Transportation

Location
Seattle, WA
Undergrads
3,108
Tuition
$32,067
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are ways to get everywhere. Our school has few bus passes to make public transportation free, but they often are out of those.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I live off campus so i commute an dhave my own car. But from people that I know that live on campus the bus is great.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses usually come on time and there are three that are really close to campus. The shuttle service to Bethany Community Church is very easy to use, always on time, and comes right outside Hill Hall, where I live.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The 13 runs right through campus- and can take you to Upper Queen Anne (Safeway, cute boutiques, expensive houses, yummy food) in about 5 minutes. It takes about 25 minutes to get downtown (Pike Place, Nordstrom, all that fun stuff)

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system is what many students rely on. Cars are better when you need to go farther than downtown or the u district.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 786th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1087th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1212nd
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kylie Kenyon
Hometown
Paso Robles, Calif.
Major
Sociology
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The bus system is decent in Seattle. It's no subway, but when you need to get somewhere, it does the job. Fares are reasonable, while passengers are colorful. There is a song by Blue Scholars called "Joe Metro" that paints a perfect portrait of what your experience will be like riding the bus in Seattle. Much of downtown is a ride-free zone, but if you're coming from school, you might have to raid the couch cushions for some coinage. There are bus passes available for students in the Student Union Building, but they go quickly, and it's a little bit of a hassle. Cabs are easily accessible but are pretty expensive and not recommended unless you're out past the time the buses stop running.

Seattle is committed to constantly improving public transportation, as well. Recently, they completed a new streetcar line which has greatly assisted the community and earned itself a reputation as the South Lake Union Trolley—or the S.L.U.T. There is also a new transit tunnel that goes beneath downtown and avoids irksome traffic, getting you to your destination in a jiffy! Most of the buses in the city are hybrid-diesel electric, which fits into Seattle's value of promoting environmentally-healthy and energy-wise transportation, and all have wheelchair lifts or ramps and can accommodate bicycles.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Bus
  • Cab
  • Scooter
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Beg a friend to take you
  • Shuttle
Local Taxi Services
Yellow Cab and Seattle Taxi Service are a couple of the taxi services in Seattle.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Pedestrian & Transit Safety Escort
(206) 281-2922
Daily 24 hours (student has to be within 10 blocks from campus)

Public TransitWhat's This?

King County Metro Transit

(206) 553-3000 (customer information)

(206) 263-3113 (accessible services)

(206) 625-4500 (rideshare information)

201 S. Jackson St.

metro.kingcounty.gov

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

17801 International Blvd. (Pacific Highway So.)

(206) 787-5388

www.portseattle.org

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

811 Stewart St.

(206) 628-5526

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

303 S. Jackson St.

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 29 responses

  • 52% Nonexistent.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 14% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 24% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 7% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 97% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 3% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 28 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 27 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 27 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 46% Fairly easy.
  • 43% Very easy.
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