Sea–Tac Light Rail Service
Sound Transit's Link Light Rail now serves the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. The light rail service begins in downtown Seattle with service to/from Westlake Center, University Street, Pioneer Square, and the International District. Light rail then serves the SoDo District including Qwest Field and Safeco Field, Beacon Hill, Mount Baker, Columbia City, the Rainier Valley, Rainier Beach, Tukwila, and then Sea-Tac Airport.
There are a total of eleven stops between downtown Seattle and the airport. The trip from downtown Seattle to the airport and vice versa costs $2.50 and the 15.6–mile trip takes thirty-six minutes. Adverse weather conditions and traffic do not affect the commute time.
A Great Way to Get To & From the Airport
The recently completed light rail station is located near the northeast corner of the main airport parking garage, just west of the intersection of S. 176th Street and International Blvd. (Highway 99). Several large hotels are also located near this intersection and the city of SeaTac is planning a city center near the light rail station. The light rail station directly connects passengers via a 1,000 foot covered pedestrian walkway that connects to the airport ticketing concourse.
Service to downtown Seattle and vice versa will offered from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on weekdays with reduced hours on weekends. Passengers can purchase light rail tickets via vending machines. Luggage cart rentals, security cameras, high security lighting, restrooms, public phones, and weather protection in waiting areas are all provided to passengers. For more current information and departure times, go to http://www.soundtransit.org.