This Transportation Guide is designed to help you successfully plan your travel and parking for events at Qwest Field, Qwest Field Event Center and the WaMu Theater.
Please note the continuing work on the SR519 project just south of Qwest Field. This construction may cause delays and we strongly recommend allowing for extra time when planning your trip.
To enhance your event-day experience, the Seahawks and Qwest Field have teamed with Metro and Sound Transit to provide quick and convenient bus and rail service from locations throughout the region.
Transportation options for Qwest Field include:
Metro Bus Service
Metro has you covered with over 15 daily bus routes that stop within 3 blocks of Qwest Field.
If you plan to take Metro Transit, remember that weekend service is limited. Be prepared for traffic delays in the downtown and SODO areas and expect crowded buses, both before and after the game.
Fans can plan their bus trip by visiting: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/
Starline Bus Service
Starline Luxury Coaches will operate Seahawks game day shuttle bus service from the Eastgate Park & Ride Lot in Bellevue. Fares will be $4 each way, or $8 round trip. Fans should look for Starline buses, as they will operate the same direct to Qwest Field service as Metro Transit has done in the past.
The park-and-ride service will begin two hours prior to the scheduled kickoff of each 2009 home game, with buses departing every 20 minutes. The final in-bound buses will depart approximately 50 minutes prior to kickoff. Buses returning to Eastgate following each contest will depart from 5th Avenue between King and Weller Streets with the final departure taking place 45 minutes after the game ends.
ST Express Bus Service
Sound Transit bus service offers transportation from areas throughout Pierce, King and Snohomish counties with service every 30 minutes and stops within 3 blocks of Qwest Field.
Link Light Rail
The Central Link opened in June of 2009 with service from Tukwila to Downtown Seattle. With two stations near Qwest Field, this service is a quick and comfortable way to travel. Visit the Sound Transit website (http://www.soundtransit.org/Riding-Sound-Transit/Schedules-and-Facilities/Central-Link-Light-Rail.xml) for details on Light Rail ticket and service information.
Sounder Rail Service
From Tacoma and Everett with stops in between, the Sounder Trains will operate for every Sunday game with service to King Street Station, just a football field away from the stadium.
Amtrak Cascades Train Service
One of the easiest and quickest ways to get to Qwest Field and Qwest Field Event Center is to take the train. Amtrak Cascades has a major station right next to Qwest Field for all fans coming from Portland or Southwest Washington, as well as from Bellingham and the north. Book your tickets early, as game days on the train fill up quickly!
Visit the Amtrak Cascades website for all information on fares, schedules and online reservations, or call (800) USA-RAIL.
Kids Ride Half Off Offer terms: Children ages 2-15 may accompany each full-fare adult at 1/2 the adult rail fare. Subject to change without notice and seats are limited. Other restrictions may apply.
Washington State Ferries
Regular ferry service from Bremerton and Bainbridge Island arrives at Colman Dock on Pier 52, just a short walk to Qwest Field. Riders to West Seattle from Port Orchard and Vashon Island can transfer to Metro buses for quick transit to Qwest Field as well.
Charter Buses and RV parking
Charter buses to Seahawks games operate from many areas throughout the Pacific Northwest. If you would like arrange charter bus transportation, please contact Meridian Transportation Resources at (206) 838-8125 or [email protected] For charter bus transportation from Olympia through the Capital City Seahawkers, call Jeri Ross at (360) 459-0077.
Primary RV and charter bus parking is located in the Qwest Field North Lot. Access is via the main lot entrance at King Street & Main Street. Operators should call the Seahawks Ticket Office at (888) 635-4295 to purchase parking passes, well in advance of the event.
There will be no day-of-game sales for RV and charter bus parking in the North Lot.
Overflow charter bus parking will be made available on Occidental Avenue, adjacent to the Safeco Field Garage. To purchase, call the Seahawks parking partner, International Parking Management at (206) 254-0811.
For those fans interested in tailgating, we recommend the parking lot located at 8th & Holgate. This lot is a short walk south of Qwest Field and is sold on a game by game basis. Please see our downtown map for exact locations.
Two adjacent lots to Qwest Field, the North Lot and Qwest Field Event Center Garage, are sold out on a season basis. A very limited amount of disabled parking in the North Lot may be available on day of game and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The Union Station garage on 4th Ave. is available for season parking. The elevator at 4th Ave. & Weller Street Overpass will enable you to reach the stadium North Lot from Union Station and avoid stairways. A state-issued, disabled placard is required for disabled parking access.
Passenger Drop-Off Zone
The passenger and disabled drop-off zone is located off the intersection of Railroad Way S. at Occidental Ave.(across from the Seahawks Pro Shop), which can be accessed from 1st Ave. S. Drivers may drop off passengers next to the stadium prior to parking until kickoff. Similar access will be provided after every major event.
AAA provides roadside assistance after Seahawks games in the North Lot, Qwest Center garage and Union Station garage. Limited service is available, including lockout rescue, flat tire service and jump-starts.
For non-Seahawks events, please see the parking attendant to arrange for assistance.
There is heavy train traffic surrounding South Downtown and Qwest Field and Event Center. Please cross railroad tracks only at public streets and marked pedestrian crosswalks. Be alert: stop, look and listen for trains.