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Seattle Guide:
Traveling in Seattle

The style of living and working in the Pacific Northwest is productive, yet cordial and informal. Summers are warm and dry, while winters are typically mild.

Coming to Seattle

Below are the best methods to reach each of the hospitals served by the department of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington from the two major entry points to the region: the Ferry Terminal and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac).

The airport is about 18 miles (29 km) to the University of Washington and its Medical Center. Harborview is a little closer to the airport, as is the VA Puget Health Care System. The Children's Hospital Medical Center is a little further away.

One can get to the University of Washington by:

  • Rental car (150-200 $US weekly rate)
  • Taxi cab (35 $US)
  • Public transit: From Sea-Tac, take the #194 to downtown Seattle and transfer to a University of Washington Bus [website])
  • Shuttle Express (rates and reservations available)

University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98102

Children's Hospital Medical Center, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104-5865

VA Puget Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108

Leaving Seattle

As nice as Seattle is, sometimes it's just good to go somewhere else for the weekend. Below are some places you might like to explore outside of Seattle if you are on vacation: