Light-Rail Travel

The popular Central line runs between the airport and Downtown, and continues on to brand-new stations in Capitol Hill and at the University of Washington. An Angle Lake station south of the airport debuted in late 2016. If the funding comes through, plans also are afoot to extend the system north to Northgate, south to Lynnwood and Federal Way, and east to Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Microsoft's main campus in Redmond over the next couple of decades. So, eventually travelers should have a reliable rail route to get them around instead of the hodgepodge of transit options currently offered. For now, definitely take advantage of the easy and inexpensive route from Sea-Tac airport to Downtown, Capitol Hill, and the University District. Simply head to the Link light-rail station on the fourth floor of the airport parking garage and arrive in Downtown in 36 minutes for just $3 (youth fare is $1.50 and senior/disabled fare is $1). Trains depart every 6 or 15 minutes, depending on the time of day and run from 5 am to 1 am Monday through Saturday and 6 am to midnight on Sunday.

Information

Sound Transit. 888/889–6368; 206/398–5000; www.soundtransit.org.

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