Trip Planner

Desktop & Mobile Version

Use Trip Planner on your desktop or laptop to plan your transit trips around the Puget Sound region. There's a mobile web version available if you have a smartphone or tablet. Either version of Trip Planner includes schedule information for Metro Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Intercity Transit, King County Water Taxi, Link Light Rail, Monorail, Pierce Transit, Snoqualmie Valley Transit, Sound Transit, Sounder, South Lake Union Streetcar and Washington State Ferries.

Desktop Trip Planner
Mobile Web Trip Planner

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Trip Planning

Entering Locations

type ahead drop down menu to validate addresses.

Validating addresses

A "type ahead" drop down box is used to validate addresses. Choose an address that matches the desired location.

To create a trip plan, enter a starting location (origin) and an ending location (destination) either by typing in an address or selecting a location from the Landmarks list.

For best results when entering an address, start entering the partial address, then select the correct address from the “type ahead” drop down box. This step automatically validates your location within the system.

The Trip Planner recognizes most street intersections and addresses as well as many landmarks in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

Press the blue icon to target your location

Find your current location

Press the target button to fill in the input field with your current location.

For mobile web Trip Planner – There are 3 ways to enter location information:

  1. Use your current location by pressing the target button.
  2. Select a location from the Landmarks list.
  3. Type the address/location into the input field and confirm with the "type ahead" drop down box.

Guidelines

If you are having difficulty with your desired address, make sure you have utilized the guidelines below for entering your location. If you are still having trouble with Trip Planner identifying your desired address, please provide us feedback to analyze the issue and determine the best solution.

Addresses

  • Enter an address or select a location on the map.
  • Leave out the city, state, or ZIP code along with the address. The Trip Planner shows city names as options if needed.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., Avenue, or similar street types unless they precede the street name. The Trip Planner shows possible alternatives as options if needed. (Examples: type 110 Jones instead of 110 Jones Boulevard. But type 19600 SR 99 for 19600 Highway 99 in Snohomish County or 200 Avenue A instead of 200 A.)
  • You can  leave out the street direction unless it  is part of a street name. (Example: type 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets and addresses are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby location, such as an intersection or a landmark.
  • You don't need to enter suite or apartment numbers, just the house number and street name (Example: type in 401 Broadway instead of 401 Broadway Avenue Suite 800).

Intersections

  • Enter an intersection in the query form or select a location on the map.
  • Use the ‘&’ or ‘and’ between two street names to show an intersection. (Examples: 1st & B, James and Madison)
  • Leave out the city, state, and ZIP code. The Trip Planner shows city names as options if needed.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., Avenue, or similar street types unless they precede the street name. The Trip Planner shows possible alternatives as options if needed. (Examples: type 110 Jones instead of 110 Jones Boulevard. But type 19600 SR 99 for 19600 Highway 99 in Snohomish County or 200 Avenue A instead of 200 A.)
  • You can  leave out the street direction unless it  is part of a street name. (Example: type 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby intersection or a landmark or address.

Landmarks

The Trip Planner recognizes many landmarks of these types:

Landmark type Examples
Government Sites King County Courthouse, Regional Justice Center, Kirkland City Hall
Major Commercial Sites Microsoft Corp., Bellevue Square, Westin Hotel
Transportation Facilities Washington State Ferries, Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot
Schools & Colleges University of Washington, Highline Community College
Sports & Leisure Safeco Field, Seattle Public Library, Space Needle, Zoo
Medical Facilities Swedish Medical Center, Group Health
Transit Centers Aurora Village Transit Center; Bellevue Transit Center
Park and Ride Lots Houghton Park & Ride, Shoreline Park & Ride, South Federal Way Park & Ride
Tip: use Metro Online to find a Park & Ride lot near you.
Metro Tunnel Stations International District, Pioneer Square, University, Westlake, and Convention Place.
Tip: enter 'TS' for Tunnel Station
  • Type a landmark name to enter it, or select a location on the map. Many landmarks have a short name or abbreviation that is easier to enter. See the Glossary for a list of these.
  • The Trip Planner offers a list of choices if there is more than one landmark with a similar name.
  • You can safely leave out the city, state, ZIP code, and punctuation.
  • You may need to enter an address or an intersection for some landmarks.
  • It is not possible to maintain some other types of landmark categories that might seem like a good idea, such as grocery stores, convenience stores and others.
  • The Trip Planner recognizes major landmarks in the categories shown above, but may be missing some. Use and address or intersection if necessary, and use the comments button or feedback link to suggest adding a landmark.

