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Easy Access to Major Markets and National and International Travel
Direct Access to the Seattle Area
Burien enjoys direct 15-minute access to Seattle by State Route 509, the major entrance to Seattle's commercial, industrial, and rail district. The Port of Seattle's bulk and container shipping facilities also lie just west of this route. Tacoma is 25 minutes south of Burien along I-5.

A planned extension of State Route 509 will provide a second I-5 connection to Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma.

State Route 518, an extension of the I-405 Seattle by-pass, provides access to Seattle's eastern and southern suburbs. The City is five minutes from I-5 and Sea-Tac International Airport.

Metro, King County's transit service, provides local and express bus service connecting Burien with Seattle, Bellevue, and other cities. The Burien Transit Center includes a park-and-ride lot and direct bus service to downtown Seattle.

Connection Times
  • 5 minutes to Sea-Tac International Airport
  • 15 minutes to downtown Seattle
  • 10 minutes to Boeing Training Facility
  • 12 minutes to Boeing Field
  • 25 minutes to Bellevue
  • 25 minutes to Tacoma
  • 3 hours to Portland
  • 3.5 hours to Vancouver, B.C.
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Activities Within an Hour's Drive
  • Boating
  • Downhill and cross-country skiing
  • Golfing
  • Salmon, trout, and mountain lake fishing
  • Wilderness hiking and mountain climbing


Burien's annual bicycle race
Participants in Burien's annual bicycle race come in all ages and from around the Pacific Northwest.

400 SW 152nd St, Suite 300  /  Burien, WA 98166  /  Ph: (206) 241-4647  /  Fax: (206) 248-5539
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