Transportation Options

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Located at the intersection of easy and convenient.

The University Inn is ideally situated at the corner of Roosevelt Way and 42nd Street, just four blocks from the University of Washington campus and minutes away from the city’s best attractions, landmarks and museums.

University Inn Seattle
4140 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-632-5055

Directions using Google Maps

Pineapple Tidbit - Getting here from the Airport

Getting Here QuicklyReserve a taxi prior to your arrival in Seattle. A one-way fare from Sea-Tac Airport should cost around $50. It’s a quick trip through our beautiful city! (25-35 minutes, depending on traffic).

Getting Here On a Budget… Hop on a convenient Link Light Rail train from Sea-Tac Airport to the 'University Street Station' stop in downtown Seattle. One-way fares are $2.75. Allow 66 minutes for the train trip.

Once you've gotten off the train at 'University Street Station' head upstairs in the tunnel and exit onto 3rd Ave & University Street (Here is a map of the University Street Station). Here you'll want to cross the street so that you are on the other side of 3rd Ave. At any stop on 3rd Ave (heading north), transfer to the University District on either the #71, 72 and 73 buses. Departure times are displayed at the bus stop and buses usually come once every ten minutes for most times of day. The bus ride usually takes 20 minutes to the University district area, in which you would exit the bus at at Ne Campus Pkwy & Brooklyn Ave Ne BAY 1 (You can request this stop from the bus driver if you are unsure). This stop puts you within a couple of blocks from University Inn (Here are some walking directions from the bus stop).

Taxi Cabs

All Seattle taxi cabs operate at the same rate, set by King County. $2.50 meter drop, $2.00 per mile. Extra person charges may apply. Taxi service, one way, from Sea-Tac Airport – estimated cost $50.

For more information on rates for local taxi service:

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

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle Express
Shuttle Express is a 24 hour service.  Shuttle Express does pick ups and drop offs 24 hours a day.  Reservations are required for pick ups from the hotel.  We highly suggest reservations from the airport, however, walk ups are taken.  Rates are from $19.00 one way, per person.

TIP: There may be a wait with or without a reservation at the airport as they wait to ensure they have enough people on board to justify making the trip to Seattle. Sometimes this can take a while, however, sometimes there is little to no wait depending on the time of day.

You may either book online with Shuttle Express or call them at 425-981-7000.

Other Modes of Transportation