Ground Transportation Information

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Ground Transportation for U WA CEDAR 2014


  • SeaTac International Airport to the Hotel Deca, Silver Cloud Inn or University of Washington Schmitz Hall stop.
Go Shuttle Express
The cost is $19 per person one-way and $38 per person round-trip to the Hotel Deca or Silver Cloud Inn. The cost is $22 per person one-way and $44 per person round-trip to the University of Washington Schmitz Hall stop. Reservations are required to receive the group discount.
  • Make your reservation by following this link Go Shuttle Express
  • Provide the requested information, to include round trip or one way, your name and flight details.
  • Select your drop off location from the drop-down listings of hotels or School/University.
  • Provide a credit card for payment.
  • Print your confirmation page (or you may e-mail it to yourself).
  • Reservations an also be made by calling 425-981-7000 and reference the CEDAR Workshop to the call taker.

Upon arrival at the SeaTac International Airport:
From baggage claim take the escalator up one floor. Proceed across sky-bridge 3 or 4 to the parking garage and go down one level to the 3rd floor of the parking garage. Follow the ground transportation signs to the Ground Transportation Plaza located between the purple and orange elevator banks, check in at the Shuttle Express service desk to activate your pre-paid ticket. Counter staff will give directions to the van loading areas. Shuttles depart on schedule every hour at 10 past the hour, 8:10 AM-12:10 midnight.

Departure to SeaTac International Airport:
Pre-booked reservations to the airport are required. When you book your ride to the airport, our dispatching system calculates your pick-up time based on the Transportation Security Administration's recommendation that you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight.
You will be given a pick-up window of 20 minutes -- you can expect your driver to arrive anytime within that window. This allows for extra traffic and weather conditions. So, for example, if your pick up time is 10 a.m., your pick up window is between 10 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.


All Seattle taxi cabs operate at the same rate, set by King County. The meter drop is $2.50 plus $2.00 per mile. Extra person charges may apply. A ride from the airport to the University District will be $45-$55.

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

Driving Directions from Interstate 5 (I-5), northbound or southbound to the University of Washington

  • I-5 north or southbound, take exit #169 (UW - NE 45th St. Exit).
  • Go east (right turn from I-5 north, left from I-5 south) onto NE 45th Street for about one quarter mile.
  • Turn right onto 15th Avenue NE. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street.
  • Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage to purchase a daily parking permit. The attendant will direct you to the appropriate area to park.

A car is not necessary for conference participants. Campus dorms and the recommended hotels are walking distance from the campus.


  • Hotel Deca - Parking is available for $19/day.
  • Silver Cloud Inn - Parking is available free of charge.
  • University of Washington - Parking is available for $15/day.