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Getting There

West Seattle is accessed from various points—by land and water. Easy access to the City of Seattle metro area, SeaTac airport, the Olympic Peninsula and surrounding cities makes West Seattle ideal for an easy commute to work, travel and leisure.

King County Water Taxi

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) DART shuttle #773 and bus #775 with Alki, Admiral District, West Seattle Junction and Morgan Junction service routes. watertaxi.aspx 

Fauntleroy Ferry

Located at the intersection of Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Barton St. The ferry offers daily service to Southworth and Vashon.
Check website for daily schedule: 

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

Water Taxi


King County Metro transit provides West Seattle with access to downtown, south Seattle and nearby suburban areas.   Rider Information: (206) 553-3000

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