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Travel Washington Intercity Bus Program

WSDOT's Travel Washington program is an innovative way to provide more service options for statewide travel, connecting towns and rural communities with major transportation hubs and urban centers.

Travel Washington transit buses make scheduled connections with other intercity carriers to make traveling accessible, reliable and convenient. The program fills gaps in our statewide transit system by bringing new bus routes to rural communities and other parts of the state that once were underserved.
How can we improve our intercity bus service? 
Based in part on feedback we received at a handful of public forums in June 2018 in communities across the state, we're developing new or revised services for the Travel Washington Intercity Bus Plan update. We've added two new reports to the project website, with more to come this fall.

Logo for Travel Washington - Grape Line The Grape Line was Travel Washington’s premiere route with service between Walla Walla and Pasco since November 2007. Service connects passengers with Greyhound, Amtrak, Ben Franklin Transit and Valley Transit. Visit the Grape Line website for fares, schedule and tickets.

Logo for Travel Washington Dungeness Line The Dungeness Line serves the Olympic Peninsula, connecting people in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport with links to Greyhound, Amtrak and Washington State Ferries to Victoria, B.C. Visit the Dungeness Line website for fares, schedule and tickets.

Logo for Travel Washington Apple Line The Apple Line follows a 160-mile route through Omak, Ellensburg and Wenatchee with connections to Amtrak, Northwestern Trailways and Greyhound.
Visit the Apple Line website for fares, schedule and tickets.

Since September 2010, the Gold Line has run twice daily along US 395, connecting Colville, Arden, Addy, Chewelah, Loon Lake and Deer Park to Spokane and key transit hubs, including Spokane International Airport. Visit the Gold Line website for fares, schedule and tickets.

'Where's the next stop?'

The Travel Washington intercity bus network will continue to expand as funding becomes available.

WSDOT considers the interests of the entire state—with an eye on areas with the fewest transportation options—when selecting new routes.

Travel Washington Bus Routes

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The Intercity Bus Program

The Federal Transit Administration provides 50 percent of the funds for the program. Greyhound Bus Lines provides local matching funds that pay for the rest. The funding structure streamlines a coordinated approach to bringing transit options to parts of the state previously underserved.

Grape Line celebrates Walla Walla

The Grape Line in the Walla Walla Fair Parade
Travel Washington's Grape Line closed the summer by celebrating convenient connections to and from Walla Walla as an official entrant in the city's Pioneer Days Parade Labor Day weekend.

Service contracting and branding

Travel Washington contracts private bus operators to provide intercity transit service across the state. Each new route is serviced by the provider best suited to meet the needs of the people and communities it serves.

Our partners promote and market their services using WSDOT’s Travel Washington brand. Coordinating schedules for timely connections to other transportation providers makes rural and urban Washington just a bus stop away.

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