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There are 6 ways to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation by tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 1 tram, line 545 bus, line 224 bus

  1. Take the line 1 tram from SeaTac/Airport Station to Stadium Station
  2. Take the line 545 bus from 6th Ave S & S Royal Brougham Way 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

Line 1 tram, line 542 bus, line 224 bus

  1. Take the line 1 tram from SeaTac/Airport Station to Univ of Washington Station
  2. Take the line 542 bus from NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE - Bay 1 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

Line 560 bus, bus, line 224 bus

  1. Take the line 560 bus from SeaTac Airport Terminal - Bay 2 to Bellevue TC - Bay 7
  2. Take the bus from Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 3 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

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation

Drive

  1. Drive from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Seattle Airport to Carnation

Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation by tram and bus

The journey time between Seattle Airport (SEA) and Carnation is around 3h 21m and covers a distance of around 55 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 6m. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 39m. Operated by Sound Transit and King County Metro, the Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation service departs from SeaTac/Airport Station and arrives in Sr 203 & W Bird St. Typically 45 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 14m
Layover time:
1h 6m
Total time:
3h 21m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 39m
Journey distance:
55 miles
Services per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$5
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation tram and bus schedules

Seattle Airport (SEA) → 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 Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation. However, there are services departing from SeaTac Airport Terminal - Bay 2 and arriving at Sr 203 & W Bird St via Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 3, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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The distance between Seattle Airport (SEA) and Carnation is 23 miles. The road distance is 35.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation without a car is to line 1 tram and line 545 bus and line 224 bus which takes 4h 20m and costs $5 - $11.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation, including transfers.

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Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation bus services, operated by Sound Transit, depart from SeaTac Airport Terminal - Bay 2 station.

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Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation is 36 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation.

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  • Distance: 23 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Seattle Airport (SEA), USA and Carnation, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation via Bellevue TC - Bay 7, Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 3, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 1, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5, and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St in around 4h 27m.

Train operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Tram from SeaTac/Airport Station to Stadium Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Tram from SeaTac/Airport Station to Univ of Washington Station
Ave. Duration
42 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
+1 206-398-5000
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
$1 - $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
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from SeaTac Airport Terminal - Bay 2 to Bellevue TC - Bay 7
Ave. Duration
48 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
$3
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
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

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Towncar from Seattle Airport to Carnation
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Private
$100 - $150
Taxi from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Carnation
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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
King Cab
Phone
+1 253-474-8294
Website
kingcabnw.com
Fort Lewis Taxi
Phone
+1 253-582-3000
Website
fortlewistaxi.org

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