Please allow extra time when traveling to the SCCA main clinic in South Lake Union due to the closure of Fairview Ave. N. anticipated September 23, 2019 and expected to continue until April 2021. For more information about the Fairview Ave. N. Bridge construction and to sign up for alerts, visit Seattle Department of Transportation’s website. We are actively working to mitigate impacts and support patients during this time.
If you are coming to 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.
To help you get around, we have a free shuttle between our main locations (South Lake Union clinic, UW Medical Center, and Seattle Children's) as well as shuttles to Pete Gross House and SCCA House. Shuttle hours are limited. 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.
For details see:
- Shuttle schedule between the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) South Lake Union clinic, UW Medical Center, Seattle Children's, 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 for patients, both for long-distance travel and transportation to medical appointments.
- Parking at SCCA South Lake Union, patients and their visitors may park in the SCCA clinic underground parking garage.
- Optional Valet Parking Program at SCCA South Lake Union, SCCA will partner with Prime Parking Systems, an experienced, contracted valet company, to offer a new valet program beginning July 1, 2020.
If you are coming to SCCA from outside the United States, see our information for international patients.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 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
The Central Link light rail runs between Westlake Center and Sea-Tac Airport from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily.
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.
- Orange Cab, (206) 522-8800
- Yellow Cab, (206) 622-6500
- Far West, (206) 622-1717
- North End, (206) 363-3333
King County Metro Transit
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
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
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.