Seattle Civic - Services - Transport - Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle offers a variety of transit options
  • Metro: Metro Transit; public transit agency serving King County; bus coaches, electric trolleys, dual-powered buses, and streetcars; division of the King County Department of Transportation
  • Sound: Sound Transit; public transit agency delivering a mix of rail, regional bus routes and new transit facilities to the citizens of urban King, Pierce and Snohomish counties
  • Air & Sea Port: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Port of Seattle; transportation of cargo and passengers by air, water, and land
  • Streetcar: South Lake Union line; connects to Seattle's other public transit systems including Metro buses; Sound Transit buses, trains and light rail; and the Monorail
  • Pronto: Puget Sound's bicycle-sharing system
  • BFI Airport: Boeing Field/King County International Airport
  • Kenmore Base: Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
  • Seattle Base: Seattle Seaplanes Seaplane Base
  • Ferries State: Washington State Ferries; serves eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia, Canada; ferries from Seattle Pier 52 to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton; from Seattle Pier 50 to Vashon; other ferries all over Puget Sound
  • Ferry Fremont: Seattle Ferry Service Fremont Avenue; tourism cruises; vessel departure from Fremont under the Aurora Bridge
  • Monorail: Seattle Center Monorail; the original monorail line, opened in 1962, connecting Seattle Center with downtown Seattle at Westlake Center; 2 kilometers long
  • Amtrak: Passenger train service; King Street Station
  • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from Seattle to the United States, Canada, and Mexico
  • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Seattle
  • Car Free: Possible in Seattle; with good walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Seattle
  • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
  • Gray Line: Gray Line of Seattle; tour and charter operator
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