BOLT bus from Seattle to Bellingham
Following is a report from Rebel Rex about the BOLT bus from Bellingham to Seattle. A previous post spoke of the BOLT bus, an express bus connecting Eugene-Portland-Seattle-Bellingham-Vancouver BC. No, they don’t stop anywhere between these cities. BOLT prides itself on being clean, fast, comfortable, and cheap. The buses have Wi-Fi AND a toilet. Bonus!
You can buy tickets on line at www.boltbus.com
I definitely plan to use the BOLT this summer to go to Bellingham and Vancouver BC.
The BOLT bus in Bellingham is at a major transit center. It was a little late, and I had “first time anxiety”, but it arrived about 8 minutes after it was due. Larger bags went under the bus, carry on was just fine.
The bus loaded in Group A and Group B, then everyone else. The group is part of the reservation number, apparently, but I didn’t know how that worked initially, and didn’t realize (at the time) I was in group B.
The bus was clean, there was a double power outlet at each pair of seats, and they advertise WiFi, but it wasn’t working. At least my phone stayed charged. There is a bathroom at the back, a nice touch for the older set. The Bellingham bus was mostly college age riders, with only 2 of us closer to the “senior” category. I enjoyed the experience. It was $10 in advance (plus $1 processing fee), $15 at the door. Well worth it. The driver was friendly, competent…all went well.