Tri-Cities to Yakima to Seattle

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Location City Bus Route Times Fare

Knight Street Transit Center(1)

Richland (Tri-Cities)

Ben Franklin Transit Route 170

7:15 9:15 (2) 11:15 1:15 3:15 5:15 (2) $2.25(3)
Stacey Street Transit Center Prosser 8:10 10:10 12:10 2:10 4:10 6:10

People for People Yakima-Prosser Connector

5:15(4) 8:10 2:15 6:33 FREE!
Yakima Transit Center Yakima(5) 6:10(4) 10:03 4:08 8:36

Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter

7:55 10:55 1:10 2:40 4:10 5:40 $3
CWU Starbucks(6) Ellensburg 8:55 11:55 2:10 3:40 5:10 6:40

Bellair Charters Airporter Shuttle(7)(8)

6:05 9:05 12:05 3:05 6:05 $17
Factory Outlet Stores North Bend 7:45 10:45 1:45 4:45 7:45

King Country Metro Rt. 209

8:30 (9) 11:31 2:50 4:45(9) $2.25
Issaquah Transit Center Issaquah 9:17(9) 12:20 3:43 5:38(9)

Sound Transit Rt. 554(10)

9:21 12:31 4:03 6:12 $2.50

4th & Union (Downtown Seattle)


9:53 1:03 4:39 6:44
Monday-Friday. (Schedules change on weekends and/or service may not be available). Total Time = 9 hours and 26 minutes Total Fare = $27 (11)


  1. BFT Rt. 170 serves the Tri-Cities from Knight Street Transit Center in Richland. There are several different options to get to Knight Street Transit Center from destinations within the Tri-Cities. You can see more on their website here.
  2. On Saturdays, these are the only trips available.
  3. Standard BFT fare is $1.25. An Add-Fare of $1 is charged for service on Rt. 170 for service past Benton City. Some drivers will enforce this, while some won't.
  4. This trip starts in Zillah. *Does not stop in Prosser.
  5. The Yakima-Prosser Connector and the Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter stop on the street on the west side of the transit center, facing the clock tower.
  6. The Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter stop is at the end of E 10th Ave (at the small traffic circle with the tree in the middle near the Student Union building), while the Airporter Shuttle stops in front of the CWU Starbucks.
  7. The Airporter Shuttle has service direct to Seattle with stops at Sea-Tac International Airport and King Street Station. If interested in this option instead of disembarking in North Bend, visit the Airporter Shuttle website for the full schedule and fare chart.
  8. Be sure to note that a seat on the Airporter Shuttle may not be available without a paid reservation 12 hours in advance (24 hours for those with ADA requirements.) Also note that the bus will not stop at CWU Starbucks unless a there is a passenger traveling to/being picked up there.
  9. At these times, you will have to pay King County Metro's one-zone peak fare, which is $2.50 (versus the $2.25 off-peak fare.)
  10. Service between Issaquah and Seattle is also available by taking Sound Transit routes 555/556 and transferring at Bellevue Transit Center to route 550 with service to downtown Seattle via the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.
  11. The total fare will be $24.75 if you use an ORCA card with an E-Purse.
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