Commute from Bellevue to Seattle

Microsoft civil411
Aug 17, 2018 10 Comments

Hi, I’m considering switching to Amazon. Can you please share how long your drive takes typically from/ to Bellevue to/ from Seattle? Is it easy to use the Amazon shuttle or do you prefer driving or public transportation? My Uber drivers I took for the interview warned me about the Mercer mess and that it may take 90 minutes. However the ride itself was only 30 minutes at 8:30 am and 3:30 pm back home.


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Facebook public
    1 hour to Mercer, 30 minutes to go 100 yards on mercer. Seattle is so crazy.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon E8rb4dhu
    30 minutes to downtown Seattle from Bellevue Downtime around 8:00am. Seattle to Bellevue is about 30 minutes before 4:00pm, about 1.5 hours once you hit traffic. This is using public transit.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Microsoft MacroMSFT
    I wouldn’t want to do that commute. 520 going west is a parking lot in the morning. If you wanna work at Amazon I’d move into the city. Closer to work and more stuff to do than Bellevue imo
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon / QA Gzi31
    It’s between 20-30 minutes using HOV Lane on 520 from Bellevue Downtown to Amelia building. Going back is usually 20 mins
    Aug 17, 2018 3
    • Microsoft civil411
      Thank what times do you go usually? Do you carpool or use public transportation?
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Amazon / QA Gzi31
      Use Vanpool with most time 3 people at least. Morning 9:00 and evening after 6
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Amazon mahasan
      550 is ok but can be late. My avg commute is 40 min using bus. With scoop is 25m
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Microsoft civil411
    Thanks everyone. Looks like it is not so bad. Anyone taking the Amazon shuttle? The shuttle stops are close to my house.
    Aug 17, 2018 2
    • New / Mktg

      New Mktg

      The Amazon shuttles are crammed with people. If you're used to that type of commute it's not so bad, but if you're expecting a reasonable amount of space, stay away.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Deloitte / Data Dataqi
      Don't you have to make reservations, how does it get crammed? Are people riding standing?
      Aug 23