Our buses and trains give you a fast and reliable way to travel
Plan your trip
Looking for the best way to get around? Our trip planner is just the ticket. It's easy to use and will show you where to catch your ride and schedules for your trip.
Transit options that save you time and hassle
Once you’ve figured out where you're going, we have plenty of options to reliably get you there.
Who doesn't love trains? During weekday rush hours, Sounder travels between Lakewood and Seattle every 20 minutes and between Everett and Seattle every 30 minutes. Sounder also serves select weekend events such as Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners games.
Link light rail
Link light rail is best way to fly past traffic! Link travels from Northgate, the University of Washington, downtown Seattle, southeast Seattle, SeaTac Airport and Angle Lake, 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. Link trains run every 8, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day. Service is available from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Sunday and holidays.
Tacoma Link light rail travels 1.6 miles through downtown Tacoma, with six stops along the way. Tacoma Link trains run every 12 minutes most weekdays and Saturdays, and every 24 minutes on Sundays. Service is available from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and holidays.
Connecting to light rail is easy
Safely walk or bike
Bike and walking trails offer easy ways to access transit. You can either store your bike safely at the station or bring it on light rail with you. Here are our favorite tips for combining transit and bikes.
Pay your fare
When to tap?
When using your ORCA card to ride Link or Sounder trains, don't forget to tap the yellow card reader before you board – the single beep will let you know your card has been accepted. When you reach your destination, make sure you tap off and listen for the two beeps. On buses, tap the reader by the driver when you board. No need to tap off a bus ride.
Enjoy the ride
Getting there can be half the fun, as long as you follow a few common sense rules. No smoking, and please allow people with disabilities and senior citizens to use the designated priority seating. Check out rules for riding to see all the ways to make the ride more enjoyable for you and everyone else.