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There are 3 ways to get from Seattle to Carnation by bus, taxi or car

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Line 545 bus, line 224 bus, line 629 bus

  1. Take the line 545 bus from 4th Ave & Madison St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
  2. Take the line 224 bus from Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 to Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St
  3. Take the line 629 bus from Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St to Sr 203 & W Bird St

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Seattle to Carnation by bus

The bus journey time between Seattle and Carnation is around 2h 37m and covers a distance of around 40 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 58 min. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 54m. Operated by Sound Transit and King County Metro, the Seattle to Carnation bus service departs from 4th Ave & Madison St and arrives in Sr 203 & W Bird St. Typically 45 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
1h 38m
Layover time:
58 min
Total time:
2h 37m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
1h 54m
Bus distance:
40 miles
Buses per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:34
Last bus departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Seattle to Carnation bus schedules

Seattle → Carnation
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Carnation is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Carnation is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Carnation is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Carnation is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Carnation is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Carnation. However, there are services departing from 4th Ave & Madison St and arriving at Sr 203 & W Bird St via Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5 and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Seattle and Carnation is 20 miles. The road distance is 27.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Carnation without a car is to line 545 bus and line 224 bus and line 629 bus which takes 3h 35m and costs $4 - $7.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Seattle to Carnation, including transfers.

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Seattle to Carnation bus services, operated by Sound Transit, depart from 4th Ave & Madison St station.

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Seattle to Carnation bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Sr 203 & W Bird St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Carnation is 27 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Seattle to Carnation.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Carnation.
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  • Distance: 19.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

You can take a bus from Seattle to Carnation via Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3, Redmond Transit Center - Bay 5, and Brown Ave NE & NE Richardson St in around 3h 35m.

Bus operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 4th Ave & Madison St to Redmond Transit Center - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 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
Other operators
Taxi from Seattle to Carnation
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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

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