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How to Use the Trip Planner
Need help planning a trip? In just 90 seconds, this step-by-step video shows you how easy it is to use our online Trip Planner. Music copyright Bryan Collins, Composer / Circadian Eyes 2012
You can use the Trip Planner to plan your bus or train travels in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties. The Trip Planner includes schedule information for Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Pierce Transit, Seattle Monorail and the South Lake Union Streetcar as well as Washington State Ferry connections.
Island Transit and Skagit Transit information is not included in the regional Trip Planner. See the "Connecting Services" page for contact information.
Trip Planner itineraries are estimates based on the vehicle's average speed and the distance between major stops. Please plan to arrive at your stop at least 5 minutes early. Service may be affected by traffic, construction, accidents or weather conditions.
Get a full itinerary for bus or train travel between locations. Your results will include bus route number and stop information, fares, how long the trip will take and how far you’ll have to walk. You may get several options and you’ll be able to compare travel time and transfers between trips.
Use this feature to find what bus routes serve stops in an area and where they go. Then you can link to the route schedule, plan a trip or find the next bus. Also provides a link to "Stop Info." This feature will list the closest stop for each route that comes within a mile of the location entered.
Use this feature to find all the stops in an area, and to get more information on each stop. Also provides a link to "Stop Info." This feature lists all stops within a 10 mile radius of the location entered.
Lists the next four trips on all routes that serve stops in a selected area. Based on schedule information; not real-time.
Select a route and see a full list of all stops served in each direction. Each stop has a link to a PDF of the schedule posted there (Community Transit-managed stops only).
These features are available by clicking the "More Options" button from the main "Plan a Trip" page.
Select a category of landmark to get a list of all such destinations in the region, such as "Colleges / Universities." Since landmarks in three counties (King, Pierce and Snohomish) are included, the lists are long. Use the scroll bar to see all your choices. Once you find the landmark you want, click on it to select it as either your "Start" or "End" location. You can use the tool twice to pick one landmark for "Start" and a different landmark – even in a different category - for "End."
Note that some landmark names are shown in full as well as in abbreviated form. Don’t worry if you don’t know what "LTC" stands for (Lynnwood Transit Center). Just ignore our alphabet soup for now - we’re working on simplifying and expanding these landmark lists.
If you want to take your trip on a particular mode (like Swift or Sounder) or start or end with a certain bus route, you can narrow the options the Trip Planner will consider. This feature works best if you already know what routes serve your "Start" and "End" location. If you get a "trip not possible" message, click "Revise Entries" and change your "Travel Preference" back to "All" for the best chance of success.
These features are accessible from within the other tools.
This option is displayed once you’ve selected a location in the "Service Nearby" and "Nearest Stop" tools. "Stop Info" lists the routes that serve the stop, describes where the stop is located on the street and links to a PDF of the schedule posted at the stop (PDFs are available for Community Transit-managed stops only).
If you plan a trip that has direct service (on one bus route) between your "Start" and "End" location, you will see the "All Trips" link in the itinerary. Use this to see the full daily schedule of all routes that make a direct trip between your two points. You can select which bus routes you want to appear on this personalized "point-to-point" schedule.
When you successfully "Plan a Trip," you can now click to see a map of the trip from start to finish in the "Trip Results" section. At the bottom of each trip option description is a link to a map of that trip. The map opens to show the full trip routing. Map features:
The Trip Planner recognizes four types of locations: Addresses, Intersections, Landmarks and Community Transit Bus Stop IDs. The following tips will help you enter in locations that the Trip Planner can easily recognize as one of these valid location types.
The Trip Planner recognizes many landmarks. "Popular Landmarks" are listed in the "More Options" section of the "Plan a Trip" page. Using a landmark as a location can be a very efficient way of planning a trip as many bus routes have been designed to cater to these locations. The regional landmarks include the following landmark types:
The current date and time are automatically filled in when you visit the Trip Planner page. If you are ready to take your trip now and you want to catch the earliest bus or train, use the current time.
Or, if you want to take your trip at a specific time, check the "Depart after" radio button and choose the time you want using the drop-down menus. You can plan a trip up to two weeks in advance. If you would like to arrive at your destination at a specific time, check the "Arrive by" radio button and choose a different time.back to top
You can request the trip that is the fastest, has the fewest transfers or requires the least walking. You can also specify how far you are willing to walk (down to ¼ mile). The Trip Planner on the homepage assumes you want the fastest trip and can walk up to 1 mile to give you the most trip options.back to top
If you are not satisfied with the trip options provided, try adjusting the time of your trip by a few minutes earlier or later. Or, try slightly different locations that might have more bus service or from which you could carpool or be picked up.
No results? Bad options? There may not be service running at the time or day you specified. (Most bus lines have less-frequent service late at night and on weekends.) If possible, try planning your trip with a different time or from a nearby transit center or park & ride. Select "More Options" from the "Plan a Trip" form to get a list of "Popular Landmarks," that all have transit service nearby.
If you want personal assistance planning your trip, please call Customer Service at (425) 353-RIDE (7433), 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays. We're happy to help.
Having problems? Use our Trip Planner Feedback Form.back to top