How do the bus routes work at Overlake?

Overlake provides four home:school / school:home routes. The routes are 520 Corridor (including Montlake), South Bellevue (including Lakemont and Mercer Island), Sammamish, and Kirkland. We have three zero period routes servicing the same areas, as well as three activity buses.

Why doesn’t Overlake offer more routes?

Overlake draws students from large geographical areas. We attempt to provide bus stops at central locations to accommodate the maximum number of students within this large area.

If I sign up for bus service that includes PM transportation, is my student allowed to ride the PM activity buses?

Yes, any student enrolled in PM transportation can ride the activity bus home as needed. However, please note, Upper School sports practices usually extend beyond the 4:55 PM activity bus departure time.

Do I have to sign up my student for zero period routes separately?

Yes. The zero period buses have limited capacity. Therefore, we need to be sure there is room for those who sign up for this service. You need to specifically request zero period transportation and certify your student is enrolled in a zero period class if you plan to use it. There is no additional charge for this service.

What time do the activity buses leave?

The activity buses leave at 4:55 PM. When after school activities are cancelled, there are no activity runs. Check the transportation calendar or contact the transportation coordinator with specific questions.

Why do the activity bus runs leave before US practices are finished?

The activity runs are mainly used by MS students. Many of the US practices don’t end until 6:00 or 6:30 PM, when traffic is lighter. In addition, many of the US students drive to and from school. Because of these reasons, it is not economically feasible at this time for us to provide a later activity bus.

When can I register my student for transportation?

Bus enrollment begins in early August for the next school year. However, a parent can sign their student up for bus service at any time during the school year, as long as space permits. Fill out the online enrollment form. Your student’s account will be charged appropriately.

Parent Resources

to view bus service details and fees, download the transportation calendar, and register your student for transportation.



Bill Neil
Director of Transportation 

425-868-6191 x477