We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Federal Way to Monroe

Which Federal Way hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Auburn, wa
posts: 1
Federal Way to Monroe

To arrive in Monroe by 9 Am on Friday morning is it better to drive 167 to 405 or I5 to 405

4 replies to this topic
Green Valley...
Destination Expert
for Yellowstone National Park, Seattle
posts: 16,765
reviews: 45
1. Re: Federal Way to Monroe

One person or more? If more, HOV lanes available on all routes, I believe including 167. Google Maps says about one hour any of three or four routes, don't know if that includes rush hour. I'd tend to stick with the freeways. Check the web for Seattle Area Traffic just before you leave and decide your route then.

For example: wsdot.com/traffic/seattle/flowmaps/south.aspx

Edited: 10:37 pm, November 01, 2012
Green Valley...
Destination Expert
for Yellowstone National Park, Seattle
posts: 16,765
reviews: 45
2. Re: Federal Way to Monroe

Interesting website follows; does not apparently go as far as Monroe, but you might research the site further. wsdot.com/traffic/…default.aspx

Covington...
posts: 4
3. Re: Federal Way to Monroe

You might consider 18 to I-90, then through Preston, carnation, Duvall road. No traffic that route.

western WA
Destination Expert
for Seattle, Outdoors / Adventure Travel, Family Travel
posts: 8,631
reviews: 14
4. Re: Federal Way to Monroe

I think this poster has already made the trip.

Going north on 405 to 522 is counter rush hour once you're past Bellevue and much faster. Getting to Bellevue? Faster than 18, especially if you have a passenger and can take the HOV lane.

The road through Carnation is pretty and more relaxing than the freeway, but if you want to make it as short a trip as possible I wouldn't go that way.

Reply to: Federal Way to Monroe
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted
Get answers to your questions about Federal Way