JTM-PNW Transportation and Parking


Northwest ReNews will attract mostly regional participants. Those who fly in should use Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA or SeaTac). The campus venue is about a 45-minute drive from the airport by car or various shuttle services.

Driving Directions

Via Interstate-5 to Haggett Hall: Take Exit 169, NE 45th St., and turn east (right if traveling northbound, left if traveling southbound) onto NE 45th St. To reach Haggett Hall, travel east on NE 45th St. to 17th Avenue NE and turn south (right) onto campus. Stop at the parking gate and tell the gatehouse person that you are part of the “Journalism Conference”.

They will direct you to proceed to Stevens Way and turn east (left). After turning left onto Whitman Court, you will find Haggett Hall on the right-hand side of the road. Please note that all parking on campus is restricted to paid permits only, which you may purchase either at the campus gatehouses or at a residence hall front desk.


The best parking location is the Padelford Garage on the east side of the campus. On January 7th, 8th and 9th (until noon), the gatehouse personnel will direct you to various levels of the garage N18-N20. Tell the gatehouse person that you are part of the “Journalism Conference”.

Daily parking is $15, except on Saturday before noon and after 4 p.m. when it is $6. There is no fee for Sunday or after noon on Saturday. As you ride the escalator out of Padelford, we’ll guide you to Haggett Hall.  Full fee details

METRO Bus Service

Cost: $1.75–$2.50 depending on the time of day. Exact change is required.

From downtown Seattle, board bus #71, 72 or 73 to the University District.

Exit the bus at NE Campus Parkway and Brooklyn Avenue. Walk 100 feet to Bay #2 and get on bus #65. Show the driver your transfer pass. Entering the main gate onto campus, the bus will turn left onto Stevens Way at the first intersection. At the second stop (in front of Padelford Hall), exit the bus and show your transfer pass. Just across the street will be Clark Hall. Walk north along Stevens Way, passing Pend Oreille Road on your right. Continue straight onto Whitman Court. The first building on the right is McMahon Hall, followed by Haggett Hall.


5036 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

206-526-5200 ~ 800-205-6940

Seattle Tacoma Intl. Airport: Approximate driving time is 33 minutes. Distance is 19 miles.

United Town Car Service

This service gives our guests a special discounted rate to/from the airport. Reservations are made directly through the Silver Cloud Inn.

Information needed to book:

  1. Date of Arrival
  2. Airline
  3. Flight #
  4. Arrival Time
  5. Cell phone# (if available)

Once you arrive at Seattle/Tacoma airport, your town car will be waiting in a cell phone waiting lot and require that you call 206.228.6526 (your driver) and they will then tell you where to locate them.

Shuttle Express

Reservations can be made online @ Shuttleexpress.com or your may call 24 hrs. a day at 425.981.7000. Shuttle express airport fares are based on the zip code you are traveling to or from and the number of people traveling in your party. For actual fares please visit Quick Quotes, Share-Ride Rates and Scheduled Hotel Service Rates online.

Various Taxi Cabs

Available on the third floor of the Parking Garage @ Seattle/Tacoma Airport. Sedans, station wagons and large vans are available.

Call 206.246.9999, or use the curbside phones on Baggage Claim Level.

Rates are available online: (www.portseattle.org/seatac/ground/groundrates.shtml)

Directions to Silver Cloud Inn – University District

From I-5: Take Exit 169 (NE 45th St)
Go east on 45th 1 mile, passing UW on your right. Just beyond UW, descend down steeply graded overpass. Take the first unmarked exit and merge right onto Montlake Blvd.  Immediately turn right onto 44th Avenue NE and right again onto NE 25th (completing the “cloverleaf” under the overpass you just descended)The hotel is five blocks north, just past University Village shopping center.

** Transportation prices subject to change without notice. **

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