Transportation & Housing (Hotels/Hostels/ETC)

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please click on the words that are underlined in blue/purple = links to a web site for more information.


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Traffic and camera advice/help

Bus options 

City Transit = metro(Seattle and king County), pierce transit(tacoma area, south of seattle) 

                 Regional Buses = bolt bus, greyhound, also use city buses = cheaper to get you to border of next area(SEATTLE TO TACOMA = $15 greyhound, just $3,50 for city bus(makes a few stops at big stations)

Train options - amtrak(regional), train from sea-tac airport to seattle, the Monorail(from dowtown seattle to Seattle Center

housing - (for cheap rooms)

                kayak, hotwire,, expedia(for hotels) 

                hostels - green tortoise and 2-4 others (maybe check hostel world for a list or google "seattle hostel"

                               Green Tortoise is 1/2 block from pikes place market and a good location to walk to many other things including the waterfront, belltown & pioneer square nightlife, etc. 

Freeways and Roads - here is a LINK for the states transportation site, which will tell you all you need to know about the roads, ferries, etc. you can find the ferry schedule and prices here, traffic cameras, approximate travel time needed between places, etc.

Toll roads/bridges - as of april 2013 the I-90 bridge which goes from South Seattle to South Bellevue and is the only road access for Mercer Island is free to drive on. However connecting the north sides of the 2 cities is the "520 floating bridge" which has $3-5 toll to cross, depending on time of day(but its a cool view). They send you a bill by mail after they photograph your plate. The "Narrows Bridge" in Tacoma charges about $5 but just in the eastbound direction and there is a booth to pay, westbound is free. Currently the only other "pay as you go" roads are on hwy 167 but only if you use the carpool lane. 

My journal entries for seattle and the surrounding region 

********* more when time ******** or feel free to email me if need more info, or may i also suggest the Seattle couchsurfing group for good info and events and people to hangout with.

Arieshzeng says:
Thanks so much for the info and intro. I particularly love the we've site you provided for housing that bnb site :) my tkts are booked, plans are not solid! Super duper excited!! Holler any time too! Look forward to sharing my experience.-Aries
Posted on: Oct 04, 2013
mr_shanet says:
hey just seeing your comment :)
ya there are places you can go get your own oysters and clams and cook them right there.
Posted on: Sep 27, 2013
lonestar07 says:
Seattle is on my list for next year! My brother raves about the fresh oysters he had out there! :)
Posted on: Jul 23, 2013
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