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RAID 2005
Eighth International Symposium on
Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection
September 7-9, 2005


Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Seattle, Washington, USA

Airport Transportation:

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has direct and non-stop service throughout the United States and the northern hemisphere, including daily nonstop flights to Europe and Asia.  SeaTac airport is 16 miles from downtown Seattle, and incoming visitors have a number of options available for travel between the airport and downtown hotels:

-      Rental cars --  Nine rental car companies have information counters in the Baggage Claim area, and five have car pick-up and drop-off at the airport on the first floor of the garage across from the Main Terminal. In addition, off-airport rental car companies provide courtesy van service to the airport.

-      Taxis (approximately $28 to $32 one way) and Limousines

-      Shuttle Express Van Service (approximately $23 one way) Offers shared ride, door-to-door service from the airport to most areas in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, including downtown Seattle.

-      Gray Line Downtown Airporter ($10.25 one way/$17 round trip per person)   Airport express bus service by Gray Line serves the Airport outside Door 00 on the Baggage Claim (lower) level just past baggage carousel 1. Departs twice an hour, with service to and from major downtown Seattle hotels:  Crowne Plaza, Fairmont Olympic, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Madison Renaissance, Seattle Sheraton, Warwick Hotel and Westin Hotel. Additional downtown properties are served via Connector Service.

-      Metro Bus  ($1.25-$2.00 One Way / Single Fare)  Routes 174 and 194 provide daily service between SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle.   1-206-BUS-TIME (287-8463, automated schedule information).

Once you arrive at SeaTac airport, follow the signs to ground transportation/baggage claim. 

Ground Transportation Information Booths are in Baggage Claim near Carousel 12 (self-service) and on the third floor of the garage (fully staffed). For information on all modes of transportation to and from the airport, call (206) 431-5904.

Maps and Driving Directions:

Maps of SeaTac Airport terminals

Map of downtown Seattle

Map of Seattle Neighborhoods

Map of Western Washington

Directions and map to Bell Harbor International Conference Center   These directions mention that parking for the conference center is available in the Art Institute of Seattle parking garage. Note that the garage offers an "Early Bird" special of just $7 if you arrive before 9:30 a.m and stay less than 10 hours.

You can obtain a map and driving direction for any address from Yahoo! Maps

Downtown Seattle:

Downtown Seattle is compact, walkable and pedestrian friendly.  In addition to taxi services, there are three other forms of public transportation available to visitors:

Bus Service:

All Metro Transit bus service is free in the downtown area, including the Metro Bus System Underground Tunnel.

Outside the downtown area, bus fare per trip (one-way) ranges from $1.25-$2.00.  Visitor Passes are also available. If you do not know your bus route, you can use Metro's online Trip Planner, the Metro Regional Transit Map or call Metro Rider Information at 206-553-3000, TTY users call 206-684-1739.

Waterfront Trolley:

A waterfront trolley runs the length of the downtown Seattle Waterfront, from Pier 69, past the Aquarium, through Pioneer Square and ending in the International District.  Passenger tickets cost $1.25 with on and off privileges for a limited time period anywhere along the route.

Monorail:

The Seattle Center Monorail departs every 10 minutes from the station at Seattle Center (across from the Space Needle) and from the Westlake Center Mall, at Fifth and Pine streets downtown. One-way fares are $1.50 for adults, $3.00 round trip.

Other Transportaton:

Washington State Ferries:

Washington State Ferries connect Seattle and other mainland ports to the islands of Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Victoria, British Columbia.

Train:

 

If you are planning on travelling in the Pacific Northwest then the train provides another attractive travel option. Amtrak serves a number of cities in the Pacific Northwest between Vancouver, British Columbia and Eugene, Oregon.  Amtrak trains arrive in downtown Seattle at 303 S. Jackson St.   

Sound Transit:

Sound Transit is a public agency delivering regional public transportation to urban King (Metro), Pierce (Pierce Transit), and other counties. The system includes a mix of rail, regional bus routes, and new transit facilities.