RapidRide - Schedules and Tickets

RapidRide is a network of limited-stop bus routes in King County, Washington, operated by King County Metro. It offers faster service with fewer stops, bus priority at traffic lights, and special lanes to bypass traffic. Services run at least every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak and weekends, with some lines offering night owl service.

  1. RapidRide Routes and Schedules
  2. Map with Lines
  3. How to Purchase RapidRide  Tickets?
  4. History
  5. Contact

RapidRide Routes and Schedules

LineRouteStart DateSchedules Monday to FridaySaturday and Sunday schedules
A LineTukwila – Sea–Tac Airport – SeaTac – Des Moines – Kent – Federal WayOctober 2010Daily and every 10 minutesDaily and every 15 minutes
B LineRedmond – Overlake – Crossroads – BellevueOctober 2011Daily and every 10 minutesDaily and every 15 minutes
C LineWest Seattle – Downtown Seattle – South Lake UnionSeptember 2012Daily and every 10 minutesDaily and every 15 minutes
D LineCrown Hill – Ballard – Interbay – Uptown – Downtown SeattleSeptember 2012Daily and every 10 minutesDaily and every 15 minutes
E LineShoreline – Bitter Lake – West Green Lake – Downtown SeattleFebruary 2014Daily and every 10 minutesDaily and every 15 minutes
F LineBurien – SeaTac – Tukwila – RentonJune 2014Daily and every 10 minutesDaily and every 15 minutes
H LineDowntown Seattle – Delridge – White Center – BurienMarch 2023Daily and every 10 minutesDaily and every 15 minutes

See all schedules here.

Map with Lines

How to Purchase RapidRide  Tickets?

  1. Mobile Ticketing Apps: King County Metro offers mobile ticketing apps such as Transit GO Ticket and ORCA card app. You can download these apps to your smartphone, create an account, and purchase tickets directly from the app. Once purchased, simply activate your ticket when boarding the RapidRide bus.
  2. Ticket Vending Machines: Many Rapid.
  3. Onboard Purchase: While onboard RapidRide buses, you can also purchase tickets


The RapidRide system emerged from King County's "Transit Now" initiative in 2006, which garnered voter approval and financial support through a sales tax increase and grants. This initiative aimed to revolutionize public transit by introducing high-frequency service with quicker travel times, facilitated by dedicated lanes and signal priority.

The initial phase saw the launch of the A Line in 2010, leveraging existing HOV lanes. Subsequently, the B Line commenced operations in 2011, serving the Eastside region. Seattle's RapidRide corridors were introduced in 2012, marking a significant milestone in the network's expansion. Over time, further lines were added, complemented by enhancements and extensions to existing routes.

In response to evolving transportation needs and to optimize service, adjustments were made, including route restructurings and frequency enhancements. Notably, the H Line's inauguration in 2023, replacing Route 120, underscored the ongoing commitment to advancing public transit accessibility and efficiency in the region.


Customer service and Phone Numbers for RapidRide

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