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There are 4 ways to get from Ballard to Carnation by bus, taxi or car

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Line 44 bus, line 542 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus

  1. Take the line 44 bus from NW Market St & Ballard Ave NW to 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St
  2. Take the line 542 bus from 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 1
  3. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
  4. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St

3 alternative options

Line 40 bus, line 545 bus, line 224 bus

  1. Take the line 40 bus from 24th Ave Nw & Nw 65th St to 3rd Ave & Pine St
  2. Take the line 545 bus from 4th Ave & Pike St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
  3. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St

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  1. Take a taxi from Ballard to Carnation

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  1. Drive from Ballard to Carnation

Ballard to Carnation by bus

The bus journey time between Ballard and Carnation is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 41 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 22m. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by King County Metro and Sound Transit, the Ballard to Carnation bus service departs from NW Market St & Ballard Ave NW and arrives in Sr 203 & W Bird St. Typically 45 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
1h 55m
Layover time:
1h 22m
Total time:
3h 18m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
2h 24m
Bus distance:
41 miles
Buses per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$0
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:05
Last bus departs at:
22:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ballard to Carnation bus schedules

Ballard → Carnation
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Carnation is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Carnation is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Ballard to Carnation is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballard to Carnation is to taxi which costs $90 - $110 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballard to Carnation. However, there are services departing from NW Market St & Ballard Ave NW and arriving at Sr 203 & W Bird St via 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Ballard and Carnation is 22 miles. The road distance is 29.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ballard to Carnation without a car is to line 44 bus and line 542 bus and line 224 bus and line 629 bus which takes 4h 11m and costs $6 - $10.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Ballard to Carnation, including transfers.

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Ballard to Carnation bus services, operated by King County Metro, depart from NW Market St & Ballard Ave NW station.

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Ballard to Carnation bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Sr 203 & W Bird St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballard to Carnation is 30 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Ballard to Carnation.

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  • Distance: 22.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Ballard, WA, USA and Carnation, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Ballard to Carnation via 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5, and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St in around 4h 11m.

Bus operators
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from NW Market St & Ballard Ave NW to 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from 24th Ave Nw & Nw 65th St to 3rd Ave & Pine St
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 888-889-6368
Email
main@soundtransit.org
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from 4th Ave & Pike St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Ballard to Carnation
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
STITA Taxi
Phone
+1 206-246-9999
Website
stitataxi.com
Seattle Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 206-622-6500
Website
seattleyellowcab.com
Orange Cabs
Phone
+1 206-444-0409

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