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Rail travel

Metro provides a wide range of transportation options and choices for King County.

In addition to the region’s largest bus network, Metro operates Sound Transit’s regional Express bus service and Link light rail in King County, along with the Seattle Streetcar.

Link light rail

Link light rail travels between Northgate Station and Angle Lake, making stops along the way, including UW Station, downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. Link trains run every 6, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day.

Riders on the SoundTransit Link light rail

Sounder train

Sounder trains travel between Lakewood and Seattle (making stops in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent and Tukwila) and between Everett and Seattle (making stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds).

Sounder regularly runs weekday mornings and afternoons only. Sounder also serves select major weekend events such as Mariners and Seahawks games.

Sounder train

Seattle Center Monorail

The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center Mall (5th Avenue and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to the Space Needle and MoPOP). There is only one stop so you won’t get lost!


Seattle Streetcar

The South Lake Union and First Hill lines connect to multiple bus routes and the Link light rail. The South Lake Union Line to Westlake Hub (McGraw Square) is one block from the monorail station at the Westlake Center station, which travels to the Seattle Center.

The South Lake Union Line travels between South Lake Union and Downtown Seattle