Local Transportation

Local Transportation

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

Light Rail and Public Transportation to downtown Seattle

Trains depart every 7-15 minutes toward downtown Seattle. The trip from the airport to downtown Seattle takes about 35 minutes.

Motif Front Door FARE: Central Link light rail fares are based on distance traveled. Adult fares range from $2 to $2.75 (furthest one way trip)

Buy a ticket from a ticket vending machine at the station and embark at the Sea-Tac Station, disembark at Westlake Station (which is the last stop – you can go no further on this Central Line). From the Westlake Bays C & D area, take elevator or escalator to 5th Ave. and Pine; turn NE, then walk south on 5th Ave for 2 blocks. The Motif Seattle Hotel will be on your right, between Pike St. and Union St. Address: 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle (98101).

Map of Westlake Station:  http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/tunnel/pdf/WestlakeMap.pdf

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 hotel. You can reserve trips by calling (425) 981-7000 or you may also make your reservations online at https://shuttleexpress.com/

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.

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.


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.

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