Travel Washington Intercity Bus

This intercity bus service connects rural communities to major transportation hubs and urban centers; fills gaps in the public transportation network; and makes travel more accessible, reliable and convenient.

Travel Washington typically provides more than 30,000 trips per year, serving some of the most rural parts of the state. Four Travel Washington bus routes contribute to the statewide intercity bus network map (PDF 1MB).

Intercity bus lines

  • Grape Line
    As the Travel Washington's premiere route since 2007, the Grape Line offers service between Walla Walla and Pasco, and connects passengers with Greyhound, Amtrak, Ben Franklin Transit and Valley Transit
  • Dungeness Line
    Serving the Olympic Peninsula, the Dungeness Line connects people in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport with links to Greyhound, Amtrak, and Washington state ferries to Seattle and Victoria, B.C.
  • Apple Line
    The Apple Line follows a 160-mile route through Omak, Ellensburg and Wenatchee with connections to Amtrak, Northwestern Trailways and Greyhound
  • Gold Line
    Since 2010, the Gold Line runs twice daily along US 395 to Spokane and key transit hubs, including Spokane International Airport

We contract with private bus operators to provide intercity bus service. The Federal Transit Administration provides funding for the program. Through a public-private partnership, Greyhound Bus Lines provides in-kind match in the form of connecting services. The Travel Washington intercity bus network will continue to expand as funding becomes available.

Travel Washington Intercity Bus Program Study

The Travel Washington Intercity Bus Program Study (PDF 2.68MB) helps to develop policies and identify projects to support a network of transportation services to link rural towns and communities in Washington state to the national intercity bus system.

Travel Washington Intercity Bus Contracts

Line Route Service Provider Contract
Apple Omak, Wenatchee, Ellensburg Northwest Trailways $3,449,084 (2020-2024)
Dungeness Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Seattle, SeaTac Greyhound $3,758,040 (2022-2024)
Gold Kettle Falls, Deer Park, Spokane Belair Charters via Central Washington Airporter $4,877,200 (2023-2027)
Grape Walla Walla, Touchet, Pasco Belair Charters via Central Washington Airporter $4,616,640 (2023-2027)


This table shows four new 2023-2025 Travel Washington Intercity Bus projects awarded $7.5 million in federal stimulus funds to rebuild services cut during the pandemic.

Organization County/counties Project title Award
CWA, Inc. Franklin, King, Yakima Restoring Intercity Bus service along I-82 in Eastern Washington $560,000
Greyhound Lines, Inc. Clallam, Jefferson, King Maintaining current service and rebuilding the network $4,777,679
Northwestern Stage Lines, Inc. King, Pierce, Spokane Add a night run on the Spokane/Seattle/Tacoma route $1,388,160
NWSBW, LLC King, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane Intercity bus service between Omak and Ellensburg, Seattle and Spokane/Everett/Tacoma with connections to Boise, ID $777,762

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