Football fans have a two-fer this weekend as King County Metro Transit operates football shuttle service to both the UW Huskies homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 17, and Seahawks game Sunday, Oct. 18.
Huskies vs. Oregon, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17
Metro will operate Husky game-day non-stop shuttle buses to UW Husky Stadium from park-and-rides at Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate, Federal Way/South 320th Street, Shoreline, South Kirkland, South Renton and Northgate Transit Center during the 2015 season.
All fans and travelers in the area should expect heavy game-day traffic and related delays in the University District area and be prepared for delays due to traffic and construction along Montlake Boulevard Northeast.
Pre-game shuttles leave designated park and ride lots as they fill starting 2½ hours prior to kick-off time, with the last buses from each park-and-ride leaving approximately 40 minutes before kick-off, except for the Federal Way shuttle; this trip can take up to one hour and the shuttles are scheduled accordingly.
A $5 round trip voucher is required for each person age 6 and older to board the shuttle. Purchase vouchers from the vendor located at each park-and-ride lot. No passes or transfers are accepted on the Husky park-and-ride shuttles, including ORCA and UPASS. Game tickets are not accepted as fare on any service.
Post-game shuttles depart from designated locations near UW Husky Stadium. The last park-and-ride shuttle leaves the Husky Stadium area 30 minutes after the game.
Seahawks vs. Panthers, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18
Shuttles will serve the Eastgate P&R, Northgate Transit Center and South Kirkland P&R and travel non-stop to CenturyLink Field. Nearly all regularly scheduled Sunday transit service – including Sound Transit Link light rail – that serves downtown Seattle also travels to or near CenturyLink Field and is a great way to get to Seahawks games and other stadium events. Sound Transit also has Seahawks Sounder trains with stops in Auburn, Kent and Tukwila.
Metro’s park-and-ride shuttles leave each of the three designated parking areas two hours prior to kick off time as they fill, with the last bus leaving about 30 minutes before kickoff. The park-and-ride shuttles do not operate for weekday games. Fans who miss the shuttles can ride regularly scheduled service from the same locations to get to the game.
A cash-only, exact fare of $4 one way or $8 round trip per person is required on the shuttles. No ORCA cards, passes or transfers are accepted. A valid regular fare is required on all other regularly scheduled Metro service. All pre-game shuttles arrive near CenturyLink Field on Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street.
After the game, shuttle buses returning non-stop to Eastgate and South Kirkland leave from southbound on Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street, and the Northgate shuttle leaves northbound on Fifth Avenue South from just north of South Weller Street. The last bus leaves 45 minutes after the end of the game.
For information about regular transit service to Seahawks games, or to plan other trips, visit Metro Online or Metro’s online Trip Planner. When planning your trip, check Metro’s Service Advisories page to find out about any known revisions to your routes.
UW Huskies 2015 home schedule
- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 vs. Oregon
- TBA, Saturday, Oct. 31 vs. Arizona
- TBA, Saturday, Nov. 7, vs. Utah
- TBA, Friday, Nov. 27 vs Washington State
Seattle Seahawks 2015/16 home schedule (kick-off times are subject to change)
- 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 vs. Panthers
- 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 vs. Cardinals
- 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 vs. 49ers
- 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 vs. Steelers
- 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 vs. Browns
- 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27 vs. Rams