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The inexpensive and nonstop BoltBus, which will begin Seattle-Portland service on May 17, announced today that it will add another line from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. on May 31.

As of mid-day, the firm’s online reservation grid showed some $1 tickets the first four days to Canada, and several $6-$10 tickets in early June. Prices likely will rise a few dollars as fewer seats remain.  Unlike a traditional Greyhound bus, the BoltBus travels nonstop, with an estimated time of three hours, 30 minutes from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.  Buses leave four times a day to Vancouver and four times to Portland, from Fifth Avenue South next to the International District/Chinatown transit station.

The QuickShuttle bus already runs from SeaTac to downtown Vancouver, B.C., serving multiple stops including Seattle, Tulalip, Bellingham, Surrey, B.C.,  and Vancouver Airport.  A spokseman for QuickShuttle was unavailable Monday.  Amtrak also operates trains and buses across the border. BoltBus started on the East Coast as a partnership of Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines, and chose the Northwest as its second region.

Previous coverage from The Seattle Times is here.