There are 6 ways to get from Renton to Tacoma by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Tukwila Station to Tacoma Dome Station Sounder Lakewood - Seattle

$3 - $5

5 alternative options

Line 101 bus, bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from SW Sunset Blvd & Rainier Ave S to SODO Busway & S Lander St 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bus Wy & Lander St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G 594

$5 - $7

Bus, line 500 bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from S 2nd St & Shattuck Ave S to Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 3
  2. Take the bus from Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 1 to Federal Way TC - Bay 1
  3. Take the line 500 bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone B 500

$8

Line 169 bus, line 183 bus, line 500 bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 169 bus from S 2nd St & Shattuck Ave S to Kent Sounder Station - Bay 2 169
  2. Take the line 183 bus from Kent Sounder Station - Bay 9 to Federal Way TC - Bay 1 183
  3. Take the line 500 bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone B 500

$8

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Renton to Tacoma 25.8 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Renton to Tacoma 25.8 miles

$2 - $4

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No, there is no direct bus from Renton to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from SW Sunset Blvd & Rainier Ave S and arriving at Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G via Bus Wy & Lander St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tukwila Station station and arriving at Tacoma Dome Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Renton and Tacoma is 19 miles. The road distance is 25.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Renton to Tacoma without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs .

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The train from Tukwila Station to Tacoma Dome Station takes 42 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Renton to Tacoma is to train which takes 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 101 bus and bus, which costs and takes 1 h 34 min.

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Renton to Tacoma bus services, operated by Sound Transit, arrive at Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G station.

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Renton to Tacoma train services, operated by Sound Transit, arrive at Tacoma Dome Station.

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Map of how to get from Renton to Tacoma.
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  • Distance: 19.2 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

Sound Transit operates a train from Renton to Tacoma every 3 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Renton to Tacoma via SODO Busway & S Lander St and Bus Wy & Lander St in around 1 h 34 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from SW Sunset Blvd & Rainier Ave S to SODO Busway & S Lander St
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from S 2nd St & Shattuck Ave S to Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Tukwila International Blvd Station - Bay 1 to Federal Way TC - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from S 2nd St & Shattuck Ave S to Kent Sounder Station - Bay 2
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from Kent Sounder Station - Bay 9 to Federal Way TC - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from Bus Wy & Lander St to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone G
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Pierce Transit
Phone
+1 253-581-8000
Website
piercetransit.org
Bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Commerce St Transfer Area - Zone B
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
piercetransit.org
Other operators
Taxi from Renton to Tacoma
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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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Yes, the driving distance between Renton to Tacoma is 26 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Renton to Tacoma.

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