Other Query Options

In addition to entering the locations of your point of origin and your destination, select the day and time you wish to travel and other criteria, including those listed under ‘Advanced Options’.

Route Schedules

Desktop Trip Planner

To view a route on the map:

  • Select a date from the calendar.
  • Select a transit agency.
  • Select a route from the list.

To view route schedules:

  • After completing the above steps, select Get Schedule.

Estimated times (Est) are available for Metro service and Metro-operated Sound Transit routes. For non-Metro routes, service operated by non-Metro vehicles, and when estimated times are otherwise not available use scheduled times (Sch).

Mobile Web Trip Planner

To view route schedules:

  • Select a date from the calendar.
  • Enter a route number/name and select the desired option from the drop down box.
  • Select Get Schedule.
  • On the next screen, select your desired stop.

Estimated times (Est) are available for Metro service and Metro-operated Sound Transit routes. For non-Metro routes, service operated by non-Metro vehicles, and when estimated times are otherwise not available use scheduled times (Sch).

Next Departures & Stops

Desktop Trip Planner

To find a transit stop and the next departures of service using Address or Landmark:

  • Select a date from the calendar.
  • Select a time.
  • Select a location by entering an address or landmark.
  • Select Find Nearby Stops.
  • Select a stop
  • Select Get Next Departures.

To find a transit stop and the next departures of service using the interactive map:

  • Select a location on the map.
  • Select Find Nearby Stops in the map bubble.
  • Select a stop
  • Select Get Next Departures.

How to find Stop IDs

Find Stop IDs posted at bus stops or by entering an address or selecting a point on the map to find a stop.

To find the next departures of service using Stop ID:

  • Select a date from the calendar.
  • Select a time.
  • Enter a Stop ID
  • Select Get Next Departures.

Estimated times (Est) are available for Metro service and Metro-operated Sound Transit routes. For non-Metro routes, service operated by non-Metro vehicles, and when estimated times are otherwise not available use scheduled times (Sch).

Mobile Web Trip Planner

Next Departures

  • Select a date from the calendar
  • Select a time.
  • Enter a Stop ID, then select the matching option from the drop down box.
  • Select Get Next Departures

Nearby Stops

  • Enter an address/location  -  OR  -  Select from the Landmark options  -  OR  -  Use your current location by pressing target button.
  • Select Find Nearby Stops
  • On the next screen, select Next Departures for your desired stop.

Estimated times (Est) are available for Metro service and Metro-operated Sound Transit routes. For non-Metro routes, service operated by non-Metro vehicles, and when estimated times are otherwise not available use scheduled times (Sch).

Landmarks

To find a landmark:

  • Select a landmark category.
  • Then select a Popular Location from within that category.
  • Select specific locations on the map (desktop Trip Planner only)

Estimated times (Est) are available for Metro service and Metro-operated Sound Transit routes. For non-Metro routes, service operated by non-Metro vehicles, and when estimated times are otherwise not available use scheduled times (Sch).

Service Advisories

Desktop Trip Planner

Please Note

Pop-up blockers must be turned off in order to view Service Advisory details.

To find a Service Advisory for your route:

  • Select a status type.
  • Select your service from the list provided, or scroll through the table.
  • Select Detail for the status you want to see.

Service Advisories are notifications of known, planned temporary or long-term revisions to service that may be associated with your itinerary or query. These revisions may be due to activities such as construction or events.

Unplanned service revisions, such as those associated with traffic, weather, etc. are not reported on this page.

Mobile Web Trip Planner

Go to the Service Advisories page on Metro Online

Tracker

Available on the desktop Trip Planner only:

To view near real time locations of Metro operated transit vehicles in service:

  • Use the left side tabs to find your desired route number.
  • Select up to a maximum of 4 routes to display at one time from the left side.
  • Available routes include all King County Metro (except DART routes) and Metro operated Sound Transit routes.

To view Vehicle and Stop real time status, utilize the interactive map:

  • Click on any Vehicle icon on the displayed route to view that particular vehicle’s status.
  • Click on any Stop icon on the displayed route to view Next Departure information for that particular stop.
  • Refer to the Stops and Vehicles legend for icon definitions.

