RapidRide

Overview

Metro's RapidRide E Line brings a new level of transit to the Aurora Corridor. This is Metro's easiest way to travel, with great features, frequent service and all new buses and shelters. 

The E Line operates between downtown Seattle and the Aurora Village Transit Center via Greenlake and North Seattle. Frequent service is provided every day of the week, and the E Line operates almost every hour of the day.

Like all of Metro's RapidRide service, enjoy free Wi-Fi, real time bus arrival signs at the stations, well-lit shelters, new buses, and the best service Metro provides.

During the hours of 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., experience the benefits of traveling in the new BAT (Business Access and Transit) lanes between Shoreline and Seattle's North 38th Street. Also enjoy quicker travel through busy intersections with the help of the traffic signal lights staying green longer (and red shorter) for the E Line. Boarding the bus is quicker, too, especially if you have an ORCA card or valid paper transfer. ORCA card users can pre-pay at stations along the route, and board through the either of the two back doors, along with riders who already have a paper transfer. Fare Enforcement Officers will randomly board the bus to make sure all riders have paid their fares.

Paying off-board during peak periods (6 – 9 a.m. and 3 – 6 p.m.)

ORCA readers at the RapidRide stations for the southbound direction, north of N 145th, charge a two-zone fare during peak hours. If you are traveling one zone from these locations, you should pay at the front door of the bus and tell your driver you are making a one zone trip.

All other ORCA readers on the E Line, at the rest of the southbound stations and all northbound stations, charge a one zone peak hour fare. If you are traveling two zones from these locations, you should pay at the front door of the bus and tell your driver you are making a two zone trip.

Updated: May 9, 2014