Patients & Caregivers

Transportation

If you are coming to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) for an appointment we recommend that you check traffic conditions a few hours before your scheduled appointment and plan accordingly for potential travel delays. Online resources like Google Maps or Waze can help provide you with an estimate of travel time and suggested routes to get around the worst congestion. We also recommend checking out resources like Seattletraffic.org to help with your planning.

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Construction delays

UW Medical Center

On Aug. 9, 2021, Montlake Bridge repairs will begin. The Montlake Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for a continuous 26-day span — August 9 to September 3 — and an additional five weekends in the fall (dates pending). The UW Medical Center Montlake campus, UW Medical Center Roosevelt, the primary and urgent care clinic at Ravenna and the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium will remain open for all services. Patients will need to plan on extra travel time to allow for detours and unusual traffic. Light rail transportation is encouraged (as closures will not affect light rail transit). For more information and a map of the affected area, visit the UW Medicine website.

To help you get around, we have a free shuttle between SCCA South Lake Union clinic and UW Medical Center as well as shuttles to Pete Gross House and SCCA House. Shuttle hours are limited and do not serve the SCCA Proton Therapy Center or UW Medical Center - Northwest. Please check the shuttle schedule for the hours of operation. In addition we have volunteer drivers to help get to and from the airport.

We’ve also gathered information about local transit and transportation assistance for cancer patients.

Transportation details

Shuttle schedule
Shuttle schedule

Shuttle schedule between SCCA South Lake Union clinic and UW Medical Center, Pete Gross House and the SCCA House. Click to view real-time maps of the SCCA, Pete Gross House, and SCCA House shuttle routes. 

Transportation help
Transportation help

Transportation help for patients, both for long-distance travel and transportation to medical appointments.

Parking at SCCA South Lake Union
Parking at SCCA South Lake Union

Parking at SCCA South Lake Union, patients and their visitors may park in the SCCA clinic underground parking garage.

Optional valet
Optional valet

SCCA will partner with Prime Parking Systems, an experienced, contracted valet company, to offer an optional valet program at SCCA South Lake Union beginning July 1, 2020. 

Getting to and from the airport

Options for getting to and from the airport include SCCA volunteer drivers, public transit, and private services.

SCCA Volunteer Services Transportation Program

Volunteer drivers can provide transportation to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) 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) 606-1075 or volunteer@seattlecca.org 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 flight’s scheduled arrival to Seattle or departure from Seattle

Volunteer Services will contact you to confirm your transportation arrangements.

Downtown Airporter

(855) 566-3300
www.downtownairporter.com

Bus transportation between Sea-Tac airport and downtown Seattle. At the airport, the bus departs from Level 3 of the Parking Garage, Island 2. The bus stop closest to SCCA is at the Westin Seattle Hotel at 1900 5th Ave. At the Westin, meet the bus at the Westlake Avenue entrance near the flagpole.

Shuttle Express

(206) 622-1424
www.shuttleexpress.com

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.)

Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail

(888) 889-6368
www.soundtransit.org

The Central Link light rail runs between Westlake Center and Sea-Tac Airport from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily.

Getting to and from the airport

Options for getting to and from the airport include SCCA volunteer drivers, public transit, and private services.

Getting around Seattle

In addition to SCCA's free shuttle service between SCCA South Lake Union, UW Medical Center and Seattle Children's, the area is also served by taxis and public transit options including buses, light rail, streetcars and ferries. 

Taxi cabs

  • Orange Cab, (206) 522-8800
  • Yellow Cab, (206) 622-6500
  • Far West, (206) 622-1717
  • North End, (206) 363-3333

King County Metro Transit

(206) 553-3000
metro.kingcounty.gov

Routes near the SCCA main 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 also offers taxi scrip and runs an Access Bus for people who can’t use regular bus service.

South Lake Union Streetcar

(206) 553-3000
www.seattlestreetcar.org

The South Lake Union Streetcar makes 11 stops along a 2.6-mile line that runs from the Westlake Center area in downtown Seattle 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.

Washington State Ferries

(206) 464-6400
www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries

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.

Getting around Seattle

In addition to SCCA's free shuttle service between SCCA South Lake Union and UW Medical Center, the area is also served by taxis and public transit options including buses, light rail, streetcars and ferries.