Note: All times are approximate and subject to weather and traffic conditions.  Real time estimated (Est) data starts displaying 30 minutes out and may not always be available.  Please refer to scheduled (Sch) times.

Glossary of Terms

This section lists the most common abbreviations used in the Trip Planner. They fall into four categories: Street Types, Transit Facilities, Colleges, and Other Landmarks. You might see the first two types in your results, particularly in the names of bus stops. You can use the abbreviations listed for specific transit facilities, colleges, and other landmarks instead of typing out the full name or entering the address.

Street types

Abbreviation Meaning
AcRd Access Road - Usually a transit-only street in a transit facility such as the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT), a transit center (TC) or park-and-ride lot (P&R), but it may also be used outside of transit facilities for otherwise unnamed access roads on, to or from other properties.
Aly Alley
Ave Avenue
Blvd Boulevard
Brg Bridge
Cir Circle
Ct Court
Cres Crescent
Cto Cutoff
Dr Drive
E East – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
E-3 Only in E-3 Busway
Expy Expressway
Ext Extension in 2nd Ave Ext S, from Yesler to Jackson St, Seattle
Fwy Freeway
Holw Hollow
Hwy Highway
Ky Key
Ln Lane
Loop same
N North – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
NE Northeast – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
NW Northwest – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
Ovps Overpass
Park same
Pkwy Parkway
Pky Parkway
Pl Place
Ramp same
Rd Road
Rise same
S South – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
SE Southeast – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
SODO Only in SODO Busway
St Street
Str Stairs
Stai Stairway
SW Southwest – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
Ter Terrace
Trl Trail
Tunl Tunnel
W West – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
Walk same
Way same

Transit facilities - general

Abbreviation Meaning
P&R Park and Ride
P-R Park and Ride
Sta Tunnel station, Commuter Rail Station
TC Transit Center
TS Tunnel station

Transit facilities - specific abbreviations

Abbreviation Meaning
AVTC Aurora Village Transit Center, N 200th St & Ashworth Ave N, Shoreline
BTC Bellevue Transit Center, NE 6t & 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
BUTC Burien Transit Center, 4th SW & SW 150th St, Burien
FWPR Federal Way/S 320th St P&R, S 320th St & I-5, Federal Way
FWTC Federal Way Transit Center, 31621 23rd Ave S, Federal Way
ITC Issaquah Transit Center, 1050 17th Ave NW, Issaquah
KSC King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
KTC Kirkland Transit Center, 3rd St & Park Lane, Kirkland
NGTC Northgate Transit Center, NE 103rd St & 1st Ave NE, Seattle
OTC Overlake Transit Center, NE 40th St & 156th Ave NE, Redmond
RDTC Redmond Transit Center, 16160 NE 83rd Street, Redmond
TLTC Totem Lake Transit Center, 120th Ave NE & NE 128th St, Kirkland

Colleges and Universities

Abbreviation Meaning
BC Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue
CC Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE,Bothell
GRCC Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th ST, Auburn
HC Highline College, 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines
HUB Husky Union Building, Center of UW Main Campus
LWTC Lake Washington Technical College, 11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland
NWU Northwest University, 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland
NSC North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle
RVT Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St, Renton
SLCC Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline
SCC Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle
SSC South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
SPU Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue W, Seattle
SU Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, Seattle
UW University of Washington Main Campus, Seattle
UW Bothell UW Branch Campus, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell
UW Hospital University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 N.E. Pacific St, Seattle
UW Tacoma UW Branch Campus, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma

Other Landmarks with abbreviations

Abbreviation Meaning
BAM Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue
CBD Central Business District, maps to 3rd Ave & Pine St, Seattle
FHCRC Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle
IRS Internal Revenue Service, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle
KC King County in other landmark names
KCAC King Count Adult Correctional facility, Fifth & James, Seattle
MOF Museum of Flight, 9494 East Marginal Way S, Seattle
MOHAI Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave E, Seattle
RJC Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave N, Kent
SAM Seattle Art Museum, 2nd Ave & University St, Seattle
SAAM Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St, Seattle
SCCA Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle
SDC Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle
SHA Seattle Housing Authority, 120 6th Ave N, Seattle

