Tukwila is a city in King County in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.

Get inEdit

Map of Tukwila

By planeEdit

Main article: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

By trainEdit

  • 2 Tukwila station, 7301 Longacres Way. The Amtrak Cascades runs four trains daily between Seattle and Portland, which stops in Tukwila. The Amtrak Coast Starlight train runs the same route as the Cascades between Seattle and Eugene but does not stop in Tukwila. The Sounder commuter train also stops at Tukwila station on its way between Seattle King Street Station and Lakewood. The station is an unmanned platform.    
  • 3 Central Link (Sound Transit), Tukwila International Boulevard station, 15426 35th Avenue S. Central Link light rail transit services Tukwila, with a stop at Tukwila International Boulevard station.

By carEdit

Interstate 5 (I-5) is the major north-south roadway and continues north to Seattle. Interstate 405 (I-405) meets I-5, bypassing Seattle City Centre by travelling through Bellevue.

By busEdit

The bus transit center is at the eastside of the mall along Andover Park W in opposite directions from its intersection with Baker Blvd/mall entrance and along Baker Blvd (Rt #905) in front of an Acura car dealership. Check schedules as to where your stop is at:

  • Rapid Ride 'A' Line Tukwila International Blvd Station to Federal Way via Des Moines along SR-99.
  • Rapid Ride 'F' Line Burien to Renton via Tukwila International Blvd Station, Southcenter Mall, Tukwila Sounder Station
  • Route 124 Goes up to Georgetown (neighborhood) along SR-99 (International Blvd, E Marginal Way) from Tukwila International Blvd Station. Continues to Downtown Seattle along Airport Way S from Georgetown. Quicker to take the Link Light Rail if going to downtown Seattle.
  • Route 128 West Seattle to Southcenter via White Center, Tukwila International Blvd Station
  • Route 150 Downtown Seattle to Kent via Tukwila and Southcenter Mall along I-5, Interurban, Andover Park W and West Valley Hwy (SR-181). Main bus line through Kent Valley.
  • Route 156 Highline Community College in Des Moines to Southcenter via Airport Link Light Rail Station
  • DART 906 Connects Southcenter Mall to SE 177th & 140th Ave SE in the Fairwood (residential) neighborhood.
  • South Side Express, +1 206 571-9588. Hotel Pick up times Daily 10AM-6PM. Operates free shuttle connections from certain hotels in SeaTac (near airport) to Westfield Southcenter Mall.
  • Wheatland Express, (bus stop) Westfield Southcenter by Nordstroms, +1 509 334-2200, toll-free: +1-800-334-2207. Every Friday, the Weekend Express takes you from Pullman (where Washington State University is at), Ellensburg (Central Washington University) and Moscow (University of Idaho) to Seattle, and the other way around every Sunday. A special service is also deployed during the holiday season. Journeys take more than 6 hours. Next local stop is at Factoria Square Mall by Novilhos Brazilian Restaurant. $99.00 one way (weekend express), $210.00 one way (vacation service).
  • Greyhound, Amtrak (Coast Starlight & Empire Builder) and most other ground transport services to Vancouver BC, Portland, Bellingham, Eastern Washington and other parts of the state are available in Downtown Seattle and at the airport.

Get aroundEdit




  • 1 Westfield Southcenter (formerly Southcenter Mall) (near the I-5/I-405 interchange; take exit 153 (I-5 northbound), exit 154B (I-5 southbound), or Southcenter Blvd (I-405 southbound)), +1 206-246-0423. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-7PM. the largest shopping center in Washington and the Pacific Northwest, with over 200 shops and services. There is also a foreign exchange booth by CXI inside the mall too. There are other smaller strip malls & free standing establishments radiating north-south along Southcenter Pkwy from S Strandler (at SW corner of mall parking lot) to S 180th; and south along Andover Park W which parallels Southcenter Pkwy from next to the mall down through S 180th.    




Being near to the airport the hotels surrounding Westfield Southcenter may offer shuttle connections from the airport terminal to their property surrounding Southcenter. Ask:


  • 2 Tukwila Post Office (US Postal Service (USPS)), 225 Andover Park W (Small brick building between Firestone Auto Repair and Key Bank towards SE part of mall grounds.), +1 206 244-9592, toll-free: +1 800 275-8777. M-F 8:30AM-6PM; Sa 8:30-3PM. Serves zip codes 98168 and 98188. A convenient place to mail gifts to someone or mail your purchases back home after shopping.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Tukwila
VancouverSeattle  N   S  SeaTacPortland
BellevueRenton  N   S  becomes  
EverettSeattle  N   S  SeaTacTacoma
BurienSeaTac  W   E  becomes  
VancouverSeattle  N   S  TacomaPortland

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