What’s the Best Way to Get from Tacoma to Seattle or from Seattle to Tacoma?
If you’re visiting Seattle from the Olympia area or you have business that brings you in from Lakewood, you’re probably wondering what the best way to get from Tacoma to Seattle and back from Seattle to Tacoma again might be. Your answer depends on how you would like to enjoy the scenery and how much money you want to spend on your visit.
Take the Highway
For most Lakewood area residents, hitting I-5 and traveling north is the fastest – if not the least stressful – way to get from Tacoma to Seattle or vice versa. You can do this in your own vehicle, rent a vehicle, or use one of the many ride-sharing services now serving the greater metropolitan area. The downside, of course, is that you’ll need to navigate Seattle traffic to do this.
Seattle to Tacoma Train
Sounder commuter rails offer locals and visitors an inexpensive, convenient way to get into the city. The stations offer free parking (with the exception of the King Street Station in Seattle), bike lockers and racks for those on two wheels, and connecting bus service. If you’re making your way from Seattle to Tacoma, the U-PASS will cover your fare, and the Link light rail service will get you from the Tacoma Dome Station to downtown Tacoma. Amtrak also offers regular service between the two cities, as well as the surrounding areas, making it a good choice if you’re interested in exploring more of the Northwest on your visit.
Catch a Bus
Sound Transit and Greyhound both offer regular bus service to and from Tacoma for little more than the cost of gas. Like the train, the bus ride allows you to complete work, listen to an audiobook, or just relax and enjoy the scenery while you let someone else worry about traffic. Do be aware, however, that Metro bus lines don’t make the trip on the weekends, so plan accordingly if your trip takes place outside of normal business hours.
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