Transportation for Events in Seattle | The Vendry

Event Planning Guide

Public Transportation
Although some visitors prefer to explore via car, especially if they plan to venture outside the city, Seattle does offer a vast network of buses, along with other public transit like a light rail system, streetcars, a monorail, and ferries, as well as bike-friendly trails and lanes. The city’s downtown area is walkable, but be prepared to travel up and down hills.
Airport Information
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Commonly referred to as Sea-Tac, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located in the city’s southern suburbs, about 13 miles south of downtown. It serves as a major domestic hub for destinations in the Pacific Northwest, the West Coast, and Hawaii and Alaska, as well as a point along trans-Pacific routes. From the airport, you can reach downtown via Sound Transit’s Link light rail, taxis and ride-sharing companies, and shuttles. Car rental companies are located in an off-site facility.
Public Transportation
Walking: Seattle's neighborhoods including downtown are relatively compact and walkable. But be prepared to encounter elevation and hills.
Bus: King County Metro Transit provides bus service in downtown Seattle and the outlying neighborhoods in King County; this is the city’s main method of public transportation. Sound Transit is a larger, regional bus system that connects nearby cities.
Rail: The Link light rail operates one line in Seattle, from the airport to the University of Washington, with stops downtown and in popular neighborhoods and the suburbs. It takes about 40 minutes to travel between SEA and Westlake Station in downtown.