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Seattle’s Night Owl Buses

After most transit service ends around midnight and 1 am, Night Owl buses provide essential service between 1 and 5 am nightly.

Overview of Night Owl services

Diagram of Seattle's Night Owl Services

¤ indicates suburban route not shown on city map.

All Night routes

These routes operate approximately hourly overnight to provide 24-hour service.

  • 3 - Central District, Downtown Seattle
  • 7 - Rainier Beach, Downtown Seattle
  • 36 - Othello, Beacon Hill, Downtown Seattle
  • 44 - UW Medical Center, Wallingford, Ballard
  • 48 - Mount Baker, Central District, U District
  • 49 - U District, Capitol Hill, Downtown Seattle
  • 70 - U District, Eastlake, Downtown Seattle
  • A Line ¤ - Tukwila Intl Blvd Station, Federal Way
  • C Line - Westwood Village, West Seattle, Downtown Seattle, South Lake Union
  • D Line - Crown Hill, Ballard, Downtown Seattle
  • E Line - Shoreline, Green Lake, Downtown Seattle
  • H Line (Saturday-Sunday only) - Burien, Westwood Village, Delridge, Downtown Seattle

Late Night routes

These routes operate extra service until 2-3 am with a two-hour gap overnight.

  • 40 - Northgate, Ballard, Downtown Seattle
  • 65 - Jackson Park, Lake City, Wedgwood, U District
  • 67 - Northgate, Roosevelt, U District
  • 124 - Sea-Tac Airport, Georgetown, Downtown Seattle
  • 160 ¤ - Kent, Auburn
  • 161 ¤ - Kent, Sea-Tac Airport, Burien
  • 574 ¤ (Northbound only) - Lakewood, Tacoma, Federal Way, Sea-Tac Airport
  • H Line (Monday-Friday only) - Burien, Westwood Village, Delridge, Downtown Seattle

Night Stop Service for Safety and Convenience

Between 8 pm and 5 am, you may request the driver to exit the bus at any point along the route, even if it is not a bus stop. Ask your driver at least a block before your stop. The driver will decide whether your stop can be made safely. Drivers can only pick you up at bus stops.

Learn more at King County Metro’s website.

Get It

This new layer is available for selection in the web map/app and as a PDF.


Special thanks to Commute Seattle for sponsoring the creation of this new layer and the update to the Night Owl mini map.


These maps feature transit service effective from September 2, 2023.

Seattle Changes

  • Update current list of suspended routes
  • Reduced frequency of routes 20 and 50

Get It

This version is available in the web map/app and as a PDF.


These maps feature transit service effective from March 18, 2023.

Seattle Changes

  • Route 120 becomes the RapidRide H Line (downtown Seattle-Delridge-White Center-Burien)
  • new Metro Flex Othello and Rainier Beach/Skyway zones
  • remove 511
  • correct 50 to use Lander St in SODO and frequency east of SODO
  • update downtown RapidRide stops
  • remove pilot ferry service
  • add streets and points of interest
  • edits for clarity and style consistency

Eastside Changes

  • new Metro Flex Juanita and Sammamish zones
  • Houghton Park & Ride removed due to closure
  • clarified that only route 342 uses the NE 70th St/I-405 (Houghton) Freeway Station
  • added missing freeway station in Woodinville
  • added NE 80th St pedestrian crossing of I-405

Get It

This version is available in the web map/app and as a PDF.

The Eastside map can be viewed on a separate page. Future plans will integrate it seamlessly with the Seattle map.