get around downtown

get around downtown


Downtown Tacoma is full of options to help you explore our city. Whether you’re walking, biking, catching a bus, or hopping on the light rail, there are easy ways to get around. Need to drive? Check out Lyft and Uber in Tacoma, or read up on the City’s parking options.



From North or South I-5, take exit 133 onto I-705. From I-705, you can get off at S 21st, S 15th, A Street or Stadium Way. Any of those options will bring you into the heart of Downtown Tacoma.


The City of Tacoma offers on and off-street parking options. Click here for parking facilities and on-street parking rules.

Link light rail

The Tacoma Link Light Rail is an easy way to get around Downtown Tacoma. It is offered 365 days a year, runs approximately every 12 minutes, and makes multiple stops between the Tacoma Dome, Stadium, and Hilltop Districts. Fare costs $2 to ride. More information on ORCA transit cards and payment options can be found here. 


With only a 20 minute walk separating one end of downtown from the other, hitting the streets is a great way to get a feel for the area. Check out these walking maps for some of our favorite routes.


Pierce and Sound Transit offer transportation options to and around Downtown Tacoma. Get a full schedule and plan your trip at Pierce Transit or Sound Transit


Biking is an easy way to get around Downtown Tacoma, and there are 15 businessesdowntown that are equipped with bike pumps and locks for you to use. Check out a bike map and hit the road.


Uber and Lyft offer rides in Tacoma for any occasion. For more information about the services they offer and a fare estimate, visit Uber or Lyft