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Transit to/ from the Airport


Sound Transit and other local transit providers can help you when you are travelling to and from Sea-Tac Airport. Fast, frequent public transit options can take you between the airport and major cities in the area, including Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue.

light rail icon Link light rail

Link light rail at the airport

Trains depart every 7-15 minutes toward downtown Seattle. The trip from the airport to downtown Seattle takes about 35 minutes.

Central Link schedule >

The airport's light rail station is connected to the fourth floor of the main parking garage at the airport. To get to the main terminal and ticket counters from SeaTac/Airport Station, walk across the covered bridge.  Elevators and escalators are available for your convenience.

The light rail station and bus stop at Sea-Tac Airport

Pay before riding

Buy a ticket from a ticket vending machine at the station

  • All TVMs are located on the same level as the walkway. No machines are available on the platform (upper) level.
  • Keep your ticket with you and be ready to show it to a fare enforcement officer. 

Or use your ORCA card to ride the train.

  • ORCA users, tap your card on the yellow card reader. Be sure to tap off when you leave the train.
  • Be ready to show your ticket or ORCA card to the fare inspector on request.

Central Link fares >

Bringing your luggage on Link

Each Link car has a shared bicycle and luggage storage area, which is first come, first served. To find bicycle and luggage storage, board at the door marked with a bicycle symbol. If this area is full, please try another car.

 If you need help between SeaTac/Airport Station and the terminal, call Huntleigh (206) 396-5275 four to six hours before your arrival to reserve a wheelchair or golf cart. If you have an early morning flight, call the night before. Let the dispatcher know what time to meet you, your airline and flight number, and the number of bags.

bus icon ST Express bus

ST Express buses provide fast, convenient service to Tacoma, Bellevue and other major regional destinations.

  • Route 560 serves West Seattle, Burien, SeaTac, Renton and Bellevue
  • Route 574 serves Lakewood, Tacoma, Federal Way, Kent and SeaTac

The ST Express bus stop at Sea-Tac Airport

Find ST Express buses at Bay 1 and Bay 2, just outside baggage claim.

Paying your fare

Pay as you enter the bus. You can use cash, or an ORCA card.

ST Express bus schedules >

ST Express bus fares >

King County Metro Transit bus service

King County Metro runs to/from the Airport.

  • Route 124: early morning between downtown Seattle/SeaTac Airport.

Find Route 124 at the Tukwila International Blvd Link light rail station. Ride Link one stop to Tukwila, walk down the stairs or take the elevator to the ground level, and look for the bus stop.

  • Route 156: serves Tukwila, Southcenter and SeaTac
  • Route 180: serves Burien, Kent and Auburn
  • RapidRide A Line: serves Federal Way Transit Center 

Board Routes 156, 180 and Rapid Ride A Line at the SeaTac/Airport Link station. Follow the "To Buses" signs at the station and cross the pedestrian bridge over International Boulevard. Bus stops will be on both sides of International Boulevard.