Seattle Southside refers to the three cities near Sea-Tac International Airport: SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines, approximately 15–20 minutes south of downtown Seattle.
Seattle Southside offers over 70 value-priced, family-friendly hotels to choose from. You're sure to find the perfect amenities to fit your needs for business or pleasure. There are over 30 hotels near Sea-Tac International Airport and 20 hotels near Westfield Southcenter. Click here to make your hotel reservations directly at the property, and be sure to take advantage of our various travel promotions and packages.
Getting to Seattle from Seattle Southside is never a problem. You have many transportation options to choose from.
Link Light Rail
There are three light rail stations in Seattle Southside. The airport station gets you straight from the plane to downtown Seattle in about 30 minutes. The Angle Lake and Tukwila International Blvd. stations feature park & rides where you can leave your car for free. Prices range from $2.25 to $3.25 per person one-way. Click here for timetables and fare information.
Metro is the local public bus system that operates throughout King County.
- Route 150 is an express bus that will take you straight to downtown Seattle.
- From Tukwila, catch Route 150 at the Westfield Southcenter.
- From Sea-Tac International Airport, catch Route 156 to Westfield Southcenter and hop on Route 150.
See timetables and fare information here
Use the King County Metro Trip Planner tool for more help.
To get to downtown Seattle: Take I-5 North to Seneca St. (exit 165, on the left side of the freeway) to get to downtown Seattle.
To get to the Space Needle: Take I-5 North to Mercer St. (exit 167, on the left side of the freeway).
Garage and metered street parking are available downtown. (Street parking is free all day Sunday.)
Visit the Port of Seattle website to discover ground transportation rates from Sea-Tac International Airport to various destinations.
Seattle Express can take you to and from your hotel or airport and the cruise terminal. The ride is only $13/person. For inquiries and reservations, call 206-793-8430.
Gray Line and Shuttle Express also offer transportation to the cruise terminals. For inquiries and reservations, call Gray Line at 206-626-5200 or 1-800-426-7532.
When you hear Seattle, you may think rain, but we actually receive less rain on average than Miami. The best way to prepare for a visit is to bring layers. October through April are the rainy (and sometimes snowy) months. May through September are the warmer months, with average high temperatures in the 70s. More About Seattle Southside Weather
The Official Seattle Southside Travel Planner is a great resource when planning your trip to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest! Download a free Travel Planner here.