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Transportation

Getting Around Seattle

 

NACRO Hotel to Meeting Location Directions 

From Motif Seattle:

To Westlake Light Rail Station – 3-minute walk

  • Head north on 5th Avenue towards Pike Street
  • Walk 1.5 blocks to Pine Street
  • Cross the street and turn right onto Pine Street, entrance will be on your left 
  • Take the escalators down to the transit tunnel
  • Once in the tunnel, purchase a ticket to University of Washington Husky Stadium Station at a ticket vending machine (Note: tickets are not available for purchase on the trains)
  • Make sure you follow the signs down to the tracks for Northbound – University of Washington
  • The University of Washington Station is the last stop
  • Take the escalators up to street level.  **See detailed instructions to PACCAR Hall in next section.

 

To Bell Harbor International Conference Center – 18-minute walk

  • Head north on 5th Avenue towards Pike Street
  • Turn left onto Pike Street
  • Walk 4 blocks on Pike Street, turn right onto 1st Avenue
  • Walk 3.5 blocks north on 1st Avenue to Lenora Street
  • Take a left onto Lenora Street, walk 1 block to the Lenora Street Walk
  • Walk under the Alaskan Way Viaduct and take the stairs or elevator down to Alaskan Way 
  • Turn right and walk two blocks – destination is on the waterfront side of the street 

 

From Warwick Seattle:

To Westlake Light Rail Station (to University of Washington Stadium Station) – 6-minute walk

  • Head south on 4th Avenue towards Virginia Street
  • Walk three blocks to Pine Street
  • Turn right, entrance will be on your right, take the escalators down to the transit tunnel
  • Once in the tunnel, purchase a ticket to University of Washington Husky Stadium Station at a ticket vending machine (Note: tickets are not available for purchase on the trains)
  • Make sure you follow the signs down to the tracks for Northbound – University of Washington
  • The University of Washington Station is the last stop
  • Take the escalators up to street level.  **See detailed instructions to PACCAR Hall in next section.

 

To Bell Harbor International Conference Center - 12-minute walk 

  • Head west on Lenora towards 4th Avenue
  • Continue on Lenora for 5 blocks 
  • Then continue onto the Lenora Street Walk under the Alaskan Way Viaduct
  • Take the stairs (or elevator) down to Alaskan Way
  • Turn right and walk two blocks – destination is on the waterfront side of the street 
  • Seattle Marriott Waterfront

 

From Seattle Waterfront Marriott

To Westlake Light Rail Station – 12-minute walk

  • Head south on Alaskan Way or Elliot Bay Trail toward Lenora Street
  • Turn left on Lenora and head up the stairs or elevator
  • Continue on Lenora for 2.5 blocks
  • Turn right onto 1st Avenue, continue on 1st Avenue for 2.5 blocks
  • Turn right onto Pike Street, continue on Pike Street for 2.5 blocks, entrance will be on your left
  • Take the escalators down to the transit tunnel
  • Once in the tunnel, purchase a ticket to University of Washington Husky Stadium Station at a ticket vending machine (Note: tickets are not available for purchase on the trains)
  • Make sure you follow the signs down to the tracks for Northbound – University of Washington
  • The University of Washington Station is the last stop
  • Take the escalators up to street level.   **See detailed instructions to PACCAR Hall in next section

 

To Bell Harbor International Conference Center – 3-minute walk

  • Walk north 1.5 blocks on Alaskan Way or the Elliot Bay Trail
  • Cross the street

 

**Transportation Options from Downtown conference hotels to UW Campus/PACCAR Hall for August 9th Blueprint, Mastery Classes, and Opening Night Reception

Options for travel to and from PACCAR Hall from Downtown Seattle include Sound Transit Link Light Rail, Uber, Lyft, taxis, or driving personal vehicle and parking on campus.  What you’ve heard about Seattle’s notoriously bad traffic is true.  Remember you will be traveling at peak hours, so give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

 

1. Ride Sound Transit Link Light Rail and then walk or take Metro Bus to PACCAR Hall

Ride Sound Transit Link Light Rail from Westlake Station at 4th Avenue and Pine Street downtown (see specific directions from each hotel above) to University of Washington Station at 3720 Montlake Blvd NE, intersection of Montlake Blvd NE and NE Pacific St.  Travel time from Westlake Station to University of Washington Station is 6 minutes and trains run every 6 minutes during peak travel times. The fare is $2.50 one way and ticket must be purchased at the kiosk in the station prior to boarding the train.  You may also purchase a round-trip ticket for $5.  You do not need to swipe your ticket in order to board, however you must always have your ticket available to show to fare inspectors if asked.  Board the train going northbound to University of Washington Station (which is the end of the line so no worries about when to get off the train). 

Once you exit the tunnel at UW Station you can either walk across campus or take a short bus ride on Metro Transit to get to PACCAR hall.  

Walking is about a mile across the main UW campus and takes about 20 minutes.  See map Walking UW Station to PACCAR

Riding Metro and Sound Transit Buses– See map Bus Options UW Station to PACCAR  

Routes 44, 45, 48, 71, 73, 271, 277, 540, 541, 542 will all take you to within a short walk to PACCAR Hall (total trip averaging about 15 minutes).  After exiting the light rail station, cross Montlake Blvd and board buses at the stop at NE Pacific Street and Montlake Blvd NE Bay 2 which is across the street from the UW Medical Center Building.  Use the Schedule Explorer option in the Google map to find detailed information about each route.  

Fare is $2.75 one way (exact change required, bills and coins accepted or download the Transit GO app and purchase e-tickets using your phone) and must be paid to the fare box upon entering at the front of the bus.  

 

2. Uber and lyft  -  A one-way trip from the conference hotels to PACCAR is estimated to cost $12-$19 one way, but differ depending on time of day and demand.

 

3. Taxi – Taxi estimate is $24 one way

 

4. Driving to and Parking on Campus

Driving Directions:

Coming from the south via I-5 northbound (this is how you would be travelling from the downtown conference hotels)

From I-5 northbound, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn right onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one half mile to 17th Avenue NE. Turn right onto the main campus. Stop at the Gate #2 for directions and a parking permit.

Coming from the north via I-5 southbound

From I-5 southbound, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn left onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one half mile to 17th Avenue NE. Turn right onto the main campus. Stop at the gatehouse (Gate #2) for directions and a parking permit.

Coming from the east use State Route 520

Take the Montlake Boulevard exit. Continue north past Husky Stadium. When the road splits, take the left fork onto 25th Avenue NE. At the traffic light, turn left onto Pend Oreille Road. Stop at the Gate #3 located up the hill for directions and a parking permit.

Parking Instructions:

Tell the parking attendant you are here for the NACRO conference in PACCAR Hall.  The attendant will issue you a parking permit for the closest available parking lot and give you directions to PACCAR Hall.  Display the permit on your vehicles dashboard as instructed. 

If you need disability accommodations please advise the attendant.

Parking Rates (payable upon entry):  

  • $15.00   All Day - Arrival prior to 4:00pm, Monday – Friday. 
  • $5.00     Arrival after 4:00pm, Monday - Friday