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ICON_LINK_53X53.jpgLink light rail 

Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail extends from the city of SeaTac to the University of Washington. With stops in South Seattle neighborhoods, the stadium district, the International District/Chinatown and downtown locations, it’s a great option for travelers coming to or from the airport.
The Link Light Rail service runs from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. Trains arrive and depart every 6 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day. 

A shuttle from the Link light rail station to the terminal is provided free of cost for those who are elderly and/or disabled that runs from 5 a.m. to midnight during Light rail's normal operating hours. The shuttle usually picks up passengers by the orange and purple elevators. The shuttle is a cart that has multiple rows of seats so luggage can go in it as well. If a party fills it up, the next party will have to wait for the next shuttle.

Directions to Link light rail

The SeaTac / Airport Station is connected to the fourth floor of the airport parking garage. Trains arrive and depart on the platform level of the station. The covered, level walkway to the airport terminal is one level down on the mezzanine. The well-lit walkway is separated from the main area of the garage and directional signs point the way to the main terminal skybridge. Wheelchair service is available.​

Watch this short video for directions to the Link Light Rail station from within the terminal at Sea-Tac International Airport: 



Paying for Link Light Rail

Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding. Fares are distanced-based. You can pay with tickets purchased from Link Station ticket vending machines, or by tapping an ORCA Card before you enter the platform and after you get off the train.

You can also purchase Link Light Rail tickets on your phone using the Transit Go ticket app

King County Metro Transit (Bus Service)

Directions to King County Metro Bus Stops​

The King Count Metro bus stops that serve Sea-Tac Airport (routes that serve Sea-Tac) are located on International Boulevard (State Highway-99) and South 176th Street by the Link Light Rail Station. The most convenient route to the stops is to take the walkway through the north end of the fourth floor of the Airport Parking Garage to the Sound Transit Link Light Rail Station and exit to International Boulevard
The following King County Metro routes pickup adjacent to the light rail station on International Boulevard:
  • Rapid Ride A line (Federal Way)
  • Route 180 (Burien/Auburn)
  • Route 156 (Southcenter/Des Moines)

Departure times are shown on information signs at the bus stop. You also can pick up printed bus timetables at the Ground Transportation Information Booth on the Baggage Claim level near door number 16 (across from baggage carousel 12).

Sound Transit (Bus Service)

Sound Transit operates two express bus routes that pickup and drop off passengers at the sound end of the main terminal on our lower drive. The ST Route 560 serves Burien, Renton, and Bellevue, WA. The ST Route 574 heads south and connects passengers with Federal way, Tacoma, and terminates in Lakewood, WA.

Paying for the Bus

Both King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit buses accept cash or ORCA Card payment​. Pay as you enter the bus. Please note that bus drivers do not carry cahnge, so you will need to pay the exact fare. 
Rail Schedule


Air to Rail

Map of terminal to lite rail


Click above to view a full-size map of the route from the Airport Terminal to the Link Light Rail Station.