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We encourage you to take public transportation from the airport to downtown Seattle.  Parking is expensive and traffic can be a challenge but using Light Rail is easy!

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) is located approximately 15 miles south of Downtown Seattle. Below are some of the options that will easily get you to Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Downtown Seattle.

Light Rail to downtown Seattle
Trains depart every 7-15 minutes toward downtown Seattle. The trip from the airport to downtown Seattle takes about 35 minutes.

Follow "Link LIght Rail" signs from the airport through the parking garage to the station - it's a less than 10 minute walk from Baggage Claim. Fares are based on distance traveled. Adult fares range from $2 to $3.25 (furthest one way trip). Board a train heading north to downtown Seattle (terminus is University of Washington) and EXIT at University Street station, downtown. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is 1block from this station.

Shuttle Express

Shuttle Express offers frequent rides between the airport and any Seattle destination you request. You can reserve trips by calling (425) 981-7000 or you can make your reservations online at

To find Shuttle Express at SeaTac Airport: After you have collected your luggage, follow signs directing you to Ground Transportation, which is located on the third floor of the parking garage. The 3rd floor is the same level as baggage claim. However, to get to the garage, you must proceed up one floor via escalator or elevator and walk across the sky bridge. Once in the airport garage, take an escalator or elevator back down to 3rd floor. You will find the booth alongside the Sea-Tac Ground Transportation Information Center.

Advance reservations are required for a return trip to the airport 24 hours ahead of your desired pick up time. It is possible to book a round trip when you call for your first ride.


All Seattle taxi cabs operate at the same rate, which is set by King County. Extra person charges may apply. 

STITA Taxi, 206-246-9999
Yellow Cab, 206-622-6500
Orange Cab, 206-522-8800

Lyft and Uber also operate in Seattle.