How to Ride Swift - Bus Rapid Transit | Community Transit

How to Ride Swift

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

Swift Green Line - How to Ride-Facebook9Swift is a different kind of bus service that is designed to get you there fast. Swift features frequent service, fast boarding and signal priority technology all designed to keep Swift... swift. So how does it work? Let’s take the journey through each part of your trip.

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 Planner makes planning your first trip on Swift easy.
  • Download your Swift Blue Line schedule.
  • Download your Swift Green Line schedule.

Swift Service graphic 2022

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 the 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 including:
    • How to use the ticket vending machine
    • What makes ORCA special
    • How transfers work


Get On Board

  • Swift buses stop for about 10 seconds per station.
  • Board through any one of the three doors.
  • 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 pull a bell 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.

Swift stops at all stations.

Plan Your Swift Trip Today!