Bus and Water Transit

Updated: February 12, 2021

This web page is a starting point to help you move around your neighborhood and across the Duwamish. Additional resources will be added throughout the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge.


While the City does not run buses, we work closely with King County Metro who is ready to support you as you bus or use the water taxi to move in, around, and out of West Seattle. To plan your transit route and learn more, visit King County Metro's website.

Guided by King County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), King County Metro is doing everything they can to keep you as safe as possible. Learn more below and at kingcounty.gov/HealthierMetro.

What Metro is Doing to Keep You Safe

Disinfecting Every Vehicle Every Day

Disinfecting every vehicle every day

Requiring Masks

Requiring masks

Upgraded Air Filters

Upgraded air filters

Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing

Sending More Buses for Busy Routes

Sending more buses for busy routes

Safety Partitions

Safety partitions

What You Can Do to Keep Safe

Wear a Mask

Wear a mask

Stay Home When Sick

Stay home when sick

Maintain Physical Distance

Maintain physical distance

Avoid Closed Areas

Avoid closed areas

Sign Up for Transit Alerts

Sign up for transit alerts

Pay With Orca Card or Mobile App

Pay with Orca card or mobile app

King County Metro is also installing mask dispensers on the entire bus fleet. By March 31, 2021, Metro will install mask dispensers on its entire bus fleet of 1,404 coaches. Each dispenser will be stocked with double-layer, surgical masks from Metro's supply of one million. These masks meet the recent, more stringent mask standards from Public Heath - Seattle & King County. Even as mask dispense

Trip Planner, Schedules, & Map

King County Metro Trip Planner (Interactive)
Sound Transit Trip Planner (Interactive)
Accessible Services
West Seattle to Seattle Water Taxi Service
West Seattle to Vashon Water Transit Service
West Seattle to Downtown and SODO Bus Map
Connections to Greater Seattle and North King County Bus Map
Connections to East King County Bus Map
Snohomish County, South King County, & Pierce County Connections Map

Payment and Accessibility

Get an ORCA Card
Get the Transit Go Ticket App 

Transit Apps

Check One Bus Away App or Call 206-BUS-TIME (206) 287-8463) to find when the next bus is coming.
Transit (App)

Accessible Local Transportation Options

For people with disabilities or seniors who may need mobility assistance, here are some services to help you get around West Seattle:

'Sound Generations' West Seattle Hyde Shuttle provides free door-to-door van service throughout Southwest Seattle for adults 55 years and older and/or people with disabilities. Shuttles operate Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and you can book your ride over the phone ((206) 727-6262). Interpreter services are also available upon request.

FindARide.org is a resource for older adults and people with disabilities to find the transportation options that best work for you. To find a ride, enter your location information and accessibility needs to find transportations resources in your area.