Light Rail at Seatac

The light rail, owned and operated by Sound Transit, stands for the main transportation option by rail to transfer from and to downtown Seattle.


It goes to downtown Seattle and the University of Washington.


Tukwila station is another station near the airport, about 5 miles away. Passengers can reach the station in less than 30 minutes via the Central Link light-rail transferring at Tukwila International Boulevard station to RapidRide F Line.


The rail service runs from 05:00 am to 01:00 am from Monday to Saturday. To midnight on Sundays runs from 06:00 am to 01:00 am. Frequency is of every 6 up to 15 minutes.


For further information regarding schedules, please visit Sound Transit website.



Present & future

The line is planned to be extended south of the SeaTac/Airport Station to reach Angle Lake station at South 200th Street.




The SeaTac/Airport Station is connected to the 4th floor of the airport parking garage.

Trains arrive/depart on the platform level of the station.




Light rail fares vary between USD 2.25 and USD 3.25 for a one-way ticket and to USD 6.50 for a round trip ticket.


See the fares here.



Where do I buy my ticket?

You must purchase your ticket at the vending machines available at the Light rail station either by credit card or cash.




The ORCA Card Payment is a system which allows passengers to ride either bus, ferry, rail or train within Seattle region (even the services presented above).


In order to get ORCA Card, there is a USD 5.00 fare, which once paid, it lets you add value to the card.


The ORCA Card can be used as a regional pass, a regional day pass (for unlimited rides from 03:00 am to the next day. Please note that It is requited an additional fare for one-way fares: USD 3.50 (adult) and USD 1.75 (reduced fare).


It is necessary to register your card online or at a customer service office.


For further information about this service, please visit ORCA Card website.