Right out of the gate, your day at the races is better when it starts with Sound Transit. Instead of ponying up for gas and parking, just take Sound Transit to Emerald Downs.

First, take Sound Transit buses or trains to Auburn Station.

Sounder Trains
Weekend races. For an afternoon at the track watching live racing:

Special weekend service runs on select weekends in late morning from Lakewood, South Tacoma, Puyallup and Sumner to Auburn Station. 2018 scheduled dates:

May 6 • May 20 • May 26 • May 27 • June 3 • June 17 • July 1 • July 8 • July 22 • August 5 • September 9

Return trips run mid-afternoon, leaving Seattle after the Mariners game ends. An announcement will be made and information will be provided on the track’s monitors giving the exact departure time for the shuttle.

Weekday races:

Try taking the new Sounder mid-day trip.

For simulcast racing fans and those who like to get there early:

Weekday commuter trains run 10 round trips Monday through Friday during early morning and late afternoon ‘rush hours’ with Auburn Station service to and from Lakewood, South Tacoma, Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Kent, Tukwila and Seattle. Click here for schedule.

ST Express 578
Service to and from downtown Seattle, Federal Way, Sumner and Puyallup runs all day, seven days a week. Click here for schedule.

ST Express 566
Service to and from Renton and Kent runs all day on weekdays only. Click here for schedule.


Free Pony Express shuttle
From Auburn Station, catch Emerald Downs free Pony Express shuttle service to the racetrack.

See Schedule for complete details.



NOTE: on Sundays from June to September when the Auburn Farmers Market takes place at Auburn Station, catch the Pony Express shuttle at the bus stop on A Street Southwest between First Street Southwest and Second Street Southwest, just east of the station.

Pony Express map

Plan a trip, schedules, real time arrivals and more info at