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Getting In and Around Seattle

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There is a vast network of transportation to reach and get around the City of Seattle. You can arrive in the city by plane, rails, automobile or water ways. Explore the every nook and corner of the city via plenty of convenient options, such as - Public and private buses, taxis, rental cars, light rail and airport shuttle services. The outskirts of the city can be best explored by cars. For a day or two days itinerary, it is best to tour around the city using public transportation. Washington State Ferries manages the country's largest network of ferries and 3rd largest in the world.

Arriving Seattle by Plane

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, locally called the Sea-Tac Airport, serves the City of Seattle. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, locally known as Sea-Tac Airport and Renton Municipal Airport are also the other two notable airports that offer services in and around Seattle.

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King County International Airport

Address: 7277 Perimeter Rd S, Seattle, WA 98108, United States
Phone: 1 206-296-7380
Website: www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Airport

Renton Municipal Airport

Address: 616 Perimeter Rd W, Renton, WA 98057, United States
Phone: 1 425-430-7471
Website: www.rentonwa.gov

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the public airport, owned and operated by Port of Searttle. In the Pacific Northwest region, SEA is ranked as the largest airport. The airport offers flights that link to to cities throughout North America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. It serves as the primary hub for for Alaska Airlines. The top airlines that operate to and from SEA, include Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines.

Address: 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158, United States
Phone: 1 206-787-5388
Website: www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Pages

Getting To and From SEA

There are many car rentals available at the the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). If you're looking for a little affordable means, take a taxi or the Link light rail.

Link Light Rail: It will take you 35 minute from the airport to downtown Seattle in about s. Operates 7 days a week. It costs $2.50 a ride and runs from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Click here for more information.

Public Transportation: It will take 30-40 minutes from the airport to downtown. Get more details here.

Rental Cars or Driving yourself: It will take around 20 to30 minutes to reach downtown from the airport (depending on the traffic).

Rental Car facility
Alamo: 1-800-462-5266
Avis: 1-800-331-1212
Budget: 1-800-527-7000 (local reservations), (800) 527-0700 (out-of-town reservations)
Dollar Car Rental: (206) 433-5825
Enterprise: (206) 246-1953
EZ Rent-A-Car: (206) 444-4974
Firefly Car Rental: 1-888-296-9135
Fox Rent A Car: 1-800-225-4369
Hertz: 1-800-654-3131
National: 1-800-328-4567
Payless: 1-800-PAYLESS
Sixt Rent A Car: 1-888-SIXTCAR (888-749-8227)
Thrifty: 1-877-283-0898

Taxi Cabs (Yellow Cab ): Taxi stands are situated on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. You can choose from Sedans to 8-10 passenger vans.

Phone: (206) 622-6500 or you can visit the Yellow
Website: www.seattleyellowcab.com/seatac-taxi-rides

Arriving and Getting Around Seattle by Rails and Buses

Amtrak: The west coast is served by Amtrak. The Amtral Cascades operates 3 trains daily, linking Seattle to Portland. Routes include - Seattle to Eugene, Oregon, via Portland, with a stop at King Street Station. For more information, Click Here.

Greyhound Bus Line: It provide cross-country buses, with a bus terminal that is located at the northeastern part of the downtown Seattle core. Learn more about Greyhoud Bus line.

Rail/bus system: The rail/bus system is operated by Sound Transit. The system includes -

  • The Link Light Rail (Central Link) - Links downtown Seattle to SeaTac airport.
  • Commuter train - Between Seattle and Tacoma

Metro Transit: The Seattle area is served by Metro Transit, the major local bus line. The entire regions around downtown Seattle has their buses and bus stops.

Seattle Center Monorail: It offers daily fun and fast direct transportation between Seattle Center/Lower Queen Anne and downtown Seattle's Westlake Center. Train frequency is approximately every 10 minutes. Get more details here.

Arriving and Getting Around Seattle via Road

Stretching from north to south, Seattle is best described as an hour glass City. Due to its hilly topography, the city streets run at arbitrary angles with winds and curves. A grid pattern is used to lay out the city street system.
  • Avenues: North-South running Streets.

  • Streets: East-West running streets.

  • Boulevard/Road/Place: Such names are given to those streets that have winding turns and curves, or those that run diagonally to the gridded streets.
Click Here to learn more about Seattle Street Lay Out.

Generally it will coat you about $20 a day to rent a car in Seattle. Visit this website to rent a car in Seattle via expedia.co.in. You can also grab a taxi/cab to tour round the city. Taxi rates are set rates within the city limits.TaxiFareFinder is a map-based taxi fare finder that will help you to estimate fares of taxi trips around Seattle.

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Arriving and Getting Around Seattle via Water Ways

The Seattle's ports are owned and managed by The Port of Seattle. The ports are open for maritime trade as well as for leisure activities. The entire downtown Seattle can be easily accessed from the waterfront. There are two primary piers -
The city also has several other docks that offer water transport for commuting and for fun. Many ferries in Seattle are operated by the Washington State Ferry runs ferries, such as -
  • Bainbridge Island ferry: For both auto and walk on passengers.
  • Bremerton ferry: For both auto and walk on passengers.
  • Vashon Island ferry: Only for walk on passengers.
The ferries starts from Colman Dock (Pier 52) and Pier 50 to destinations such as Bremerton, Bainbridge Island and Vashon Island. Other connections, include - destinations all around Puget Sound.

Seattle Cruise Lines and Ferry Tours
-Argosy Cruises Information
-Victoria Clipper Information

Port of Seattle
2711 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121Phone Number
Phone: (206) 787-3000​
Website: www.portseattle.org/Pages/default.aspx

Seattle Taxi/Limousine Services

Seattle Yellow Cab
Address: Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 1 206-622-6500

Airport Taxi Seattle
Address: 1001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98154, United States
Phone: 1 206-455-2154

Orange Cab Company Inc
Address: 11621 Des Moines Memorial Dr S, Seattle, WA 98168, United States
Phone: 1 206-444-0409

Seattle Limo & Town Car - Limousine Service
Address: 1700 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Phone: 1 206-337-2303

OnCabs Seattle
Address: Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 1 206-866-2300

Aces Town Car Service - Limousine Service
Address: Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 1 206-518-8411

Seattle Airport Taxi - Airport Shuttle Service Provider
Address: Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 1 206-219-0957

Seattle Center Airport Towncar Service - Limousine Service
Address: 2802 S Lilac St, Seattle, WA 98108, United States
Phone: 1 206-295-6092

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