There are 3 ways to get from Seattle to Anderson Island by train, car ferry, bus or taxi

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from King Street Station to Lakewood Station Sounder Lakewood - Seattle
  2. Take the car ferry from Steilacoom to Anderson Island

$36 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus, line 2 bus, car ferry  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Cherry St to Pacific Ave & S 14th St 590 / ...
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Market St & S 15th St to Lakewood TC - Zone G 2 / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Steilacoom to Anderson Island

$17 - $18

1 alternative option

Taxi, car ferry  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Seattle to Steilacoom
  2. Take the car ferry from Steilacoom to Anderson Island

$291 - $342

Questions & Answers

The distance between Seattle and Anderson Island is 36 miles.

The best way to get from Seattle to Anderson Island without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 2 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Seattle to Anderson Island, including transfers.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Anderson Island. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Anderson Island.
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  • Distance: 35.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Anderson Island, WA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Seattle to Anderson Island. However, you can take the train to Lakewood Station, take the taxi to Steilacoom, then take the car ferry to Anderson Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Seattle to Anderson Island via Pacific Ave & S 14th St, Market St & S 15th St, Lakewood TC - Zone G, Lakewood TC - Zone E, Commercial St & Union Ave, and Steilacoom in around 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Cherry St to Pacific Ave & S 14th St
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
Pierce Transit
Phone
+1 253-581-8000
Website
piercetransit.org
Bus from Market St & S 15th St to Lakewood TC - Zone G
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
piercetransit.org
Ferry operators
car ferry
Car ferry from Steilacoom to Anderson Island
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Other operators
Taxi from Seattle to Steilacoom
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$280 - $340
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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