Bellevue to Seattle via SR 520

Travel times as of 8:40 AM Saturday, October 25, 2014

State
Route/
Interstate
Route DescriptionDistance
(miles)
Average
Travel Time
Current
Travel Time
Via
HOV
(min.)
I-405SR 520
I-5
Bellevue to Seattle9.73111111
Bellevue to Seattle SR 520 map

Route Description

The route extends 10.2 miles between NE 8th St. on I-405 in Bellevue to SR 520 and the University St. exit on I-5 in downtown Seattle.

Alternative Routes

Other routes include using the I-90 bridges from Bellevue to Seattle. View the Express Lane schedules for I-5 and the I-90 bridge.

Travel Times

View today's average and current travel times for this and other Seattle Area commutes.

Weekends are generally less congested. Average travel time is typically the same as a trip taken on a weekday during non-peak hours.

Plan Your Commute

Use WSDOT's 95% Reliable Travel Times commute calculator. This feature accesses travel time data to provide a reasonable approximation of the "worst case" travel time scenario during weekdays. It's easy to use. Enter:

  • Where you are starting from,
  • Where you are going,
  • What time you need to get there.

The calculator will show you how long it will take to make the trip and when you will need to leave to arrive at your destination on time.

We also recommend using archived traffic maps if you are planning a future trip. By viewing a number of archived maps, you can develop a feel for the variety of traffic conditions you might encounter.

Traffic Relief

WSDOT is working to improve safety and decrease congestion on SR 520. For details, view SR 520 project status. As roads are improved, you may experience increases in commute times due to the construction.