This is a real asset to the city of Seattle! I guess it just operates seasonally, but it?s a great way to beat the summer traffic from west Seattle. Leave your car at home and take the water taxi to downtown! It?s $3 to ride or $1 with a transfer (you?ll get a transfer from the trip) and it only takes 10 minutes ? it beats the heck out of a stinky bus.
Whether commuting or touring, Metro's "taxi" provides the cheapest way to experience Seattle from the water.. In Short Despite the name, the Taxi has more in common with a bus--it's operated by Metro and services West Seattle (from Seacrest Park near Alki Beach) to downtown Seattle (pier 54) for a low fare. While the shuttle was designed for commuters, it's a great opportunity for tourists to get out on the water for a fraction of what tour companies charge. Commuters will like it for the quick commute to downtown--just eight minutes.