All abbreviations alphabetically

Abbreviation Type Meaning
AcRd Street type Access Road, usually a transit-only street in a transit center or park-and-ride
Aly Street type Alley
Ave Street type Avenue
AVTC Transit Facility Aurora Village Transit Center, N 200th St & Ashworth Ave N, Shoreline
BAM Landmark Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue
BCC College or University Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue
Blvd Street type Boulevard
Brg Street type Bridge
BTC Transit Facility Bellevue Transit Center, NE 6t & 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
BUTC Transit Facility Burien Transit Center, 4th SW & SW 150th St, Burien
CBD Landmark Central Business District, maps to 3rd Ave & Pine St, Seattle
CCC College or University Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell
Cir Street type Circle
Cres Street type Crescent
Ct Street type Court
Cto Street type Cutoff
Dr Street type Drive
E Street type East – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
E-3 Street type No meaning - only in E-3 Busway, the street between 4th Ave S and 6th Ave S
Expy Street type Expressway
Ext Street type Extension, usually in 2nd Ave Ext S, between Yesler and Jackson Sts in Seattle
FHCRC Landmark Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle
FWPR Transit Facility Federal Way/S 320th P&R, S 320th St & I-5, Federal Way
FWTC Transit Facility Federal Way Transit Center, 31621 23rd Ave S, Federal Way
Fwy Street type Freeway
GRCC College or University Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th ST, Auburn
HCC College or University Highline Community College, 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines
Holw Street type Hollow
HUB College or University Husky Union Building, Center of UW Main Campus.
Hwy Street type Highway
IRS Landmark Internal Revenue Service, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle
ITC Transit Facility Issaquah Transit Center, 1050 17th Ave NW, Issaquah
KC Landmark King County in other landmark names
KCAC Landmark King County Adult Correctional facility, Fifth & James, Seattle
KSC Transit Facility King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
KTC Transit Facility Kirkland Transit Center, 3rd St & Park Lane, Kirkland
Ky Street type Key
Ln Street type Lane
Loop Street type same
LWTC College or University Lake Washington Technical College, 11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland
MOF Landmark Museum of Flight, 9494 East Marginal Way S, Seattle
MOHAI Landmark Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave E, Seattle
N Street type North – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
NE Street type Northeast – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
NGTC Transit Facility Northgate Transit Center, NE 103rd St & 1st Ave NE, Seattle
NSCC College or University North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle
NW Street type Northwest – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
NWU College or University Northwest University, 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland
Ovps Street type Overpass
OTC Transit Facility Overlake Transit Center, NE 40th St & 156th Ave NE, Redmond
P&R Transit Facility Park and Ride
Park Street type same
Pkwy Street type Parkway
Pky Street type Parkway
Pl Street type Place
Ramp Street type same
Rd Street type Road
RDTC Transit Facility Redmond Transit Center, 16160 NE 83rd Street, Redmond
Rise Street type same
RJC Landmark Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave N, Kent
RVT College or University Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St, Renton
S Street type South – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
SAAM Landmark Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St, Seattle
SAM Landmark Seattle Art Museum, 2nd Ave & University St, Seattle
SCC College or University Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline
SCCA Landmark Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle
SCCC College or University Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle
SDC Landmark Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle
SE Street type Southeast – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
SHA Landmark Seattle Housing Authority, 120 6th Ave N, Seattle
SODO Street type South of Downtown. Only in SODO Busway
SPU College or University Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue W, Seattle
SSCC College or University South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
St Street type Street
Sta Transit Facility Tunnel station, Commuter Rail Station
Str Street type Stairs
SU College or University Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, Seattle
SW Street type Southwest – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
TC Transit Facility Transit Center
Ter Street type Terrace
TLTC Transit Facility Totem Lake Transit Center, 120th Ave NE & NE 128th St, Kirkland
Trl Street type Trail
TS Transit Facility Tunnel station
Tunl Street type Tunnel
UW Bothell College or University UW Branch Campus, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell
UW Hospital College or University University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 N.E. Pacific St, Seattle
UW Tacoma College or University UW Branch Campus, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma
UW College or University University of Washington Main Campus, Seattle
W Street type West – This may also be a direction of travel for service at a stop or for walking directions in an itinerary.
Walk Street type same
Way Street type same

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