Local Transit Options

Resources for public and alternate transportation options in Issaquah Highlands

Buses

BUSES

Carpool/vanpool

CAR/VANPOOL

Bike Routes

BIKE ROUTES

Work from home

WORK AT HOME

Buses

Buses

All stop or originate at the IH P&R. Times are estimate; see schedules for specific stop-times. Buses serve the commuter, student, senior, and shopper.

Metro Local Freebie 200

Swedish Hospital to City Hall, in a circle around north Issaquah
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Read our coverage of Route 200 in Connections.

Metro Commuter 218

IH P & R to Downtown Seattle (4th and Pike, 8th and Olive)
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Metro Route 628

North Bend, Snoqualmie, IH P & R
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Note: Reservations are required for pick-up on Park Drive, at Blakely Hall or Swedish. Call Hopelink at 855-233-6043 or reserve online.
Read about riding Route 628 from the perspective of an Issaquah Highlands resident in Connnections.

Sound Transit 554

Sammamish, IH P & R, Downtown Issaquah, Downtown Seattle (5th and Jackson, 4th and Lenora)
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Sound Transit 555

IH P & R, UW, Northgate. Also see Sound Transit 556 below. 
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Sound Transit 556

IH P & R, UW, Northgate. Also see Sound Transit 555 above. 
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Helpful Resources:

Orca Card information
OneBusAway for Puget Sound App

Carpool/vanpool

Car/Vanpool

Vanpool

Sharing commuting cost between 5+ riders in a Metro Vanpool is a great deal! And while you are saving money, let your driver chauffer you while you read, do a few emails, or simply enjoy the company of your ride-buddies. Vanpools are usually made up of people who all work at the same place.

Start a Vanpool: See kingcounty.gov/metrovans. Vanpool drivers go through a vetting/qualification process and take online training before being approved. Drivers are the group leader, with the help of a designated rider/bookkeeper. Drivers clean and make sure the van is maintained. Personal use of van is strictly limited.

Join a Vanpool:  Riders simply fill out a detailed, online application at rideshareonline.com. A completed application provides a log in to the site. Riders find drivers by entering their trip details and then sorting through a list of drivers’ trip schedules that have matching locations. For Bellevue vanpool information, see chooseyourwaybellevue.org.

Carpool

Find a Carpool: After filling out the application at rideshareonline.com, log in and enter your trip details. A map shows others whose trips are similar to yours. It’s up to you to find the best match. If you want to ride, send a “driver” a request. There does not appear to be any vetting of drivers/passengers. For carpool to Bellevue information, visit chooseyourwaybellevue.org.

Take HOV: HOV lanes require 2+ riders except I-405 which requires a flex-pass and during weekday peak hours, it requires 3+ riders to use the lanes free of charge.

School-pool

School-pooling is just starting in Issaquah. It’s a way to help share rides with other families at your children’s schools through a free, secure, ride-match service. See rideshareonline.com for more information. To get involved, email salmonfriendlytrips@issaquahwa.gov.

Bike Routes

Bike Routes

To Microsoft, Redmond Campus:

15.5 miles (15 miles of that on trail), elevation 354 ft. up, 820 ft. down.
See approximate route

To Downtown Bellevue:

14 miles (4 miles of that on trail) elevation 500 ft. up, 950 ft. down.
See approximate route

To Downtown Seattle:

20.5 miles, (12 miles of that on trail), elevation 132 ft. up, 1736 ft. down.
See approximate route

Helpful Resources:

Seattle Bike Blog
Choose Your Way Bellevue
Washington Bikes
Cascade Bicycle Club
Tips for combining bike and bus trips
Local Issaquah Bike Routes
Issaquah Highlands Trails & Bike Routes

Work from home

Work at Home

Did you know Highlands Fiber Network (HFN) is one of the fastest networks in the nation?  And that Issaquah Highlands provides home business districts? High speed internet and a business-friendly community creates opportunities to work at home.

Helpful Resources:

Highlands Fiber Network
Issaquah Highlands Home Business Application Guidelines