Tri-Cities to Yakima to Seattle
From Epic Transit Journeys
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
|Yakima Transit Center||Yakima(5)||6:10(4)||10:03||4:08||8:36|
Bellair Charters Airporter Shuttle(7)(8)
|Factory Outlet Stores||North Bend||7:45||10:45||1:45||4:45||7:45|
King Country Metro Rt. 209
|Issaquah Transit Center||Issaquah||9:17(9)||12:20||3:43||5:38(9)|
Sound Transit Rt. 554(10)
|Monday-Friday. (Schedules change on weekends and/or service may not be available).||Total Time = 9 hours and 26 minutes||Total Fare = $27 (11)|
- 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.
- On Saturdays, these are the only trips available.
- 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.
- This trip starts in Zillah. *Does not stop in Prosser.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- The total fare will be $24.75 if you use an ORCA card with an E-Purse.