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There are 6 ways to get from Renton to Seattle by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Tukwila Station to King Street Station Sounder Lakewood - Seattle / ...

$2 - $35

5 alternative options

Line 101 bus  •  33 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from SW Sunset Blvd & Rainier Ave S to Pioneer Sqr Stn & 3rd Av - James - Bay A 101 / ...

$3

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Renton to Seattle 11.9 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Renton to Seattle 11.9 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Renton to Seattle 11.9 miles

$22 - $29

Walk  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Walk from Renton to Seattle 12 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Renton to Seattle is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Renton to Seattle is to taxi which costs $75 - $95 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from SW Sunset Blvd & Rainier Ave S and arriving at Pioneer Sqr Stn & 3rd Av - James - Bay A. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tukwila Station station and arriving at King Street Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Renton and Seattle is 10 miles. The road distance is 11.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Renton to Seattle without a car is to train which takes 20 min and costs $2 - $35.

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The train from Tukwila Station to King Street Station takes 20 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Renton to Seattle bus services, operated by King County Metro, depart from SW Sunset Blvd & Rainier Ave S station.

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Renton to Seattle train services, operated by Sound Transit, arrive at Tukwila Station.

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The best way to get from Renton to Seattle is to train which takes 20 min and costs $2 - $35. Alternatively, you can line 101 bus, which costs $3 and takes 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Renton to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 10.1 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

What companies run services between Renton, WA, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Sound Transit operates a train from Renton to Seattle every 3 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 20 min. Amtrak also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, King County Metro operates a bus from Renton to Seattle every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 33 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tukwila Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $29
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Room
$120 - $170
Bus operators
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from SW Sunset Blvd & Rainier Ave S to Pioneer Sqr Stn & 3rd Av - James - Bay A
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Other operators
Uber Seattle
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Renton to Seattle
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$92
UberX
$22 - $29
WAV
$22 - $30
Taxi
$30 - $40
Select
$35 - $50
UberXL
$35 - $50
Black
$50 - $65
Black SUV
$60 - $80
Taxi from Renton to Seattle
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
STITA Taxi
Phone
+1 206-246-9999
Website
stitataxi.com
https://www.seattle.gov/
Phone
+1 206-386-1298
Website
seattle.gov
Seattle Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 206-622-6500
Website
seattleyellowcab.com
Jean's Taxi
Phone
+1 360-286-9462
Website
jeanstaxi.com

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Renton to Seattle bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Pioneer Sqr Stn & 3rd Av - James - Bay A station.

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Renton to Seattle train services, operated by Sound Transit, arrive at King Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Renton to Seattle is 12 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Renton to Seattle.

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