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Getting Around Seattle

One of the great Pacific seaports of America, Seattle offers a diverse mix of recreational, cultural and dining experiences. With so much to see and do, selecting the right transportation is key to fitting everything into your schedule.

A free and simple way to visit is walking. The Waterfront is 1.3 miles in length, from Olympic Sculpture Park to the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal. Walking from end to end will take around thirty minutes. Traveling by foot will allow you to easily stop off at any shop or restaurant that catches your eye.

Seattle offers a comprehensive bus system, if you are looking to travel to the Waterfront from across the city. Waterfront, Pioneer Square, and Chinatown / International District are served by green and yellow marked buses. Taxis also may be found in the Waterfront. Street connections to buses, taxis and private limousines are located outside of the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal.

If you would like to see the Waterfront from the sea, Washington State Ferries provide a scenic view of the Waterfront and the Seattle skyline. Alternatively, the Elliot Bay Water Taxi runs between the Waterfront's Pier 55 (at Spring Street's end) to the Seacrest Dock in West Seattle. Travel time is around ten minutes, and seating is available for up to one hundred and fifty passengers. If accessibility is a concern, crewmen can offer assistance in boarding both the Ferries and Water Taxi. Rough sailing conditions may impact the timing of both the Washington State Ferries and the Elliot Bay Water Taxi.

For day trips to the Waterfront, there are also a variety of parking options for private vehicles. As in other cities, these include street parking meters and private parking lots. Rental cars are available all over Seattle for out-of-town travelers.

With the number of transportation options, Seattle's Waterfront is accessible to everyone. From overnight business travelers to vacationing families, the Waterfront offers different modes of transportation to fit your schedule.


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