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Try the train later in the morning with restored Sounder South trips

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Good news for Sounder riders!

On Sept. 19, Sound Transit will restore two S Line (Sounder South) weekday trips:   

  • Southbound: 7:55 a.m. departure from King Street Station — reaches Lakewood at 9:11 a.m. (Great option for UW-Tacoma students in the corridor. Get off at Tacoma Dome and transfer to Tacoma Link for a quick trip to campus.) 

  • Northbound: 10:06 a.m. departure from Lakewood — reaches Seattle at 11:22 a.m.  

Whether you are traveling for work, school, appointments or fun, Sounder provides a great alternative to sitting in traffic and paying for parking. See the full Sounder schedule.  

The S Line connects nine communities from Lakewood to Seattle, including King Street Station in historic Pioneer Square (across the street from the International District/Chinatown Station for easy access to Link light rail and the Seattle Streetcar serving hospitals on First Hill). 

How to ride 

Arrange travel to your station.  

Look up your station and arrange to walk, bike, drive, bus, or get dropped off.  

  • Concerned about finding a parking space? With the increase in work from home options, many of our parking lots no longer fill up early in the morning. 

Pay your fare. (Youth 18 and under ride free!) 

An ORCA card is the easiest way to pay. Plus, you can use it to transfer to a bus or Link. ORCA cards are available from any ticket vending machine at the Sounder stations. 

You can also buy a Day Pass from the ticket machine at the station, or download the Transit Go Ticket app and pay with your phone. Station agents are on the platform to help. 

Check our Sounder fares page for the ticket price from your station.  

And remember, youth 18 and under now ride free! 

Hop on board and enjoy the ride! 

Sounder not running when you need to travel? Consider trying these bus alternatives: 

  • Puyallup/ Sumner/ Auburn: ST Express 578 — connects Puyallup, Sumner and Auburn Stations with downtown Seattle by way of Federal Way.  

  • Lakewood & Tacoma: ST Express 594  connects to downtown Seattle. (For South Tacoma Station, transfer to Pierce Transit Route 3.) 

  • Kent: King County Metro Route 150. 

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