Transfer to/from - Seattle Tacoma airport (SEA)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Seattle Tacoma airport (SEA)

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COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
Seattle Tacoma airport (SEA)

Bus - King County Metro Transit (Tel +1 206 553 3000) operates line 156 to Southcenter, Des Moines and Highline College; route 180 to Burien, Kent and Auburn; and rapid service A to Tukwila and Federal Way. The fare is USD2.75 and buses stop next to the train station.
Sound Transit (Tel +1 888 889 6368) provides two express services from the south end of the terminal: route 560 travels to Bellevue, Newport Hills, Renton, Burien, Kent and Auburn, while line 574 runs to Kent, Des Moines, Star Lake, Federal Way, Tacoma and Lakewood. Tickets cost USD2.75-3.75.
In addition, there are shared services handled by different private operators to downtown Seattle and locations around the area.

Train - The Link service from Sound Transit (Tel +1 888 889 6368) operates every 6-15 minutes Mondays through Saturdays between 5:00 am and 1:00 am, and from 6:00 am to 0:00 am on Sundays. It connects the airport with the University of Washington in around 40 min. (fare: USD3.25) and departs from the station linked to the fourth floor of the parking garage. Intermediate stops include Tukwila, Rainier Beach, Othello, Columbia City, Mount Baker, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, Westlake and Capitol Hill.

Taxi - East Side For Hire (Tel +1 206 242 6200 / 8800) has sedans and vans for 8-10 passengers available around the clock on the third floor of the garage. The trip to downtown Seattle takes 20-40 minutes, depending on traffic.

 

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Shared shuttle services:

Stops are found at the north end of the parking structure.

Airporter Shuttle/Bellair Charters (Tel +1 866 235 5247) - Alaska Ferry Terminal, Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Ferndale, La Conner, Marysville, Mt. Vernon, Stanwood, Yakima.
Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter (Tel +1 360 876 1737) - Bangor Submarine Base, Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Gorst, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Purdy, Silverdale, Tacoma, Ft. Lewis, Madigan Hospital, McChord Air Force Base.
Capital Aeroporter (Tel +1 800 962 3579) - Auburn, Bonney Lake, Centralia, Chehalis, Federal Way, Fife, Kent, Lacey, Lakewood, Olympia, Parkland, Puyallup, Shelton, Steilacoom, Tacoma, Tumwater, Union.
Downtown Airporter (Tel +1 425 981 7000) - Departs from the third floor of the parking garage between 6:30 am and 9:00 pm and runs to the main hotels in the city.
Greyhound (Tel +1 800 231 2222) - Port Angeles, Sequim.
Island Airporter (Tel +1 360 378 7438) - Serves Roche and Friday Harbor.
Quick Shuttle (Tel +1 604 940 4428 / 800 665 2122) - To and from Vancouver BC.
Rocket Transportation (Tel +1 877 697 6258) - Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim.
Shuttle Express (Tel +1 425 981 7000) - Auburn, Bellevue, Bothell, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lakewood, Mercer Island, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Seattle, Steilacoom, Tacoma, Totem Lake, Woodinville.
Vashon Shuttle (Tel +1 206 463 2664) - Serves Tacoma and Vashon Island.
Wenatchee Valley Shuttle (Tel +1 509 293 5773) - To Wenatchee.
Whidbey - SeaTac Shuttle (Tel +1 360 679 4003 / 877 679 4003) - To different destinations in Whidbey Island, including Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Greenbank, Freeland, Bayview, Langley and Clinton.

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Latest updates: May 09, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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