Getting to Seattle

By plane

Sea-Tac International Airport serves Seattle and is about 30 minutes from campus by car (during heavy traffic, this may take up to an hour) or 45 minutes by Link light rail.

We are pleased to  partner with Alaska Airlines to offer discounted fares to Seattle for Admitted Student Preview.

Use the code below to receive a a 7% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares (except companion and other promotional fares).

Discount Fare Code: ECME064

Departure city(s):  Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air US, Canadian or Mexican city

Destination: Seattle, WA

Not included: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and Central America

Beginning travel date: March 23, 2022

Last travel date: March 30, 2022

Blackout dates: March 25 – 27, 2022 

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By Link light rail

The University of Washington light rail stop drops you at Husky Stadium, a short walk to check-in outside Alaska Airlines Arena. The UW stop is a 45-minute ride from Sea-Tac International Airport. 

If you’ll be arriving with luggage, visit the luggage check point inside the Arena to store your bags during your visit. Pick up luggage between 2 – 5 p.m. in the same location.

By bus

More than 60 bus routes serve the University District, including many with stops right on campus.

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By car

From Interstate 5:

  • Take exit #168B (Bellevue/Kirkland) to State Route 520.
  • Take the first exit off SR520 to Montlake Blvd NE.
  • Turn left (north) onto Montlake Blvd NE.
  • Cross the Montlake Bridge.
  • Turn right onto Walla Walla Rd into the E-1 parking lot

From the State Route 520 Westbound:

  • Take the Montlake Blvd NE exit.
  • Turn right (north) onto Montlake Blvd NE.
  • Cross the Montlake Bridge.
  • Turn right onto Walla Walla Rd into the E-1 parking lot

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For those driving, there are plenty of parking options for you near Alaska Airlines Arena.

Payment must be made when you park and we recommend guests use Pay by Phone. To register, download the PayByPhone app and enter your license plate, lot code and payment information, or go to the PayByPhone website to pay.


– Alaska Airlines Arena

map of campus parking lots – Parking entrance

– No entrance

– No parking

Public parking

E01 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123182
E18 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123182
E21 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123186
E12/E19 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123184

ADA accessible parking

E17 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123181

Limited mobility parking

E20 – $7
Pay by phone
Code: 123185

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There are a variety of hotel options available in the U District and surrounding area.

find U District hotels

Or, for more Seattle area hotels use the look-up tool on the Visit Seattle website.

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