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Public transport from Tacoma to Seattle?

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Public transport from Tacoma to Seattle?

There are 3 of us who will need to go from Tacoma to Seattle on a Saturday, without a car of our own.

What are our options here?

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1. Re: Public transport from Tacoma to Seattle?

soundtransit.org/Trip-Planner

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2. Re: Public transport from Tacoma to Seattle?

Hi Zack,

Do you know where in Tacoma you will be starting out from? As suggested in post #1 there are a couple of SoundTransit express bus routes which run from the Lakewood area & the Tacoma Dome Station/park-n-ride to downtown Seattle. Once you know your starting point, then plug it into the trip planner to see which route/schedule will work for you. There is also a free (?) SoundTransit light rail train which runs between downtown Tacoma & the Tacoma Dome station. http://www.soundtransit.org/

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3. Re: Public transport from Tacoma to Seattle?

Thanks!

We'll be starting in NE Tacoma.

I see that there are both buses and Sounder trains - is one any better than the other?

We will have bags.

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4. Re: Public transport from Tacoma to Seattle?

The Sounder trains are commuter rail, so they run North in the morning & South in the evening. You'll have to check the schedule as I don't think that they run on weekends unless there's a Mariners/Sounders/Seahawks game. The SoundTransit buses have small overhead areas for backpacks, etc. I don't think the buses will have room for suitcases unless you can hold them in your lap (~45 minute bus ride).

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5. Re: Public transport from Tacoma to Seattle?

Useful information - thanks!

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