FlixBus launches first Pacific Northwest cross-border trips with Vancouver-Seattle route


Seattle, WA. (May 26, 2022). FlixBus, North America’s fastest-growing intercity bus service, is  launching cross-border trips between Seattle, Washington, to Vancouver, British Columbia, starting June 2, 2022. 

FlixBus launched its Ontario domestic network in April 2022 and its first cross-border routes between New York City and Toronto in May 2022. The Vancouver connections will provide Pacific Northwest travelers with an affordable, convenient and sustainable option and fill a void in a region that has seen the loss of many cross-border travel options since 2020.  

“Let’s not let high gas prices get in the way of the vacations we all deserve,” said Pierre Gourdain, Managing Director of FlixBus North America. “Never has it been so easy and affordable to bridge borders between the most beautiful cities in the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver is now connected to the world’s largest bus network.” 

Explore the Pacific Northwest through convenient, affordable and sustainable bus service  

The digitalization of the traditional bus market has been FlixBus’ recipe for success across Europe, the U.S. and Canada. With new buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, tech solutions like the FlixBus App and more, FlixBus is setting a new standard for North American intercity travel and making buses not just an affordable option, but the preferred choice for all passengers looking to experience the world. 

FlixBus’ first cross-border routes between Seattle and Vancouver will run 5 days per week in each direction on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, and will also include stops in Everett and Bellingham, Washington.  

Vancouver-bound buses will leave Seattle (6th Avenue and S. Lane Street) at 7:30 a.m. with stops in Everett and Bellingham, crossing the U.S.-Canada border and stopping at Pacific Central Station and Richards Street-Waterfront Station between 11:30-11:40 a.m.  

Buses heading to Seattle will leave Richards Street-Waterfront Station at 12:45 p.m. with stops at Pacific Central Station, Bellingham and Everett before arriving in Seattle by 3:55 p.m.  

Tickets are now available on the FlixBus website or downloaded through the convenient FlixBus App

FlixBus Cross-Border Bus Partner: MTR Western 

The entire FlixBus network is comprised of and driven by local bus partners, many of which are family-owned. Riding with FlixBus means customers are helping to support these local businesses and play a part in giving back to the community that these partners serve. 

FlixBus’ Pacific Northwest cross border routes between the U.S. and Canada will be operated by MTRWestern Inc., an existing FlixBus bus partner in the Pacific Northwest who provides transportation solutions to the US Military, the region’s top professional and collegiate sports programs and the area’s top employers, casinos, hotels, resorts, and tourism operations.  

“At MTRWestern, we are very excited to finally be able to link Vancouver, BC, and Seattle, WA, together via FlixBus and build stronger connections with each of the other cities that are serviced on the West coast. The partnership between MTR and Flix is changing the way that consumers think about West Coast travel and together, we’re charging forward with a new and improved future for intercity bus travel,” said Jeremy Butzlaff, President of MTRWestern. 

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