Swift bus pulls away from a stop

Swift bus rapid transit is the easy, convenient way to get around Snohomish County.

Swift features frequent service, fast boarding, and signal priority technology all designed to keep Swift moving quickly. So how does it work? Let’s take a look at how Swift keeps things moving smoothly throughout your ride.

Swift schedules

  • Swift is ready when you are, with buses arriving every 10 minutes on weekdays, and every 15–20 minutes on early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Swift service begins at 4:15 a.m. weekdays, 6:00 a.m. Saturdays, and 7:00 a.m. Sundays.
  • The last bus leaves each terminal at 11:00 p.m. weekdays, 10:00 p.m. Saturdays, and 9:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays.
  • Our Trip Planning Tools make planning your first trip on Swift easy.

Welcome to the Swift station

  • Swift stations have a distinctive design that includes shelter, seating, and ticketing.
  • There are yellow ORCA card readers at each end of every Swift station.
  • The next bus sign will tell you when your bus will arrive — usually in just a few minutes.

Pay your Swift fare

  • On Swift you pay before you board to keep the buses moving quickly.
  • Pay your fare at the ticket vending machine or tap your ORCA card.
  • Keep your ticket with you as proof of payment.
  • Learn more about how to pay your fare on Swift.

Get on board

  • Swift buses stop for about 10 seconds at each station.
  • Board through one of the three doors located in the front, middle, and back of the bus.
  • Swift buses offer full accessibility for wheelchairs, disabled passengers, bikes, strollers, and carts.

Wheels welcome!

Use a wheelchair?
  • Board through the front door.
  • Easily access passive restraint options for a quicker ride, or
  • Use the standard safety belt.
Have a bike?
  • Roll your bike through the rear door and onto our innovative, interior bike rack.
  • When you get to your stop, just grab your bike and go. It's that easy!

Ride Swift

  • Swift stops at all stations. No need to push a button or pull a cord. When the bus stops, simply exit the bus and enjoy your day.
  • Each stop is announced and shown on the illuminated “Next Stop” sign.
  • Printed maps are displayed on each stop to show how many stops until your destination.