Getting around Mukilteo with Community Transit

Bus driving in the city of Mukilteo with the lighthouse and a ferry in the background.

Community Transit is here to get you where you want to go. We are proud to be a part of the Mukilteo community — we live here, ride here, and drive here. Wherever you need to go in Mukilteo, feel good about how you get there.


About Mukilteo

Mukilteo is located on the Puget Sound between Everett and Edmonds. According to 2020 Census estimates, it has a population of 21,414. Several large neighborhoods are part of Mukilteo, including Chennault Beach, Harbour Pointe, Olympus Terrace, and Picnic Point.

Major employers in Mukilteo include the Mukilteo School District, Boeing Technical Center, Electroimpact, Rane, Kaas Tailored, Synrad, and Travis Industries.

Mukilteo serves as a major transportation hub. People can connect to the Washington State Ferries system at the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal, which offers service to Whidbey Island on the Clinton ferry.

Sounder commuter trains to Seattle, and bus routes to nearby cities provided by Community Transit and Everett Transit are also available. Other options include DART paratransit service and Vanpool. Several parks and trails also offer nearby options for pedestrians and bikers.

Explore Mukilteo with Rick Steves

Join us as we explore the charming town of Mukilteo. Check out its popular dining and retail corridor, hike or bike the Japanese Gulch trails, explore the historic Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, and learn about the rich culture and history of the Snohomish people and the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal inspired by their longhouses. Connect to other regional travel via the ferry and local bus service

Visit the Rick Steves Destinations video series 

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Blog / Published on Mar 10, 2023

Community Transit ridership increased 19% in 2022

Nearly a million more riders boarded Community Transit buses, vanpools, and paratransit vehicles than the previous year

Bus full of passengers on a bus

Community Transit has released its end-of-the-year ridership numbers for 2022 and the data shows a positive trend in total system boardings. 

The transit agency reported a total of 5.8M boardings in 2022, a significant increase over 4.9M boardings in 2021. Fixed-route bus service experienced a 19% increase. Breaking it down further, average weekday boardings increased by 20%, average Saturday boardings increased 14%, and average Sunday boardings increased 15% .

Swift Bus Rapid Transit
One of the significant contributing factors to the increase in boardings was Swift Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which accounted for almost 36% of total fixed-route boardings. The Swift Blue and Green lines together showed an average increase of 14% on weekdays, 11% on Saturdays, and 10% on Sundays. In comparison to the previous year, Swift BRT service had an increase of 240k total boardings.

DART Paratransit
The DART paratransit service performed well in 2022, with a 24% increase in total boardings. DART ridership was up 23% in average weekday boardings, 22% on Saturdays, and 34% on Sundays. 

Vanpool total boardings went up 22% in ’22, almost 51k more boardings than the previous year. As of now there is 252 Vanpool vehicles on the road versus 219 at the end of 2021.

Zip Alderwood Shuttle started service in October 2022 and ridership numbers were not included in this report.

Many factors have contributed to the increase in transit ridership, including the loosening of COVID-19 policies and attitudes, which allowed people to return to office work and other activities. The introduction of the free youth transit pass in September 2022 also had a positive impact on the boardings.