One in four fans who saw the Seattle Kraken during their inaugural season chose transit to get to the Seattle Center.

As the Kraken prepare to take the ice for its second season, King County Metro reminds you that you have a ticket to ride transit to Climate Pledge Arena. Fans can cheer on Philipp Grubauer in goal, watch Matty Beniers lead the rush, and high-five Buoy, the new Kraken mascot, without having to worry about driving and parking.

The Kraken will continue to provide fans with digital tickets for transit. The Kraken is again providing free transit  via the Kraken + Climate Pledge Arena app as part of both season ticket packages and single-game tickets.

The passes can be used throughout your entire journey—across buses, light rail, the Seattle Center Monorail, and other transit. Bytemark, which makes apps for paying transit fares, integrated transit tickets into the Seattle Kraken mobile app.

The program has been a success for not only the Kraken, but for the Seattle Storm in their return to the Seattle Center. Almost one-quarter of the fans who went to Climate Pledge to watch NHL and WNBA action arrived there using transit!

For other events—such as concerts and other events, free transit is not included as part of your ticket and it’s quickest to pay with your ORCA card or a Transit GO Ticket.

To make your trip to Climate Pledge Arena run smoothly, here are some tips:

  1. Plan your trip in advance. Visit Trip Planner (, check out the Trip Planner app, or use a third-party app like “One Bus Away” or Google Maps (using transit mode). Another way to find the best routes is by calling Metro Customer Service at 206-553-3000 weekdays, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Press 1 for an interpreter.
  2. If you’re traveling from downtown Seattle to Climate Pledge Arena, here are some great travel options:
  • Catch the bus at Third Avenue and Pike Street near the Ross. Ride either Route 3 or 4 to Fifth Avenue and Broad Street. After the game, you can head downtown for entertainment or other travel connections by boarding Route 3 or 4 at Fifth Ave and Broad St. (Outside of MoPOP) and riding on Third Avenue  to downtown.
  • Routes 1,28 and the RapidRide D Line are also very close to the arena.
  • The Seattle Center Monorailis another way to move between downtown Seattle and Climate Pledge Arena. Link light rail riders can make an easy transfer to the Seattle Monorail at Westlake Station. Your ORCA card is also good on the Monorail!

And don’t forget, fans 18 and younger can ride transit (bus, light rail, water taxi and the state ferry) for free!

To keep things moving, have your payment method ready each time you board.

We hope you enjoy the second year of ice action at Climate Pledge Arena and skipping traffic by taking transit!