Matchday

Transportation Guide

Your Transportation Options

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This Transportation Guide is designed to help you successfully plan your travel and parking for events at CenturyLink Field, CenturyLink Field Event Center and the WaMu Theater.

To enhance your event-day experience, Sounders FC and CenturyLink Field have teamed with Metro and Sound Transit to provide quick and convenient bus and rail service from locations throughout the region.

Transportation Maps

 Downtown Seattle
 Eastside
Bothell

ST Express Bus

Bus route 522, from UW Bothell
10303 Woodinville Dr.
Get off at 2nd Ave Ext. & Jackson Street
Board at Busway at Holgate St. & Royal Brougham Way
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Woodinville

Metro

Rt 255
South Kirkland Park & Ride
Arrives and departs from Sodo Busway & S Royal Brougham Way
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ST Express Bus

Bus route 522, from Bear Creek Park & Ride
7760 178th Pl. N.E
Get off at 2nd Ave Ext. & Jackson Street
Board at Busway at Holgate St. & Royal Brougham Way
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Kirkland

Metro

Rt 255
South Kirkland Park & Ride
Arrives and departs from Sodo Busway & S Royal Brougham Way
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Redmond

Metro

Rt 255
South Kirkland Park & Ride
Arrives and departs from Sodo Busway & S Royal Brougham Way
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Bellevue

ST Express Bus 

Bus route 545, from Overlake and Evergreen Point 
15590 N.E. 36th St., Redmond
Get off at 5th Ave & Jackson
Board at Bus Way & Royal Brougham Way
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Bus route 550, from South Bellevue P&R
2700 Bellevue Way S.E.
Get off at 5th Ave. & Jackson
Board at 5th Ave. & Jackson
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 Northside
Everett

Sounder Train

Everett Station (available on 4/17, 5/8, 5/22 and 10/22)
3201 Smith Ave.
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Metro

Rt 41
Northgate Transit Center
Arrives and departs from Sodo Busway & S Royal Brougham Way
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Lynnwood

Metro

Rt 41
Northgate Transit Center
Arrives and departs from Sodo Busway & S Royal Brougham Way
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Edmonds

Sounder Train

Edmonds Station (available on 4/17, 5/8, 5/22 and 10/22) 
210 Railroad Ave.
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Shoreline

Metro

Rt 41
Northgate Transit Center
Arrives and departs from Sodo Busway & S Royal Brougham Way
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ST Express Bus

Bus route 510 or 511 from North Jackson Park & Ride
14711 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Get off at 5th Ave. & Jackson
Board at Bus Way & Royal Brougham Way
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Kenmore

ST Express Bus

Bus route 522 from Kenmore Park & Ride
7346 N.E. Bothell Way
Get off at 2nd Ave Ext. & Jackson Street
Board at Busway at Holgate St. & Royal Brougham Way
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 Southside
Kent

Sounder Train

Kent Station (weekends only) 
301 Railroad Ave. N.
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Auburn

Sounder Train

Auburn Station (available on 4/17, 5/8, 5/22 and 10/22)
23 A St. S.W.
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Federal Way

ST Express Bus

Federal Way Transit Center
31621 23rd Ave. S.
Get off at 2nd Ave Ext. & Jackson Street
Board at 2nd Ave Ext. & Jackson Street
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Sounder Train

Tacoma Dome Station (available on 4/17, 5/8, 5/22 and 10/22)
610 Puyallup Ave.
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ST Express Bus

Bus route 592/594 from SR-512 Park & Ride OR Tac. Dome Station
10617 S. Tacoma Way
Get off at 4th Ave & Jackson Street
Board at Busway & Royal Brougham Way
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Sumner

Sounder Train

Sumner Station (available on 4/17, 5/8, 5/22 and 10/22)
810 Maple St.
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Puyallup

Sounder Train

Puyallup Station (available on 4/17, 5/8, 5/22 and 10/22)
131 W. Main St.
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Transportation Options

 Mero Bus Service

Metro has you covered with over 15 daily bus routes that stop within 3 blocks of CenturyLink Field.

