A BoltBus is shown in downtown Portland, Oregon in 2014. (Steve Morgan)

A BoltBus is shown in downtown Portland, Oregon in 2014. (Steve Morgan)

BoltBus links Everett to Seattle and other big I-5 cities

The private service begins Monday. Destinations include Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Bellingham.

EVERETT — BoltBus, a division of Greyhound Lines, will offer direct service from Everett to Seattle, Portland, Bellingham and Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning Monday.

The new service will offer 48 departures each week from the Everett Station at 3201 Smith Ave.

Ticket sales began this week.

BoltBus, which bills itself as a discount bus line, is expanding service in the Northwest with the addition of new pickup locations in Everett and Tacoma.

BoltBus offers leather seats and free Wi-Fi and individual power outlets to passengers plus a selection of recent movies.

The new Tacoma stop at 510 Puyallup Ave. will offer 64 departures a week.

“BoltBus is honored to have the opportunity to bring even more transportation options to Tacoma, Everett and surrounding cities,” general manager David Hall said in a news release.

“Just in time for spring break, we are excited for the possibilities these new schedules will provide for students, families and both new and loyal customers as we continue expansion in the Northwest,” Hall added.

The service charges about $60 for a round trip ticket from Everett to Vancouver, British Columbia. However, the price can vary based on the day of the week and the departure time.

The bus drops off at Pacific Central Station at 1150 Station St. in Vancouver.

The cost for a round trip from Everett to Seattle starts at about $30, but prices vary based on the departure time and the day of the week. The Seattle stop is at Fifth Avenue S. and S. Dearborn Street, in the International District.

A round trip from Everett to Portland starts at about $40 during the week. Prices vary based on the day of the week and departure time. The bus stops at 728 NW Everett St. in Portland.

BoltBus also operates service in the Northeast between Washington, D.C., Boston and other locations.

For more information, go to www.BoltBus.com or call 1-800-BoltBus.

Janice Podsada; jpodsada@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3097; Twitter: JanicePods.

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