West Seattle 5 Things You Need to Know About Transit in West Seattle

West Seattle has some *terrific* transit options and things are only getting better for the transit-inclined! Here’s 5 things to know about transit in this sprawling Seattle neighborhood: 


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1. You can take a water taxi straight into Downtown Seattle.

Wait… a water what? Yup, West Seattle has a water taxi AND you can even use your ORCA card on it! (Also… kids and bikes are free.) The taxi picks up at the docks in Seacrest Park and drops off at the foot of Madison Street in Downtown Seattle. Click here for more info on schedule, connecting buses, etc. 


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2. The Light Rail is coming to town!

This is a big deal and very, VERY exciting for West Seattle. The only downside is that the West Seattle extension won’t be ready until 2030, but hey, it’s a long-term investment. There will be 5 added stations between the Stadium area and Alaska Junction—click here to check out all the details.

3. Head to Vashon or Southworth on the ferry. 

The Fauntleroy Terminal is in West Seattle, and from here you can head on a weekend getaway to Vashon Island or hop on over to Southworth, making it easy to access places like Port Orchard, Bremerton, etc. 


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4. Seatac International Airport is wonderfully close. 

For those who love to jet off to faraway vacations or just need to travel frequently for work, West Seattle is a *prime* choice to call home—you’re just about a 15-18 minute drive (depending where in West Seattle you live) to the terminals making this a great neighborhood for frequent flyers.  


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5. Bus options are aplenty. 

West Seattle has a myriad of bus lines to take advantage of, and those who need to utilize the bus to commute for work will likely find the RapidRide C Line most helpful. This line has several stops throughout West Seattle and goes straight into the heart of Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union. The best part? The busses have a designated lane getting over the bridge and into downtown so often times it is quicker than driving yourself. Kick back, turn on your headphones and enjoy a stress free ride into work 🙂 

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