Travel Washington Intercity Bus

Travel Washington intercity bus service connects rural communities to major transportation hubs and urban centers, filling gaps in the public transportation network and making 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).

  • 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.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) contracts 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: Apple
Route: Omak, Wenatchee, Ellensburg
Service Provider: Northwest Trailways
Contract: $3,126,744 (2020-2024)

Line: Dungeness
Route: Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Seattle, SeaTac
Service Provider: Greyhound
Contract: $4,165,729 (2018-2022)

Line: Gold
Route: Kettle Falls, Deer Park, Spokane
Service Provider: Belair Charters via Central Washington Airporter
Contract: $2,153,640 (2018-2022)

Line: Grape
Route: Walla Walla, Touchet, Pasco
Service Provider: Belair Charters via Central Washington Airporter
Contract: $2,026,080 (2018-2022)

For more information about Travel Washington Intercity Bus or to learn about upcoming contract opportunities, contact Nina Stocker, or 360-878-4695.