#FlipYourTrip by commuting car-free just once a week to do something good for yourself, your city, and your planet.
Watch our #SpokesSalmonSal convince Seattleites to commute car-free once a week to make a big difference.
How can you flip?
There are a few ways you can get started!
- Map your best travel option and get directions using Google Maps.
- Plan your route on public transportation using the Transit app.
- Customize a commute plan with Metro’s Just One Trip Program.
Want to earn rewards and win prizes? The annual Wheel Options program is rewarding Commute Superheroes who reduce six drive-alone commutes. Register and record six days during October to qualify for drawings for $50 gift cards and other bigger prizes. (Sponsored by Washington State Ridesharing Organization.)
Paying for public transportation
- Step #1: Get an ORCA Card. This is the card you use on buses, light rail, and more!
- No ORCA Card? No worries. Use the Transit GO app on your phone.
- Talk to your employer to see if they have resources for you. Some organizations provide an unlimited ORCA card!
Riding public transportation
- Bus: King County Metro Bus provides reliable and convenient service across King County. Regional bus service is also available from Sound Transit Express and Community Transit.
- Rail: Link Light Rail provides frequent (and traffic-free!) service from Angle Lake and the SeaTac Airport to the University of Washington in northeast Seattle. Sounder Train runs from Everett in the north, to Lakewood south of Tacoma, with a stop in Seattle at King Street Station in Pioneer Square.
- Water: King County Water Taxi is smooth sailing from West Seattle and Vashon Island to Downtown Seattle, and new service from Kitsap Fast Ferry whisks you to Bremerton and Kingston. You can also board Washington State Ferries to connect to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton.
- Other: Seattle Streetcar takes you from South Lake Union to Westlake, and from Pioneer Square to Capitol Hill. The Monorail connects Westlake with Seattle Center (and it accept ORCA cards now, too!)
Get to transit from your doorstep
- Via to Transit in southeast Seattle helps you access buses and the Link light rail at Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, Rainier Beach, or Tukwila International Blvd transit stations.
- Ride2 West Seattle connects you to buses at the Alaska Junction and the King County Water Taxi at Seacrest Dock.
- Ride2 Eastgate gives you access to transit from the Eastgate Park & Ride on the east side.
Telework & Flexible Scheduling
Work from home or flex your schedule to avoid peak commute times. Check out Commute Seattle’s Flexwork Toolkit for ideas and resources!
Carpool & Vanpool
Karaoke if you want!
- Ride with a friend using King County Metro’s Carpool Program.
- King County Metro’s Vanpool Program: if you’ve got a group of five people, this is your best option!
Park & Ride
Access transit hubs for direct transit service to downtown. Get a Park & Ride Permit to get a dedicated parking spot at your park & ride!
Biking & Bike Share
- Learn how to begin biking in Seattle. This guide has EVERYTHING you need to know. We mean it!
- Map your bike route before you go for optimal speed.
- Take a bike share: cheap, convenient, no U-lock needed!
- Read about why walking is SO good for you. (Hint: get in shape, save money, and enjoy the beauty of Seattle!)
- Find the best route using our walking map.
Why should you flip?
Click the icons below to see how flipping your trip can help you save time, be productive, save the planet, and more!