Oct 07, 2015


Air travel:  Most travelers arrive in Seattle via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), about 10 miles south of downtown. The airport services most major domestic and international carriers and is Alaska Airlines’ home base. Taxis, shuttles, shared ride vans, and private cars are available for hire on the 3rd floor of the airport. For more information:    

The city’s new Link Light Rail train system ( will take travelers into the city from the airport starting in late 2009. In the meantime, connector buses transport passengers to the train from the lower level (arrivals) of the airport on the far south end of baggage claim, outside door number 2.

  Sea-Tac Airport

By Car

Cascade Loop

Car: If you are traveling to Seattle by car from points north-east of the city, consider driving the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20). Starting in Winthrop in Eastern Washington, you’ll pass through some of the country’s most stunning landscapes—old-growth forests, high mountain passes, shimmering glaciers, deep lakes, and rushing waterfalls. Pick up Interstate-5 at the junction in Burlington to travel south into Seattle.

Seaplanes: Seaplanes fly from select Canadian and Northwest locations to Seattle’s Lake Union, in the heart of the city. For more information, contact:  or

Trains: Amtrak trains arrive at the King Street Station located next to Qwest Field in downtown Seattle.

Bus: Greyhound transports visitors to downtown Seattle. Contact: 206-628-5526; 1-800-231-2222. For schedules and more details, visit: