How to take a bus from Sea-Tac Airport. Public bus service is the cheapest transportation at Seattle Airport. Map & directions to airport bus stops near SeaTac, WA.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport (Sea-Tac)
Bus service
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Transportation

Link Light Rail
SeaTac bus service
SeaTac bus

A public bus is the cheapest way to and from the Seattle Airport. (To downtown Seattle, see Central Link Light Rail from SeaTac to Seattle.)

Choose your bus

We’ve grouped buses from Sea-Tac Airport by the direction they travel. Seattle is north, Tacoma is south, and Bellevue/Redmond/Issaquah are east. Or choose the right bus with the Metro Trip Planner.

Find your stop

For each bus, we list a bus stop from A to H. Find your stop on the map in the far column, then read walking directions to the stop below the map.

Bus basics

Get to your bus stop early. Read the destination on the front of the bus before you board. Pay the bus fare in cash, and ask for a transfer ticket if you’ll take a second bus. Food is not allowed. Pull the cord before you reach your stop to signal the driver.

North

Seattle

Take Central Link Light Rail from SeaTac to Seattle at bus stop A. If it is closed, you can:
  • Take the Downtown Airporter to one of eight major hotels in downtown Seattle.
  • Take the A Line to Tukwila link light rail station as described below, then transfer to Bus 124.

West Seattle

Bus 560 leaves from bus stops C and G. (See the schedule because some buses only go to Burien.)

Tukwila link light rail station

A Line leaves from bus stops C and E.

Everett / Snohomish County

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then transfer to a Community Transit bus going north.

Everett / Monroe / Bellingham / Vancouver, BC

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then take a Greyhound bus.

South

Tacoma / Federal Way / Lakewood

Bus 574 leaves from bus stop G (also from stops B, C, F, and H).

Kent / Auburn

Bus 180 leaves from bus stops B and H.

Des Moines

A Line leaves from bus stops B and H.

Bus 156 leaves from bus stop H.

Federal Way

A Line leaves from bus stops B and H.

Olympia / Lacey

Take Bus 574 from bus stop G to Lakewood, then transfer to Intercity Transit southbound. See all connections for weekdays or weekends.

Olympia / Centralia / Kelso / Portland, OR

Take Bus 574 from bus stop G to the Tacoma Dome, then take a Greyhound bus.

Map
Click a red bus stop to enlarge it
map of SeaTac bus stops copyright map of bus stop A map of bus stop B map of bus stop C map of bus stop D map of bus stop E map of bus stop F map of bus stop G map of bus stop H
East

Bellevue / Renton

Bus 560 leaves from bus stops C and G.

Southcenter / Westfield Shopping Mall

Bus 156 (click to second schedule) leaves from bus stops D and E.

Issaquah / Mercer Island

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then take Bus 554.

Redmond

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then take Bus 545.

Spokane / Wenatchee / Moses Lake

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then take a Greyhound bus.

Ellensburg / Yakima / Pasco

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then take a Greyhound bus.

West

Burien

Bus 560 leaves from bus stops C and G.

Bus 180 (scroll to second schedule “To Kent”) leaves from bus stops C and E.

Bremerton

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then take a ferry boat.

Port Townsend / Sequim / Port Angeles

Take Central Link Light Rail to downtown Seattle from bus stop A, then take a Greyhound bus.

Directions to bus stop

How to walk to the bus stops at SeaTac Airport:

Bus stop A (link light rail)
  • Follow signs to the airport exit.
  • When you see cars outside the window, turn left.
  • Continue walking to the north end of the airport.
  • If you are on the ticketing level, take escalator down one level (or from baggage claim, go up).
  • Take the sky bridge in front of you across the arrivals driveway to the parking garage.
  • Turn left in the parking garage.
  • Follow the signs to the light rail station.
Bus stop B
  • Follow the directions to bus stop A, then:
  • Turn left in the rail station to find the sky bridge.
  • Cross the sky bridge over International Blvd.
  • Go down the elevator or stairs to the street.
  • Cross International Boulevard to the bus stop.
Bus stop C
  • Follow the directions to bus stop A, then:
  • Turn left in the rail station to find the sky bridge.
  • Cross the sky bridge over International Blvd.
  • Go down the elevator or stairs to the bus stop.
Bus stop D
  • Follow the directions to bus stop A, then:
  • Turn left in the rail station to find the sky bridge.
  • Cross the sky bridge over International Blvd.
  • Go down the elevator or stairs to the street.
  • Walk up S. 176th Street to the bus stop sign.
Bus stops E & F
  • Follow signs to baggage claim on lower level.
  • Walk the same direction as the cars you see through the window to south end of the airport.
  • Go outside and continue walking on the sidewalk in the same direction as the cars.
  • Cross International Blvd. at the stoplight.
  • Turn left and walk a few blocks.
Bus stop G
  • Follow signs to baggage claim on lower level.
  • Walk the same direction as the cars you see through the window to south end of the airport.
  • Go outside and continue in the same direction.
  • Look for the sign with your bus number.
Bus stop H
  • Follow signs to baggage claim on lower level.
  • Walk the same direction as the cars you see through the window to south end of the airport.
  • Go outside and continue walking on the sidewalk in the same direction as the cars.
  • Turn right at the International Blvd. stoplight.
  • Walk to the bus stop.