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Cut your commute costs, breeze by traffic in the carpool lane, reduce drive-alone stress and help keep our air cleaner by joining a Metro Vanpool.

Join an existing group or start your own—five members gets you on the road! Everything is covered. Your monthly fare includes the van, gas, insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, plus a guaranteed ride home.

More about Vanpool…

More about Metro Vanpool

  • Commuters
    Five or more people who share a similar commute; could be co-workers, friends, or neighbors.
  • Roles & fares
    Each group has at least two volunteer drivers plus a bookkeeper to track mileage. ridership and fares. Fares are based on mileage, number of riders and size of van. On average, the monthly vanpool cost is similar to a monthly transit pass.
  • Logistics
    Vans are kept at a driver's house and riders usually meet at a Park & Ride. Each group determines their own route, parking and operating rules.
  • Vanpool has all you’ll need
    Gas, insurance, maintenance, 24-hour roadside assistance and a guaranteed ride home are all included. Many employers even subsidize vanpool fares—ask your office manager or HR department.

Find a Metro Vanpool

Look for a Vanpool along your route

Enter your home and work zip code to see the complete list. Then, sign-up at RideshareOnline.com to view custom lists.

Create a profile

Go to RideshareOnline.com to create a profile and search for Vanpool groups. When you find a Vanpool match, contact the listed coordinator to confirm seat availability, route and schedule to see if it is good fit.

Find a match and apply

When you have a Vanpool to join, fill out an application, send it to vanpool@kingcounty.gov and start riding!

Start your own Vanpool

Recruit four or more members (at least two drivers and a bookkeeper), agree on group details (parking, route, schedule, etc), and we will follow up with next steps!

Connect with Rideshare

Local Calls: 206-625-4500
Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
WA Relay: 711
Fax: 206-684-2166

Mailing Address:
Rideshare Operations
KSC-TR-0812
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770

Accessible commuter vans are available to groups upon request; TTY users, please dial your relay service at 711 to get in touch with rideshare staff (available 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday); RideshareOnline.com translation service available to ESL customers via a conference by calling 206-625-4500 (available 8 AM to 5 AM, Monday through Friday).


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