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Bus service

Metro offers reliable and efficient bus service that operates in King County. With multiple service options like DART, Night Owl, RapidRide, and Trailhead Direct, Metro provides accessible and convenient transportation for commuters and residents alike. Learn how to ride and explore the region with ease.

How to ride

This guide shows you how to use transit, step by step. For detailed instructions, please refer to our rider guide.

DART (Dial-A-Ride Transit)

A fixed-route transit service using smaller transit vehicles with the flexibility to perform a limited number of off-route deviations upon request.

Learn how to use the DART service

Night Owl service

Metro’s Night Owl service runs between midnight and 5 a.m. every day and gives you the choices and peace of mind you need to travel to more places, more often, when you need to.

Developed in partnership with the City of Seattle, Metro Night Owl service is available on a variety of bus routes that serve downtown Seattle and many of its neighborhoods. There’s service to Sea-Tac Airport, too, and Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Tukwila and Shoreline.

Find a Night Owl route near you


Metro's RapidRide buses offer a more frequent, more comfortable service. RapidRide is Metro’s highest level of investment in service, amenities, reliability, and innovation. RapidRide is easy—just show up and go!

Find your RapidRide line

Trailhead Direct

Trailhead Direct is a pilot project co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks. This project seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards and expand access to hiking destinations along I-90. The Trailhead Direct service runs on designated weekends and holidays.

Learn more about Trailhead Direct