Via to Transit

Via, in partnership with King County Metro, Sound Transit, and the City of Seattle, will be running service to and from five light rail stations--Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, Rainier Beach, and the Tukwila International Boulevard station. This service will help people travel between their bus stop or train station to home, work, and more.


View the larger Southeast Seattle service area map here

View the larger Tukwila service area map here



NOTICE: If riders with foldable walkers can transfer by themselves into a seat, the drivers can store their walkers in a space in the back of the vehicle.

Type of Service: 
Demand Response
Vehicle Type: 
Service Area: 
To and from light rail stations and transit connections in South Seattle and Tukwila
Service Days: 
Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa
Service Hours: 
Seattle stations: Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to midnight. Tukwila Station: Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Advance Notice Notes: 
If you have a disability that limits your ability to walk or if you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, go to Account Settings and toggle on “Mobility Assistance.” Expect to be picked up within 10 to 15 minutes of your trip request. If you don’t request Mobility Assistance, expect to walk a short distance to meet your ride. All ORCA passes are accepted upon boarding Via to Transit vehicles and will automatically apply as a transfer toward a bus or Link light rail trip. Riders may also pay with Transit GO mobile tickets or with a credit/debit card. Via is unable to accept cash payment or paper bus transfers.
Adult: $2.75 | Low-Income Adult (LIFT): $1.50for Adults
$1.00 with Regional Reduced Fare Permit (Seniors must be 65+)for Seniors and people w/ disabilities
$1.50for Youth (ages 6-18)
Discounts Available
Children under 5: four children may ride free with a person paying full adult fare. Accepts ORCA, and Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP). The ORCA LIFT card is a reduced fare bus pass that is available to income-qualified individuals. The card allows riders to save up to 50 percent or more on trips using participating public transit agencies. RRFP is a reduced fare bus pass that is available to people 65 years or older, and/or people living with disabilities. The card allows riders to save over 70 percent on trips using public transit. To see if you qualify for either of these programs, go to
Paratransit Eligibility Required: 
Power ChairWheelchairFoldable wheelchairScooter
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