Travel within United States is: Fully open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Carnation?

Book now

There are 5 ways to get from Federal Way to Carnation by tram, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Tram, line 545 bus, line 224 bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the tram from Angle Lake Station to Stadium Station
  2. Take the line 545 bus from 6th Ave S & S Royal Brougham Way to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3 545
  3. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St 224 / ...

Cheapest option

Line 560 bus, bus, line 224 bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the line 560 bus from SeaTac Station to Bellevue TC - Bay 7 560
  2. Take the bus from Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 3 to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 1 250 / ...
  3. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St 224 / ...

3 alternative options

Bus, tram, line 542 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Pacific Hwy S & S 312th St to International Blvd & S 200th St
  2. Take the tram from Angle Lake Station to Univ of Washington Station
  3. Take the line 542 bus from NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE - Bay 1 to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 1 542
  4. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St 224 / ...
  5. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St 629

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Federal Way to Carnation 43.3 miles

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Federal Way to Carnation 43.3 miles

Federal Way to Carnation by bus and tram

The journey time between Federal Way and Carnation is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 63 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 14m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 11m. Operated by King County Metro and Sound Transit, the Federal Way to Carnation service departs from Pacific Hwy S & S 312th St and arrives in Sr 203 & W Bird St. Typically 45 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 40m
Layover time:
1h 14m
Total time:
3h 55m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 11m
Journey distance:
63 miles
Services per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:18
Last service departs at:
22:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Federal Way to Carnation bus and tram schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Federal Way to Carnation is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 55 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Federal Way to Carnation is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 55 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Federal Way to Carnation. However, there are services departing from Pacific Hwy S & S 312th St and arriving at Sr 203 & W Bird St via SeaTac Station, Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 3, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

More details

The distance between Federal Way and Carnation is 29 miles. The road distance is 43.3 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Federal Way to Carnation without a car is to tram and line 545 bus and line 224 bus which takes 4h 51m and costs $7 - $14.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Federal Way to Carnation, including transfers.

More details

Federal Way to Carnation bus services, operated by Sound Transit, depart from SeaTac Station.

More details

Federal Way to Carnation bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Federal Way to Carnation is 43 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Federal Way to Carnation.

Get driving directions

There are 68+ hotels available in Carnation. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Federal Way to Carnation.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 29.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

What companies run services between Federal Way, WA, USA and Carnation, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Federal Way to Carnation via SeaTac Station, Bellevue TC - Bay 7, Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 3, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5, and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St in around 5h 19m.

Train operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 888-889-6368
Email
main@soundtransit.org
Website
soundtransit.org
Tram from Angle Lake Station to Stadium Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Tram from Angle Lake Station to Univ of Washington Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 888-889-6368
Email
main@soundtransit.org
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 6th Ave S & S Royal Brougham Way to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE - Bay 1 to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from SeaTac Station to Bellevue TC - Bay 7
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
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 Pacific Hwy S & S 312th St to International Blvd & S 200th St
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$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 Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 3 to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Federal Way to Carnation
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
King Cab
Phone
+1 253-474-8294
Website
kingcabnw.com
Fort Lewis Taxi
Phone
+1 253-582-3000
Website
fortlewistaxi.org

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Slovenia: Getting from Ljubljana to Lake Bled, Heading to Europe? Read this before you buy a Eurail Pass and How to get from Luton Airport into central London - to help you get the most out of your next trip.