Notes about travel between UW and Seatac airport

Public transit is convenient and reliable. There is a direct train from the airport to the university, which takes less than one hour. Directions from airport. Directions to airport.

There is a regular Shuttle Express pickup ($22/person): McMahon Hall at 15 & 45 min. past the hour, and at Lander, Mercer, and Terry Halls at 20 & 50 min. past the hour. Reservations are recommended but not required. The trip is scheduled to take 45 minutes.

Driving takes about 25 minutes (allow up to 60 minutes during rush hour). Note that some rental car companies are located conveniently on airport property, but others are off-site, so you will need to take their shuttle bus and allow extra time (30 minutes is more than enough).

The database used by taxi dispatchers recognizes “Paul Allen Center” but not “Allen Center”. Or use an app such as Uber or Lyft.

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