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Metro Transit Division

King Street Center
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
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Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel

Hours

Monday - Saturday: 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. - midnight

Routes that operate in the tunnel

The following buses serve all five tunnel stations when the tunnel is open:

  • 41
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 76
  • 77
  • 101
  • 102
  • 106
  • 150
  • 216
  • 218
  • 219
  • 255
  • 316
  • Sound Transit Regional Express 550

Stops when the tunnel is closed

When the tunnel is closed, tunnel bus routes use the following downtown surface street stops.

Convention Place Tunnel Station bus reroute stops

Routes 41 & 316

  • To North Seattle, Northgate & Lake City - Eastbound on Olive Way at 6th & 8th Avenues
  • To downtown Seattle - Westbound on Stewart Street just east of 9th & 7th Avenues

Routes 71, 72, 73 74E, 76 & 77

  • To the North Seattle - Eastbound on Olive Way just west of 6th Av
  • To downtown Seattle - Westbound on Stewart Street just east of 9th & 7th Avenues

Routes 101, 102, 106 & 150

  • To Renton or Kent - Westbound on Stewart Street just east of 7th Av
  • To downtown Seattle - Eastbound on Olive Way just west of 6th & 8th Avenues

Routes 216, 218, 219 & ST 550

  • To East King County - Westbound on Stewart Street just east of 7th Av
  • To downtown Seattle - Eastbound on Virginia St just west of 6th Av

Route 255

  • To Kirkland - Eastbound on Olive Way just west of 8th & Terry Avenues
  • To downtown Seattle - Westbound on Stewart Street just east of 9th & 7th Avenues

Pioneer Square, University Street & Westlake Stations bus reroute stops

Routes 41, 71, 72, 73, 74 Ex, 76, 77 & 316

  • To the North Seattle - Northbound on 4th Avenue at James, Marion, University & Pike Streets
  • To downtown Seattle - Southbound on 2nd Avenue at Pike, Marion, James Streets and southbound on the 2nd Av Ext S at S Jackson St

Routes 101, 102, 106 & 150

  • To Renton or Kent - Southbound on 2nd Avenue at Pike, Marion, James Streets and southbound on the 2nd Av Ext S at S Jackson St
  • To downtown Seattle - Northbound on 4th Avenue at James, Marion, University & Pike Streets

Routes 216, 218, 219 & ST 550

  • To East King County - Southbound on 2nd Avenue at Stewart, Seneca & Cherry Streets
  • To downtown Seattle - Northbound on 4th Avenue at Cherry, Seneca & Union Streets

Route 255

  • To Kirkland - Northbound on 4th Avenue at James, Madison, University & Pike Streets
  • To downtown Seattle - Southbound on 5th Avenue at all posted stops between Stewart & S Jackson Streets

International District/Chinatown Tunnel Station bus reroute stops

Route 41

  • To Northgate & Lake City - Northbound on 4th Av S just south of S Jackson St
  • To downtown Seattle - Southbound on the 2nd Av Ext S at S Jackson St

Routes 71, 72, 73, 74E, 76, 77 & 316

  • To the North Seattle - Northbound on 4th Av S just south of S Jackson
  • To downtown Seattle - Southbound on the 2nd Av Ext S at S Jackson St

Routes 101, 102, 106 & 150

  • To Renton or Kent - Southbound on the 2nd Av Ext S at S Jackson St
  • To downtown Seattle - Northbound on 4th Av S just south of S Jackson

Routes 216, 218, 219 & ST 550

  • To East King County - Southbound on 5th Avenue S just south of S Jackson St
  • To downtown Seattle - Northbound on 5th Avenue S just north of S Jackson St

Route 255

  • To Kirkland - Northbound on 5th Avenue S just north of S Jackson St
  • To downtown Seattle - Southbound on 5th Av S just south of S Jackson St

Tunnel Safety information

  • Wait for buses behind the yellow line at the curb, do not lean out over the curb to see if a bus is approaching;
  • Never walk across the tunnel roadway, always use the pedestrian overpasses and walkways;
  • Never chase a bus or try to board or stop a moving bus.
  • Watch your step when boarding and exiting your bus in the tunnel.
  • Do not skateboard at the platform level.
  • Visit Metro's Driven by safety page for general information about safety while using the Metro Transit system.

More Information

Tunnel Map

Transit Tunnel Map

Downtown Seattle Accessibility Map

Accessible Downtown Seattle Map
Updated: February 10, 2014