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BellHop Your Free Ride to Explore Bellevue

Introducing BellHop, Bellevue's first 100% electric, on-demand, and free shuttle service. In partnership with Circuit, Amazon, and City of Bellevue. Getting around town is now easier and greener as a shared experience with other BellHop riders. Simply download the Circuit app, request a ride, and a sustainable shuttle will whisk you away to downtown attractions, Old Main restaurants, Spring District market pop-ups, and so much more!

 


Why BellHop?

Wave goodbye to transportation headaches and say hello to a greener, more connected Bellevue with BellHop. Whether you're here for business or leisure, BellHop is your key to unlocking an unforgettable Bellevue experience.

How it Works

Requesting a BellHop ride is as easy as 1-2-3. Download the Circuit app, hail a ride, and our driver will confirm they're on the way. Please expect wait times up to 10 minutes, as our BellHop drivers pick up and drop off other passengers along the way. Enjoy your free ride anywhere within our service area.

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Exploring Bellevue Made Simple

Exploring Bellevue Made Simple With Bellhop, traversing the last mile in Bellevue is a breeze. We serve an extensive service area within approximately 6 square miles, ensuring no hotspot is out of your reach. The enchanting Bellevue Botanical Gardens, the serene Meydenbauer Bay Park, or the bustling Meydenbauer Center - all are just a comfortable Bellhop ride away. Uncover the Bellevue experiences waiting for you within our service area.

BellHop Service Area | Bellevue

 

BellHop General Hours 

Sun-Thur, 9 AM – 9 PM

Fri-Sat, 10 AM – 10 PM

BellHop Early Service Hours 

Mon-Thurs, 7:30 AM – 9 AM 

Fridays, 7:30 AM – 10 AM 

The BellHop service is expanding to include a new weekday, on-demand morning service starting June 17th. This service is designed to accommodate early morning riders by providing direct transportation from Bellevue's Downtown Transit Station (Light Rail & Metro stations) to additional downtown stops, operating from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM, Monday through Thursday and 7:30 AM to 10 AM on Fridays.

Limited-Service Locations:

  • Stop 1: Bellevue Downtown Light Rail Station - Located at 110th Ave NE & NE 6th Street. Look for the BellHop Pick-Up Sign.

  • Stop 2: 108th Ave NE & NE 4th Street - Situated between NE 2nd Place and NE 4th Street on the east side of 108th Ave NE.

  • Stop 3: 106th Ave NE & Main Street - Southwest corner of 106th Ave NE.

  • Stop 4: 106th Ave NE & NE 4th Street - On the north side of NE 4th Street, in the loading zone near the Bank of America ATM.

  • Stop 5: NE 10th Street - South side of NE 10th Street, directly


FAQ

How much does it cost to ride?

BellHop is a free service.

Do I have to tip drivers?

Gratuities for drivers are appreciated but never required and are completely at your discretion.

Do I have to use the app, or is there another way (what if I don’t have a smartphone)?

You are welcome to hail or flag down a ride with us, although, there are some things to keep in mind. Drivers must have a safe, accessible, and legal space to pull over and pick you up. App requests take priority over our flag down service and as such, riders inside the vehicle may request drivers not stop to pick up other passengers.

How is the BellHop program funded?

The BellHop program is fully funded by hotel room taxes and does not impact taxpayers or residents of Bellevue.

Can I schedule my ride in advance?

We love getting you where you need to go, but as an on-demand service, we do not currently book/schedule rides in advance. When you are ready to ride simply send us a request via the Circuit app or wave down a friendly driver!

I'm visiting from outside the USA, can I use Circuit service?

Yes, Circuit service is available for anyone visiting our service areas. However, the Circuit app is only available from the US Android Play Store and Apple App Store, some international users must temporarily change the country in which their account is registered to download the app. To learn how to make this change on Android devices, click here, to make this change on iOS devices, click here.

Why can't I reserve a ride and why does my reservation keep getting dropped?

The incredible demand for BellHop rides sometimes exceeds our current capacity, even with our cars consistently on the move. If you're having difficulty securing a reservation or if it gets dropped, we recommend waiting for five to ten minutes and then trying again. We're actively working to streamline the reservation process and improve the app's efficiency. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to accommodate all our riders with our fleet of 6 cars in circulation. Thank you for your commitment to sustainable travel with BellHop!

Can kids join the ride?

We love having kids along for the ride but our priority is to keep them safe so our vehicles follow individual state car seat and child passenger laws. Please find the basic requirements below along with links to full state regulations. If your child does not meet state requirements they must be secured in a car seat or booster seat provided by a parent or guardian to comply.

Can pets join the ride?

We love having pets along for the ride but welcome them at the discretion of each individual driver and the other passengers in the vehicle. Please speak with your driver when they arrive to confirm it is acceptable and remember to follow this pet etiquette:

•              Pets are not allowed on seats

•              Your pet must stay on your lap or on the floor between your legs at all times

•              Pets must remain inside the vehicle at all times

Are Circuit cars electric?

Yes! Circuit uses 100% electric vehicles. They’re made in the USA and registered as Low Speed Vehicles (LSV’s), which means they’re totally street legal on roads that are 35MPH or less.


For Our Partners Interested In BellHop 

Please contact Megan Adams, Partnership Manager at madams@visitbellevuewa.com for additional information and we will get back to you shortly. We look forward to connecting! 

 

Thank you for riding with us!

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