Seattle is bike-friendly! If you brought your own bike, check out the nearly 20-mile Burke-Gilman Trail that runs from Northeast to West along the west side of Lake Washington along the ship canal through the heart of Fremont. Didn’t bring your bike? Don’t worry. LimeBikes and Jump bikes are scattered all over the streets of Fremont. Download the apps and pick-up the closest bike. Cost for a non-electric LimeBike is $1 for 30 minutes. Electric Lime-Es and Jump bikes run $1 to unlock and $0.10/minute from there. Don’t forget to bring a helmet though, per Seattle law!!
If you’re coming to Fremont from downtown, take bus routes 5, 26x, 28x, 40 or 62. Coming from the North End? Look for the 5, 26x or the 62. If Upper Fremont is your destination, and you’re coming from Ballard or the U-District, look for Bus 44. Buses 31/32 will get you to Fremont businesses on the south side of the Ship Canal and downtown Fremont from Magnolia/Queen Anne, or the U-District. See a local system map on our Walking Guide to Fremont.
Not sure where a bus stop is? Download One Bus Away and find stops and schedules. There’s also Trip Planner for a more detailed schedule through King County Metro. Or let Chamber Member Google guide you with its transit options on Google Maps.
Traveling by car? Take Aurora Avenue north from downtown for the most direct route into Fremont. If you’re traveling via I5, Take exit 167 to Mercer Street west to Aurora Ave N and continue north to Fremont. For better directions into the Center of The Universe, let Chamber Member Google guide you with Google Maps.
Find parking fast with Chamber Member U-Park’s parking lots:
Parking in Seattle can be tricky! We always recommend looking into public transportation but if you do choose to drive into Fremont, download the PayByPhone app and enter the five-digit number on the green sign and you’ll be set – cash free! If you pay with the meter, make sure to get your sticker and put it on the correct window! Parkopedia is also a great option for comparing lots to find the cheapest garages in Fremont.