What Are Some Tips for Using Seattle Public Transportation?


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Some tips for using Seattle public transportation include going to Metro.KingCounty.gov to find the right bus, going to the third floor of the parking garage at Sea-Tac Airport to hail a taxi and utilizing Pronto Cycle Share to rent an affordable bicycle. Those interested in taking advantage of hotel courtesy shuttles, upon landing at Sea-Tac Airport, can also go to third floor of the airport parking garage and look for islands one and two.

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Seattle's Link Light Rail is a good public transportation option and runs from the airport station to downtown Seattle between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. most days. King County Metro Transit provides public transportation between downtown Seattle and the outer neighborhoods of King County, but potential riders should be aware that these buses no longer serve the Sea-Tac Airport. Those seeking transportation in the South Lake Union area can use the South Lake Union Streetcar, which makes 11 stops and has streetcars arriving regularly every 10 to 15 minutes.

The Seattle Center Monorail is one the most well-known public transportation options in the city and runs from the Westlake Center in downtown to Seattle Center at the base of Queen Anne hill.

Ride-sharing companies, such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, are also available to those seeking alternative transportation options in downtown Seattle. Rides from these services can be arranged from smartphone apps.

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