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Seattle, WA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 124
Total Sleeping Rooms 23,131
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,260
Committable Meeting Rooms* 100
Convention Center Space 1,525,065 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 236,700 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 205,700 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $244
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $74
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $245
*Maximum for a single hotel

Seattle, WA Airport Information

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Situated 12 miles south of central Seattle and about 20 miles north of Tacoma, the Seattle International Airport (Sea-Tac) is run by the Aviation Division of the Port of Seattle and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sea-Tac is one of the fastest-growing large airports in the U.S.

Passengers traveling through Sea-Tac also enjoy the airport's extensive collection of art, featuring glass, sculptures, paintings, and photography, as well as works from well-known 20th-century artists such as Frank Stella, Louise Nevelson, and Robert Rauschenberg. Sea-Tac's restaurants include local favorites found in downtown Seattle, while a variety of stores and manicure and massage services also help create a pleasurable traveling experience.

With four concourses and two satellite terminals, Sea-Tac provides service to all major cities in the United States, as well as international destinations including London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Tokyo.

Taxis to Airport

Taxis can be located on the third floor of the main parking garage. Available vehicles include large vans, sedans, and station wagons. Taxis to areas such as Auburn, Ballard, Bellevue (downtown), Boeing Field, Burien, Capitol Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Fife, Kent, and downtown Seattle range in price from about $20 to $40. It should take only about 25-30 minutes to travel from Sea-Tac to the city center. Phones are available curbside on the baggage claim level to reserve taxi services.

Buses/Shuttles to Airport

Shuttles and buses are a popular means of transportation to and from Sea-Tac, running almost around the clock. There are many service providers, including Shuttle Express, Airporter Shuttle, Black Hills Transportation, Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter, Capital Aeroporter, and Gray Line Downtown Airporter. For more information about transportation options, go to the Ground Transportation Information Booths on the third floor of the parking garage or in the baggage claim area across from Carousel 12. Travelers can also dial 55 from any Traveler's Information Board to hear the most current shuttle schedules and rates.

Airline carriers serving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

  • Aeromexico
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Canada
    (including Air Canada
    regional airlines)
  • Air France
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Condor
  • Delta Air Lines
    (including Delta Connection)
  • Emirates
  • Eurowings
  • EVA Air
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • United Airlines
    (including United Express)
  • Virgin America
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Volaris
  • Xiamen Airlines

Seattle, WA Train Information

Link Light Rail

Sound Transit Link Light Rail whisks passengers from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to downtown Seattle in just 30 minutes, with plenty of stops in Seattle's eclectic neighborhoods along the way. It also connects to the University of Washington campus. The trains run every day (usually until 1 a.m.) and come every seven to 15 minutes, depending on time of day. A $51 billion project is underway to expand regional light rail 60 miles north-south and 30 miles east-west.

Amtrak

As an excellent alternative to Seattle's airports and freeways, Amtrak offers service to hundreds of destinations, comfortable seats, and roomy accommodations. Amtrak operates from the historic King Street Station, nestled in Pioneer Square.

From the train, enjoy scenic views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, Puget Sound, and the Columbia River. Seattle Amtrak provides service to Washington destinations such as Portland, Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia/Lacey, and Centralia, as well as Vancouver, BC, and many more.

Seattle, WA Public Transportation

Buses

King County Metro is an extensive local and regional bus and rapid bus system. Visitors are encouraged to download the Transit GO Ticket app on their phone, as it's accepted by most transit agencies, including buses, light rail, and Seattle Center Monorail.

Shuttles

The majority of Seattle's shuttle services operate from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., with service by reservation only during off-peak hours. Shuttle rates range from about $30 for one to two people, increasing by $4 per person for each additional rider.

Seattle's Shuttle Express has been Puget Sound's most-trusted airport shuttle, town car, and limousine service since 1987. The express service offers sedan and luxury limo service, vans, and mini-coaches, as well as wine tours, city tours, and charters.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available almost anywhere inside the Seattle city limits.

Public transportation can be a major benefit for Seattle meeting planning.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Tacoma, WA 34 mi 37 min N/A N/A
Vancouver, BC 141 mi 2 hr 25 min 45 min USD $295+
Portland, OR 175 mi 3 hr 2 min 45 min USD $79+
Olympia, WA 60 mi 1 hr 1 min N/A N/A
Sacramento, CA 755 mi 11 hr 53 min 1 hr 35 min USD $254+
 
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