Bruce Englehardt contributed to this post.
The shuttle service for Friday’s 6 pm game against the #7 Stanford Cardinal will be significantly different from the Metro-operated shuttles that serve Saturday Husky games. First, they won’t be operated by Metro, which is busy using its whole fleet and workforce covering its regular routes. Second, there will be only six places served by park & ride shuttles, which will be different from the locations served by the Saturday Metro game day shuttles. Third, you have to make a reservation for the shuttle by midnight Thursday.
Shuttles are available at:
East – Bellevue College – starting at 2pm
East – Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Rd, Redmond – starting at 2pm
North – Northwest Outpatient Medical Center, 10330 Meridian Ave N, Seattle – starting at 2:30pm
North – Shoreline Community College – starting at 2:30pm
Southwest – Highline College – starting at 2pm
South – Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave S, Federal Way – starting at 2pm
Post-game pick-up locations are different from drop-off locations.
Several Metro buses serving the UW campus will be re-routed from 2 pm on during game day. However, there will be a free shuttle circling between Campus Parkway and UW Station throughout the afternoon and evening, coming every 7-8 minutes. Check all Metro re-routes here.
The best way to ride in style to the game is Link Light Rail, which drops you off right in front of Husky Stadium. Capacity and service will be amped up Friday, and it will be the first Husky football game for which you can ride from Angle Lake Station. Taking 6 minutes from Westlake and 13 minutes from the International District, while coming every 6-10 minutes, light rail is both the most frequent and fastest way to get to Husky Stadium. Most trains will be three cars Friday. Board the third (rear) car for the most spacious ride.
A note on fares (excluding the privately-run shuttles): Metro paper transfers are not accepted on light rail, and light rail paper tickets are not accepted on Metro or ST Express buses. To get transfer credit, you have to get the ORCA card. (If you already have a Husky Card with a U-Pass on it, you are good to go.) The $5 ORCA card fee will be paid off within two transfers, so you may as well get one and start using it. ORCA vending machines are located at every light rail and Sounder train station, as well as at a number of grocery stores and transfer centers. Using the ORCA card will automatically get you the lowest fare for your trip, as long as you remember to tap on and tap off.