Community Transit brings you right to the Link 1 Line, providing frequent bus service to Northgate Station where you can connect to light rail. Community Transit's connections to Northgate are the first that will happen over the next several years. These changes will make for faster local and regional connections for anyone taking transit.
The 1 Line serves 19 stops on a north/south route between Northgate Station and Angle Lake station, with more stops expanding north and south currently under construction. The line connects Northgate, the University District, Downtown Seattle, the Rainier Valley, and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport.
Northgate Station offers a park & ride, frequent bus connections, and a pedestrian and bike bridge between the Link light rail station and North Seattle College and Northwest Hospital.
Bus Service from Snohomish County to Northgate Station
When you use your ORCA card to transfer from a bus to light rail, you don’t have to pay two full fares — your first-leg fare counts toward the second leg of your trip within a two-hour window.
You will still need to tap your ORCA card at the light rail station when boarding and exiting.
When arriving at the station, just find the closest ORCA Card reader and “tap on” by placing your card flat against it. One beep and a green light mean you’re good to go.
When you reach your destination, tap your card on a reader again after you exit. Link light rail fares are distance-based, so if you forget to "tap off", you'll be charged the maximum fare.
Buy Link tickets or day passes from the station ticket machine with cash, or most debit/credit cards.
You can also pay your fare using your smartphone and the Transit Go Ticket app.
(Age 19 and younger)
(Seniors / People with Disabilities / Medicare)
|$2.25 to $3.50
*One-way adult fares range from $2.25 to $3.50 depending on how far you travel.
Link light rail trains run every 8 mins. during peak hours and every 10 to 15 mins during non-peak hours.
Trains run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Sunday and select holidays.
Visit the Sound Transit Website for schedule details.
While Community Transit offers bus service to Northgate Station, light rail service is operated by Sound Transit.
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