Getting Around Seattle

From the Airport to the Hotel

The Sheraton Seattle is centrally located fifteen miles north of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The drive takes about twenty minutes. You have a couple of options for getting from the airport to the Sheraton Seattle.

Light Rail
Follow signs inside the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport directing you through the skywalk to the LINK Station, Seattle’s light rail system. The Fare will be $2.50. Trains depart every 10 to 15 minutes; travel time will be 35 min. Take the MLINK light rail Train towards Seattle. Arrive Westlake Station Bay A, (the previous stop is University Street Station Bay A). Once out of the Westlake Station walk half a block east on Pine St then 2 blocks south on 6th Avenue. The Sheraton Seattle is located between Pike and Union Streets on 6thAvenue.

Taxis are available from the airport, just outside of baggage claim. Estimated taxi fare from the airport to the Sheraton Seattle is $45 one way.

Click here for the Shuttle Express portal link to receive a discounted shuttle from the airport to the Sheraton Seattle.

Getting Around Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle’s public transportation is among the best in the country, offering everything from buses to streetcars to the LINK light rail. Visitors and locals have access to a wide variety of options for navigating through downtown efficiently and cost effectively.

Taxis are available throughout downtown. Please ask the hotel concierge if you are interested.

Metro Buses
The Metro public bus system, which operates throughout Seattle and King County, is one of the most extensive and highly praised in the nation. Having been honored twice as the best-run large public transportation system in North America, Metro operates a fleet of approximately 1,300 vehicles—including standard and articulated coaches, electric trolleys, dual-powered buses, hybrid diesel-electric buses and streetcars—which serve an annual ridership of more than 100 million.

In addition to service on downtown’s surface streets, Metro operates a 1.3-mile bus tunnel underneath downtown Seattle, making stops at Convention Place, Westlake, University Street, Pioneer Square, and Chinatown-International District.

To find a route, maps, and fare information for travel throughout and into downtown Seattle, visit Metro online at and check out the maps page to find information about other bus route maps.

Seattle Center Monorail
The nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system provides a fun, quick, and convenient link from downtown Seattle to Seattle Center daily (7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday). Departing every 10 minutes, the one-mile trip takes just two minutes.

In downtown Seattle, hop on the monorail at Westlake Center at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street. The Seattle Center station is located near the Space Needle. Learn more at

Seattle Streetcar – Southlake Union Line
The South Lake Union streetcar links Seattle’s vibrant Retail Core to the fast-growing Denny Triangle and South Lake Union neighborhoods, as well as the new 12-acre Lake Union Park.

Visit for a route map, ticket prices, and hours of operation.

LINK Light Rail
Link light rail connects downtown Seattle with Sea-Tac International Airport, making stops in Seattle’s southeast neighborhoods along the way, including six stops in downtown Seattle from SODO to Westlake Center. Visit for a route map, ticket prices, and hours of operation.