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Travel

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport offers a range of connections to the University of Washington Campus.

The Link light rail is an easy, great way to get to the UW from the airport. It picks you up at the airport, comes about every 5-15 minutes, and drops you off right on the UW campus; just a 15 minute walk from the dorms you will be staying in.

From the arrivals hall at Sea-Tac Airport, follow the signs for Link Light Rail; the station is a short walk from the terminal on the far side of the parking garage. Tickets must be purchased at the station before boarding. The cost is $2.50 and can be paid in cash or with a credit/debit card. Take the train to the last stop (UW).

Taxi’s and uber/lyft are also available from the airport. Note that for uber/lyft you will meet the car in the 3rd floor parking lot for pick up.

Lodging

Participants are responsible for paying for and making all travel and lodging arrangements. Please book and pay for your travel and lodging asap. You are responsible for making your travel and lodging arrangements. Please plan to arrive in Seattle by Sunday, March 24th and be here until the evening of Friday, March 29th in order to participate fully in the Waterhackweek.

Options for lodging: Hotels that are close to the UW campus include the Marriott Residence Inn, Watertown Hotel and the University Inn. You are also welcome to book an airbnb or making other lodging arrangements.

Parking

The nearest parking garage is the South Campus Garage, which is conveniently attached to the event location, the South Campus Center. To get a pass, you will need stop by the nearby gatehouse on NE Columbia Road. However, the rate to park in that garage is $15 per day.

The self-serve parking lots tend to be cheaper, but are not as close. In particular, the E18 and E1 lots are $6 per day, but require a 20-25 minute walk to the South Campus Center.

Transit

If you’d prefer not to drive, there are public transportation options to get you to Waterhackweek.

The event is a 10-15 minute walk from the last stop on the Link light rail: the University of Washington Station.

Further, there are a wide range of King County Metro bus routes that serve the campus area. Bus fares are $2.75 (and drivers do NOT have change).