The greater Seattle area has an excellent bus system. King County is serviced by Metro and Sound Transit. You can use their handy online Trip Planners to find a stop near you and plan the shortest routes to your destination. If you board and exit a Metro bus in downtown Seattle's Free Ride Zone, you don't have to pay a fare between 6:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Metro sponsers a Rideshare Program that lets you connect with other carpoolers heading to your destination. You can purchase an affordable permit to park in reserved carpool parking spots downtown - a map is located here.
Current Traffic Conditions
WA State Dept of Transportation: (425) 649-4366
Seattle Area Traffic Reports: (206) 368-HIWY
Washington State Ferries
Those living west of Seattle on the islands or the Olympic Peninsula typically use the ferry system to get into the city. From downtown Seattle, ferries go directly to Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and Vashon Island; from the West Seattle dock you can get to Vashon Island and Southworth.
The Elliott Bay Water Taxi crosses from downtown Seattle to West Seattle during the summer months (April through October only).
The Seattle Center Monorail provides daily services between Seattle Center and the Westlake Center. Trains depart from each station every 10 minutes during regular business hours of operation. Monorail Information
Port of Seattle Information
Seattle-Tacoma airport, or SeaTac, information hotline: (206) 431-4444
Seattle's AmTrak station is located in the International District near Safeco Stadium. Tickets and timetables are available on their website.
Yellow Cabs: (206) 622-6500
Farwest Cabs: (206) 622-1717
Emerald City Taxi: (206) 624-6666
Redtop Taxi: (206) 789-4949
Orange Cab: (206) 522-8800
Graytop Cab: (206) 282-8723
Crystal Coach Limousines
(425) 369-9166 or (206) 367-6900