Getting Around Tukwila





Share the Ride



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 reference guides and handouts were created to improve transit mobility access throughout the city and south King County.

Transportation Resource Guides

Transportation Options Handouts

To request a hard copy or print-friendly version 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



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.

Bike Everywhere Month 2019

Thanks to all who are participating in the 2019 Bike Everywhere Challenge!

Tukwila Bike Events

On May 17th, 2019, the City will host a Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Stations in Bicentennial Park for the third year in a row! This event is hosted in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club and King County Metro, who will bring a bus out to give cyclists the opportunity to learn the best way to load/unload your bike on the front of the bus. Please visit us on May 17th from 7:00-10:00am, snag a snack and a safety item!

New Tukwila Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge NOW OPEN!


A dedicated pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Green River is now open as part of a pedestrian and bicycle corridor project to improve pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Tukwila Station, which is served by both Sounder and Amtrak train service, with the Southcenter area, a regional destination for employment, retail, dining and entertainment.

Access the bridge on the west side of the river via the Green River trail near Baker Blvd. and off of W Valley Hwy just south of Longacres Way on the east side of the river.





Share the Ride!

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  or use the icarpool app to find a carpool match for your trip! Click here for more information about carpooling.

Did you know you can find guaranteed parking at many south King County Park and Ride facilities? Carpool parking permits are available at both King County Metro and Sound Transit lots.

Flexible, app-based carpooling options:



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.

King County Metro now offers online commuter van fare payment via the  website.  Vanpool and  vanshare  participants can now pay all or part of their monthly fares or personal use charges online via credit card.  Click here to see how!  


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.