Coming from the north or south of Seattle and want to take your kids to the Seattle Aquarium, the International Fountains at the Seattle Center, or an out-of-town guest to Pike Place Market and the Space Needle?
We all know driving to Seattle can be tough on weekends (especially with upcoming I-5 work), not to mention the cost of parking.
But there is another way.
Sound Transit runs Sounder trains from Lakewood and Everett to many weekend day games when the Mariners, Sounders FC or Seahawks are in town.
You don’t have to attend the game to ride the train – take the opportunity to explore Seattle for a few hours without having to drive!
From there you can head uptown, to Capitol Hill, or the University of Washington. Hop off Link at Westlake Station and take the Monorail to the Seattle Center!
Or ride south to the Rainier Valley for easy access to Lake Washington from Mt. Baker or Columbia City stations.
How to ride
Check the calendar.
Upcoming dates include this Sunday, May 8, May 29, June 12, June 18, June 19, June 25, July 3, July 9, July 10, July 24, Aug. 8, Aug. 28 and Sept. 10.
The calendar will tell you what time the train leaves your station and when it will return (usually 35 minutes after the game ends).
Pay your fare.
An ORCA card is the easiest way to pay. Plus, you can use it to transfer from the train to a bus or Link once you’re in downtown Seattle.
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. (Pro tip – you can also buy your Seattle Monorail ticket with the app.) Station agents are at the platform to help.
Hop on board and enjoy the ride!
Return to King Street Station.
Keep track of the game - trains will depart King Street Station about 35 minutes after the game ends.
Check the links to the destinations above for more information or feel free to call or email for personal trip planning help. Our day-trip planning experts are standing by!