How to Reach Seattle - The Easiest Way to Reach Seattle


  • The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the best way to reach Seattle. The airport is well connected and you will be able to find regular flights to and from major cities. You will also be able to find bus services from major cities in the US but these are often long journeys that are inconvenient if you have a lot of luggage.


  • Walk: Walking might get tiresome but is a good option if you combine it with the Metro.
  • Metro Transit: The Metro networks work really well. The schedules and timings are quite easy to understand.
  • Bicycle: Bicycles are not a bad way of getting around. You can easily rent one to travel around the cities. The roads are favorable to cycling.
  • Cars are not recommended for getting around Seattle as it can get pretty crowded during rush hours. It is better to book Seattle tours to explore the city on their own transportation mode.

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Modes of Transportation in Seattle

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Seattle. The most preferred mode of transport in Seattle is Car.

Average distance: 22.8 km Average time: 43.27 min

  • Car 62.41%
    Driving 42.86 min Walking 1.05 min Overall average time for 28.68 kms 43.91 min
  • Walking 8.51%
    Walking 24.42 min Driving 3.08 min Bus 0.83 min Waiting 0.42 min Overall average time for 2.66 kms 28.75 min
  • Train/Metro 1.42%
    Train 40 min Walking 10 min Waiting 2.5 min Overall average time for 24.14 kms 52.5 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 19.15%
    Bus 37.56 min Walking 7.15 min Waiting 6.26 min Other 1.3 min Overall average time for 16.63 kms 52.26 min
  • Bike 4.26%
    Bike 24.17 min Overall average time for 6.47 kms 24.17 min
  • Motorbike 0.71%
    Motorbike 15 min Overall average time for 9.66 kms 15 min

How to Reach Seattle from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Seatac to Seattle 10.73 km 10 mins
Mountlake terrace to Seattle 11.15 km 11 mins
Mercer island to Seattle 12.49 km 12 mins
Lynnwood to Seattle 12.92 km 12 mins
Edmonds to Seattle 13.14 km 13 mins
Kirkland to Seattle 14.5 km 14 mins
Bellevue to Seattle 14.69 km 14 mins
Renton to Seattle 14.8 km 14 mins
Bothell to Seattle 16.93 km 16 mins
Federal way to Seattle 17.01 km 17 mins
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