Short commute times are one of Lynnwood's main strengths. The city is positioned at the northern junction of Interstate 405 and Interstate 5. As these are the two main north-south freeways in the whole metropolitan area, locals have quick access to all major points of interest in the Sound. Getting on I-5 will enable you to get to Downtown Seattle in less than 25 minutes, while the I-405 can take you to Bellevue in less than half an hour.
Fortunately, you can quickly get around the whole metropolitan area even if you don't own a car. The city's public transportation is provided by two major transit authorities, with bus service being mostly concentrated at hubs like Edmonds College, Ash Way Park and Ride, and Lynnwood Transit Center (LTC). Community Transit operates all local routes, while Sound Transit is responsible for all-day express services. These routes include quick, 28-minute trips to Downtown Bellevue and 33-minute trips to Downtown Seattle. Sound Transit will also begin to operate Link light rail service to LTC in 2024, which will connect it to the capital's center, Bellevue and Redmond. There are also plans to extend the light rail north to Downtown Everett, though this won't happen until 2036.