The City of Renton is a great place for visitors to the Puget Sound region to stay because of our central location, first-rate accommodations, and abundant transportation connections. Renton is situated in the center of the regional transportation interchange connecting State Routes 167, 169, 515, and 900 to Interstates 5, 405 and 90. I-405 and State Routes 167, 169, 515 and 900 all intersect in Renton. The cities of Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue are within a short driving distance. A convenient location and reasonably priced accommodations make Renton a terrific place for business and pleasure travelers.
Public Transportation is a good option for visitors to Renton with regional and local buses, commuter trains, and Amtrak service available. In 1996, Renton became the first city in King County to participate in Metro's suburban, hub-based transit system. The service makes it easier to make both regional and local suburban bus connections and provides significant additional service to Renton. A downtown transit center and 150-space park and ride were completed in 2001, providing a central hub for bus activity. Both Metro and Sound Transit ST Express busses provide frequent and convenient connections from Renton to Seattle, Bellevue, South King County, and beyond. Locally, Renton's shuttle service, RUSH (Renton Urban SHuttle), transports commuters from downtown Renton to the City's major employment sites.
Commuter Rail & Trains
Sounder Commuter Rail offers commuter rail service between Tacoma and downtown Seattle with stops in Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, and Tukwila/Renton. Amtrak offers service via the Tukwila train depot. Adjacent to the Renton City limits, this stop provides daily trains to Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Portland, and Eugene, OR. It also provides an easy connection to additional trains at Seattle's King Street Station.
There are several rental car companies located in Renton, plus numerous others at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Renton-based Shuttle Express also offers transportation throughout the region to and from the airport.
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