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SEATTLE

Useful links:

Find your way around Seattle:
www.seattle.gov/html/visitor/directions.htm

Information for international visitors including Visa requirements:
www.seattle.gov/html/visitor/internationalvisitors.htm

Area Maps

Essentials for the Seattle visitor

Credit: Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau

Local Transportation

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) is located approximately 20 miles south of the University of Washington and 15 miles south of Downtown Seattle. Below are some of the options that will easily get you to the University District and campus.

Public transportation from airport to University area

Public transportation to return to airport

Shuttle Express

Shuttle Express offers frequent operation between the airport and any Seattle destination you request. It is suggested for easy and direct transportation from the airport to the campus, dorms or hotels in the University District. You can reserve trips by calling (425) 981-7000 or you may also make your reservations online at http://www.shuttleexpress.com/webpages/reservations.html

Advance reservations are required for a return trip to the airport 24 hours ahead of your desired pick up time. It is possible to book a round trip when you call for your first ride.

To find Shuttle Express: After you have collected your luggage, follow signs directing you to Ground Transportation which is located on the third floor of the parking garage. The 3rd floor is the same level as the baggage claim. To get to the garage, you must proceed up one floor via escalator or elevator and walk across the sky bridge. Once in the airport garage, take an escalator or elevator back down to 3rd floor. You will find the booth alongside the Sea-Tac Ground Transportation Information Center.

Taxi

All Seattle taxi cabs operate at the same rate, set by King County. The meter drop is $2.50 plus $2.00 per mile. Extra person charges may apply. A ride from the airport to the University District will be $45-$55.

STITA Taxi 206-246-9999 www.stitataxi.com
Yellow Cab 206-622-6500
Orange Cab 206-522-8800

Driving

From I-5 southbound, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn left onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit.

A car is not necessary for conference participants. The recommended hotels are walking distance from the campus.

Accessibility Services

The conference venue is recently remodeled and is fully accessible.

University of Washington Disability Services Office:
www.washington.edu/admin/dso/public/index.html

Campus ADA Access guide: www.washington.edu/admin/ada/newada.php

Local Wheelchair rental information: download PDF

Taxi Companies offering Wheelchair-accessible taxis
Yellow Cab: 206-622-6500 www.yellowtaxi.net/
Farwest Tax: (206) 622-1717 www.farwesttaxi.net/

Super Shuttle offering transportation from airport
www.supershuttle.com/AccessibleService.aspx

Sea-Tac Airport Accessibility Services Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs: www.portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Passenger-Services/Pages/Accessibility.aspx

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso@u.washington.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.


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