Commuting and Parking
Even with three colleges, five specialty training centers, and our district office, getting to your Seattle Colleges destination doesn’t have to be complicated. You just need to know where you want to go. As a visitor, student, or employee of Seattle Colleges, you have several options for getting to your destination college campus, specialty training center, or other site.
Traveling and Commuting
Depending where you live, you have a number of transportation options:
- Drive and/or carpool
- Take public transit – a bus or the train or a combination of the two
- Ride a bike or walk
- Take a water taxi or the ferry
If you choose to drive, you’ll need to know your parking options. Parking regulations differ from campus to campus. Follow the link corresponding to your college campus (or center) for information about parking and related policies.
Follow the links associated with your destination college campus for more information about commuting and parking.
Seattle Colleges District Offices at Siegal Center
Like Seattle Central’s campus, Siegal Center is easily accessible by public transit—including service via light rail and numerous bus lines. If traveling by car, you need to know parking availability is limited, but there are private lots nearby as well as metered street parking.
Refer to Seattle Central’s transportation options.
- Visitor and guest parking
- Parking and commuting information for employees (follow Seattle Central’s information, policies, and procedures)
Seattle Central College
Seattle Central's location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood is easy to reach from most parts of the city. Just minutes from downtown, the campus is easily accessible by public transit—including service via SoundTransit light rail and numerous bus lines such as 9, 11, 49, and 60. If traveling by car, you need to know parking availability on campus is limited, but there are private lots nearby as well as metered street parking.
Discover transportation options serving Seattle Central.
- ORCA public transit pass options for students
- Parking and carpool permits for students
- Bicycle and motorcycle parking for students
- ORCA public transit pass options for employees
- Parking and carpool permits for employees
- Bicycle and motorcycle parking for employees
North Seattle College
North’s campus is near the two major north-south highways, Interstate 5 and Highway 99, just a short drive from downtown and the University of Washington. Five Metro Transit bus routes directly serve the campus, and the nearby Northgate Transit Center is a major transfer hub for Metro, Community Transit, and Sound Transit routes.
Discover transportation options serving North.
Students and Employees
- Carpool options and permits for students and employees
- ORCA public transit pass options for students and employees
- Parking regulations for all
- Parking – interactive parking map
- Parking permits for students and employees
South Seattle College
Discover transportation options serving South.
- Visitor and guest parking – A designated visitor parking lot is located just west of the Robert Smith Building (RSB) at the main campus entrance. Visitors may park for up to 45 minutes for $1.00, using the visitor spaces along the RSB driveway or general parking areas.
Students and Employees
- ORCA public transit pass and carpool options for students
- Parking permits and regulations for students and employees
Additional Transportation Information
- Carpooling & Ride Sharing
- Carpool/Rider Match Service/Vanpool 206.625.4500 or TTY 800.833.6388
- Zimride Ride Sharing
- Public Transportation (Bus and Train)
- King County Metro 206.553.3000 or TDD 206.684.1739
- Sound Transit 206.398.5000 or TDD 888.713.6030
- Community (Snohomish) Transit 425.353.RIDE (7433) or TDD 425.778.2188
- Pierce County Transit 253.581.8000 or TDD 253.582.7951
- Kitsap Transit 1.800.501.RIDE (7433) or TDD 360.377.9874
- Washington State Ferries 206.464.6400 or TDD 1.800.833.6388
- Washington State Department of Transportation 1.866.936.8246 or TDD 206.689.3413