Illustration showing Sounder train in Seattle.

 

Sound Transit provides weekend Sounder service and extended Tacoma Link service for select events such as games, matches, and concerts.

It's the weekend. All aboard!

Sound Transit runs Sounder trains from Lakewood and Everett on many weekend days, typically around sporting events or concerts. But you don't have to attend the event to ride the train, take the opportunity to explore Seattle for a few hours without having to drive or find and pay for parking! The train will drop you off at King Street Station in Pioneer Square, and the city is easy to continue exploring by public transit from there.

Just remember to keep track of the game or concert - trains will depart King Street Station 35 minutes after a game ends. If the game end time isn't ideal for your trip, Link light rail or ST Express buses and may be the key to getting you home.

How to pay

The Transit GO Ticket App or pre-loaded ORCA card is the ideal option for skipping lines at ticket vending machines. Download the Transit GO Ticket App and purchase a Day Pass (good for all regional transit, minus the Washington State Ferries, on one calendar day) ahead of time. Don't forget to activate your ticket before getting on the train and show your screen to the fare enforcement officer if asked. If using an ORCA card, remember to tap on and off with your card at Sounder stations.

Park and ride

Free parking is available at all Sounder stations.

Safety around tracks

Please remember Sounder trains share the tracks with freight and other passenger rail service. Only cross tracks at designated crossings, and never cross when the gate is down. Trains can run on any track, at any time, in either direction.

Sound Transit runs additional Tacoma Link service for certain events such as concerts at the Tacoma Dome Station.

How to pay

Tacoma Link fares continue to be free thanks to funding from the Tacoma Business Improvement Area.