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Getting Around Tumwater

Getting Around 

Tumwater is committed to finding transportation solutions that are healthy for people and the environment. Roads are expensive to build and maintain. Help reduce congestion on our local roads by using public transportation, carpooling, or walking or bicycling on our connecting system of trails.

Transportation Alternatives—walk, bike, telecommute and more...

Thurston Here to There offers transportation alternatives for Tumwater and the Thurston County region. Using alternatives can reduce personal transportation costs and help lessen the congestion on local roads. This resource, developed by Thurston Regional Planning Council, has tips, maps, and suggested route information for residents and visitors, for both beginners and pros.

Intercity Transit is Thurston County’s public transit service provider.

By Bus

Use Intercity Transit trip planner to find bus routes and schedules.


A door-to-door, shared-ride public transportation service for people with disabilities that prevent them from using our regular bus service. Service available for qualified individuals, where and when regular buses operate.

By Train

Daily service from the Lacey Centennial Station to the metropolitan centers of Portland and Seattle with connections beyond. Passenger trains are operated by Amtrak.

Park & Ride

 Find locations to park and commute on the Intercity Transit website, or  call (360) 786-1881, toll free 1-800-287-6348 or TTY 360-943-5211. 


 Maps and bicycling information available through the Thurston Regional Planning Council’s website. Online maps and pick-up locations are available on their website.

Learn more about incentive programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled around the City through the Commute Trip Reduction Program.

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