Puget Sound Transit Options
Navigate the Puget Sound sustainably and easily with the many transit services and options available
Whether you’re looking to reload your ORCA card, map your route throughout the Puget Sound, find vanpool or rideshare options, connect to paratransit services, and so much more, the various public transit authorities pages can help you get where you need to go while reducing your carbon footprint.
Get to know the different public transit authorities and how they link together so that you can travel around the region with alternative transportation methods easily.
Pierce Transit serves urbanized portions of Pierce County, part of the Seattle metropolitan area, and includes the city of Tacoma. Pierce Transit operates over 30 local and regional routes, and provides paratransit service, vanpool service, and access to Steilacoom and Point Defiance Ferry Terminals.
Pierce Transit buses conveniently link to the following:
- King County Metro Transit
- Sound Transit
- Community Transit
- Everett Transit
- Intercity Transit
- Kitsap Transit
See the Pierce Transit system map here.
Plan your Pierce Transit route here.
Find a Pierce Transit Park and Ride lot here.
Sound Transit serves King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Sound Transit operates regional express buses (to cities in all three counties), the Sounder commuter rail (from Everett to Lakewood), the Link 1 Line (from Northgate to Angle Lake), and the Link T Line (from the Tacoma Dome to the Theater District).
Sound Transit buses conveniently link to the following:
See the Sound Transit system map here.
Plan your Sound Transit route here.
Find a Sound Transit Park and Ride lot here.
KING COUNTY METRO TRANSIT
King County Metro Transit serves King County including the city of Seattle. Metro operates 215 routes, and provides remote area service (DART), vanpool services, paratransit service (Access), Night Owl bus service, water taxi services to West Seattle and Vashon Island (operated by King County), and rideshare service. King County Metro also provides access to Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Vashon Island, and Southworth ferries.
King County Metro buses conveniently link to the following:
See the King County Metro system map here.
Plan your King County Metro route here.
Find a King County Metro Park and Ride lot here.
Community Transit serves Snohomish County, excluding the city of Everett, which is served by Everett Transit. Community Transit operates local bus routes and commuter buses to downtown Seattle and the University of Washington. Community Transit provides paratransit and vanpool services, and access to the Edmonds and Mukilteo Ferry Terminals.
Community Transit buses conveniently link to the following:
See the Community Transit system map here.
Plan your Community Transit route here.
Find a Community Transit Park and Ride lot here.
Everett Transit serves the City of Everett. Everett Transit operates 11 local routes including paratransit services. Everett Transit provides access to the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.
Everett Transit buses conveniently like to the following:
See the Everett Transit system map here.
Plan your Everett Transit route here.
Intercity Transit serves Thurston County, including the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Yelm. Intercity Transit operates over 20 bus routes, paratransit, and vanpool services.
Intercity Transit buses conveniently link to the following:
Bus rides are free to all passengers on Intercity Transit — but note that other transit agency buses will collect applicable fares.
See the Intercity Transit system map here.
Plan your Intercity Transit route here.
Find an Intercity Transit Park and Ride lot here.
Kitsap Transit serves Kitsap County from Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Kingston, Suquamish, Silverdale, Bremerton and Port Orchard. Kitsap Transit operates 40 routes, a foot ferry, worker-driver buses, paratransit, vanpool services and provides access to Seattle, Vashon Island, and Edmonds ferries.
Kitsap Transit buses conveniently link to the following:
See the Kitsap Transit system map here.
Plan your Kitsap Transit route here.
Find a Kitsap Transit Park and Ride lot here.
SEATTLE CENTER MONORAIL
The Seattle Center Monorail serves Downtown Seattle, running along 5th Avenue between the Westlake Center and the Seattle Center. There are no stops in between, but the almost mile long monorail can help you get around to popular destinations in Downtown Seattle, running every 10 minutes throughout service hours.
See where the Seattle Center Monorail can take you here.
Operated by King County Metro, the Seattle Streetcar serves the Seattle area with two lines: one in the South Lake Union neighborhood and the other connecting Pioneer Square and Capital Hill.
Seattle Streetcars conveniently like to the following:
See the Seattle Streetcar system map here.