It is time to send the kids back to school. Here’s our plan to make your back to school shopping experience stress free (well, at least the transportation part). Bellevue’s three main shopping districts are all easily accessible by numerous buses from neighborhoods throughout the city.
Crossroads Mall is frequently served by the KC Metro 245 which travels between Kirkland and Factoria as well as the KC Metro B Line traveling between the downtown Bellevue Transit Center and Redmond Town Center, via Overlake. Crossroads is also served by KC Metro routes 226 and 221.
If you are looking to do some shopping in Factoria there are numerous bus options for your trip. The most frequent service is provided on the KC Metro 245 route which travels between downtown Kirkland and Factoria, via Overlake and Crossroads. Other routes serving Factoria are KC Metro routes 240, 241 and 246^.
Bellevue’s biggest shopping destination is downtown. Downtown is home to popular shopping centers like The Bravern and The Bellevue Collection and stores including Sports Authority, Microsoft and Office Depot. Downtown Bellevue also has extensive bus service including the KC Metro 234, 235, 271, B Line and the Sound Transit 550. Other buses traveling through downtown Bellevue are the KC Metro 240, 241, 246 and the Sound Transit 535*, 550, 560 and 566^ Remember, in order to easily transfer between buses including Sound Transit and Metro you will need an ORCA card. For more information about traveling via transit throughout Bellevue email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to carpool into Bellevue instead of riding the bus, there are HOV lanes on SR-405, SR-520 and I-90. There is also a HOV exit ramp off SR-405 at NE 6th,leading into downtown Bellevue. Drivers and back-up drivers of King County Metro vanpools are given personal use allowable mileage. Each group is allowed 40 free miles per month for personal use by primary and/or backup vanpool drivers. This mileage is automatically deducted during the monthly reporting process. Up to 250 miles per month above the allowable commute miles is available for personal use. Drivers must pay for these miles at the stated personal use rate from a current fare schedule. All drivers should enter their name and starting and ending odometer readings in their groups’ notebook or mileage logbook when using the van for personal use.
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^No Saturday or Sunday service
*No Sunday Service