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Travel & Transportation

This page is your gateway to information about these topics:

If you are coming to SCCA from outside the United States, see our information for international patients.

Getting Around

SCCA Free Shuttle

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance offers free shuttle service between the SCCA clinic, University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s.

Transportation Between Airports and SCCA

SCCA Volunteer Services Transportation Program
Volunteer drivers can provide transportation to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) and Boeing Field for SCCA patients and their primary caregivers who come from outside of western Washington. To request transportation, please contact Volunteer Services at (206) 288-1075 or at least three business days prior to your travel date, and provide the following information:

  • Patient name
  • Passenger name
  • Date of travel
  • Amount of luggage per person
  • Pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Home and cell phone numbers
  • Airline and flight number that arrives or departs from Seattle
  • The exact time of your flights scheduled arrival to Seattle or departure from Seattle

Volunteer Services will contact you to confirm your transportation arrangements.

Gray Line Downtown Airporter
(800) 426-7532
Bus transportation between SeaTac airport and downtown Seattle, leaving every half-hour. The bus stop closest to SCCA is at the Westin Seattle Hotel at 1900 5th Avenue. At the airport, board the bus at the south end of the main terminal in the atrium (follow signs to Scheduled Airporter Services, door 00) or outside the international baggage claim area (door 8). At the Westin, meet the bus at the Westlake Avenue entrance. Visit the Gray Line Seattle Downtown Airporter Web site.

Rental Cars
There are a variety of rental car options available at SeaTac airport and off-airport locations. Find out more about rental car options.

Taxi Cabs
To catch a cab at SeaTac airport, go to the ground-transportation center in the baggage claim area. 

Transportation Around Seattle

METRO Transit
(206) 287-8463. Press 0 for 24-hour bus-route information.
Routes near the SCCA clinic are 70, 71, 72 and 73. These buses all stop on Fairview Avenue North and run between downtown Seattle and the University District. METRO offers the Special Transportation Service Program for people with disabilities, which includes Reserve-A-Ride and taxi scrip. SCCA patients may call (206) 689-3113 for an application.

Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail
(206) 905-2620
The Central Link light rail runs between Westlake Center and Sea-Tac Airport from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily. 

South Lake Union Streetcar
(206) 553-3000
The South Lake Union Streetcar makes 11 stops along a 2.6-mile line that runs from the Westlake Center area to Fairview Ave N and Campus Drive, just west of the SCCA clinic. The Streetcar runs at 15-minute intervals from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

Seattle Center Monorail
(206) 905-2620
The Seattle Center Monorail was built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to provide a link between the fairgrounds and downtown. The monorail runs between Westlake Center and Seattle Center from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Shuttle Express
(206) 622-1424
Shuttle Express provides transportation to and from SeaTac airport, 24 hours a day. At the airport parking garage, go to the third floor (in the center of the garage behind the ground-transportation desk). Inside the airport terminal, look for the red and black signs. Call one day in advance to make a reservation for transportation to the airport. (Call three days in advance before holidays.)

Washington Limousine
(800) 422-5466
Call one day in advance to make a reservation.

Washington State Ferries
(206) 464-6400
Ferries run between Seattle and Bainbridge Island, Whidbey Island, the San Juan Islands, Bremerton and Kingston. You can take your car or walk on.

Disclaimer: The above information is solely for the purpose of assisting SCCA patients and their families and caregivers with acclimating to Seattle. We do not endorse these services or products.

More Travel & Transportation Information

Air Travel

The local airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, or SeaTac, about a half-hour drive from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. A list of airlines and contact information is provided here.

Car Rentals

If you need to rent a car during your stay in Seattle, here is a list of local car-rental retailers.

Travel Assistance

We've built a list of travel-related organizations to help you plan your trip and your stay here in Seattle.