participants flying into
Ride share vans, exclusive vans and limousines, and taxis are all available from the airport. Click this airport map to see the various passenger pickup/drop-off modes and locations of service. The Port of Seattle website provides a comprehensive list of options (for more information, see the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport main page).
The buildings where WCCFL 25 takes place are Gowen Hall
Selection of transportation services from SEATAC:
If you're going to the University-area hotels, the cheapest (and sometimes one of the slowest and most confusing) ways is to use the airport Shuttle Express. You can call the shuttle ahead of time to make reservations at 206-981-7000 or 1-800-487-7433. There are two pickup locations at opposite ends of the baggage claim area. The system is far simpler for the return ride from hotel to the airport: the hotel clerk usually will arrange the trip to SeaTac for you. The shuttle costs about $20 per person.
This is the simplest method of transportation by far.
To get a taxi, follow signs from baggage claim to taxi pick-up area. You will cross the skybridge
to the parking structure and go down one floor. The taxis are lined up in the parking
structure itself, not on the street (the company STITA has the
sole license to serve
Any cab company can take you back to the airport.
There's a hotel shuttle bus (called the Airporter) that leaves from either end of the street in front of the baggage claim area every 30 minutes ($8.50). You'll see booths at either end of the sidewalk outside the baggage claim area where you can get tickets and the schedule of departures. The drive to downtown is 20 minutes. Then the bus stops at all major hotels. Get off at the first stop and then take a cab from there ($10) to the University-District. For the return take a cab to the Westin Hotel downtown, and then catch the Airporter. Departures from the Westin are at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour except for very late at night.
There are city express busses (route 194 - see the Metro web pages). These do much the same thing as the more lavish "Airporter bus". Pay as you board, $1.25 ($2.00 at rush hour). Bus drivers do not make change. The ride normally takes 30 minutes. Add 5 minutes in rush hour. The bus stop at the airport is on the street at the far south end of the baggage claim area (turn right as you exit the airport and walk 50 meters past the end of the building). Look for the sign on the curb that says 174/Seattle, 194/Seattle, etc. Be sure to take the 194; the 174 is a local route with lots of stops. Here's the route 194 bus schedule. Rides are $2 at rush hour, $1.25 otherwise (have exact change).
Exit downtown and walk 2 blocks to the Four Seasons/Olympic Hotel to get a cab to the campus or your hotel ($10).
On the return, get the 194 southbound on the street-level
bus stop at 3rd and
Buses 71, 72, 73 are the main buses going to the University-District from Downtown.
Get detailed information on bus routes serving the UW and the University District.
Directions coming from the north:
To the HUB
From I-5 southbound, take the #168B exit (Bellevue/Kirkland) to
State Route 520. Take the first exit off SR520; the sign will point to Montlake
Boulevard NE. Turn left onto
To Gowen Hall
From I-5 southbound, take the
Directions coming from the south:
To the HUB
northbound, take exit #168B (Bellevue/Kirkland). to
To Gowen Hall
northbound, take the
Directions coming from the east:
To the HUB
Coming from the east use State Route 520; take the
To Gowen Hall
Coming from the east use State Route 520. Take
Visitors may obtain parking permits and campus information from campus gatehouses which operate between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Lower-cost parking is available after 4 p.m. weekdays, on Saturday mornings, and at all times in several campus lots, including Montlake lots E1, E3 and E4.
The following two hotels offer discount prices to WCCFL 25 participants:
University Tower Hotel
Rooms Single/Double Rate
1 King $109/night + tax (25 available)
-Easy walking distance to conference location
-MUST reserve rooms by March 26th to ensure price/room availability
currently 21 rooms left at the
Singles (1 double bed) $66/night + tax (5 available)
Doubles (2 double bed) $76/night + tax (15 available)
-Includes continental breakfast & free parking
-Travelodge recommends Shuttle Express from the airport
-No shuttle to campus, but 68 & 372 lines go directly from hotel to HUB
-MUST reserve rooms by March 27th to ensure price/room availability
There are currently 12 rooms left at the Travelodge.
Student Presenter 'Crash Space'
is a limited amount of 'crash space' available for student presenters. If you would like to inquire about the
possibility of staying with a
For a complete listing of hotels in the University-District area:
UW Campus map (searchable): http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/
WCCFL 25 will
take place in the
HUB location map:
Gowen location map: http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/northcentral.html?GWN
HUB home: http://depts.washington.edu/sauf/hub/
HUB floor maps: http://depts.washington.edu/sauf/hub/floors.php
To help you plan what to wear while you are in Seattle, the average high temperature for the end of April is 62 degrees Fahrenheit (17C) and the average low is 45F (7C). The actual highs and lows are rarely much above or much below the average. There is a chance that it will not be raining. To get an up to date forecast before you leave, check out the following web page: