The Connection Center

Connections


The Visit Seattle Convention Services team is always standing by to help connect you with the resources, people and information you need about Seattle.
 
Please check out these resources we’ve assembled for you then contact Visit Seattle Convention Services directly with any questions or special requests about activities, services, suppliers and support for your next trade show, meeting, convention or event in Seattle.

Your Liaison with City Officials
Visit Seattle will help you contact the Governor of Washington, the King County Executive, Mayor of Seattle and others in connection with planning your convention. Contact Visit Seattle Convention Services.

Seattle Visitors Centers
While attending a meeting in Seattle, visitors have access to Visit Seattle's full-service concierge desks. Staff will assist individuals and groups in making dinner reservations, transportation arrangements and booking a variety of personal services.
 
Locations:
  • Washington State Convention Center (lobby level near Pike Street)
  • Pike Place Market (at First Avenue and Pike Place)
Learn about our Visitors Centers here.

Seattle Arts and Culture
See what opportunities are available for your delegates to experience art, heritage and culture when they’re in Seattle. Discover the creative pulse that makes Seattle such a great place to live and to visit on our website devoted to Cultural Tourism.
Airport Transportation   
Sea-Tac International Airport (Sea-Tac) is less than 15 miles from downtown Seattle. Visit the airport's official website here for information on passenger services, flight status and news for travelers.

Here’s information on various modes of travel your delegates can use to get to and from the airport:

Link Light Rail
Opened in 2009, Link connects downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac Airport with 11 stops in between. The ride only takes 37 minutes from the airport to Westlake Center, located 3 blocks from the Washington State Convention Center and in close proximity to major downtown hotels.  Fare from the airport to the Westlake Center station is $2.75 each way (Youth 6-18: $1.25; Seniors 65+ & Disabled: $.75). For more information about Link light rail, visit www.soundtransit.org.

Shuttle Express
Shuttle Express offers services and vehicle options to meet your needs, including, share ride and exclusive van service, town car/limo service, convention and cruise transfers, tours and charters. For information on airport pick-up and drop-off service, reservations and pricing, visit click here.

Seattle Taxis
Taxi service is available from Sea-Tac Airport to downtown Seattle (and points throughout the city) via the third floor of the Sea-Tac Parking Garage. Fares range from approximately $40-$50 from the airport to downtown hotels, depending on traffic (metered at $2.50/mile) and a $40 flat fee from downtown hotels to the airport. For more information on taxi service to and from the airport, click here.

In-City Transportation
When your group is in town, there are a variety of transportation options available for them to easily get around the city. For more information on these options, click here.

King County Metro Transit
The “Metro” public bus system that operates throughout Seattle and King County is one of the most extensive and highly-praised in the nation.
  • To find a route, maps and fare information for travel throughout and beyond Seattle, visit Metro online at metro.kingcounty.gov.
  • The Seattle Waterfront Streetcar is served by Route 99. The route connects Seattle’s Elliott Bay waterfront, Pioneer Square Historic District and International District. Visit Metro online for more info, service schedules and a route map.
  • *Note*-As of Sept. 2012, the free ride area in downtown Seattle, including the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, is no longer being offered. All riders will be required to pay exact fare upon entry for all King County Metro, Sound Transit and Community Transit buses operating within King County. For more information on the transit changes, click here.
South Lake Union Streetcar
The South Lake Union Streetcar links Seattle's vibrant downtown core to the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood and new 12-acre Waterfront Park. Visit www.seattlestreetcar.org for a route map, hours of operation and ticket prices.

Seattle Center Monorail
The nation's first full-scale commercial monorail system provides a fun, two-minute link from downtown Seattle to the Seattle Center daily. The Seattle Center station is across from the Space Needle; in downtown Seattle, catch the monorail at Westlake Center at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street. Learn more at www.seattlemonorail.com/

Washington State Ferries

There are two car and passenger ferries that travel out of Seattle's Pier 52 to nearby locations. Below are links to information you can share with delegates who would like to explore the surrounding areas by ferry.

Seattle to Bainbridge Island
  • Service is offered between Pier 52 on the Seattle Waterfront and Bainbridge Island terminal. Crossing time is 35 minutes. For schedules, fares and route maps, click here.
Seattle to Bremerton
  • Service is offered between Pier 52 on the Seattle Waterfront and the Bremerton terminal. Crossing time is 60 minutes. For schedules, fares and route maps, click here.
Downtown Parking
Seattle has a handful of parking garages within walking distance of the convention center. Click here for a list of parking options. Please call garages for current rates; prices are subject to change.

Additional Parking Resources

GottaPark
www.gottapark.com
info@gottapark.com
877-449-7275

Seattle Department of Transportation E-Park
www.seattle.gov/transportation/epark
epark@seattle.gov
206-684-CITY (2489)

Seattle Parking Map: http://web1.seattle.gov/SDOT/seattleparkingmap/