Living in Seattle – Getting to the Airport Via Lightrail

If you are a Seattle native, you may be aware of many of the great options we have for public transportation. If you are from out of town, you will quickly find that King County has a wide variety of buses and ferries to make getting from point A to point B a breeze.

In recent years, Seattle welcomed its newest mode of transportation – the light rail. If you are living on Capitol Hill the Light Rail is just a quick bus or taxi ride away.

What is the Light Rail?
The light rail is an under and over ground train that connects Seattle residents with a variety of locations.  The light rail runs from Westlake all the way to SeaTac Airport. From downtown Seattle, this is one of the most convenient ways to fly out of the city

How much does the Light Rail cost?

The cost of riding Central Link is based on how far you travel. One-way adult tickets start with a base fare of $2.00 and add five cents to the base fare for every mile of your trip.  Day passes cost two times the one-way fare and are good for travel on the service, date and stations printed on the ticket.


When Can I Ride The Light Rail?

The Light Rail has its first service at 5am and has service until around 1am depending on the day. For exact times and schedule please click here.

Have you taken the light rail before? How was your experience?

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