The worst thing was the smell of the restroom that wafted up to the front of the bus where I was sitting. As there were less than 20 people on the bus I was surprised at the odor and would have appreciated the ability to open a window for ventilation.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Seattle - Portland
How much does a bus ticket from Seattle to Portland cost?
The average bus ticket price from Seattle to Portland is HK$233. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Seattle to Portland is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Seattle to Portland?
The average travel time between Seattle and Portland is around 4h 10m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 50m.This is the time it takes to travel the 145 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Seattle and Portland?
The number of buses from Seattle to Portland can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 16 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Seattle to Portland by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Seattle to Portland?
When taking the bus from Seattle to Portland, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, Greyhound.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Seattle to Portland?
Buses traveling between Seattle and Portland leave from SEA Airport or Washington State Convention Center and arrive at Union Station, Lloyd Center, Pearl District.
What are the best sights and things to do in Portland?
Once in Portland, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Food Cart Pods, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Coffee Culture, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Breweries.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 60 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Seattle to Portland costs around HK$264 for departures 60 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Seattle to Portland vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around HK$410 while at other times, you can expect to pay around HK$161.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Seattle to Portland, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 60 days in advance.
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