Transportation|Student Parking|Directions

Transportation | Metro ORCA Bus Pass

2022-2023 School Year

LWHS students use Metro for bus service to and from school.   

Starting in September, Youth Ride Transit for Free!

Starting September 1, 2022, riders 18 and younger can take transit for free thanks to Move Ahead Washington, a statewide transportation funding package. Click here for more details.

All Youth Will Be Able to Ride Transit for Free

Riders age 13 and older are encouraged to show one of the following to the driver, if they have it:

1. Youth ORCA Card

  • Please “tap” your card when you board. On Sound Transit light rail, please also “tap” when you exit.
  • If you kept the Youth ORCA card issued by your school during the 2021-22 academic year, it will continue to work through June 30, 2023.

2. Current High School or Middle School Student ID

3. Youth who do not have one of these can still ride for free.

In 2023 and beyond, youth will be directed to get a Free Youth Transit Pass that allows them to tap a card—or eventually their smartphone—to access transit across the region for free.


King County Metro bus routes available to the Lake Washington High School community

Students at Lake Washington High School (LWHS) have the option to ride King County Metro to get to and from school each day.

There are six bus routes that serve the LWHS community.

Depending on where you live, you can take one of the following six routes to get to and from school:

Use Trip Finder for times.

*These routes are dedicated bus lines for LWHS students. 

Families and students are encouraged to visit the King County Metro website at bitly.com/KCMetroMaps to view the route maps and schedules. You can also visit the Trip Planner site to find out the exact route and times to use from your home address.

Additional King County Metro Bus Information

Student Parking Permits

2022-2023 School Year
  • Full-Year Parking Fee is $60 (Cash or Check or Credit/Debit card (no American Express accepted)
  • Limited parking spaces available for Students.
  • Seniors receive first priority.  Seniors may purchase passes on Monday, 8/22/22 during Jump-In Day and on Monday 8/29/22 from 9 AM - 1:00 PM
  • All fines/fees paid and paperwork in order to purchase.
  • Parking spaces are NOT assigned, the lot is open.  The number on your parking pass does not designate a specific spot. 
  • Remaining passes available will be distributed through a lottery for Juniors
  • We will send email & social media of availability if there are available passes on Monday 8/29 at 4:00pm  
    • We will be accepting completed applications starting Tuesday 8/30 until Thursday 9/1 @ 3:00pm for the lottery. 
  • Click here to download the application.

Driving Directions

Driving directions to LWHS
12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033

  • Take I-405 either north or south
  • Take Exit 18 (Kirkland/Redmond Exit)
  • Choose the EAST-REDMOND ramp
  • Go Right at the first stop light (120th)
  • Climb the hill and at the next stop light go straight (cemetery is on the left)
    into the school parking lot (Lee Johnson Drive)

Driving directions to Crestwood Park
1818 6th St., Kirkland, WA 98033

  • Take I-405 either north or south
  • Take Exit 18 (Kirkland/Redmond Exit)
  • Choose West-Kirkland Ramp (The 2nd one)
  • Go down the hill 85th St.
  • Turn Right on 6th St.
  • Turn right onto 5th Pl.
  • Crestwood will be on the right side at the top of hill

Driving directions to Lee Johnson Field
202 3rd St., Kirkland, WA 98033

  • Take I-405 either north or south
  • Take Exit 18 (Kirkland/Redmond Exit)
  • Choose West-Kirkland Ramp (The 2nd one)
  • Go down the hill 85th St.
  • Turn Left onto 3rd St.