Kenmore-Kirkland Community Van

  Community Van - 6-passenger van

Request a Trip

The Community Van program provides 6-passenger and 12-passenger vans for pre-scheduled rides -- either one-time or recurring -- involving a minimum of two passengers plus a volunteer driver. Trip destinations can be anywhere within a two-hour drive of Kirkland and can occur during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. This is a way for community members to plan customized trips when bus service can't meet their needs. Take advantage of Community Van for trips to the airport, appointments, errands, and outings! Also please consider signing up to be a volunteer driver.

View the 40-second Community Van marketing video.

View the 3-minute "Getting Started" video for Community Van drivers.

How it works?

  • Request a trip a minimum of 4 business days in advance if you are requesting to be driven by a volunteer driver (their availability and willingness is not guaranteed) or 2 days in advance if you are providing your own approved Community Van driver. We can sometimes accommodate last-minute requests.

  • Valid trips using vehicles in the Kirkland-Kenmore Community Van program must have a passenger pickup location (trip origin) and/or a passenger drop-off location (trip destination) that is within the boundaries of the cities of Kirkland or Kenmore. For other cities that are also operating Community Van programs, see King County's Community Van webpage. 

  • Each passenger pays a Metro bus fare ($2.75) for the round trip. The driver travels for free as do people age 18 and under.
  • Our two 6-passenger minivans are wheelchair accessible. Our 12-passenger van does not accommodate a wheelchair.

How to pay?

Fares are round-trip and are priced at $2.75 per standard adult passenger. Metro Transit Fares and ORCA Information 

  1. Use the Transit Go App on your phone.
  2. Use an ORCA Card if you have a monthly or annual pass on it. (An ORCA card loaded with e-purse value is not a valid payment method for a Community Van trip.)
  • Adult monthly pass ($99/month, based on a $2.75 fare).
  • Regional Reduced Fare (RRFP) monthly pass for seniors or disabled riders ($36.00/month, based on a $1.00 fare).
  • LIFT Monthly Pass for low-income riders ($54/month, based on a $1.50 fare).

3. Use a King County Human Services bus ticket.

Community Van - 12-passenger van

Frequently asked questions

Do you have to be a Kenmore or Kirkland resident to utilize the vehicles? What about people in other cities?

You do not have to be a resident of Kenmore or Kirkland to become an approved driver of the vehicles in the Kenmore-Kirkland Community Van program. Each time you use one of the vehicles, however, it needs to be for the purpose of transporting passengers to, from, or within Kenmore or Kirkland. King County Metro operates the Community Van program in certain other cities too.

Can I use the vehicles for an overnight trip?

You cannot use the vehicle for an overnight trip. In other words, the vehicle cannot be parked overnight anywhere other than its official staging location. If your approved use of the vehicle requires you to return it to its staging location past midnight, that is a different matter and is acceptable.