RapidRide F Line
Burien to Tukwila International Blvd Link Station to Renton TC to The Landing
Metro's RapidRide F Line brings the new world of bus rapid transit service to Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton. Riders will enjoy streamlined service to major employers, stores, Westfield Southcenter Mall, The Landing, residential areas, medical facilities, and other services. They'll also experience new levels of comfort and convenience with every ride. New shelter designs feature bigger roofs and better lighting. Larger stations along the line include real time arrival signs and ORCA readers that let you prepay to speed up the boarding process. New RapidRide buses feature all-door boarding, air conditioning, and free WiFi.
The F Line provides frequent service seven days a week. On weekdays, the F Line operates from 4:45 AM to midnight, with service every 10 minutes during peak commute hours, every 15 minutes most other times of the day, and every 30 minutes after 8 PM. On weekends, the F Line operates from 6 AM to midnight, with service every 30 minutes from 6 AM to 8 AM, every 15 minutes from 8 AM to 8 PM, and every 30 minutes from 8 PM to midnight.
There are 56 stations and stops that serve the F Line. Many new improvements are in place along the corridor that help RapidRide buses move faster. Included are Business Access and Transit (BAT) Lanes, and Transit Signal Priority—additional green light time at traffic signals to help RapidRide buses get through intersections quickly.
The F Line provides timely and convenient connections to the Tukwila Station, the Link Station at Tukwila International Boulevard, the Burien Transit Center, and the Renton Transit Center. Your travel possibilities are greatly expanded with these connections, making the F Line a transportation choice you can depend on every day of the week, for wherever your life may take you.
How to pay your fare
Use an ORCA card
At stations with ORCA card readers, tap your card at the reader and board through any door.
At other stops, enter through the front door of the bus and tap your card, just like a regular Metro bus.
Guidelines for paying off-board on E Line during peak periods (6 – 9 AM and 3 – 6 PM)
If you have a valid paper transfer (or non-ORCA pass), you also can enter through the two back doors. You don't need to go through the front door.
The paper transfer is your proof of payment. Keep it with you at all times when riding because a fare enforcement officer may ask to see it.
Cash or tickets
Enter through the front door, and pay your fare. If you're paying with cash, please have the exact fare ready; drivers do not carry change.
On RapidRide, the driver will always give you a paper transfer when paying with cash or using tickets. This transfer also acts as your proof of payment so keep it with you in case you need to show it to a fare enforcement officer.
Be prepared for fare inspections
If requested, show the fare enforcement officer your ORCA card or paper transfer for proof of payment. If you do not have proof of payment on RapidRide, you are subject to a citation and fine, RCW 35.58.580.