From the Airport
By Train – Link Light Rail
Link Light Rail travels between UW Station and Angle Lake Station, making 14 stops along the way, including downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. Link trains run every 6, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day. Service is available from 5 am to 1 am Monday through Saturday and from 6 am to midnight on Sunday. Fares range from $2.25 to $3.25 USD depending on how far you travel, making this an affordable option.
At the SEA-TAC airport the Link station is located on the 4th floor of the main parking garage. From baggage claim go up one floor, cross the pedestrian sky bridge to the parking garage, turn left, and follow the path through the garage to the light rail station. Trains depart every 6-15 minutes. Purchase your ticket at the vending machine before going up to the Platform. Luggage storage is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Train Stations for Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) and Conference Hotels
- WSCC – Airport to Westlake Station, appx 38 minutes, 11 stops. 3 minute walk to convention center.
- Crowne Plaza Hotel – Airport to University Street Station, appx 35 minutes, 10 stops. 5 minute walk to hotel.
- Renaissance Seattle Hotel – Airport to Pioneer Square Station, appx 33 minutes, 9 stops. 7 minute walk to hotel.
- Westin Seattle Hotel – Airport to Westlake Station, appx 38 minutes, 11 stops. 3 minute walk to hotel.
Visit the SoundTransit website for additional details and to use the Trip Planner feature.
The taxi stand is located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage, with available taxis waiting. Sedans and passenger vans are also available. The estimated fare from SEA-TAC Airport to the Seattle Downtown area near the WSCC is $45.00 USD one way.
By Rental Car
There is a separate rental car facility located just off-site of SEA-TAC Airport offering multiple car rental companies. From baggage claim walk out the glass doors near carousel #1 or #15 and proceed to the designated shuttle pick-up area. Buses depart frequently 24 hours/day. Visit the SEA-TAC Airport website for additional information regarding rental cars.
Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express offers shuttle service between SEA-TAC Airport and all 3 downtown hotels for a rate of $18.00 USD one way. From baggage claim go up one level to the pedestrian sky bridge, proceed to the parking garage and down to the 3rd floor. Look for the orange and purple elevators and you will find the shuttle desk. Rate applies to shared ride service, which often times means waiting for other passengers, but is a great option if you have extra time. Reservations are suggested, visit the website for additional information.
By Rideshare (Lyft, Uber, Wingz)
After you have arranged for your ride using the app, proceed to the parking garage Ground Transportation Plaza on the 3rd Floor. Follow the signs to the TNC/Rideshare (Lyft, Uber, Wingz) pickup area in Sections I & J.
University of Washington to WSCC
Light Rail Directions – Lander Hall to WSCC
Google Maps Directions: Click here
Fare: $2.50 single-way
Time: 25-30 minutes (20 minutes of walking included)
Click here for more information about the light rail.