Getting Around Tukwila








Map of Transit within Tukwila


Metro Transit System: Southwest Area



Try Transit Today! You just might find you like the freedom to relax during your trip. Don’t give up your car just give it a break.

In partnership with Hopelink‘s Mobility Management Team a reference guide was created for transit mobility access throughout the city. Tukwila Transportation Resource Guide and Tukwila Mobility Quick Reference Guide 

If you would like a hard copy of either of these materials please email 


ORCA Card Information

ORCA stands for One Regional Card for All you can use it on Metro Transit Buses, Sound Transit Link Light Rail, Sound Transit Regional Express Buses, Sounder Train, Kitsap Transit Buses, Seattle Street Car and King County Water Taxi’s! The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on buses and trains in the Puget Sound region. Your ORCA card works like a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don’t have to. Get an ORCA card today!


Get a reduced fare ORCA card!

ORCA LIFT qualification and enrollment  

Now there’s a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It’s ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system.

Regional Reduced Fare Permit 

The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on the following public transportation systems in most of the Puget Sound region.


Buy an ORCA card in your community!

ORCA To-Go mobile sales & assistance  

Looking for alternative places to buy or reload your ORCA card? Each month ORCA To-Go travels around the Puget Sound area making stops at senior and community centers, major events, fairs, and other key locations to provide on the spot full-service ORCA card sales and assistance. Cash, checks, and major credit cards are accepted for payment.


Additional Transit Resources



Check out our biking resource page, created by our 2017 summer High School Intern, Mohamed!

The City is working to make Tukwila more bicycle and pedestrian friendly and improve the ability to connect to regional trails. New development standards for the Urban Center will improve pedestrian and cyclist amenities, create better pedestrian/car separation, and establish a more urban, dense street grid.

The City hosted a Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station at Bicentennial Park on the morning of Friday, May 19th in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club and King County Metro. Parks and Recreation staff installed the first Tukwila signature bike rack and bike repair station in time for the event. Metro staff also attended the event and provided a Metro bus to teach bicyclists how to load bicycles onto bus bike racks.


City street and infrastructure projects will improve connectivity by incorporating complete streets principles. A dedicated pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Green River is under construction as part of a pedestrian and bicycle corridor project that will provide pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Tukwila Station, which is served by both Sounder and Amtrak train service as well as Metro RapidRide, with the Southcenter area, a regional destination for employment, retail, dining and entertainment. Bridge Coming 2017

See a hazard or issue while you are out and about that you would like the City to fix? You can report it to the City using Tukwila Works.





Ridesharing Options

There are many alternatives when you decide to drive. Sharing your trip helps to reduce traffic, improve air quality, reduces fuel consumption and it will save you money!



Looking for people to carpool with? Visit to find a carpool match for your trip! Click here for more information about carpooling.



Want to carpool without putting miles on your car? Here in King County we have the largest publicly owned and operated vanpool program in the nation! King County Metro covers the car, the fuel, and maintenance costs.  Start a Vanpool today.



Allows you to share trips with other riders from the nearest Transit Center or Park and Ride! Your first and last mile solution is right here.


SchoolPool makes it simple for parents and students to find carpool buddies with in their school. Learn more about SchoolPool! 



Telework refers to alternative or flexible schedules under which an employee performs the duties and responsibilities of such employee’s position, and other authorized activities, from an approved worksite other than the location from which the employee would otherwise work. In practice, “telework” is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center).

Want assistance designing a telework program for your company?

Click Here or Contact King County’s Telework Expert Elham Shirazi today! Email or call (206)909-3498.


Learn more here.