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Sound Transit’s Sounder Commuter Rail carries over 10,000 commuters per day on two lines. The North Line rides along the shore of Puget Sound from Everett to Seattle, making stops at Mukilteo and Edmonds along the way. The South Line whisks commuters at speeds up to 79mph between Lakewood, South Tacoma, Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, and Seattle. Sounder trains come equipped with wifi, power outlets, restrooms, and plenty of space for bicycles (28 per train on South Line and 12 per train on the North Line). Trains run Monday-Friday during peak hours, except for special service to select weekend Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners games. Fares range from $2.75-$5.25 depending upon distance traveled.
Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail connects 29,000 commuters and visitors per day between downtown Seattle, SODO, Beacon Hill, the Rainier Valley, Tukwila, and SeaTac Airport. Trains run every 7-15 minutes 20 hours per day, 365 days per year! It’s the traffic-free, fast, reliable way to get downtown! LINK is undergoing significant expansion with new stations opening in the next few years in Angle Lake, Capitol Hill and the University of Washington (2016), the University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate (2021), and Mercer Island, South Bellevue, Bellevue, the Spring District, and Overlake (2023). Fares range from $2.00-$2.75 depending upon distance traveled.
Need to travel the last mile between your train station and your office? Metro Vanshare is a great way to bridge the gap. Check out Metro Vanshare for more information.
A legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair, the Seattle Center Monorail remains a fast and convenient way to travel between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center. Fares are $2.00 (cash only) with monthly passes available (ORCA cards are not accepted). Trains run every 10 minutes from 7:30a-9:00p Monday through Thursday, 7:30a-11:00p on Friday, 8:30a-11:00p on Saturday, and 8:30a-9:00p on Sunday.