Bus and Water Transit

Discover your travel options to keep you moving through West Seattle. Visit SeattleTraffic.org for all the latest news and updates.

Visit SeattleTraffic.org

Updated: November 1, 2021

Bus and water taxi is safe and ready for your return. Please adhere to the CDC's prevention order to wear a mask on all public transportation.

What you'll find on this page:

What Metro is Doing to Keep You Safe

Disinfecting Every Vehicle Every Day

Disinfecting every vehicle every day

Requiring Masks

Requiring masks and installing mask dispensers on buses

Upgraded Air Filters

Upgraded air filters

Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing

Sending More Buses for Busy Routes

Sending more buses for busy routes

Safety Partitions

Safety partitions

What You Can Do to Keep Safe on Metro

Wear a Mask

Wear a mask


Stay Home When Sick

Stay home when sick


Maintain Physical Distance

Maintain physical distance

Avoid Closed Areas

Sign Up for Transit Alerts

Pay With Orca Card or Mobile App

Avoid closed areas

Sign up for transit alerts

Pay with Orca card or mobile app

Plan Your Transit Trip

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King County Metro Trip Planner (interactive)

An image of Sound Transit's trip planner webpage

Sound Transit Trip Planner (interactive)

An image of a WSDOT ferry crossing between Vashon and West Seattle

West Seattle to Vashon Transit Service


An image of a King County Water Taxi in service

West Seattle to Seattle Water Taxi Service

A wheelchair icon

King County Accessible Services


The One Bus Away app icon

One Bus Away App

Transportation for Seniors and People with Special Transportation Needs

The FindARide.org website links older adults and people with disabilities to transportation options in your area. The Sound Generations' West Seattle Hyde Shuttle offers free door-to-door van service throughout Southwest Seattle for adults 55 years and older and for people with disabilities.

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Select your area and your accessibility needs and this website suggests transportation options in your area. 

  Shuttle transportation for seniors and people with disabilities in the Southwest Seattle area. Click to book or call (206) 727-6262. Interpreter services are available upon request.

Bus Route Maps

West Seattle to Downtown and SODO Bus Map
Connections to Greater Seattle and North King County Bus Map
Connections to East King County Bus Map
Snohomish County, South King County, & Pierce County Connections Map

Transit Payment Options

Get an ORCA Card
Get the Transit Go Ticket App 

Transit Apps

One Bus Away (App)

Call 206-BUS-TIME (206) 287-8463) to find when the next bus is coming.

Transit (App)


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.