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West Seattle Welcomes You Back!

West Seattle is a peninsula community accessed by land and water. It is convenient to downtown Seattle, SeaTac Airport, and ferry systems. West Seattle offers an easy commute to work, travel, and leisure.

West Seattle has several access points by car: The high-level West Seattle Bridge, the low-level Spokane Street Swing Bridge (draw bridge with access to Harbor Island), and West Marginal Way.

King County Water Taxi

King County Metro’s passenger-
only ferry with direct connection between West Seattle Seacrest Park and Downtown/Pier 50.

Access to the ferry is
supported by (free)
shuttle #773 and #775
with Alki, Admiral District, West Seattle Junction, and Morgan Junction routes. depts/transportation/water-taxi

Fauntleroy Ferry

Located at the intersection of Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Barton St., the ferry offers daily service to Southworth, WA on the Kitsap Peninsula and Vashon Island, WA.
Check for the daily schedule.


King County Metro Transit provides West Seattle with access to downtown, South Seattle and nearby suburban areas.

King County Metro Transit
For rider information please call (206) 553-3000.

Download the King County Metro Trip Planner App to explore the convenient travel options available to get around Seattle!

Bus lines serving our region:

Bus # / Pick-up & Drop-off

21 / Local Westwood Village, Downtown

22 / Arbor Heights, Westwood Village, Alaska Junction

37 / Alaska Junction, Alki, Downtown

50 / Alki, Admiral, Alaska Junction, SODO, Beacon Hill/VA Hospital, Othello Station

55 / Admiral, Alaska Junction, Downtown

56 / Alki to Admiral to Downtown

57 / Alaska Junction, Genesee Hill, Admiral, Downtown

60 / Westwood Village, Georgetown, Beacon Hill, Broadway

113 / Shorewood, Downtown

116 / Fauntleroy Ferry, Downtown

118 / Tahlequah, Vashon Ferry, Downtown

119 / Dockton, Vashon Ferry, Downtown

120 / Burien TC, Westwood Village, Downtown


The Spokane Street Swing Bridge is open to cyclists. Use the Seattle Bike Web Map to plan your route.

From Here to There

Mileage and approximate time from West Seattle to...
SeaTac International Airport                                    15 miles 22 mins
Safeco Field & CenturyLink Field                               5 miles 13 mins
University of Washington                                         11 miles 19 mins
Washington State Trade & Convention Center      7 miles 14 mins
Woodland Park Zoo                                                  11 miles 19 mins
Seattle Center                                                              8 miles 16 mins
Green Lake Park                                                        11 miles 19 mins