Metro Transit bus service is also available throughout the area with expanded service from Northgate, Eastgate and South Kirkland. Check out our area maps for routes near you. You can also visit Metro’s Trip Planner to find the best routes.

Visit Trip Planner

 ST Express Bus Service

Sound Transit bus service offers transportation from areas throughout Pierce, King and Snohomish counties with service every 30 minutes or less and stops within 3 blocks of CenturyLink Field. 

More ST Express Bus Info

 Link Light Rail

Central Link opened in June of 2009 and now has services from Tukwila, SeaTac, and SeaTac Airport to Downtown Seattle. With two stations near CenturyLink Field, this service is a quick and comfortable way to travel. 

Visit SoundTransit.org

 Sounder Train Service

From Tacoma and Everett with stops in between, Sounder Trains will operate for select weekend matches with service to King Street Station, just a soccer pitch away from the stadium. 

Visit SoundTransit.org

 Amtrak Cascades Train Service

One of the easiest and quickest ways to get to CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center is to take the train. Amtrak Cascades has a major station right next to CenturyLink 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.

Visit AmtrakCascades.com

 Washington State Ferries

Regular ferry service from Bremerton and Bainbridge Island arrives at Colman Dock on Pier 52, just a short walk to CenturyLink Field. Riders to West Seattle from Port Orchard and Vashon Island can transfer to Metro buses for quick transit to CenturyLink Field as well. 

More ferry information

 Charter Buses and RV Parking

Charter buses for Seattle Sounders FC matches are available for any sized group. If you would like to arrange charter bus transportation, please contact Meridian Transportation Resources at 206-838-8125 or aliciah@mtrwestern.com.

Charter bus parking will be made available on Occidental Avenue, adjacent to the Safeco Field Garage. To purchase, call the Sounders FC parking partner, International Parking Management at (206) 254-0811.

 Bicycle Parking

Non-motorized bike parking is available at the NW and NE corners of CenturyLink Field, at the southern edge of the North Lot.

 Disabled & General Parking

Two adjacent lots to CenturyLink Field, the North Lot and CenturyLink 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 match day and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. A state-issued, disabled placard is required for disabled parking access.

The Union Station garage on 4th Ave. and Metro Transit garage are 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.

 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 CenturyLink Field 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.

 Auto Trouble

AAA provides roadside assistance after Sounders FC matches in the North Lot, CenturyLink Center garage and Union Station garage. Limited service is available, including lockout rescue, flat tire service and jump-starts.

For non-Sounders FC events, please see the parking attendant to arrange for assistance.

 Railroad Crossings

There is heavy train traffic surrounding South Downtown and CenturyLink Field and Event Center. Please cross railroad tracks only at public streets and marked pedestrian crosswalks. Be alert: stop, look and listen for trains.

 Taxis

Taxicabs are available at the Northwest corner of 1st Avenue and Royal Brougham after Sounders FC matches. Additionally, taxi cabs are available at the King Street Station. The following companies can assist with your transportation needs in the greater Seattle area:

  • Graytop Taxi - 206-622-4800
  • Yellow Cab - 206-622-6500
  • Carey Limousine - 206-762-3517

More Transportation Information

For more transportation information checkout one of the following sources:

  • Call the Sounders FC Ticket Office at (877) 657-4625
  • Tune into the KIRO pre-match radio show for live traffic updates.
  • Receive the Sounders FC Scarves Up Email to get all the information you need before arriving at CenturyLink Field. Exclusively for season ticket holders, this newsletter is sent 3-4 days prior to every home match.
  • Visit the Washington State DOT website for up to the minute traffic and construction alerts.

Traffic Alerts

Major construction projects will be underway this season that could impact your travel to Sounders FC matches. To help get you to CenturyLink Field quickly and safely, please plan your routes accordingly.

For more information on 2014 construction, including the SR99 and Viaduct projects, click here.

For up to the minute traffic alerts from WSDOT, please click here.

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