Getting Attendees To and Around Seattle Southside
Home to great views, diverse culture and more than 350,000 square feet of meeting space, Seattle Southside has one enormous advantage when planning an event or conference—convenience!
Once attendees fly in, they’re practically here. It doesn’t get much more convenient than Seattle Southside. From flying to driving, explore all of the ways to reach our destination
Fly In. Meet Up.
Seattle Southside is only 15 minutes south of downtown and right near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. As the eighth busiest airport in the US, more than 31 airlines provide non-stop daily service to 77 domestic and 22 international destinations. This gives your attendees plenty of effortless options! There are complimentary hotel shuttles available to and from the airport.
Relax on the Rails
Watch the scenery fly by on one of three trains servicing the Seattle Southside area. Amtrak provides transportation from Oregon to British Columbia, while the Sounder takes passengers to and from downtown Seattle and the Lakewood areas. A short Link Light Rail ride takes visitors to see famous Seattle attractions.
Groups can enjoy epic views on the roads leading into Seattle Southside. Attendees from the north or south can jump on I-5, while those traveling in from the west have the option of taking I-90 or I-84. Just be ready to find a good spot to stretch your legs. Here are some popular drive times:
Portland, OR: 3 hours (173 miles)
Spokane, WA: 4.5 hours (284 miles)
Vancouver, Canada: 2.5 hours (143 miles)
Boise, ID: 9 hours (549 miles)
Getting Around Seattle’s Backyard
Attendees will want to explore the unique local cuisines, fun activities and cultural highlights in between sessions. Luckily, there are fun and convenient ways to get around!
Link Light Rail
Attendees can keep it car-free with one of Seattle Southside’s top forms of transit, the Link Light Rail. With three conveniently located stations, the light rail connects groups to Seattle's popular attractions, meeting spots, hotels and more.
Bus & Shuttle Information
The Metro has bus routes countywide for visitors to get around the Seattle Southside region with ease. Attendees also have the option of taking the Westfield Southcenter shuttle, which offers free trips daily from select hotels to Westfield Southcenter. Hop on the bus and experience all the great shopping, dining and entertainment Seattle's Backyard has to offer.
Limos, taxis, rideshares and shuttles are available for attendees. More than a dozen private companies can easily take groups between meetings, hotels, activities and more. Contact the Seattle Southside team to help you connect with motorcoach options.
Just north of the Seattle Southside region, your group can set sail on one of three ferries that explore in and around Puget Sound. Cruise like a local on the Washington State Ferry, King County Water Taxi or the iconic Victoria Clipper ferry. With more than 15 city stops, it's one of the most relaxing and unique ways to experience the gateway of the Pacific Northwest
Rent a Car
Groups can travel at their own pace by renting a car from the largest car rental facility in Washington state, conveniently located right in Seattle Southside. With nearly a dozen options to choose from, attendees can stop frequently to check out landmarks and grab a bite to eat at local restaurants or opt for a long day trip to different locales.