Sleeping in Airports

Seattle Airport Transportation

Amtrak Connections

Light Rail is a good option for transportation from the airport to the Amtrak Station located at King Street Station. Take the Link Local towards Link to Seattle. Exit at International District/Chinatown. Then walk 3 minutes to King Street Station. Allow 45 minutes of travel time.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi which should take approximately 20-25 minutes.


King County Metro Buses stop on the street adjacent to the Sea-Tac Airport LINK Light Rail station. Departure times are available on posted bus stop signs, printed timetables at the Information Booth on the baggage claim level near Door 16 (opposite carousel 12), or at the King County Metro Transit website.

Bus stops for Sound Transit Express Routes 560 and 574 are located on the lower drive of the main terminal. Schedules and fare information is available on the Sound Transit website.

Car Rentals

Sea-Tac Airport has a dedicated Rental Car Facility, accessible by free 24-hour shuttle service from the north and south ends of the main terminal, outside of baggage claim. Many major car rental companies operate from within the Rental Car Facility, but Rent-A-Wreck provides a courtesy shuttle to its off-site location from the Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Facility.

Hotel Shuttles

Many local hotels and private parking lots provide airport shuttle service as a courtesy to their patrons. Shuttle stops are located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage at Islands 1 and 3. Ask your hotel or parking lot operator directly for shuttle service availability.

The following hotels offer airport shuttle service: Cedarbrook Lodge   •   Clarion Hotel Seattle Airport   •   Coast Gateway Hotel   •   Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport   •   Days Inn Seattle/Sea-Tac International Airport   •   Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport   •   Hampton Inn and Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave   •   Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Sea-Tac Airport  •   Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport   •   Ramada Suites SeaTac Airport   •   Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport   •   Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport – SEATAC   •   Rodeway Inn SeaTac   •   Country Inn & Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Shared Ride Shuttle

Several companies provide door-to-door shared ride or exclusive ride transfer service between the airport and destinations throughout the Seattle metropolitan area up to Vancouver, BC. Contact your service provider for rates, service areas and airport pick-up locations, or inquire at the Information Booth located on the 3rd floor of the airport parking garage.


Taxi stands are located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. Both sedans and 8 – 10 passenger taxis are available.


Sea-Tac Airport is connected to the city by the LINK Light Rail system. There is a LINK station on the 4th floor of the airport parking garage, and connected to the airport terminal via covered skybridge one level down on the mezzanine. Trains run every 6 – 15 minutes from 5:00AM – 1:00AM Monday – Saturday (6:00AM – 12:00AM on Sunday). For further information, go to the Sound Transit website.