If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket to the U.S. Open, a fleet of nearly 300 shuttle buses is preparing to help get you there. And if you aren’t, you can still get a flavor of the event at a free tournament-watching “Open For All Fan Experience” at Seattle’s Lake Union Park.

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If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket to the U.S. Open, a fleet of nearly 300 shuttle buses is preparing to help get you there. And if you aren’t, you can still get a flavor of the event at a free tournament-watching “Open For All Fan Experience” at Seattle’s Lake Union Park.

Transportation

Chambers Bay’s remote location, with no main roads nearby and limited parking, underscores the importance of the massive park/ride system. Each day, shuttle buses depart beginning at 5:30 a.m. from two main park/ride locations:

• The Red Lot, at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, is intended for people coming from the north. From there, it’s an estimated half-hour ride to the golf course.

Daily schedule

Wednesday

Practice rounds. Players electing to play a full round generally begin between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

TV: 4 a.m., U.S. Open Morning Drive, Golf Channel; 8 a.m., U.S. Open Golf Central, Golf Channel; 9 a.m., U.S. Open Preview, Fox Sports 1; 10 a.m., U.S. Open Wednesday at the Open, Fox Sports 1; 4 p.m., U.S. Open Golf Central, Golf Channel.

Thursday

Round 1. Play begins at 7 a.m. at the first and 10th tees. The last groups begin at 3:12 p.m.

TV: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., FOX Sports 1; 5-8 p.m., Ch. 13

Friday

Round 2. Play begins at 7 a.m. at the first and 10th tees. The last groups begin at 3:12 p.m.

TV: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., FOX Sports 1; 5-8 p.m., Ch. 13

Saturday

Round 3. First pairing begins at first tee between 8-9 a.m.; the last pairing at first tee about 3 p.m.

TV: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Ch. 13

Sunday

Final round. First pairing begins at first tee between 8-9 a.m.; the last pairing at first tee about 3 p.m.

TV: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Ch. 13

Monday, if necessary

If there is a tie for the low score after 72 holes, an 18-hole playoff will be held June 22.

TV: 9 a.m., Ch. 13

• The Blue Lot, at Fort Steilacoom Park, is intended for spectators coming from the south. The ride is expected to be about 25 minutes.

Highway signs will direct drivers to the two locations. The parking and bus ride are free. Spectators will clear security at the parking lots.

In addition, passengers can be dropped off at Sunset Primary School on 97th Avenue West, about a 10-minute walk to the nearest admission gate. No parking is available, and nothing larger than a 12-person van will be accommodated.

Fan Experience

The South Lake Union event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and from noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The action will be shown on a big screen, the U.S. Open Championship Trophy will be on display and exhibits will touch on aspects of the Open.

Phone usage

Spectators may carry mobile devices smaller than 7 inches in length, including cellphones. Device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls must be received or placed only in designated “phone zones.” Texting and email are permissible, but cannot disrupt players.

Autographs/cameras

A no-autograph policy is in effect on the course and includes practice rounds and championship rounds. Stand-alone cameras may be brought and mobile-device camera features may be used, but only during practice rounds.