The main bus stop on campus is on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street (near the University Book Store). Additional Pierce Transit routes stop along Market Street.
The U-PASS covers full bus fare and is valid on Pierce Transit, Metro Transit, Sound Transit and three other Puget Sound regional transit agencies. Learn more about the U-PASS.
Transit service on campus
UW Tacoma is directly served by three transit agencies.
- Pierce Transit serves communities throughout Pierce County, South King County, and Olympia. For route information contact them at 800-562-8109 or www.piercetransit.org.
- Sound Transit provides direct service to downtown Seattle, UW Seattle, Puyallup and Lakewood. For route information contact them at 800-889-6368 or www.soundtransit.org.
- Intercity Transit runs express service between Tacoma and Downtown Olympia. Currently, Intercity Transit does NOT accept the U-PASS as a form of payment. For more information about Intercity Transit service and the U-PASS program please click here.
Resources for taking Transit
- Trip Planner
Find out which bus can get you to your destination (covers Pierce, Metro and Sound Transit routes)
GPS service can tell you when to expect the next bus.
- Pierce Transit Park andUWNetID login Ride locations