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:
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
(approximately $28 to $32 one way) and Limousines
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 Airporter ($10.25 one way/$17 round
trip per person) Airport express bus
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
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
Once you arrive
at SeaTac airport, follow the signs to ground transportation/baggage
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.
and Driving Directions:
Maps of SeaTac Airport terminals
of downtown Seattle
Map of Seattle
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
is compact, walkable and pedestrian friendly. In
addition to taxi services, there are three other forms of public
transportation available to visitors:
All Metro Transit
bus service is free in the
downtown area, including the Metro
Bus System Underground Tunnel.
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.
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.
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.
Washington State Ferries
connect Seattle and other mainland ports to the islands of Puget Sound,
the Olympic Peninsula and Victoria, British Columbia.
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.